July 22, 2020 | Washington Business Journal
The Washington Business Hall of Fame isn’t throwing in the towel on 2020, instead shifting to a two-day virtual event as it celebrates its three new honorees: Mark Lerner, Edward Bersoff and Janet Hill.
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington announced the laureates Wednesday well in advance of the “2020 Washington Business Hall of Fame Re-Imagined.” The all-virtual event will take place over two days: Dec. 1, with a town hall with students and the hall of fame laureates, and Dec. 2, with the induction ceremony.
The "robust and meaningful experience of celebration and inspiration delivers on JA’s bold vision that access equals opportunity for all," the organization said in its announcement.
Junior Achievement partners with the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the Washington Business Journal to present the awards. The nonprofit has been inducting honorees into the Hall of Fame since 1988. The program raises money for Junior Achievement, which provides financial literacy and entrepreneurship training to youth.
The 2019 laureates — Doug Jemal, Mike Daniels, Marla Beck and Daniel D'Aniello — were honored at a black-tie gala at The Anthem at The Wharf.