Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame

We celebrate Nova Scotia's business leaders and entrepreneurs

JA is committed to honouring business leaders that help provide youth with the skills they need to prepare for the workforce, create and manage wealth, and pursue their dreams. The Chairman Circle is a group of individuals who firmly believe that JA enhances the lives of young people, strengthens our economy and produces solid, ethical citizens. The Chairman Circle was launched 2 years ago in an effort to raise much needed annual funding to support core programming and growth initiatives for JA. Governors were asked to make a $5,000 financial pledge which included their governorship as well as a personal contribution to support JA programs in financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship.


  • Name and logo on rotation in presentation slides

  • Name and logo included in event program

  • Increased individual profile at the event

  • Inclusion in event promotion

  • Visibility to a premiere audience of c-suite executives from the business community

  • Recognition in our annual report and on our websites

Access to Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame Events:

  • Exclusive invitations to the VIP Reception

  • Exclusive invitations to the Laureate Announcement

  • Exclusive invitations to the Laureate Appreciation Breakfast

  • Invitation to Gala Pre-Reception

  • One (1) table at the event (10 seats)


  • Each Chairman Circle member commits to:

  • Attending the event personally

  • Inviting c-suite level clients and colleagues as guests
    *Chairman Circle members can also indicate their interest in hosting an alumni or achiever at their table.

2017-2018 Chairman Circle Members 

Steve Parker, CCL Group
John Bragg, Eastlink
Richard and Sharon Calder, Charm Diamond Centre
Robert Summerby-Murray, Saint Mary's University
Roger King, Supplement King
Glen Leblanc, Bell Canada
Richard Florizone, Dalhousie University

Saviour Joseph, Aurora
Troy Harnish, Rogers Communications
JP & Louis Deveau, Acadian Seaplants
Mickey MacDonald, Micco Companies Limited
Colin MacDonald, Clearwater Fine Foods Inc.
Wadih Fares, WM Fares Group
Al MacPhee, MacPhee Ford 
Dean Robertson, The Shaw Group

2016-2017 Chairman Circle Members

JP & Louis Deveau, Acadian Seaplants
Sean Murray, Advocate Printing & Publishing
Glen LeBlanc, Bell Aliant
Richard Legault,
Brookfield Renewable/Énergie Brookfield
Steve Parker, CCL Group
Richard Calder, Charm Diamond Centers
Colin MacDonald, Clearwater Fine Foods Inc.
John Bragg, Eastlink
Henry Demone, High Liner Foods Incorporated
Mark Surrette, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette
Douglas Reid, KPMG MSLP
Al MacPhee, MacPhee Ford
Gillian Gray, Medavie Blue Cross

Mickey MacDonald, Micco Companies Ltd.
Rob Steele, Newcap Radio
Annette Verschuren, NRStor
Sean O’Regan, O’Regan’s Automotive Group
Catherine Read, Read Management
Troy Harnish, Rogers Communications
Robert Summerby-Murray, Saint Mary’s University
Mark Shannon, Seaboard Transport Group
Josef Spatz, Southwest Properties
George Caines, Stewart McKelvey
Michael Duck, Sureshot Solutions
Allan Shaw, The Shaw Group
Ian Wilson, Wilsons Fuel Co. Ltd.
Wadih Fares, WM Fares

2015-2016 Chairman Circle Members:

Dan McKeen, Bell Aliant
Carole-Ann Miller, CAMSA Inc.
Annette Verschuren, NRSTOR
Donald Sobey, Sobeys


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