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Two women business owners chosen to participate in ATHENA mentoring program

Jan Korb of BroadBased Communications Inc. and Lisa Davis of Analytics Partners Inc. have been chosen by thewomens business center logo Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC) to participate in its ATHENAPowerLink mentoring program.

“We are thrilled to offer this opportunity to Jan and Lisa,” said Linda Kelso, ATHENA Governing Body co-chair. “Both were chosen from a field of applicants and have already demonstrated success as entrepreneurs.”

Program participants with service-based businesses are required to have annual revenues of at least $100,000, or $250,000 for retail or manufacturing businesses. They must also be in business at least two years, have a least two full-time employees, have clearly defined goals and objectives, and be at least 51% owned and actively managed by a woman.

Jan Korb

Jan Korb

BroadBased Communications (, established in 1996, is a Jacksonville-based marketing, public relations and design firm specializing in marketing strategy, brand development, corporate communications, public relations, research and market intelligence. Analytics Partners ( provides consulting services

Lisa Davis

Lisa Davis

 in the business intelligence (BI) market space, focusing on implementing, training and consulting in business intelligence technology and data ware-housing strategies.

Now in its third year in Jacksonville, ATHENAPowerLink connects women business owners with a panel of six to eight unpaid advisors who agree to work with them for one year to meet their business goals and objectives. The program creates a support system for women entrepreneurs endeavoring to advance their businesses and a means for business leaders from a variety of industries to give back to their community by helping an entrepreneur grow. The Jacksonville ATHENAPowerLink  program is one of only 27 nationwide.

“ATHENAPowerLink not only benefits the women entrepreneurs that are chosen to participate, but it offers professionals from the community an opportunity to get involved as mentors and share their expertise,” said Frank Mantay of Prudential and ATHENA Governing Body co-chair. “When our business leaders are able to give back, our economy and community are strengthened.”

ATHENAPowerLink is funded in part by Foley & Lardner LLP, Prudential, Wachovia and the Jacksonville Business Journal.

Applications for the next ATHENAPowerLink program will be accepted throughout November. For more information, contact Pat Blanchard at 904-366-6640 or

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