JA New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame - Year Three
The 2016 Junior Achievement New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame will mark the 20th Anniversary of the induction ceremony. As part of the 20th Anniversary Celebrations, we’re taking a look back at the previous 19 events that brought us to year 20! This week we’re excited to relive Year Three of the Business Hall of Fame…1999!
In 1999, the New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame headed to the capital region for the first time! CCL continued their 10 year run with the Junior Achievement New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame in Fredericton for Year Three. Four deserving Laureates were recognized, representing businesses like Neill & Gunter (now Stantec) and Scotiabank!
CLASS OF 1999
William Maxwell “Max” Aitken (Lord Beaverbrook) - The Beaverbrook name is well-known in New Brunswick. Lord Beaverbrook, born in 1879, grew up in New Brunswick, becoming a business tycoon and press baron in Canada and Great Britain. He is a member of the Junior Achievement Canadian Business Hall of Fame. Lord Beaverbrook died in June 1964, at the age of 85.
Alexander “Boss” Gibson was a turn of the century industrialist, building railway lines to connect his various enterprises to far-flung markets, and developing a sawmill and cotton mill in the Fredericton area that employed many residents. Marysville, now part of the city of Fredericton, is a monument to his energy, determination and ability. Mr. Gibson died in 1913, at the age of 94.
Dr. Robert Neill founded consulting and design engineering firm Neill and Gunter Limited with two employees and one desk in 1964. Neill and Gunter included businesses in six locations, employing more than 320 people. In 1999, Neill and Gunter celebrated its 35th anniversary and was recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Private Companies.
Cedric E. Ritchie stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of Scotiabank in 1993 and was hailed by the Financial Post as “the country’s top banker.” He began his 50-year career as a teller in Bath, NB and worked his way up through the organization. Mr. Ritchie retired as chairman on January 17, 1995 after three years of record profits and remained on the bank’s Board of Directors until 1998.
The 20th Anniversary of the Junior Achievement New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame will take place on November 1st in Moncton at Casino New Brunswick. For ticket information, please visit www.janbhalloffame.ca or call the JA New Brunswick office at 506.455.6552!