Media Advisory: West Virginia Business Hall of Fame Induction

November 16th, 2009

WHAT: Five business and industry leaders with strong ties to West Virginia will be inducted into the 2009 West Virginia Business Hall of Fame. This celebration of business, which is open to the public, is a tribute to those who have demonstrated accomplishments in the world of business and who provide models for entrepreneurs and business people of the future.

WHO: This year’s inductees are W. Marston (Marty) Becker, John T. Chambers, John W. Crites, Benjamin A. Hardesty, and Parry G. Petroplus.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 19. A media availability is at 5:45 p.m. The induction begins at 6:30 p.m. immediately followed by a reception.

WHERE: The Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown.

WHY: The WVU College of Business and Economics established the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame in 2001 to publicly recognize extraordinary business leaders and to establish a record of their achievement. Those inducted into the Hall of Fame must have established a record of distinction in their field and industry in the categories of national/international businesses, state-based enterprises or entrepreneurial and family businesses. They must also have connections to West Virginia, either by birth, residence, education or business presence.

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