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DUBUQUE BUSINESS HALL OF FAME
DUBUQUE BUSINESS HALL OF FAME. The Hall of Fame, begun in 1982, was an award presented to outstanding past and present contributors to Dubuque business. In addition to the recognition of local business leadership, a national business figure is honored along with the presentation of a $1,000 scholarship, sponsored by WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC., to a student enrolled in a business-related field in one of the local colleges. The idea of the award was developed by the board of directors of JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF THE TRI-STATES INC.
a. National Award--Ted Turner, an accomplished yachtsman, was the founder of the Cable News Network (CNN) and the owner of the Atlanta Braves baseball team and the Hawks basketball team.
a. National Award--John Deere and Company
a. National Award--Edward A. MCDERMOTT
a. National Award--Edward J. Connors, president of Mercy Health Services of Farmington Hills, Michigan, had spent thirty years in health care management and was soon to become chairman of the American Hospital Association
a. National Award--Robert Ray was the governor of Iowa from 1969 to 1983. He later served as president and chief executive officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa.
b. Local Award--William C. BROWN, Lynn S. FULLER, Evangeline JANSEN, William G. KRUSE, J. Bruce MERIWETHER, Francis J. O'CONNOR, Nicholas J. SCHRUP II, Robert Henry WAHLERT, Marvin M. Whitlow, Walter PETERSEN
a. National Award--Arte Johnson, a nationally known comedian, was honored for his community service to Junior Achievement including his role as a national director.
a. National Award--R. David Thomas was the founder of Wendy's International