Tickets still are available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2009 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County. The dinner and awards ceremony will take place Oct. 28, at 5 p.m., at the Naples Grande Beach Resort.


At the event, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Bill Schoen of Health Management Associates Inc. and Martin Wasmer and Michael Schroeder of Wasmer Schroeder & Company, Inc. into the Collier County Business Hall of Fame. The prestigious honor recognizes prominent business leaders for their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community.


Business sponsorships are still available as well and include tickets to the event. Tables of 10, which include two reserved seats for students, are available for $1,800 (silver sponsor level). Tables of five are available for $900 (bronze sponsor level) and include a reserved seat for one student.


Sponsors also are needed to support student admission, which is $125 per ticket. Junior Achievement students who attend the event have an opportunity to interact with local professionals and practice their business etiquette skills. Additionally, half-page advertisements are available in the event program book for $500.


Proceeds benefit Junior Achievement youth education programs.


To reserve tables or individual tickets or to become a sponsor, call the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida office at 239-225-2590.


In 2009, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will serve more than 9,500 students in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties with the help of more than 350 volunteers. Junior Achievement’s in-school and after-school programs are designed to educate students in grades K-12 with age-appropriate curricula focused on work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. For more information or to volunteer, visit or call the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida office at 239-225-2590.