Each year, the JA Northern and Eastern Ontario (JA-NEO) Business Hall of Fame works to recognize Peterborough’s exceptional business leaders who have strengthened our economy and community through their exemplary accomplishments. Inductees have demonstrated vision, leadership, and commitment to excellence in business over a lifetime and are recognized at the JA-NEO Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will take place on May 26 at 5:00 PM.

Congratulations to this year’s inductees, who are widely regarded as inspiring role models and mentors to the JA-NEO students and young Canadians nation-wide.

To help fund the programs that build the leaders of tomorrow, we would like to invite you to invest in the 2022 Business Hall of Fame event. Download our Investor Guide to learn more about the opportunities available and the benefits your organization can receive

Tickets are on sale now! We are excited to announce that this year’s event will take place at a new location – The Loomex Group Hangar at the Peterborough Airport (550 Skyway Drive)

As part of the efforts in preparing youth to succeed as working members of the community, JA-NEO provides opportunities to students to allow them to learn financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness skills with the help of engaging programs and volunteers.

We look forward to seeing you on May 26. Together, we can celebrate outstanding local business leaders while helping to prepare and inspire the next generation.

Please note that ticket sales close online on May 25, 2022 at 5:00 PM but tickets can be purchased at the door or emailing us at info@ja-neo.org.

Preshow Celebration / Student, Educator & Volunteer Event (begins 5:50 p.m.)
JA-NEO Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (begins at 6:45 p.m.)
  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020

Our 2022 inductees are

Eric and Marlaine Bennett
Bennett’s Home Furniture and Mattress
Ken Blow, John and Glenda Lavery
Kadex Aero Supply
Ray Kapoor
Formerly The Black Horse Pub
Mary LaRocque
Marlin Travel
William “Bill” Lockington
LLF Lawyers LLP
Peter McLean
McLean, Simon and Associates Inc.
Peter Norris
Formerly Holiday Ford
David and Kimberly Morello
Morello’s Your Independent Grocer
Vanessa Oake Hogan
Century 21 United Realty
Michael Santos
Mercedes-Benz Peterborough
Ian Scates
Central Smith

Our 2021 inductees are

Swish Maintenance Group of Companies & Yorkshire Valley Farms
Euphoria Wellness Spa
Flying Colours Corp.
Domino’s Pizza
Franz’s Butcher Shop & Catering
MicroAge Peterborough-Whitby

Heritage Recognition Recipients (Posthumous)

Villa Auto Wash

Our 2020 inductees are

Brant Basics
Lucky Strike Bait Works Ltd.
Black Honey Desserts, Coffee and Catering
Glen Isle Farms
The Peterborough Fuel and Transfer Company Limited (Kelly’s Fuel)
Best Western Plus Otonabee Inn
The Ear Company – Peterborough Audiology Inc.

Heritage Recognition Recipients (Posthumous)

Vernon (Herb) Watt Hall

Celebrating the Legacy of the Past Business Hall of Fame Inductees

To learn about the outstanding impact of the past JA-NEO Inductees, please visit our YouTube channel.

As JA-NEO’s largest education fund development event, proceeds help meet the growing demand for financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship in-person and online programs at no cost to students, teachers, or schools, providing essential support to facilitate the future success of every JA student.