ATHENA Award honorees from the past 27 years gathered Wednesday morning in downtown Owosso to launch the 2016 nomination process. Included were (seated, from left): Nancy McIntyre, 1994 recipient; Jackie Flynn, 1991; Janet Washburn 1989; and Becky Chargo, 1992.

Also, (second row, from left): Leslie Dietrich, 2011; Debbie Gilbert, 2015; Peggy Gulick, 1995; Barbara Clatterbaugh, 1996; Sue Osika, 2001; and Carol Vaughn, 2008. Plus, (third row, from left): Beverly Cords, 2012; Jackie Hurd, 2003; Sheila Ralph, 2002; and Lori Young Rowlison, 2013; along with (back row) Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Jeff Deason and Cindy Civille, 2009.

ATHENA Leadership Award Recipients are individuals who: Have achieved the highest level of professional excellence; Contribute time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community and have actively assist others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential.

Nomination forms are now being accepted and are available at the chamber office at 215 N. Water, Owosso or may be downloaded from Nominations should be submitted no later than 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. The recipient will be announced before the end of this year and the formal award presentation will be Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 at the Chamber Annual Dinner and Awards Night set for D’Mar Banquet & Conference Center.

The Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce has been the award licensee for Shiawassee County since 1987. The award is sponsored by The Schluckebier/Hood Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors.

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ATHENA Award Honorees Launch 2016 Nomination Process was last modified: November 16th, 2015 by Karen Elford