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Junior Achievement of Southwest New England’s Hosts 37th Annual Business Hall of Fame in Hartford

April 18, 2017- Hartford, CT- Junior Achievement of Southwest New England held its 37th annual Business Hall of Fame at the Hilton Hartford on April 13th, honoring four individuals and one corporation.

This year, with 300 guests in attendance, JA inducted: Bernard C. Schilberg, CEO of Prime Materials Recovery Inc.; Connie K. Weaver, former Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer of TIAA; Coleman Levy, veteran lawyer and philanthropist; and Martin Geitz, President & CEO of Simsbury Bank.

The 2017 Corporate Award was presented to Prudential, and was accepted by Venkata Natarajan, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Prudential Retirement, who also serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Southwest New England.

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 learn more about Junior Achievement’s special events or how you can make a difference in a 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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