Nominations for the 2016 Manitoba Business Hall of Fame now open.

JA Manitoba Announces
2016 Manitoba Business Hall of Fame
Call for Nominations

Winnipeg, MB (November 17th, 2015).

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Manitoba Business Hall of Fame awards, presented by JA Manitoba. The awards annually honour and recognize local individuals who have made an outstanding lifetime contribution to the Manitoba business community.

Last year’s inductees were widely respected for their integrity, business acumen and long standing community contribution. The 2015 inductees included Arthur DeFehr, Elmer Hildebrand, Duncan M. Jessiman, Mary Kelekis and Hugh Munro.

“With our wealth of great Manitoba business leaders, we know that the 2016 Manitoba inductees will be an equally impressive class”, said Greg Leipsic, President and CEO of JA Manitoba. “Individuals can nominate a business associate, a client, a supplier, a family member, a friend or even themselves”, added Leipsic.

Nominations will close at 5 pm on December 18th, 2015. The induction ceremony will take place at the end of May 2016 at The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre in downtown Winnipeg.

Nomination criteria and applications forms can be found by visiting

The committee vetting the nominees to determine the 2016 Manitoba Business Hall of Fame inductees include the following:

Greg Leipsic, President and CEO, Junior Achievement of Manitoba
Brad Ross, Board Chair, Junior Achievement Board Chair
Marnie Strath, Retired business owner
David Angus, President, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
Chuck Davidson, President, Manitoba Chamber of Commerce
Geoff Kirbyson, Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press
Carmen Neufeld, President, Planners Plus Inc.
Julie Tureene-Maynard, Business Advisor & Assistant Executive Director, CDEM

Information about ticket and sponsorship opportunities for the 2016 Business Hall of Fame can be found at Don’t delay – last year’s event was sold out!