The 2016 ATHENA PowerLink® Program Awardees are: Claudine Thiem, Claudine’s Consignment, LLC; Genevieve Derose Thompson, Innter Balance Pilates; Elizabeth Freitag, Peninsula Pups Doggie Daycare, Inc.; and, Pamela Bane Turner, Shear Delight Salon and Day Spa.
Each of these four awardees will receive an ATHENA PowerLink® Advisory Panel of Business Professionals for 2016. The Advisory Panel works with the business owner for one year, free of charge. The panel, which can include everyone from lawyers and bankers to accountants and marketing professionals, assists each woman with her individual needs to help grow her business.
Linda Stevenson, chair of the ATHENA PowerLink® Governing Body, said, “We are delighted to see an increase in the amount of applications and diversity of the program. This is a true testament to the community’s support for our program and our belief that these women have all positioned themselves to move forward to the next level in Erie.”