Do you know a woman who stands out for her commitment to the community or her business leadership?  Then consider nominating her for the 2012 Athena Award.  The biennial award honors Genesee County women who personify professional excellence, work to improve the quality of life for others in the community and work with other women to reach their full potential.  In addition, a young professional will be honored.

The Athena Awards event will take place on November 8 at the Holiday Inn Gateway in Flint.

The deadline for submitting nominations is August 31st.  For more information or to nominate an outstanding woman, visit or call Debbie Garrison at (810) 600-1416.