Chamber Invites Nominations for ATHENA Award

Posted October 24, 2011

The ATHENA Award celebrates the potential of all women as valued members and leaders of the community and recognizes those who support them. The award honors individuals who strive to the highest levels of professional accomplishment - women and men who excel in their chosen field, have devoted time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and who open paths so that others may follow. The award will be presented at the Chamber of Commerce Awards Breakfast, to be held on December 6, 2011 at 7:30 a.m. at the Elmira Country Club.

Nominees should be a man or woman who assists women in reaching their full leadership potential; a person who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in his or her business or profession; and a person who provides a valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.

To nominate an individual for this award, please submit the following information to the Chamber by November 4th at 5 p.m. Nominations may be dropped off in person (400 East Church Street, Elmira), e-mailed
(, or faxed (607-734-4490):

1. The name, title and company (as well as the business address, phone, fax and e-mail address) for the nominee.
2. A paragraph on why the nominee is deserving of the ATHENA Award.
3. Specific examples of demonstrated support for the advancement and leadership of professional women.
4. A list of special recognitions, projects and achievements, including professional affiliations, directorships, trusteeships, chambers of commerce, merchant associations or other designations.
5. A description of local, state and national level participation, length of service and offices held in organizations.
6. A list of honors for service to profession, industry or business community. A list of publications or articles published supporting service to the profession, industry or business community.
7. Discuss briefly any additional factors for consideration regarding this nomination.

An attached resume would be helpful.

If you have any questions, please contact the Chamber at (607) 734-5137 or e-mail Susan Panetta at

The ATHENA Award is sponsored by Elm Chevrolet, Howell Packaging and WETM-TV.

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