31st class of Laureates to be inducted in October

31st class of Laureates to be inducted in October

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JA Nova Scotia will honour Laureates who represent incredible business visionaries at the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame Induction Gala. This signature fundraiser will be held on October 8th at the Halifax Convention Centre.

This year’s laureates are:

Bill Black

Bill will be inducted for his successful business career and for being a prominent member of his community. He worked with Maritime Life for 34 years, rising to the position of President and CEO, and under his leadership, built a company with a strong reputation for their dedication to customers and employees. Bill continues to share his insights and advocate for a strong community by hosting a blog and being a regular writer for the Herald. Bill is also an incredible community supporter, volunteering his time and expertise to support various corporate and non-profit boards and organisations.

Keith Condon

Keith’s talents supported the development of international markets for Tri-Star Industries, a leading manufacturer of emergency vehicles. The company established remarkable global reach under his leadership, shipping to 45 countries. Keith continued to expand Tri-Star, forming business partnerships worldwide and establishing a foundation of trust—the key to solid long-term business. Keith has demonstrated his commitment to sustainable and impactful ventures, as well as his community through participation on numerous boards and committees.

Jeff Dahn

Jeff is an inspirational leader shaping the fields of lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries used in a variety of devices worldwide and a professor at Dalhousie University. Jeff has supported and encouraged over 65 PhD students and 30 post-doctoral researchers. Jeff’s Dalhousie research group is the only university entity associated with Tesla, a partnership that began in 2016. Jeff led the team, extending the lifespan of electric batteries to have a lifespan of one million miles.

Rose Fortune

A full century before civil rights and feminist movements, Rose was a successful, prominent businesswoman and valued member of her community. She started a lucrative Annapolis Royal porter business and wakeup call service at the wharf. Rose became Canada’s first female police officer well before there was an established police force, demonstrating courage. Rose demonstrated an outstanding and unparalleled level of success and continues to be an inspiring role model for Canadians.

Join the Induction Gala

“Our Laureates are outstanding businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and role models,” says Shannon Harding, President and CEO of JA Nova Scotia. “We look forward to hosting Gala guests and invite everyone to get involved.” Proceeds from the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame allow JA Nova Scotia to offer financial health, workplace readiness, and entrepreneurial programs to youth throughout Nova Scotia at no cost.

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