Muskegon, Michigan – Carole R. Valade, Immediate Past Editor of Gemini Publications, will be the keynote speaker for the 14th Annual ATHENA on the Lakeshore Award luncheon. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the Muskegon Country Club (2801 Lakeshore Dr. Muskegon, MI 49441.) As one of the first women in the U.S. to be named editor of a regional business newspaper, Valade has received numerous awards for news writing, feature writing, column writing and newspaper design. She was named the 2012 ATHENA recipient in Grand Rapids and was inducted into the Michigan Business Hall of Fame in February of 2018. Valade has served in a number of leadership positions in many West Michigan community groups.
The ATHENA on the Lakeshore Award Luncheon is a program of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce and The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg. The ATHENA awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding lakeshore women who have demonstrated excellence in their business or profession, have provided valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in their community, assist women in reaching their full potential and who exhibit the spirit of regional collaboration. This year we celebrate nine ATHENA Award Finalists and four ATHENA Young Professional Award Finalists.
2018 ATHENA Award Finalists
Zaneta Adams, William Hughes, PLLC; WINC; Lighthouse for Veterans
Mary Boyd, Mercy Health & St. Joseph Health System
Jennifer Bustard, Mona Shores Public Schools
Pam Curtis, Senior Resources of West Michigan
Julia Rupp, HealthWest
Brianna Scott, Brianna T. Scott & Associates, PLLC
Chris Weavers-Stevenson, JW’s and J-Dubs
Barbara Lee VanHorssen, Extended Grace
2018 ATHENA Young Professional Award Finalists
Sara Barco, Weiss Chiropractic
Meghan Heritage, BlueWest Properties
Dena Isabell, Consumers Energy
Cece Riley, HealthWest
Reservations are required for the Tuesday, October 2, 2018 event. Cost to attend is $35 per person for Chamber members, $55 per person for non-members or $400 for a corporate table of eight. A portion of the proceeds supports local leadership programs. Reservations can be made by visiting www.www.muskegon.org or calling the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce 231.722.3751. PNC Bank is the premier sponsor of the ATHENA on the Lakeshore Program.
CONTACT: PAT SHAFER
MUSKEGON LAKESHORE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE