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.