This website is an archive dedicated to all Laureates inducted to the Greater Kansas City Business Hall of Fame. Here you can find a biography of each laureate and a copy of their tribute video and acceptance video.
Since 2001, the annual Induction and Dinner event celebrates the achievements of prominent business leaders who have made outstanding contributions to Kansas City and earned the respect of the local community.
These remarkable men and women have achieved extraordinary success and continue to shape Kansas City as a community of innovation, entrepreneurship, and a valuable place to live and work. Our laureates are exemplary role models for the young people we serve and inspire them to realize their dreams.
In honoring these leaders and visionaries, Junior Achievement of Middle America not only highlights the contributions of the Free Enterprise System and its value in shaping our local way of life, but encourages and inspires young people to make a career in business and contribute to their communities, as the laureates have done before them.