In 1992, the Business Hall of Fame was created to honor the lives and accomplishments of extraordinary South Central Kentuckians. Hall of Fame laureates are nominated by members of the community, and then selected by an independent committee.
Over the years, Junior Achievement has honored individuals who epitomize five key standards of excellence:
• Entrepreneurial spirit and achievement
• Exceptional role model for youth
• Economic impact on area
• Business leadership
• Commitment to the goals of Junior Achievement
The Business Hall of Fame, presented by BB&T, is displayed at the Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green, KY.
Distinguished Business Hall of Fame Laureate
• Jerry Baker, Airgas
• Earl Davis, Citizens Bank of Russellville
• John Desmarais, Commonwealth Health Co.
• David Garvin, Ironwood Farms
• Larry Gerald, Gerald Printing
• Jimmie Gipson, Houchens Industries
• Lowell Guthrie, Trace Die Cast, Inc.
• Charles Hardcastle, BG Consolidated
• Mike Harris, Logan Aluminum
• Fred Higgins, Minit Mart Foods
• J. Murray Hill, Sr., Bowling Green Business University
• Ervin Houchens, Houchens Food Store
• Sandy Jones, Quality Personnel
• Robert Kirby, Hilliard Lyons
• Doug Lester, Trans Financial, Inc.
• Cornelius Martin, Martin Group
• Everett Moore, Fruit of the Loom
• Joe Natcher, Southern Foods
• Leon Page, Franklin Bank & Trust
• Robert Rodes, Citizens National Bank
• Jim Smith, Wendy's of Bowling Green
• Cal Turner, Sr., Dollar General Corporation
• Don Vitale, Manchester Capital
• Deborah Williams, AmSouth Bank
• John B. Holland, Fruit of the Loom
• Charles M. Moore, Jr., Charles M. Moore Insurance
• Jim Johnson, Jim Johnson Nissan Hyundai
• G. Michael Murphy, Scott & Murphy, Inc.
• Gary Broady, Franklin Bank & Trust Company
• Daniel J. Davis, Rafferty’s Inc.