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Local Entrepreneurs Join Prestigious Circle

James Giese

Junior Achievement of the Heartland is proud to recognize the accomplishments of three local entrepreneurs for their tremendous influence on the business landscape of the Tri-State Area. The 2022 Class of Laureates will be recognized during the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 16, 2022. The honorees are James Giese – Jim Giese Commercial Roofing, David W. Spahn – Dubuque Stamping & Mfg., and Jeff Theis – ProPulse.

They join a prestigious group of 71 Laureates previously inducted into the Hall of Fame based on their exceptional business leadership, individual career success, and community service.

Junior Achievement of the Heartland provides entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy programs to K-12 grade students throughout the tri-state area each year. The programs are offered to schools at no cost through in-person and virtual format. Proceeds from the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame will help fund JA programs in local schools.

The celebration is presented by U.S. Bank, N.A. at Diamond Jo Casino on June 16. Doors open at 6 PM for a cocktail reception. Dinner and the induction ceremony begin at 7 PM. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information visit JAHeartland.org/events/business-hall-of-fame/. Or, contact Scott Ellerbach at 563-580-1793 or Scott.Ellerbach@ja.org.

Julien’s Journal, the Dubuque area lifestyle magazine, is a monthly regional feature magazine for and about Dubuque and the tri-state region.

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