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Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame announces 2018 Laureates

2018 Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame Laureates

Stu Rath

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Stu began his career in 1976 when he purchased Eastern Cablevison. In 1985, Stu partnered with John Bragg to purchase Halifax Cable. After the sale of his cable interests in 1995, Stu furthered his investment in several other businesses including an airport environmental service company, a wholesale and office supply company and an ice company. Stu believes that with success in business you have a responsibility to give back to your community. Stu has supported the Rath Eastlink Community Centre, Rotary House and the Colchester Hospital. Stu's leadership ability is evidenced by his successful career in Cable TV and his experience on various Boards, most recently where NSBI. These initiatives have enabled Stu to provide advice to aspiring entrepreneurs to flourish.

“I am honoured to have been selected for induction into the Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame. I would like to thank my Business colleagues who supported my nomination. I look forward to meeting my fellow inductees and learning more about the Junior Achievement program.” - Stu Rath, 2018 Laureate

R. Diane Campbell

Diane Campbell is President and CEO of Berkeley Holdings Limited, operator of four retirement residences in Halifax. Diane was born and raised in Halifax. She graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and received her Bachelor of Law Degree from Dalhousie University. Diane was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1968 and practiced law with Daley Black Moreira & Piercey for several years. She served on many boards, including Neptune Theatre, the Discovery Centre and was the Founding chair of the Victoria General Hospital and the Co-Chair of the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Door-to-Door Campaign. In 2013 Ms. Campbell was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

“It is such a great honour to be inducted into the JA Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame. I feel privileged to join the ranks of the esteemed business people previously inducted, and to be considered a role model for youth who demonstrate entrepreneurial interest and leadership. As a business woman, I am delighted to be named a laureate and it is my hope that my induction will pave the way for other Nova Scotian women to earn this recognition.” - R. Diane Campbell, 2018 Laureate

Rob Steele

Rob began his entrepreneurial career in auto-related industries. In 1990, Rob divested his interest in the local franchise of Auto Trader magazines and used the proceeds to purchase the first auto dealership. He proceeded then to build the Steele Auto Group, based in NS, into the largest and most diversified auto group in Atlantic Canada. The Steele Auto Group is recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. While building the Auto Group, Rob also joined the Board of Directors of Newfoundland Capital Corporation (TSX-NCC.a, NCC.b) in 1997. In 2001, the Board asked Rob to take a leadership role at NCC were he has served as President and CEO ever since.

“I am pleased, honored and humbled to accept this induction to the Junior Achievement Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame and to join past recipients who I have admired and respected. A very special thanks to the nominating and judging committees for selecting me. I look forward to supporting and celebrating Nova Scotia’s young leaders and entrepreneurs.” - Rob Steele, 2018 Laureate

 

 

JA Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the partnership of East Coast, iNova, Teacher’s Plus and Provincial Government Employees Credit Unions as the Presenting Sponsors

 
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For Immediate Release

Halifax, NS – February 14, 2018

JA Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the partnership of East Coast, iNova, Teacher’s Plus and Provincial Government Employees Credit Unions as the presenting sponsors of the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame Event, to be held on June 6, 2018.

East Coast Credit Union President & CEO Ken Shea states, “As a Junior Achievement Alumni, it gives me great pleasure to be a part of this fabulous event to honour Nova Scotia Business Leaders. East Coast Credit Union feels this reflects the Credit Union’s ongoing commitment to the business community and economic development across our great province.”

 “We are thrilled to have the partnership of metro credit unions lead by East Coast Credit union as our presenting sponsor for the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame. As partners, they are deeply engaged in the JA mission as mentors and supporters and alumni. We look forward to sharing in this wonderful journey and a unique collaboration model with East Coast and the metro credit unions!” said Kristin Williams, President & CEO at JA Nova Scotia.

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame serves to inspire the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs. Each year, laureates are inducted whose lifetime achievements provide an example to young entrepreneurs and business leaders of tomorrow of what is possible with determination, hard work, and effective leadership. The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame contributes significantly to JA’s mission of inspiring and preparing youth to succeed in the global economy. For sponsorship and ticket information, and to learn more about this event, visit www.nsbusinesshalloffame.ca

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Media Contact
Emma Eagles
902-233-9688
eeagles@janovascotia.ca


About East Coast Credit Union
East Coast Credit Union is a dynamic, full service, financial co-operative using a member-first approach to partner with individual and business members to achieve financial success. East Coast Credit Union is the largest credit unions in Atlantic Canada with approximately $700 million in assets and serving over 41,000 members from a branch network reaching from Cape Breton to Halifax, giving you more access when and where you need it.  They have grown to become a stronger credit union that is focused on investing in your communities, providing competitive products and new services and building relationships with your unique financial needs in mind. Providing convenient and flexible banking options means their members can do their banking any way, anywhere! They are proud to be a part of the credit union system that has been ranked first in customer service excellence out of all financial institutions for 12 years in a row. East Coast Credit Union is locally owned by their members. They are committed to supporting the communities they live and work in through not only financial support but also countless volunteer hours.

About Teacher Plus Credit Union
Teacher Plus Credit Union is a full service, financial co-operative using a member-first approach to partner with individual members to achieve financial success. Teacher Plus Credit Union was started in 1954 as The Nova Scotia Teachers Credit Union and now serves teachers throughout Nova Scotia as well as anyone interested in joining. Teachers Plus Credit Union has over $55 million in assets and serving over 3,000 members from its branch in Bedford, Nova Scotia. Teachers Plus provides a top-quality banking services and honest financial advice including technology that allows you to conduct your banking anytime, anywhere. They are proud to be a part of the credit union system that has been ranked first in customer service excellence out of all financial institutions for 12 years in a row. Teachers Plus Credit Union is locally owned by their members. They are committed to supporting the communities they live and work in through not only financial support but also through charitable support and volunteer hours.

About Provincial Government Employees Credit Union
The Provincial Government Employees Credit Union is a unique full service financial institution dedicated only to the Province of Nova Scotia's Provincial Government Employees.  This difference is integral to who we are; it is what sets us apart. and why our efforts are firmly focused on the financial well-being of Civil Servants. We exist to improve your financial well-being so when you profit, we all profit. 

About iNova Credit Union
As a member focused financial co-operative, iNova exists to serve its members.  This means that when you open a banking account with us you’re not just a customer— you’re a member owner. That means we exist to improve your financial stability so that when you profit, we profit. We believe in contributing to the communities we serve in the Halifax and surrounding areas and in this way, are a proud supporter of your community. Contact iNova today www.inovacreditunion.coop

About the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame
The Business Hall of Fame was initiated in 1993 to recognize the contribution made to business by successful leaders and entrepreneurs. Over 25 years, 89 Laureates have been inducted annually. Each year, the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame honours individuals who inspire the business community and future business leaders with a record of unparalleled lifetime achievement. Laureates exemplify growth, courage and success.

About JA Nova Scotia
Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship. JA recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas.

 

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for 2018

For Immediate Release

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for 2018

Nova Scotia (October 4, 2017) – The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for its next round of members to be inducted for 2018.  Laureates for the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame in 2018 will be formally inducted at a gala event on June 6, 2018 at the new Halifax Convention Centre.

Laureates hail from different walks of life and diversity is encouraged. Some are entrepreneurs who have built a business from the ground up. Some are executive leaders who have led businesses to new heights through innovation, growth and transformation. And some are the next generation leaders of family business, who have grown a business beyond its original potential.  Laureates have demonstrated extraordinary business success, superior leadership values, a commitment to giving back to community and a legacy of achievement in business and philanthropy to celebrate.  Posthumous nominations are also welcomed.

“Choosing someone for the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame is always extremely difficult, and we want to make sure that Laureates are of the highest calibre, and reflecting the great diversity of our province,” said Kristin Williams, chief executive officer of Junior Achievement Nova Scotia, whose work helping young people is supported by the proceeds of the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame.

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame is seeking new nominations with a deadline of November 15, 2017. To review the criteria and submit a nomination, please visit www.nsbusinesshalloffame.ca and complete the nomination form.

Once nominations are received they are reviewed and evaluated by two independent committees. A nominating committee shortlists potential nominees, and a judging committee makes the final selection.

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame is stewarded by Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia, a registered charity with a mission to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in the global economy.

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Media Contact
Emma Eagles
902-233-9688
eeagles@janovascotia.ca

About the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame
The Business Hall of Fame was initiated in 1993 to recognize the contribution made to business by successful leaders and entrepreneurs. Over 25 years, 89 Laureates have been inducted annually. Each year, the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame honours individuals who inspire the business community and future business leaders with a record of unparalleled lifetime achievement. Laureates exemplify growth, courage and success.

About JA Nova Scotia
Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship. JA recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas.

Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame 2016 Laureate Announcement

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Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia announces the 2016 Laureates for the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame: David Read, George Caines,QC and Pete Luckett

 
Halifax (Feb 25, 2016) – Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia has announced the 2016 Laureates for the Business Hall of Fame: David Read, George Caines,QC and Pete Luckett.
The Laureates will be formally inducted at a gala event, presented by Stewart McKelvey, on June 2, 2016.

The Business Hall of Fame was initiated in 1993 to recognize the contribution made to business by successful leaders and entrepreneurs. For nearly 25 years, the Business Hall of Fame has become an institution of unmatched significance to the business community of Nova Scotia. Each year, Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia and the Business Hall of Fame honour individuals who inspire our business community and future business leaders with a record of unparalleled lifetime achievement. Laureates exemplify growth, courage, success and leadership.
 
The event is hosted and attended by the Business Hall of Fame Governors and their guests. To become a governor and a member of the exclusive 90-Club, please contact the JA offices by calling (902) 454-4564 or by emailing info@nsbusinesshalloffame.ca
or visiting our website www.nsbusinesshalloffame.ca. The event will be held at WTCC. Reception begins at 5:30 pm with the dinner and ceremony starting at 6:30 pm.
 


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About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness, and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas. Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young to succeed in the global economy.
 
Media Contacts
Kristin Williams
President & CEO
Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia

kwilliams@janovascotia.ca
(902) 454-4564 x 107

 

 

Resources:

Laureate Information Sheet

Laureate Announcement Media Release

David Read Photo

George Caines Photo

Pete Luckett Photo

Featured Achievers

 

Louis and Jean-Paul (JP) Deveau, Michael Duck and Colin MacDonald were inducted into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame

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Halifax, NS (June 1, 2015) - On May 28th, Louis and Jean-Paul (JP) Deveau, Michael Duck and Colin MacDonald were inducted into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame. The event was attended by 830 c-suite executives and industry leaders and raised over $277,158 in support of Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia! We would like to take this opportunity to formally acknowledge and thank everyone who attended and supported this year’s event! 

Next year's event will take place on June 2, 2016

Check out the Photo Gallery

Supporters
2015 Sponsors
2015 Governors
2015 Sponsor Video

Laureate Induction Videos
Louis and JP Deveau
Micheal Duck
Colin MacDonald

 

2015 Laureates for the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame:

2016 Nominations are now being accepted!

2016 Form

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