The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce named Ellaine Sambo-Reyther, of BMO Harris Bank, as the winner of the 2014 Athena Leadership Award at a luncheon on May 29 at the Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington.
Sambo-Reyther is a vice president and director of trust and estate services at the bank. According to a release issued by the council Tuesday, Sambo-Reyther was recognized for her work with several local civic organizations that help women succeed such as the Women's Advisory Alliance, the Women & Wealth -- Teaching My Family to Give conference, Women In Need Growing Stronger and the Wellness Place.
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The Athena award is given to an area woman who best personifies the qualities of Athena International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting female leaders around the world.
The other six Barrington area women nominated for the award were Bonnie Conte, of Avalon Salon & Day Spa; Marlene Frykman, of Aardvark Web Works; Kattie Gibson, of Vintage Tech Recylers; Dee Dee Johnson, of Bataille Academie of the Danse; Eleanor Sweet McDonnell, of Sweet Success Expert.com; and Jane Svensson Washburn, of Barrington Corporate Townhomes.