Rochester Business Hall of Fame

Where: Unique hybrid event featuring an on-line Virtual Induction Ceremony and a VIP Reception and Induction Ceremony Video Premiere At Kodak Center
When: Monday, October 25, 2021

The Rochester Business Hall of Fame has been the most prestigious business honor and tradition in our community for over two decades.

This year, more than ever, it is critical that we applaud and celebrate enduring innovation, leadership and entrepreneurial spirit, and provide much needed inspiration and encouragement for all ages.

Congratulations to the 2021 inductees:

Dwight S. (Bud) Palmer, President, Palmer Food Services (Ret.) and
Dwight M. (Kip) Palmer, President, Palmer Food Services;
CEO, The Palmer Family of Companies

Jude S. Sauer M.D., President & CEO and
Eva P. Sauer M.D, Secretary & Treasurer
LSI Solutions, Inc.

The reception will begin at 4:00 p.m. at Kodak Center and will be followed by a recorded “premiere” of the 2021 Induction Ceremony in the Kodak Center Theater at 5:00 p.m. The 2021 Induction Ceremony will also premiere on-line at that time for all members of our community.

Proceeds from ticket and sponsorship sales provide JA students with financial literacy, entrepreneurial and workforce readiness skills that are critical to their future success.

The Rochester Business Hall of Fame is presented by: Junior Achievement of Central Upstate, NY, the Rochester Business Journal and the Rochester Museum and Science Center.

Need More Information?

For more information about this event, please contact  Mary Ellen McArdle  

Inductees of the 2021 Rochester Business Hall of Fame

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Dwight Palmer

President, Palmer Food Services CEO, The Palmer Family of Companies
Image of Dwight Palmer

Dwight Palmer

President (Retired) Palmer Food Services
Image of Jude Sauer

Jude Sauer MD

President & CEO LSI Solutions, Inc.
Image of Eva Sauer

Eva Sauer MD

Secretary & Treasurer LSI Solutions

2021 Rochester Business Hall of Fame Sponsorships

2021 Rochester Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Don't miss the 2021 celebration on Monday, October 25, 2021, it will premiere HERE at 5:00 PM for all members of the community to view! See below to view the 2020 Virtual Hall of Fame which premiered on October 26, 2020, honoring inductees, Clara Barton, Founder, American Red Cross and Thomas Ferraro, Founder, Foodlink.


Virtual Induction Ceremony Sponsor

Logo for Bank of America

Event Sponsor

Logo for Palmer Food Services

Video Produced By

Logo for Flynn

Supporting Sponsors

Logo for Claude G. & Geraldine Wright Family Fund Foundation
Logo for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Logo for Home Leasing
Logo for Hoselton Auto Mall
Logo for KPMG
Logo for Lawley Insurance
Logo for M&T Bank
Logo for Mengel Metzger Barr
Logo for Paychex
Logo for The Pike Companies
Logo for Tompkins Bank of Castile
Logo for Underberg & Kessler LLP
Logo for Wells Fargo Advisors

Special Thanks

Logo for Alesco Advisors
Logo for Bill Hammond
Logo for Bonadio
Logo for Chase
Logo for DeCarolis Truck Rental
Logo for Greater Rochester Health Foundation
Logo for Harlan Calkins
Logo for Harold Samloff
Logo for John Bruning
Logo for LaBella Associates
Logo for MCC
Logo for Nazareth College
Logo for Paris Kirwan
Logo for Roberts Wesleyan College

The Rochester Business Hall of Fame proudly presented by

Proceeds from 2021 Rochester Business Hall of Fame will fund Junior Achievement financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship programs for area youth.

Logo for Junior Achievement of Central Upstate New York, Inc.
Logo for Rochester Business Journal
Logo for Rochester Museum and Science Center

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsorships for these events are critical for Junior Achievement to continue providing life-changing programs to students in our community. These programs are delivered at no cost to students. You can make a difference in the lives of these students by participating in this world-class event! Contact Mary Ellen McArdle to get more information on how to sponsor a JA Event!

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