3 local entrepreneurs to be inducted in Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame

Three local entrepreneurs will be honored at a rescheduled event held this week in Dubuque.

Larry Friedman, Friedman Insurance Group; Tim Hodge, Hodge; and Michael Portzen, Portzen Construction Inc., will be inducted into the Junior Achievement of the Heartland Business Hall of Fame celebration on Thursday, June 17, at Diamond Jo Casino.

“They join a prestigious group of 68 Laureates previously inducted into the Hall of Fame based on their exceptional business leadership, individual career success and community service,” a press release states.

The event was originally scheduled for Oct. 1 but was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.