TRIBUTE TO THE 1996 INDUCTEES TO THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP HALL OF FAME; Congressional Record Vol. 142, No. 143
(Extensions of Remarks - October 21, 1996)

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   TRIBUTE TO THE 1996 INDUCTEES TO THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP HALL OF FAME

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                        HON. WILLIAM O. LIPINSKI

                              of illinois

                    in the house of representatives

                        Monday, October 21, 1996

  Mr. LIPINSKI. Mr. Speaker, I would like to pay tribute to an 
outstanding achievement by a select group of Chicago area business 
people. I am proud to salute the entrepreneurs and founders of small 
and medium sized businesses on their induction to the 12th Annual 
Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, which was held on Thursday, October 10, 
1996, in Chicago, IL.
  The Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies in the College of Business 
Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago cofounded and 
sponsored the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame honoring outstanding 
business leaders whose spirit helps keep America's business community 
strong and vital. In addition, I would like to commend the many 
cosponsors in the business community who have lent their considerable 
prestige and resources to making this hall of fame a success.
  Today I would like to congratulate these business leader inductees, 
each of whom is listed below, for using their imaginations to foster an 
excellent program which enhances the quality of higher education and 
underscores the value of entrepreneurship in America.
  The 1996 inductees include: Melvina Bechina, Thomas Burrell, Michael 
T. Clune, Philip J. Cooper, Walter G. Cornett III, Patrick J. Evans, 
John S. Gates, Jr., Emilio Gervilla, Hossein Jamali, Francois Sanchez, 
James Hanig, Letitia Herrea, Joe Jemsek, Edward Kaplan, Leonard H. 
Lavin, Michael Levy, Sandra Goeken Martis, William Merchantz, Ralph G. 
Moore, David W. Mulligan, Christopher C. Multhauf, Irv Shapiro, Joe 
Silverberg, Gene Silverberg, Richard A Stein, Shari K Whitley, and Phil 
Yeager.
  Mr. Speaker, I would like to personally commend these entrepreneurs 
who have been such an inspiration in my community.

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