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2013 Anch ATHENA Society Inductees Selected


Anchorage Chamber HONORS Women in Business

Ten professionals become newest members of the Anchorage ATHENA Society

Anchorage, AK— Now in its 19th year recognizing those who have encouraged women in Anchorage to succeed in business, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce announces the following 2013 inductees into the Anchorage ATHENA Society:

Renee Haag, Owner, Blaine’s Art Supply
Caroline Higgins, Project & Logistics Manager, Totem Ocean Trailer Express
Annie Holt, CEO, Alaska Regional Hospital
Nance Larsen, Communications Manager, Pebble Partnership
Dr. Cheryl Myers, Owner, South Anchorage Physical Therapy, Inc.
Beth Nordlund, Executive Director, Anchorage Park Foundation
Deborah Smith, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court
Julie Varee, Development Manager, Best Beginnings
Pat Walsh, CEO, Walsh Sheppard
Candace Winkler, President/CEO, Alaska Community Foundation

These ten women will be recognized for their professional excellence, commitment to the community, and for encouraging the leadership potential of women during the 19th Annual Anchorage ATHENA Society luncheon, held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 25 at the Dena’ina Center.

At the luncheon, one Anchorage ATHENA Society Award recipient will also be announced, as well as keynote speakers and updates from this year’s ATHENA Scholarship programs. More than 600 are expected to attend.

Reservations are required and available online at Anchoragechamber.org, or by calling 272-2401.

“These newest members to the Anchorage ATHENA Society are without a doubt a shining example of Anchorage’s business best,” said Andrew Halcro, president of the Anchorage Chamber. “They continue to inspire others by opening doors for women in business and demonstrate how today’s leaders are helping us advance a successful business climate.”

The Anchorage ATHENA Society is a program of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and a local chapter of ATHENA International, dedicated in encouraging the potential of women as valued members and leaders of the business community. There are more than 240 members of the Anchorage ATHENA Society to date.
Learn more about this program at Anchoragechamber.org/ATHENA

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization with nearly 1,100 members representing 54,000 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 and the Anchorage ATHENA Society is available at Anchoragechamber.org, or by calling 272-2401.

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