Deter Motor & Chamber accepting ATHENA nominations


December 2nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Deter Motor Company and the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce have announced they are currently accepting nominations for the Annual ATHENA Award.

Athena Award

The award has been presented over the past 10-years to women who are an inspiration to other women by demonstrating professional excellence, community service, and assisting women in realizing their true leadership potential. Nominations are due to the Chamber of Commerce by Friday, Dec. 16th at Noon. Former recipients and Deter Motor representatives serve on the selection committee.

The ATHENA Award was first presented in 1982 in Lansing, Michigan and has grown to include presentations to more than 5,000 individuals in hundreds of cities in the United States as well as in Canada, China, Russia and the United Kingdom. The award takes the form of a hand-cast bronze sculpture symbolizing the strength, courage and wisdom of the recipient. The ATHENA Award Program is nationally underwritten by KPMG.

Chamber Executive Director Megan Roberts said other awards will be given in conjunction Chamber Annual Dinner January 21sy, 2012, with the ATHENA being the capstone for the evening. Atlantic is the only Iowa community to partner with ATHENA International to host the program.

For more information contact Megan Roberts, Executive Director of the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce, at 712.243.3017 or email