Seven local business leaders inducted into Junior Achievement hall of fame

By Roderick Benns

Marlene Morrison Nicholls, Kyle Hussey, and Brad Bird were inducted into the Junior Achievement hall of fame. Four other inductees were not present for the initial announcement. Photo: Roderick Benns.

Seven local business leaders have something in common now. They are all recent inductees into the Junior Achievement of Northern and Eastern Ontario hall of fame.

Brad Bird, of Birdhouse Realty, John Fox, owner of Boston Pizza, Lindsay, Kyle Hussey, of Waste Logix Inc., Linden Mackey, owner of Mackey Funeral Home Inc. and Mackey Celebrations, Marlene Morrison Nicholls of Stewart Morrison Insurance, and Anthony and Carlo Polito, from Polito Ford Lincoln and Kawartha Lakes Honda, were all honoured.

These “exceptional business leaders selected for induction” are the latest crop of business leaders in Kawartha Lakes to be inducted into Junior Achievement’s business hall of fame.

The ceremony itself will be on May 9, at Mackey Celebrations in Lindsay. This prestigious event recognizes individuals whose enduring contributions have significantly impacted the local business landscape.

“The inductees embody a legacy of excellence, displaying unwavering commitment, leadership, and innovation throughout their careers. Beyond their remarkable business achievements, these individuals serve as inspiring role models and mentors to the students benefited by” Junior Achievement’s programs, according to a media release.

President and CEO of the local Junior Achievement organization, John McNutt, said they are “thrilled to unveil the distinguished class of inductees for the second consecutive year.”

“These outstanding business leaders exemplify the spirit of entrepreneurship, demonstrating to local youth that building a successful business is both attainable and rewarding, with the potential to span generations.”

Junior Achievement’s mission is to deliver financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs at no cost to students or schools.

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