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Four area biz leaders to be inducted into hall of fame

IBJ Staff
January 9, 2012
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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is among four local business leaders set to be inducted in February into the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame.

Joining Irsay are Scott Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of ExactTarget; Cathy Langham, president of Langham Logistics Inc.; and Jerry Throgmartin, board chairman of HHGregg Inc.

The four will be honored at a dinner and awards ceremony Feb. 16 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

Directors of Junior Achievement of Central Indiana Inc. established the hall of fame in 1989 and have inducted 95 leaders since its inception.

JA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about financial literacy, work-readiness and entrepreneurship through experiential, hands-on programs.
 

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  • I don't believe it
    Irsay a top businessman !!! It is said that every fortune has a dishonest origin. Well, WE THE TAXPAYERS are responsible for his money. (and without having a vote on the matter either). Wasn't there a revolution over 200 years ago about "taxation without representation"

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