TREASURER DEBORAH B. GOLDBERG TO DELIVER KEYNOTE AT MARCH 16 JA BUSINESS HALL OF FAME EVENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News Release Contact: Jessica Feenan, Junior Achievement of Northern New England 617.640.0227 (mobile) jfeenan@janewengland.org

TREASURER DEBORAH B. GOLDBERG TO DELIVER KEYNOTE AT MARCH 16 JA BUSINESS HALL OF FAME EVENT
400 Boston Business leaders expected to attend event with Emcee Ed Harding and Keynote Speaker Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg

Waltham, MA (March 1, 2016)Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE) will welcome Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg as Guest Speaker and honor its 2016 Business Hall of Fame Inductees at a dinner celebration on March 16, 2016 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.

Treasurer Goldberg has a passion for providing financial literacy to our youth. In her first year in office, she organized a task force to promote financial literacy by creating new school curricula and providing $70,000 in grants funded by the Financial Education Innovation Fund, an initiative that provides capital to expand Credit for Life fairs in high schools across the Commonwealth.

“I am proud to be speaking at JANNE's 2016 Business Hall of Fame celebration recognizing these outstanding inductees" said Treasurer Deb Goldberg. "Teaching financial literacy and encouraging economic empowerment is critical for the success of young people across the Commonwealth."

In its 12th year, the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame recognizes companies and individuals that embody outstanding citizenship while furthering Junior Achievement’s mission of teaching students about financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship. Ed Harding of WCVB TV Channel 5 will emcee this event for the second year in a row. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit janewengland.org.

2016 Inductees Include:
Granite Telecommunications
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
MassMutual

“We are proud to honor the dedicated work of Granite Telecommunications, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and MassMutual as they are outstanding examples of steadfast commitment to community, and tremendous success within their industries,” said Kerry Bedard, President of Junior Achievement of Northern New England.

The inductee selection process was developed and administered by the Institute for High Performance team based at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.

The nominations were independently evaluated and scored by the members of the selection committee who reviewed each application against specific indicative criteria including: excellence within its industry and active and substantiated support of the community.

About Junior Achievement of Northern New England

For the 2014-2015 school year, Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE) implemented 1,560 programs throughout 254 schools and after-school sites, reaching over 38,000 youth through the efforts of 2,289 trained volunteers. Serving students in nine Massachusetts counties and the entire state of New Hampshire, JANNE focuses on impacting economically disadvantaged youth, and reaching optimal students within its territory. All programs are provided at no cost to school and organizations. JANNE is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity and is supported by corporations, individuals, foundations and special events.

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