(FLINT, MICH. – November 7) Growing a small business can be a daunting task and the value of mentors has been well documented. Lorrie Sage, Owner of Special Occasions was able to grow her business with help from a group of professionals who provided the expertise she needed to take her business to the next level. Her mentors were part of the ATHENA PowerLink program. Tonight Sage was honored for completion of the program during the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce 2013 Business Awards banquet. Nearly 300 people were on hand as Sage accepted the completion award.