JA New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame - Year Six!
The 2016 Junior Achievement New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame will mark the 20th Anniversary of this prestigious 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 heading back to 2002 to celebrate the 7th Annual Junior Achievement New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame!
In 2003, the New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame returned to the hub city and celebrated the induction of 3 deserving New Brunswick business giants. The three deserving Laureates represented businesses like Armour Transportation Systems, Loblaws and MGM Studios as well as a Companion of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame and even someone with a Hollywood connection!
CLASS OF 2003
Wes Armour took over the family business at the age of 22, building it into a transportation industry empire boasting more than 1300 employees. Armour Transportation Systems has become an innovative transportation company that specializes in trucking, rail inter modal, logistics, warehousing, transportation IT programs, courier, ocean containers and air cargo!
Richard Currie, a Saint John native, worked at Atlantic Sugar Refineries before graduating from Harvard Business School. He went to work for Loblaw Companies Ltd. in 1972 - where he eventually held the position of President for 25 years. From June 1996 until May 2002, he was also President of George Weston Limited. In the spring of 2003, he was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.
Louis B. Mayer grew up in the north end of Saint John and began his career in 1907 when he bought a small theatre in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Before long he owned the largest theatre chain in New England. In 1917 he formed a production company and in 1924 merged with Samuel Goldwyn and Marcus Loew to form Metra-Goldwyn-Mayer (what we now know as MGM Studios). Mr. Mayer was also instrumental in the founding of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the hosts of The Academy Awards) in 1927. He passed away in 1957.
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!