ATHENA nominations due Aug. 30

DeKALB – Nominations are being accepted for the 24th annual DeKalb ATHENA Award and Women of Accomplishment.

These awards recognize people who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession; provide a valuable service to business, profession and community; and serve as a mentor or role model for helping women reach their full leadership potential. Both women and men are eligible for the award.

ATHENA nominees must live or work in DeKalb and still be active in their careers.

The Women of Accomplishment Award recognizes those who embody the ATHENA criteria but who are retired or no longer working in DeKalb County.

The ATHENA recognition is a national program sponsored locally by the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet Cadillac GMC and the Daily Chronicle.

Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Nomination forms are available at the DeKalb Chamber office, 164 E. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, and online at

This year’s award recognition event will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Hopkins Park Community Center Terrace Room in DeKalb. Tickets are $25 and the event is open to the community.

For more information, contact the chamber at 815-756-6306 or email Rosalie Williams at

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