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2024 North Carolina Business Hall of Fame

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Event Completed!

When: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Where: The Ritz Carlton, Charlotte
Time: 6:00 PM ET
The North Carolina Business Hall of Fame honors prestigious leaders who have dedicated their careers to helping maintain a vibrant community. Each year since 1987, Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas hosts a celebration inducting new Laureates. Selected for their integrity, leadership, and contribution to North Carolina's economic landscape, each Laureate embodies an entrepreneurial spirit and is driven by purposeful impact within their community.

The 2024 Laureates are Kieth Cockrell, President of Bank of America Charlotte, and Pat Rodgers, CEO at Rodgers Builders, Inc.

2024 Laureates

The North Carolina Business Hall of Fame Laureates have made legendary contributions to the community and are part of a league of outstanding individuals. Through their actions and accomplishments, the Laureates provide inspiration for the next generation of business and community leaders. For more information contact Cord Bailey at

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Kieth Cockrell

President Bank of America - Charlotte
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Pat Rodgers

Chief Executive Officer Rodgers Builders, Inc.

A Day in the Life of Kieth Cockrell

A Day in the Life of Kieth Cockrell, 2024 Hall of Fame Laureate

A Day in the Life of Pat Rodgers

A Day in the Life of Pat Rodgers

2024 Hall of Fame


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Engage Sponsors

Atrium Health | Charlotte Center City Partners | CPI Security | McGuireWoods LLP | Moore & Van Allen | Novant Health | Regions | RJ Leeper Construction | Mike & Lisa Ryan | Shelco | Showalter Construction Co. | SteelFab, Inc. | Trane Technologies | The Young Group - Morgan Stanley

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