Business Hall of Fame induction tonight

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Junior Achievement will induct three businessmen into its CSRA Hall of Fame tonight. The organization will also honor a local businesswoman with a new award aimed to rising stars.

Nadia Butler, the president and CEO of Emergency Services Integrators, will receive Junior Achievement's first Rising Star Award during the ceremony tonight at the Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites.

"The Rising Star Award represents those up-and-coming younger individuals that are paving the way for others to follow either in new creative ways or in emerging businesses,” explained Laurie Cook, the Junior Achievement director.

Beginning in 2003, Junior Achievement has been recognizing businesspeople whose leadership and community service are an inspiration to younger generations. The three people who will be added to the Hall of Fame are: Clay Boardman, Jim Hull and Boone Knox.

Mr. Boardman is a former oil company executive who now runs a real estate and private equity firm.

Mr. Hull is a principal of a commercial real estate company with a business college named after him.

Mr. Knox is a former banker who serves as the managing trustee of a foundation.


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