Tickets still are available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s Business Hall of Fame, 2010 Lee County. The dinner and awards ceremony will take place May 5 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Estero.

At the event, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida (JA) will induct Jim Nathan, president of Lee Memorial Health System, and Tom Uhler, a founding principal of Uhler and Vertich Financial Planners into the Business Hall of Fame. The prestigious honor recognizes prominent business leaders for their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community.

Sponsorships are still available as well. Platinum sponsorships are available for $7,500. Gold sponsorships are $5,000, while silver and bronze sponsorships are $1,650 and $850, respectively. Each sponsorship level offers a variety of benefits designed to provide sponsors with exposure in the business community. In addition, student sponsorships are available at the cost of $125 per ticket. By attending the event, students have a first-hand opportunity to practice business etiquette skills and interact with local professionals.

BB&T Insurance Services/Oswald Trippe & Company is the title sponsor for the event. Currently, Edison National Bank, FineMark National Bank & Trust, Hope Hospice and Lee Memorial Health System in conjunction with Lee Memorial Health System Foundation are gold sponsors.

Individual tickets are $250. Half-page advertisements for the event program book are $500. All proceeds benefit JA programs. To sponsor the event or purchase tickets, call the Junior Achievement office at 239-225-2590.

About Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for students that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, 138 individual area operations reach four million students in the United States, with an additional five million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. For more information, contact the local office at 239-225-2590 or visit www.JASWFL.org on the Web.