Lifetime Achievement Award Alumni

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to enterprising entrepreneurs in our community who have significantly impacted the development of economic ventures in Niagara. Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients are individuals who have spent several decades of their lives shaping Niagara, building a legacy, and contributing positively to our community. They must either live or own business enterprise(s) in the Niagara Region. Over the last 24 years, NEYA inducted the following 32 entrepreneurs into our Hall of Fame by bestowing them with this prestigious recognition.

In celebration of our 25th anniversary year, the 2018/19 program is being dedicated exclusively to a retrospective look at these 32 outstanding individuals, and, we will induct a new group of Lifetime Achievement Award recipients into the Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Hall of Fame.

If you know a deserving entrepreneur who is eligible to be considered for a Lifetime Achievement Award, please tell us about them by completing the submission form.

For a complete list of NEYA Alumni from 1994 to 2017 click here.

 

Paul House

Tim Hortons

2013 Lifetime Achievement Award

John Howard

2007 Lifetime Achievement Award

Bill Goertz and the late Abraham (Ed) Regier

Niagara Credit Union

2003 Lifetime Achievement Award

Christopher Newton

Shaw Festival

2001 Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Joseph Peller

Andres Wines

2000 Lifetime Achievement Award

Ed Werner

Horn Abbot Ltd.

2000 Lifetime Achievement Award

The late Adriaan Olsthoorn

Lakeshore Inc.

1999 Lifetime Achievement Award

John and Millicent Gruyich

Michael’s Inn

1999 Lifetime Achievement Award

Jack Berkhout

Land Development

1998 Lifetime Achievement Award

Donald Ziraldo

Inniskillin Wines Inc.

1998 Lifetime Achievement Award

George Yerich Sr.

Skylon Tower

1997 Lifetime Achievement Award

The late Louis J. Cahill

OEB International

1996 Lifetime Achievement Award

The late John Holer

Marineland of Canada Inc.

1996 Lifetime Achievement Award

The late Roy Cairns

1995 Lifetime Achievement Award

The late Ken Fowler

1995 Lifetime Achievement Award

Edward J. Freeland

1995 Lifetime Achievement Award