A Legacy of Excellence
JA Waterloo Region’s Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, presented by Economical Insurance, celebrates local business founders who have made a positive, lasting impact in our community. Originally created by the Prosperity Council, the event was hosted by Communitech from 2006 to 2012 and had been on hiatus until JA Waterloo Region carried it on in 2015. We are excited to host this event as a natural evolution and extension of our long-standing Business Spirit Awards. The JA Waterloo Region Entrepreneur Hall of Fame will honour the traditions from previous events while incorporating elements celebrating youth entrepreneurship. It connects the past with the present! At the same time, it recognizes the trailblazing spirit cultivated by Junior Achievement’s Company Program.
Stay tuned for 2018 event information!
Past Inductees to the Waterloo Region Entrepreneur Hall of Fame
Jim Balsillie, RIM
Savvas Chamberlain, DALSA Corporation
Dan Einwechter, Challenger Motor Freight
Tom Jenkins, OpenText
A.R. Kaufman, Kaufman Rubber Company
Oscar Kuntz, Kuntz Electroplating
Mike Lazaridis, RIM
The Lang Family, The Lang Tanning Company
Ian McPhee, WATCOM
Eric Peterson & Larry Williamson (jointly inducted), Mitra Imaging
Val O'Donovan, COM DEV International
The Piller Family, Piller's Sausage and Delicatessens Ltd.
Carl A. Pollock, Electrohome
Frank Rovers, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
Ron Schlegel, RBJ Schlegel Holdings Inc.
J.M. Schneider, J.M. Schneider Ltd.
Joseph Seagram, Seagram and Sons Ltd.
Harold Seegmiller, Seegmiler E & E Ltd.
Moses Springer, Mutal Life Assurance Company
Joerg Stieber, Ontario Drive & Gear Ltd.
Fred Stork, Unitron
Klaus Woerner, ATS
Clifford, Emory & Lester Zehr (jointly inducted), Zehr's Markets Limited
Michael Litt, Vidyard
Stephanie Soulis, Little Mushroom Catering
Howard and Elsie Herrle (jointly inducted), Herrle's Country Farm Market
Marshall, Jonas, Erma, Esther and Lawrence Bingeman (jointly inducted), Bingemans
Walter Hachborn, Home Hardware
Manfred Conrad, The Cora Group
Larry Hundt, Great Canadian Holidays, Coaches and Fleet Services
John Whitney, WHITNEY & Company Realty Limited
Peter van der Heyden, Goliger's Travel Plus
Jim Moss, Plasticity Labs
Georgia Cunningham, SG Cunningham Limited
Ron Caudle, Caudle's Catch Seafood