Nominations sought for leadership award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce ATHENA Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award.

The ATHENA Award is an international leadership award presented to a woman or man for professional excellence, community service and actively assisting women to attain professional excellence and leadership skills.

The deadline to nominate someone for the award is 4 p.m. Dec. 16.

The recipients will be announced at the Tri-Cities Women In Business Conference ATHENA Luncheon noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at TRAC in Pasco.

For the nomination forms and more information, go to

Tickets are $85 for the all-day conference, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., or $30 for the ATHENA/Network Tri-Cities Luncheon for members and non-members. For tickets, call 736-0510.