Final call to nominate leaders for Owensboro Business Hall of Fame

July 12, 2020 | 12:05 am

Updated July 11, 2020 | 1:20 pm

Owensboro Business Hall of Fame | Graphic by Owensboro Times

Time is running short to submit honoree nominations for the 6th Owensboro Business Hall of Fame, Presented by German American Bank.  Nominations will close 5 p.m. Friday. 

Nomination forms may be obtained by visiting or the JA of West KY Facebook page. 

Inductees will be chosen by a local selection committee based on Lifetime Achievement, Business Excellence, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Courageous Thinking and Action, Inspiring Leadership, Community Impact, and Service as a Role Model.  


The actual award event is set to take place on Jan. 21, 2021, and will honor the best in business, inspiring the next in business.

The 2021 honorees will join the ranks of the following past Owensboro Business Hall of Fame inductees:  John G. “Pete” Barnard (2020), Malcolm Bryant (2019), Roy Burlew (1997), L. Berkley Davis Sr. (2000), William M. Elmer (1997), Charles E. Field (1997), Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton (2000), Lawrence W. Hager Sr. (1998), Michael E. Horn (2020), Morton J. Holbrook Jr. (1998), Chris C. Reid (2020), W. T. Stevenson (2000), William H. Thompson (1998), and Terry Woodward (2019).

The annual luncheon benefits Junior Achievement of West Kentucky and its innovative financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship K-12 programs that inspire the next generation of leaders to navigate their path to the American Dream.

At this year’s event, more than 400 business and civic leaders will come together to honor 2021 honorees and to support Junior Achievement’s K-12 programs and their work to annually inspire over 10,000 local students to be financially capable and equipped with the tools to manage risk effectively, solve problems creatively, and welcome opportunity in an increasingly complex modern economy. 

To become involved with the local JA, call their office at 270-684-7291 or visit

July 12, 2020 | 12:05 am

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