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TORONTO — The Canadian Business Hall of Fame has announced its 2020 Class of Companion Inductees, which include Zita Cobb, founder & CEO of the Shorefast and innkeeper of Fogo Island Inn, as well as Calin Rovinescu, president & CEO of Air Canada.

Created by JA Canada in 1979, the Order of the Business Hall of Fame is the highest honour of its kind for Canada’s business community. The inductees are recognized for their professional and philanthropic achievements and celebrated for their contributions to Canadian business and Canada as a whole. Companions are nominated by their peers on an annual basis and chosen by an independent selection committee consisting of Canada’s foremost business and academic institutions.

This year’s Class of Companions will formally be inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame at the 2020 Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on May 7. Proceeds from the gala will help JA Canada — the country’s largest youth business education organization — meet the growing demand for financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programs for Canadian students.

“The Class of Companion Inductees for 2020 are a superlative group who have demonstrated excellence in business leadership,” says David Denison, chancellor of the Order of the Business Hall of Fame. “With the gala dinner and induction ceremony on May 7, 2020, we will commemorate their professional achievements on a national and international scale and their dedication to making Canada a better place to live.”

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