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Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas Hosts 2014 Business Ethics Luncheon

Community and Business Leaders Join High School Students at UNC Asheville to Encourage Ethical Business Practices Among Teens

Asheville, NC, February 06, 2014 --( Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas (JACC), the Carolinas’ premier organization providing financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship education to North and South Carolina’s youth, has announced its annual Business Ethics Luncheon, taking place Wednesday, April 9 at UNC Asheville’s Kimmel Arena, located at 227 Campus Drive in Asheville, N.C. More than 175 adult leaders and 150 high school students from western North Carolina will come together to discuss current issues in business ethics with the theme of “Choosing a life of integrity: you are the choices that you make.”

Noted author and sought-after speaker Todd Gothberg will deliver the event’s keynote address. Gothberg, director of employee engagement and customer satisfaction for Volvo Construction Equipment, speaks throughout North America on leadership, excellence, time management, team charters, cultural dynamics and customer satisfaction. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in business management from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Penn., and an MBA with a concentration in organizational behavior from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Penn. Gothberg started his company, Inspire Higher, in 2011 and his first book, No Reservations, is now available on Amazon.

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“We are excited to bring together the leaders of tomorrow with today’s business experts to ensure the next generation of entrepreneurs understands the importance of solid business ethics in North Carolina,” said Sarah Cherne, president and CEO of JACC. “One mission of Junior Achievement is to promote ethical practices within financial literacy and workforce preparedness education, and through this event, attendees will be able to examine current ethical trends and shape tomorrow’s business landscape.”

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Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to providing young people in grades K through 12 with the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for the future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas (JACC), headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., operates offices in Asheville, N.C., and Rock Hill, S.C., and serves more than 33,000 students annually through its hands-on and experiential educational programs. Delivered by corporate and community volunteers, JA programs provide relevant, engaging experiences that educate and empower students in the areas of financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship. For more information, visit
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