Junior Achievement Recognizes Laureates in Annual Business Hall of Fame

Crain, Cunningham, Fisher, and Josaitis Honored



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan

    DETROIT, April 25 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Junior
 Achievement of Southeastern Michigan today announced its 2001 Hall of Fame
 inductees.  Keith Crain, Father William Cunningham, Max Fisher, and Eleanor
 Josaitis will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to Detroit-
 area business at the Dearborn Ritz-Carlton on May 1.
     "These business professionals not only have achieved personal success, but
 also have recognized the need to better their communities and contribute
 positively," said Tom Dewar, Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan
 president.  "Their efforts and successes have made them stand out as role
 models for Detroit's youth, inspiring our students to excel in business and
 participate in the communities in which they live and work."
     Honoree Keith Crain is chairman of Detroit-based Crain Communications,
 managing more than 30 publications including Automotive News and Crain's
 Detroit Business.  In addition to significantly growing the company since
 1971, Crain's contributions to the city of Detroit include his effort in
 transforming the Detroit auto dealer's show into the current North American
 International Auto Show we know today.  Crain also is chairman of the board of
 the Center for Creative studies and a member of the American Business Media
 and Boy Scouts of America boards.
     A member of the Detroit community since 1930, Father William T. Cunningham
 devoted his life to aiding Detroiters.  Cunningham co-founded Focus: HOPE in
 1968 following the Detroit riots.  Focus: HOPE continues to provide
 necessities including food, technical education and guidance to low-income
 individuals.  Cunningham began studies for priesthood at age 13 and completed
 graduate work at Marquette University, University of Detroit, Wayne State
 University and the University of London.
     As executive director of Focus: HOPE, Eleanor Josaitis is dedicated to
 helping thousands of Detroiters reach financial independence.  She is known
 for her tireless efforts with Focus: Hope's Food Prescription Program and is
 actively involved in numerous training programs designed to empower Detroiters
 to achieve financial wellness.
     A true pioneer, Max Fisher found his niche in Michigan's oil industry by
 developing a business that would eventually merge with Marathon Oil Company.
 Fisher was born in Ohio in 1908 and moved to Detroit after attending Ohio
 State University.  An active philanthropist, Fisher has raised money for a
 variety of causes and was named head of the New Detroit corporation at its
 inception.  Fisher is well known as an expert and mediator in Middle Eastern
 affairs and was chosen to advise past presidents including Bush, Reagan and
 Ford on Middle Eastern issues.
     Founded in 1919 to provide students better preparation for the work world,
 Junior Achievement educates and inspires young people to value free
 enterprise, business and economics in order to improve their quality of life.
 Junior Achievement can be found online at http://www.ja.org .
 
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    DETROIT, April 25 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Junior
 Achievement of Southeastern Michigan today announced its 2001 Hall of Fame
 inductees.  Keith Crain, Father William Cunningham, Max Fisher, and Eleanor
 Josaitis will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to Detroit-
 area business at the Dearborn Ritz-Carlton on May 1.
     "These business professionals not only have achieved personal success, but
 also have recognized the need to better their communities and contribute
 positively," said Tom Dewar, Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan
 president.  "Their efforts and successes have made them stand out as role
 models for Detroit's youth, inspiring our students to excel in business and
 participate in the communities in which they live and work."
     Honoree Keith Crain is chairman of Detroit-based Crain Communications,
 managing more than 30 publications including Automotive News and Crain's
 Detroit Business.  In addition to significantly growing the company since
 1971, Crain's contributions to the city of Detroit include his effort in
 transforming the Detroit auto dealer's show into the current North American
 International Auto Show we know today.  Crain also is chairman of the board of
 the Center for Creative studies and a member of the American Business Media
 and Boy Scouts of America boards.
     A member of the Detroit community since 1930, Father William T. Cunningham
 devoted his life to aiding Detroiters.  Cunningham co-founded Focus: HOPE in
 1968 following the Detroit riots.  Focus: HOPE continues to provide
 necessities including food, technical education and guidance to low-income
 individuals.  Cunningham began studies for priesthood at age 13 and completed
 graduate work at Marquette University, University of Detroit, Wayne State
 University and the University of London.
     As executive director of Focus: HOPE, Eleanor Josaitis is dedicated to
 helping thousands of Detroiters reach financial independence.  She is known
 for her tireless efforts with Focus: Hope's Food Prescription Program and is
 actively involved in numerous training programs designed to empower Detroiters
 to achieve financial wellness.
     A true pioneer, Max Fisher found his niche in Michigan's oil industry by
 developing a business that would eventually merge with Marathon Oil Company.
 Fisher was born in Ohio in 1908 and moved to Detroit after attending Ohio
 State University.  An active philanthropist, Fisher has raised money for a
 variety of causes and was named head of the New Detroit corporation at its
 inception.  Fisher is well known as an expert and mediator in Middle Eastern
 affairs and was chosen to advise past presidents including Bush, Reagan and
 Ford on Middle Eastern issues.
     Founded in 1919 to provide students better preparation for the work world,
 Junior Achievement educates and inspires young people to value free
 enterprise, business and economics in order to improve their quality of life.
 Junior Achievement can be found online at http://www.ja.org .
 
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