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JA Worldwide Honors Local Dignitaries
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JA WORLDWIDE HONORS LOCAL DIGNITARIES HYBL AND WENDELKEN
Colorado Springs, Colo. - At a ribbon-cutting ceremony held this morning at JA Worldwide's (Junior Achievement's) newly remodeled global headquarters, two Colorado Springs citizens were honored for their contributions to the community and to local non-profit organizations in particular.
William J. Hybl, chairman and chief executive officer of The El Pomar Foundation; and the late Benjamin S. Wendelken, El Pomar's former general counsel, both had sections of JA Worldwide's headquarters named in their honor.
In addition to orchestrating a $7 million grant to facilitate Junior Achievement's 1987 headquarters move to Colorado Springs from Stamford, Conn., El Pomar provided a $400,000 grant to support the 2008 remodeling project.
Hybl, members of his family, and other El Pomar executives were on hand for the ceremony. Wendelken was represented by his daughter, Mary Lou Peterson, who currently resides in San Diego, Calif.
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