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Barrington chamber seeks ATHENA nominees

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The Barrington Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual award recognizing an excellent Barrington area business woman.

Nominees should demonstrate "excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession," for consideration for the 2014 ATHENA Leadership Award. Candidates should also provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community, and actively assist other women in achieving their leadership potential.

Members of the chamber's Women's Biz Net Council, along with community leaders, will review the nominees and make their selection before the ATHENA luncheon on Thursday, May 29 at the Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington.

The first ATHENA Leadership Award was presented to Joyce Palmquist, the executive director of the Barrington Area Council on Aging, in November 2012.

Nomination forms are available at the chamber office and by emailing The nomination deadline is April 10.

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