WAUSAU — Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Inc. – Northcentral District will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, to celebrate the new Champions of Business Inspiration Plaza at the entrance to Barker Island on the RiverLife walkway just south of the WOW Family Entertainment Center. The event is open to the public.

An interpretive display at the plaza will tell the story of the area’s most distinguished business leaders, according to a Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce news release. The centerpiece of the display will tell the story of Wausau’s first businesses, Barker-Stewart Mill, constructed on Barker Island by prominent lumber barons C.C. Stewart and Hiram Stewart.

Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization that helps teach area students about business and the economy as well as the value of entrepreneurship.

Champions of Business program will be held on Thursday, May 10, at City Grill Restaurant & Event Space, highlighting the values, hard work and successful management strategies of the area’s most accomplished business leaders.

For more information, visit the Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Inc. – Northcentral District website or call 715-842-1056.

Photo courtesy Champions of Business.