Jack Avis is Junior Achievement’s Young Entrepreneur

(WSLS) Tuesday night will be a night of recognizing achievements of the past and inspiring greatness for the future here in the Star City.Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia will hold its 2014 Business Hall of Fame at Hotel Roanoke.

Jack Avis, owner and vice president of Avis Construction, is this year’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He will receive the award at tomorrow night’s ceremony.

Avis is credited with bringing back the Mill Mountain Theatre — where he served as a board member and then president.

“It wasn’t just me,” he said. “A lot of hard working people put their brains together to come up with the solutions we needed.”

He talked to us about how two seemingly different interests, construction and theater, play such a crucial role in our region.

“I think it’s vital for economic development and quality of life in the region. And tourism and education for the youth and adults for that matter,” said Avis.

Nancy Agee, CEO of Carilion and Ab Boxley, CEO of Boxley Materials are the laureates who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.

WSLS-10 anchor John Carlin will be hosting the event.

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