Calagiones, Thomas Draper, Calvert Morgan named business Hall of Fame inductees


The Leadership Council of Junior Achievement of Delaware announced the 2019 Slate of Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame inductees, who will be honored at ceremonies on Wednesday, Oct.  2 at the  Wilmington Country Club.

The 2019 inductees are former PNC Bank Delaware Chairman, President and CEO Calvert A. Morgan, Jr; entrepreneurs Sam and Mariah Calagioneof Dogfish Head Brewery; and media pioneer Thomas Henry Draper, who will be honored posthumously.

The  event,  which will also mark the global Centennial of Junior Achievement, is presented by 2019 Hall of Fame Chair and Junior Achievement Distinguished Alumnus Chris Burkhard, president of Placers – CBI Group.

“Attendees will see influences of Junior Achievement’s Global Centennial at this year’s Business Hall of Fame induction ceremonies,” says Junior Achievement of Delaware President Rob Eppes.  “When an organization gets to be 100 years old, you take some time to be nostalgic, to revisit memorabilia, to celebrate the adversity overcome and the shared successes.  At the same time, you have a keen focus and an informed eye to the future.”

Eppes added,  “This year’s Hall of Fame laureates allow us to look back a few decades into Delaware’s storied corporate past, and to look toward our necessary entrepreneurial future.  Their stories range from those of today’s current pioneers creating their own pop-culture phenomenon to an icon who is now an untimely part of Delaware history.”

He concluded, “We were very purposeful in selecting a slate of candidates for induction who have roots and connections throughout the State of Delaware, who represent traditional industry and entrepreneurial start-up, and whose combined work has impacted multiple generations of Delawareans.”

A private early dinner for the laureates will be followed by a public networking reception that begins at 5:30 p.m .where attendees may meet and greet the Hall of Fame inductees.  The ceremonies begin at 6:45 p.m. and will include testimonial introductions of the inductees and acceptance remarks. 

Friends and colleagues of the inductees are invited to review sponsorship opportunities by contacting Mike Carney at

Individual tickets may be purchased online at  Business Hall of Fame Tickets.


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