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2017 Athena Awards

It is with great pride that the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, the Women’s Council, present the 31st Annual Athena Award® finalists and the finalists of the Athena Young Professional Award® in Rochester. The awards are designed to recognize outstanding leadership in the Greater Rochester Area and empower the next-generation of women leaders. Each finalist represents the Athena leadership model at its best, and our community benefits greatly from their excellence, service, and vision.

In addition, we appreciate the tremendous generosity of our sponsors whose contributions allow us to enrich the Athena Awards® program each year. Our sincere gratitude goes to the following 2017 Athena Awards® sponsors:

 Title Sponsor: KeyBank

 Founding Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal

 Athena Young Professional Award® Sponsor: University of Rochester – Simon Business School

 Athena VIP Reception Sponsor: Samson Fuel & Trucking

 Premier Sponsors:

13WHAM ABC, Fox Rochester and CW Rochester

CMI Communications

Dixon Schwabl

Xerox Corporation

 Sustaining Sponsors:

Cobblestone Capital Advisors

The Goodbody Group at The Private Banking & Investment Group at Merrill Lynch

The women profiled in this special supplement of the Rochester Business Journal represent nearly every sector of our business community including corporate, entrepreneurial, education, legal, health care, and not-for-profit organizations. Each finalist’s contributions to her organization has produced exceptional results, and her contributions to our community as a leader and as an individual who recognizes and embraces the importance of assisting other women in their personal and professional development cannot be overstated.

The Athena Awards® 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 Awards® finalists, we know you will agree that they are outstanding examples of achievement and leadership.  We invite you to join us for the 31st Annual Athena Awards luncheon at noon, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, as we honor and celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s finalists and announce the 2017 Athena Award® and Athena Young Professional Award® recipients.  For tickets or more information, contact Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Affiliate Manager, Nina Shelton, at (585) 256-4644 or Nina.Shelton@GreaterRochesterChamber.com

Sincerely,
Robert J. Duffy    Wende J. Knapp, Esq.

President and Chief Executive Officer    President

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce    Women’s Council

        A Greater Rochester Chamber Affiliate

1/13/2017 (c) 2017 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email rbj@rbj.net.
 

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