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Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The
Babson College Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame's
newest members are
Jeffrey Brown '86, founder, president and CEO of
Brown's Super Store, Inc., and
Alberto Perlman '98, co-founder and CEO of
Zumba Fitness LLC.
Established in 2008 during the Inauguration of Babson President
Leonard Schlesinger, the
Babson CollegeAlumni Hall of Fame celebrates alumni who distinguish themselves in entrepreneurial endeavors in all types of enterprises. Alumni entrepreneurs are recognized too for their accomplishments in creating economic and social value.
They will be honored during ceremonies
October 19th at Babson.
Also honored are "Rising Star" entrepreneurs who have founded or co-founded high-potential businesses less than 10 years old that are making an impact and generating media attention in the marketplace.
"Rising Stars" entrepreneurs
Hall of Fame InducteesJeffrey Brown '86Jeffrey Brown '86 is the founder, president, and CEO of Brown's Super Stores Inc., a 10-store supermarket chain trading under the ShopRite banner. Brown's Super Stores was recognized as one of "The Best Places to Work" multiple years in a row by the Philadelphia Business Journal and has received recognition as a top employer in the region from The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and NJBIZ.
Brown is an officer and director of Wakefern Food Corporation, the marketing and distribution arm for ShopRite, as well as the chairman of Wakefern's strategic planning capitalization effort and insurance committee. He also is an officer and member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Food Merchants, a director of the New Jersey Food Council, and an adviser to the chancellor of
Rutgers University (Camden).
Brown was recognized by the National Grocers Association as the 2010 recipient of the Thomas K. Zaucha Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, a top national honor in the grocery industry. He was chosen as a guest of First Lady
Michelle Obama at President Obama's 2010 State of the Union address, and he also is interviewed frequently by the media for his expertise in solving the food desert crisis.
Additionally, he is the founder and chairman of UpLift Solutions, a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization that supports food businesses, government, and nonprofits to create sustainable environments for underserved communities.