Tickets and sponsorships available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Business Hall of Fame

Tickets and sponsorships available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Business Hall of Fame
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Feb. 20, 2013 - PRLog -- Local businesses, educators and community volunteers are invited to join Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida in honoring laureates Gail Markham of Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company P.A. and Bob Simpson of LeeSar. Markham and Simpson will be inducted into the 2013 Business of Hall of Fame, Lee County, at a dinner and awards ceremony on April 10 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. Tickets and sponsorships for the event are now available by calling 239-225-2590 or visiting

BB&T Bank and BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company are this year’s event title sponsors. CenturyLink, Home-Tech, Lee Memorial Health System, Hope HealthCare Services, LeeSar and Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company P.A. are gold sponsors for the event.

Sponsorships are still available 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 four are available for $900 (bronze sponsor level) and include a reserved seat for one student. Individual seats are available for $250 each.

In addition, business leaders can sponsor a student for $125 per ticket to give students the opportunity to attend the event, interact with local professionals and practice their professional networking skills. Additionally, full- and half-page advertisements are available in the event program book for $1,000 and $500 respectively. To reserve tables or individual tickets or to become a sponsor, call the Junior Achievement office at 239-225-2590 or register online at Proceeds benefit local Junior Achievement programs.

The prestigious award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community. Markham and Simpson will join a distinguished group of individuals who have been inducted into the Business Hall of Fame since it was founded in 1987.

Gail Markham serves as valuation, litigation and mediation services partner for the certified public accounting firm which she founded in 1979. Today the firm provides comprehensive business advice as well as a wide range of accounting services with offices in Fort Myers, Naples and Fort Lauderdale. Since March 1, 2002, Bob Simpson has served as president and CEO of LeeSar’s Supply Chain Management Division and Cooperative Services of Florida, the Group Purchasing Organization for Lee Memorial Health System and Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System.

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 of Southwest Florida Inc. provides in-school and after-school programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, 129 individual area operations reach more than 4 million students in the U.S., with an additional 5.7 million students served by operations in 122 other countries worldwide. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida visit or contact Anne Frazier at 239-225-2590 or
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