Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
June 19, 2019

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation:

Province Celebrates Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Inductees

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Greg Roberts, Barb Genge and Christopher Hickman on recently being inducted into the 2019 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame.

Greg Roberts is Chairman and President of P.I. Enterprises Group; however this native of Triton is known more as the owner and CEO of Mary Brown’s Incorporated. Today, there are over 150 Mary Brown’s restaurants from coast to coast, and the number keeps growing each year. Mr. Roberts credits his father as the most influential figure in his life, and his most valued mentor.

Mr. Speaker, through her entrepreneurial spirit and community involvement, Barb Genge is a pillar of the tourism industry on the Great Northern Peninsula. For over 30 years, Ms. Genge has owned and operated the world famous Tuckamore Lodge. She is a member of the Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame, and has received awards for sustainable development from Parks Canada and Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador. Mr. Speaker, I have known Barb Genge my entire life, and I could not think of a more deserving individual to be inducted into the JA Business Hall of Fame.

The third inductee used the entrepreneurial skills he learned from his father to become a member of Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame. Christopher Hickman, Chairman and CEO of the Marco Group of Companies, has developed one of the fastest growing companies in Atlantic Canada, and as a result, his company is the largest locally-based general contractor in Eastern Canada.

Mr. Speaker, these individuals deserve to be acknowledged for their excellence in business leadership, professional achievement and contributions to society. I ask all Honourable members to join me in congratulating Greg Roberts, Barb Genge and Christopher Hickman on being named 2019 inductees to the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame. Thank you.

2019 06 19                              2:20 p.m.