The Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans held its “Business Hall of Fame” on Thursday, May 17, at the Roosevelt Hotel. The event featured a reception along with a dinner and awards ceremony.  

President and CEO of International-Matex Tank and Terminals, LLC, Thomas B. Coleman, was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Coleman is an active member in his community and is committed to the arts; he serves on the National Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Council for American Art and is past president of the Contemporary Arts Center. A member of civic, business and environmental groups, he belongs to the Business Council of New Orleans, the Business Council of Tulane University and the World Presidents Organization Chief Executives Organization.

The Business Hall of Fame honors local businessmen and women who have embraced the spirit of entrepreneurship in the community. Honorees must have a record of outstanding entrepreneurial achievements, must be recognized by their organization or profession to have made a significant contribution to the success of the organization or profession, must adhere to high moral and ethical principles and must serve as role models for others. Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people to successfully participate in the economy through workforce development, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. The goal of Junior Achievement is to empower young people to achieve their own economic success.

Event at a Glance
What: “Business Hall of Fame,” benefiting Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans
Where: Hyatt Regency of New Orleans
When: Thursday, May 17