2013 Geneva ATHENA Award nominees announced

The ATHENA Committee announced today that three women have been nominated for the coveted ATHENA honor. 2013 is once again a year with many outstanding nominees for the ATHENA Award. The individuals nominated this year exemplify the qualities of leadership in the 21st Century; Learning, Celebration & Joy, Giving Back, Relationships, Authentic Self and Fierce Advocacy.The Three 2013 ATHENA Award Nominees are:Kathleen Crelot, President/CEO, Finger Lakes Federal Credit UnionAdriene Emmo, Retired, Emmo ConsultingBarbara Pierce-Morrow, Executive Director, Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes, Inc.As you encounter this year’s nominees, we hope that you will take the time to congratulate each one of them for this prestigious honor that recognizes their contributions to our community.The ATHENA Geneva program will also be awarding the ATHENA Geneva Young Professional Leadership Award. This award is for an emerging woman leader, 40 years of age or younger, who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in her business or profession, provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in her community, and clearly serves as a role model for young women both personally and professionally. The Four 2013 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Nominees are:Tiffany Collinsworth, On Air Personality/Promotion Director, Finger Lakes Radio Group & FingerLakes1.com, Inc. On Air Personality/ProducerKathleen Flowers, Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, Hobart and William Smith CollegesAbigail Linsner, Accounting Supervisor, Wayne County Department of Social ServicesTara Rago, Geneva Branch Manager, Lyons National BankThe 9th Annual ATHENA Geneva Award Gala will be held Thursday, September 12th, at Ventosa Vineyards. The evening begins with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. and presentation of the ATHENA and the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership awards. There will also be a silent auction where you can “win” some wonderful gifts/prizes. Tickets are now available at the Chamber of Commerce at $55 per person. Reservations must be made through the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce by calling 315-789-1776.If you would like to be a sponsor, contact the Chamber for information on Platinum, Crystal and Marble Sponsor opportunities.A portion of proceeds from the auction go to the ATHENA A.C.E. Scholarship program. The evening is made possible through the generous support of our Founding Sponsor: Mike Barnard Chevrolet Buick Corp.

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