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Junior Achievement of the Heartland announces 2024 class of honorees for the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame

Moline, IL – Junior Achievement of the Heartland is happy to announce the honorees for the 2024 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame. The JA Business Hall of Fame was created to honor outstanding community leaders who represent the very best in local businesses.

The laureates being inducted into the Hall of Fame have made major contributions to the regional business community and demonstrate the highest standards of business ethics. All of the honorees have inspired us with their dedication to hard work and achievement. More importantly, they serve as role models to our youth, inspiring them and giving them the vivid illustrations of the enduring opportunities presented by our free enterprise system.


This year’s Class of Laureates includes:

Michael & Stasia Brannon, Owners, Brannon Monument Company

Posthumously, Jim Edwards, Owner, Edwards Cast Stone Company

Jeff Mozena, Chairman of the Board, Premier Bank


The Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of the Tri-State area by sharing true success stories of business leaders in our community. The 2024 Laureates were selected for their entrepreneurial achievements, their adherence to the highest moral and ethical principles, and their demonstrated community involvement. They join 63 other laureates previously inducted.

Junior Achievement of the Heartland will formally recognize all honorees during the JA Business Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 13 at Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, Iowa. The event begins at 6:00 pm and includes a reception, dinner, and induction ceremony.

The event is presented by U.S. Bank, and proudly sponsored by Dupaco Community Credit Union, Kunkel & Associates, RSM US LLP, and Express Employment

Proceeds from the event will help further JA’s mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. For more information regarding the event, or to reserve your seat, please visit

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