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Anch ATHENA Society Recognizes Heather Flynn

Anchorage, AK- At the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce's ATHENA Society award luncheon this afternoon, Heather Flynn, former chair of the Anchorage Assembly, received a standing ovation to a crowd of more than 600 to receive the 2010 Anchorage ATHENA Society Award.

During the luncheon, 14 women were also recognized and inducted into the Anchorage ATHENA Society, a program of the Anchorage Chamber, for their efforts in community service, business excellence and commitment to elevating women in business.

"It's easy to be encouraged by this group of astonishing women," said Anchorage Chamber president, Sami Glascott. "The Anchorage ATHENA Society continues to flourish as an association of strong leaders and Heather is someone who easily exemplifies all the tenets of the International ATHENA Leadership model."

For the past 16 years, the Anchorage ATHENA Award has been given to an Anchorage ATHENA Society member during its annual luncheon for his or her demonstration of excellence, distinguished career, tireless efforts to give back to the community and encouragement of women in their business and professional endeavors.

With the theme of "Alaska Forward," keynote addresses on the future of women in business were delivered by Justice Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court and Shauna Hegna of Afognak Native Corporation.

As the 2010 recipient of the Anchorage ATHENA Award, Flynn has been awarded a one-year lease on a 2010 Audi A5 Coupe convertible, courtesy of Morrison Auto Group.

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, member-driven business organization with more than 1,200 members representing 70,000 employees. For businesses interested in membership, annual fees are based on the type of organization and number of full-time year-round employees. More information about the Anchorage Chamber is available on its Web site at Anchoragechamber.org or by calling (907) 272-2401.

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