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Monday July 15,  2019
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submitted by Kiara Carniewski, Marketing Communications & Event Manager,

Junior Achievement Western PA 

Junior Achievement's Celebrating Success

Do you know a hardworking, inspiring, and young entrepreneur from Erie County? Are they deserving of recognition for all they have accomplished? Junior Achievement (JA) wants to know who you think deserves to be honored at the annual Celebrating Success cocktail reception and awards ceremony! 

2019 marks the 6th year JA has recognized and showcased two entrepreneurs from Erie County. Don’t worry—entrepreneurs in the making are eligible, too! Individuals who have made, or are positioned to make, outstanding contributions to the business, social, and cultural assets of Erie can be nominated. Other criteria for honorees include:

  • Commitment to mentoring and advocating for youth
  • Demonstrate entrepreneurship
  • Demonstrate leadership in a professional career
  • 40 and under 

Honorees must be able to attend the event on Thursday, November 7th, 2019 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Erie Art Museum. They must also become involved with Junior Achievement whether it be as a classroom volunteer, donor, or potential board/committee member.

Go to to make your nomination! Nominations close August 10th, 2019. Awardees will be announced August 30, 2019.

Junior Achievement’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people in a global economy. Students are taught curriculum, free of charge to them, consisting of work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. JA is the largest organization in the nation that is dedicated to giving students the support to own their economic success, prepare for the future, and have the ability to make intelligent choices in both school and in life.

  • young professional
  • junior achievement
  • leadership

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