Chamber of Commerce

The list of nominees for the prestigious ATHENA Award has been released by the Chambers of Commerce in Shreveport and Bossier City.



The award is presented each year to two women (one from each city) "who have attained and personify the highest level of professional excellence by showing creativity and initiative in their business or profession, have devoted time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community in a meaningful way, and have opened the doors of leadership opportunities for women in order for them to achieve their full potential."

Here are this year's nominees:

Bossier Chamber of Commerce

Julie Bass with Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, Inc.

Stephanie D. Edmiston with Ocean Marketing Group

Teri T. Flash with Teri Flash Creative

Dr. Nikki Gebara at Louisiana Tech

Robin Williams with Holiday Lanes

Atimberly Mapp at Virginia College

Patricia Wyatt with Bossier Parish Community College

Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce

Laurie Bibby Boswell with Holy Angels Residential Facility

Lola Kendrick, Educational Consultant

Katie McCullin with Chesapeake Energy Corp.

Teresa Micheels with the Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau

Tina Marie Palmisano with Ernest's Orleans Restaurant & Lounge, Inc.

Pamela Latrice Pero with The Pamela Pero Real Estate Team

Kathi Smith with Military Affairs Council

The winners will be announced at the upcoming ATHENA Awards Luncheon on Thursday, November 7th, at the Shreveport Convention Center.  Registration begins at 11:30 that morning, with lunch and awards announcements beginning at noon.  Individual tickets are $35 and table sponsorships are available.  Contact either the Bossier Chamber or Greater Shreveport Chamber for more info.