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Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass to induct 4 into hall of fame

Alan Stein
Alan Stein

Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass will induct four members into its Bluegrass Business Hall of Fame at an event June 3 at Keeneland.

The hall of fame began in 1989 and has recognized nearly 80 individuals for their contributions to business and quality of life in Central Kentucky.

This year's inductees are:

Richard W. Furst: He serves as dean emeritus of the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics. He was dean for 22 years and has served as a consultant to a variety of start-up companies.

Phil Greer: He has devoted most of the past 15 years to developing and operating Cheddar's restaurants throughout seven states. He is CEO of Greer Companies, under which multiple real estate and restaurant businesses are managed. He taught at Tates Creek High School from 1969 to 1986, and coached teams to six state championships in football, wrestling and tennis.

Alan Stein: He has been the business face of the Lexington Legends baseball team and is president and CEO of Lexington Professional Baseball Co. and the Legends. He is also chief operating officer at Ivy Walls Management Co., which owns multiple minor league baseball and other sports teams.

Isabel Yates: The city's former vice mayor has been involved with organizations including the YMCA, McConnell Springs, Picnic with the Pops and the Lexington History Museum.

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