The Chicago History Museum

  • Event Time 5:00 pm
  • Event Start Date October 5, 2016
  • Event Location 1601 N. Clark Street

For over 3 decades, Junior Achievement of Chicago has honored 165 of Chicago’s most distinguished business people and entrepreneurs through induction into the Chicago Business Hall of Fame. Established in 1983 by the Junior Achievement Board of Directors, this event honors the champions of free enterprise and benefits the work of Junior Achievement. 2017’s event date and other information are TBA.

Nominate a 2017 Laureate: We are currently accepting nominations for the 2017 Chicago Business Hall of Fame, date TBA. Please refer to the documents below to get started with a nomination. Nominations are due to JA by January 23rd, 2017.

Laureate List Through 2016

Laureate Criteria and Nomination Form 2017

About 2016’s Event

The 34th Annual Chicago Business Hall of Fame will was held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the Chicago History Museum. The signature event honors the incredible life stories of business leaders who have provided for the Chicago community and serve as exceptional role models for today’s youth.

The 2016 laureates are:

Bryan C. Cressey Co-Founder and Partner Cressey & Company LP

Bryan C. Cressey
Co-Founder and Partner
Cressey & Company LP


Holden Headshot

Betsy D. Holden
Senior Advisor
McKinsey & Company


Parkinson  Headshot

Robert L. Parkinson, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus
Baxter International Inc.


Jim Skinner - photo

James A. Skinner
Executive Chairman
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.


View this year’s induction ceremony:

View this year’s program book: