Nominations for individuals to be inducted into the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame will remain open through July 31.

The Hall of Fame, which is hosted by the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University, recognizes people with strong West Virginia ties who have made a significant impact on the landscape of business.

“The West Virginia Business Hall of Fame recognizes, celebrates and displays these extraordinary business leaders by establishing a record of their achievement and reminding us of the constant need for renewal and change, and the opportunity for economic success, particularly in West Virginia,” said Jose Sartarelli, Mylan Puskar Dean of the College of Business and Economics. “These individuals serve as a catalyst for others in the business community in West Virginia and throughout the world to make their own significant impact, as well as positive examples for students and younger generations.”

Since 2001, the Hall of Fame has recognized individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions in one or more of the following categories: national/international businesses, state-based enterprises and entrepreneurial and family businesses. Nominees are not required to be a West Virginia University graduate or a college graduate.

To date, 57 individuals have been inducted into the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame. Last year’s inductees included Wesley Bush, chief executive officer and president of global security leader Northrop Grumman Corporation, John Mork, president and chief executive officer of Energy Corporation of America and Mike Ross, energy company owner and former West Virginia legislator.

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