Waterloo Region Entrepreneur Hall Of Fame



A Legacy of Excellence 

JA Waterloo Region’s Entrepreneur Hall of Fame,  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. 

Event Information

JOIN US - 5:30 PM on Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ Bingemans

Purchase a table of eight* $1,200.00

Purchase one dinner ticket $150.00

*Please let us know if you would like to dine with Junior Achievement Student.

To support this exciting event visit:

or contact: Brian Breckles, President & CEO

Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region


phone: (519)576-6610 x1


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





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