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Junior Achievement of Southwest New England’s held 37th Annual New Haven Business Hall of Fame

March 30, 2017- New Haven, CT- Junior Achievement of Southwest New England held its 37th annual New Haven Business Hall of Fame at the New Haven Lawn Club on March 11, honoring three individuals and one corporation.

This year, with 200 guests in attendance, JA inducted Larry Bingaman, President and CEO of South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority and Bill Lee, President and CEO of The Lee Company – who were both inducted into the JA Business Hall of Fame. Also receiving recognition was Elsie Chapman, a retiree from IBM who earned the Spirit of Hope award. The 2017 Corporate award went to C. Cowles & Company, manufacturing company that was founded 175 years ago in New Haven.

JA honors Hall of Fame laureates for their leadership and success in business, and community involvement. Past recipients include entrepreneurs, CEOs, and presidents of both public and private companies who achieved extraordinary successes and continue to help shape Connecticut.

If you would like to find out more information on Junior Achievement’s special events such as the Business Hall of Fame or how you can make a difference by in a CT student’s life by volunteering, please contact President and CEO, Jeremy Race at or 860-525-4510 ex 224. Any support you provide to Junior Achievement will help us get closer to our goal of reaching 50,000 students by 2020.

About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provides relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.6 million students per year in 112 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 121 other countries worldwide. Visit for more information.

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