JA Business Hall of Fame

Every year, Junior Achievement of Northern and Eastern Ontario (JA-NEO) hosts the JA Business Hall of Fame (BHF), recognizing Peterborough’s exceptional business leaders. These inductees strengthen our economy and community through their exemplary accomplishments of vision, leadership and commitment to excellence in business over a lifetime.

Congratulations to this year’s inductees, who truly are exemplary individuals, widely respected for their integrity, business acumen and community contributions. Each inductee is regarded as an inspiring role model for enterprising Junior Achievement students and young Canadians.  

Our 2021 inductees are:  

  • Tony Ambler – Swish Maintenance Group of Companies & Yorkshire Valley Farms  
  • Simone Dobson – Euphoria Wellness Spa  
  • John Gillespie – Flying Colours Corp.
  • Allan Hill – Domino’s Pizza
  • Franz Roessl – Franz’s Butcher Shop & Catering
  • Amy Simpson – MicroAge Peterborough – Whitby

Our posthumous Heritage inductees are:

  • Alan Gillis – Milltronics
  • Joe Sabatino – Villa Auto Wash
The 2021 inductees into the JA Business Hall of Fame (clockwise from top left): Tony Ambler, Simone Dobson, John Gillespie, Allan Hill, Joe Sabatino, Allan Gillis, Amy Simpson, and Franz Roessl.

Don’t forget to join us on May 27, 2021 for our 6th Annual Business Hall of Fame as we induct Peterborough’s finest business leaders.

Special Thanks 
YourTV, Corus, Fresh Radio 100.5, Global Peterborough, The Wolf 101.5, Kawartha Now, Peterborough This Week, Sarah Evans – Century 21 United Realty Inc., Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development, CIBC, Grant Thornton, Kawartha Credit Union, TD Canada Trust and Park Place Financial with Peak Benefit Solutions.

The Business Hall of Fame is the largest fundraising event for Junior Achievement, with all dollars raised going directly towards the delivery of local programs. By honouring the past and present business leaders of our community, we are inspiring the trailblazers of tomorrow and ensuring the continued success of the community’s local economy.

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.