Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce’s ATHENA Award now open for candidates

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Nominations are now open for the 2020 Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce’s ATHENA Award.

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The ATHENA Award was first established in 1982 in Lansing, Michigan. Starting in 1990, the ATHENA Award has been granted to a Lebanon County winner each year by the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce.

All nominees must meet certain criteria to be considered for the award. The criteria consists of demonstrating excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession. They must provide valuable service by devoting time and energy to improving the quality of life for others in the Lebanon area. This award specifically is to acknowledge and celebrate individuals who are known for going above and beyond with assisting women in reaching their full potential.

Authentic self, relationships, giving back, collaboration, courageous acts, learning, fierce advocacy, and celebration of life are the ATHENA award principles.

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The previous ATHENA awardees include (a * indicates deceased):

  • 1990 – Ruth Dietz* 
  • 1991 – Carole Howard 
  • 1992 – Nancy Gettle* 
  • 1993 – Jo Ellen Litz 
  • 1994 – Becky Johnen 
  • 1995 – Palm Bernardo 
  • 1996 – Mauree Gingrich 
  • 1997 – Alletta Schadler 
  • 1998 – Rita Myer 
  • 1999 – Diane Cromer 
  • 2000 – Jessica Wright 
  • 2001 – Cindy Heisey 
  • 2002 – Cathy Snell* 
  • 2003 – Ruth Miller 
  • 2004 – Redith Snoberger* 
  • 2005 – Kathleen Snavely 
  • 2006 – Valerie Stokes 
  • 2007 – Marianne Bartley
  • 2008 – Kimberly Kreider Umble 
  • 2009 – Emily Guilliams 
  • 2010 – Diana Hartman 
  • 2011 – Nori Fisher 
  • 2012 – Sherry Capello 
  • 2013 – Ruth Koup 
  • 2014 – Todd Snovel 
  • 2015 – Jenny Murphy-Shifflet 
  • 2016 – Christine Horn 
  • 2017 – Cheryl Batdorf 
  • 2018 – Jeanne Arnold 
  • 2019 – Barbara Kauffman

Anyone can send in a nomination for an individual who may have the potential of being selected for the award. To send in a nomination, download the nomination form to fill out and submit the nominee and nominator information required. The deadline for nominations to be accepted at the Chamber office is Wednesday, Nov. 11.

The completed form can be sent to:

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ATHENA AWARDS
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon, PA 17042

The winner for this year’s award will be presented in December at an in-person ceremony with an additional virtual audience.

This award is made possible by the ATHENA sponsor, Garcia Garman and Shea CPA. For further information regarding ATHENA Award nominations, contact 717-273-3727 or Chamber president Karen Groh at kgroh@lvchamber.org.

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