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Junior Achievement Business Ethics Luncheon

19 Mar 2013

Lauren and Mike Tamayo, Asheville residents and well-known members of the international competitive cycling community, will address more than 150 high school students and 200 business and community leaders on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Joining forces with Junior Achievement, WNC Region, the Tamayos will host the popular annual Business Ethics Luncheon, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kimmel Arena at UNC-Asheville. The theme of the event is Ethics and the Business of Competitive Sports.

High school students from several mountain counties are invited to participate each year. To prepare for the discussion, the students complete essays addressing an ethical dilemma linked to the event theme. At the luncheon, tables containing a mix of adults and young people hear the keynote address, then participate in a lively discussion prompted by the essay topics. This unique program is based upon the JA Job Shadow curriculum, which provides engaging, academically enriching, and experiential learning opportunities to high school students.

Lauren Tamayo is an Olympic Silver Medalist in Women’s Team Pursuit cycling, and in 2010 set a new world record in a pursuit team event in Mexico. She has been cycling since the age of six, and earned many athletic awards while completing both her high school diploma and undergraduate degree. Mike Tamayo is the General Manager and Team Director of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team, a growing 45-person operation which is quickly gaining prominence as it races around the globe.

Individual tickets are available for the luncheon, which is supported by in part by Charles Schwab, Wells Fargo, Pulliam Properties, UNC-Asheville and Miller Historic Motorcars. For more information or to register, click on the Events tab at or call Junior Achievement at 828-252-5842.