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Athena Awards: Letter from Rochester Business Alliance leaders

It is with great pride that the Rochester Business Alliance and its affiliate, the Women’s Council, present our 28th annual Athena Award finalists. Each woman represents leadership at its best, and our community is enriched by their presence and service.

We are also pleased that the International Athena Award Foundation has recognized our Athena Award program as among the finest worldwide.
 
We appreciate the tremendous generosity of our sponsors, who have helped to make the success of the Athena Award program possible. Our profound gratitude goes to:
 
Founding sponsor: Rochester Business Journal Inc.
 
Title Sponsor: First Niagara
 
VIP Reception Sponsor: Manning & Napier
 
Premier Sponsors:
  13WHAM ABC, Fox Rochester and CW Rochester
  Dixon Schwabl
  Moment Driven Media Production
 
Sustaining Sponsors:
  Bergmann Associates
  Paychex Inc
  Rochester Clinical Research Inc.
 
Patron Sponsor:
  Saunders College of Business at RIT
  Monroe Community College
 
The women profiled in this special supplement of the Rochester Business Journal represent nearly every sector of our community, including corporate, entrepreneurial, education, legal, manufacturing, health care, and not-for-profit organizations. Each finalist has produced exceptional results for her organization, has made significant contributions as a leader in our community, and has assisted in the personal and professional development of other women.
 
The Athena Award program is a tribute to all who participate, including our outstanding finalists and their nominators. We thank the community for its continued support and participation.
 
As you read and learn more about the Athena Award finalists, we know you will agree that they are outstanding examples of achievement and leadership. We invite you to join us for our 28th annual Athena Award luncheon at noon on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at the Riverside Convention Center, as we honor and celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s finalists and announce the 2014 Athena Award recipient. For tickets or more information, contact Susan George, manager of corporate events for the Rochester Business Alliance, at (585) 256-4612 or Susan.George@RBAlliance.com.

Sincerely,
Sandy Parker
President and chief executive officer           
Rochester Business Alliance               

Louise D. LaRocca
President, Women’s Council
An affiliate of the Rochester Business Alliance

1/10/14 (c) 2014 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email rbj@rbj.net.

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