Keynote Speaker: Brian Jordan, former Atlanta Brave &
Atlanta Falcon

Date: March 15, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: The Chattanooga Convention Center


What is the table cost?

• Table of 8 - $750

• Individual tickets - $75


What are the sponsorship levels?

 • Corporate – $2,500

 • Associate – $5,000

 • Presenting – $7,500

Spirit of Achievement Award

The Spirit of Achievement Award is presented to companies who have committed themselves to the students of Chattanooga and North Georgia by supporting Junior Achievement of Chattanooga for more than 25 years.  This honoree has shown their dedication to Junior Achievement with either a monetary gift and/or classroom volunteers, in an effort to advance JA’s mission of inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.


2016 Honoree:

EMJ Construction


Past Honorees: Ardent Mills (formerly Horizon Milling), AT&T , Bank of America, BI-LO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Chattem, Chattanooga Armature Works, Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling, Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Economy Honda, Elder’s Ace Hardware, EPB, First Tennessee, Fischer Evans, Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough, Joseph Decosimo & Company, Gordon’s Cleaners, IBM, INVISTA, Krystal, Lawson Electric, Mauldin & Jenkins ( formerly Hazlett, Lewis & Bieter), McKee Foods Corporation, Regions Bank, Rock-Tenn Company, Sara Lee Bakery Group, Serodino, Inc., Southern Champion Tray, SunTrust, Tennessee American Water, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Top Flight, Unum




Mr. John G. Kain was one of the founding board members for Junior Achievement of Chattanooga in 1960. He was Chairman of the Board from 1960-1962 and also served on the National Board of Junior Achievement, Inc.  The John G. Kain, IV Corporate Citizenship Award is designed to honor companies that go above and beyond in their volunteer support of Junior Achievement. This award is granted to the three companies responsible for the most completed programs taught by their volunteers. The category of the company is based on their number of eligible volunteers.


2016 Award Recipients:

Small—Manpower, Medium—McKee Foods Corporation, Large—Unum




Mr. W. Max Finley was one of the founding Junior Achievement board members in 1960.  He exemplified the giving spirit with his commitment to making a difference for the citizens in the Chattanooga community.  This award recognizes an individual who has a passion to positively impact the lives of our future leaders.  They are an exemplary leader in our community dedicated to the value of sharing their time and talent to benefit Junior Achievement of Chattanooga, Inc.


2016 Award Recipient:

Ms. Sharon Loving


Past Honorees: Mr. Jay Baumgardner, Blood Assurance; Mr. Ken Jones, EPB; Ms. Cherie Davis, Tennessee valley Federal Credit Union




Junior Achievement’s Teacher of the Year Award shines the spotlight on a true unsung hero.  Daily, they are encouraging young people to dream big and reach their full potential. This honoree has a unique ability to not only educate students, but inspire them as well. By hosting JA, the recipient of this award brings positive role models into the classroom and opens up a world of endless possibilities for their students.


Inaugural 2016 Award Recipient:

 Mr. Neil Prigmore, Tyner Academy





ᅠFor more information, contact Renee Penney, Special Events Director for Junior Achievement of Chattanooga, Inc.


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