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Junior Achievement of Acadiana honoring local business leaders

Posted at 9:57 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 00:19:50-04

The Junior Achievement of Acadiana is honoring individuals who have made a significant impact on the local economy and also in their community.

Tonight, honorees were highlighted during the organization’s Business Hall of Fame event at the university.

Honorees were chosen by a panel of business and community leaders in Acadiana.

Hall of Fame Laureates:

  • Gregg Gothreaux of Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA)
  • Ema Haq of Bailey’s Companies

Large Company of the Year: CGI

Business Person of the Year: Edward “E.J.” Krampe lll of MacLaff

Small Business of the Year: Ace Specialties

Friend of Business (The Richard E. Baudoin, Jr. Award): Heidi Melancon of Louisiana Small Business Development Center at University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Rising Young Business Person: Gus Rezende of Social Entertainment

Junior Achievement is an organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.