AMP’s May book is packed to the gills with good stuff.
We’ve got our second-annual set of Dynamic Duos — some of the state’s most powerful couples, partners and two-person teams — as well as a list of prominent generational businesses in Arkansas.
And of course, we’ve got Junior Achievement’s Legacy Awards winners.
Junior Achievement’s mission of promoting economic education and financial literacy is near and dear to my heart. This month, the JA Legacy Awards luncheon will recognize three Arkansas business leaders and one business who have committed to helping JA fulfill its mission of promoting financial literacy among Arkansas students.
This year’s Legacy Award winners are Dr. Alonzo Williams, gastroenterologist and medical director for Arkansas Diagnostic Center; Troy Wells, president and CEO of Baptist Health; and Steve Straessle, principal of Little Rock’s Catholic High School for Boys.
The Nelson Summit Award, recognizing a business that supports education, will go to Seal Solar.
Making sure our kids understand the basics of economics and that they are prepared for the real world once they enter it, quite simply, is an investment in the future. The better our young adults understand the world they’ll inherit, and the finances that make it work, the better off the world will be.
This year’s luncheon will be held May 24 at the DoubleTree Hotel ballroom in downtown Little Rock. Visit JuniorAchievement.org/web/JA-Arkansas for more information.
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