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September 14, 2012

Taylor named Business Hall of Fame laureate

— Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest has named Glen Taylor in this year’s class of Business Hall of Fame laureates.

Taylor of Mankato and five others were cited for exemplifying excellence in business and community mindedness as leaders of their Midwest-based organizations.

They were chosen based on the example they set for today’s students through demonstrated integrity, respect and excellence in business.

Taylor owns the North Mankato-based Taylor Corp. printing company, large egg-processing facilities and the Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team.

The other honorees are: Dave Anderson, founder, Famous Dave’s; Bill Austin, founder and CEO, Starkey Hearing Technologies; Richard  “Pinky” McNamara, founder, Activar (posthumously); Steve Rothschild, founder and former CEO, Twin Cities RISE!; and Bob Senkler, chairman of the board and CEO, Securian Financial Group.

 The laureates will be honored Wednesday at the University of Minnesota. Proceeds from the event help fund Junior Achievement programs teach financial literacy skills to more than 139,000 K-12 students in the Upper Midwest.

 For information, contact Jaci Siebenaler or 507-387-9609 or visit www.jaum.org.

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