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JWBC announces latest graduates

The Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC) ATHENAPowerLink® program assists business owners with increasing revenue, jobs and exposure in the community.

JWBC, a department of the JAX Chamber Foundation, presented the five newest graduates of the program at the ATHENA Celebration and Reception at the Jacksonville Main Library. The 2012 ATHENAPowerLink program graduates are:

  • Gina Hill, president and owner, G.M. Hill Engineering, Inc.
  • Liz Grenamyer, owner, Catering by Liz
  • Suzi Lemen, owner, Idea Staffing
  • Pam Gibson, president, Idea Staffing
  • Nina Sickler, owner, Landmark Engineering

The ATHENAPowerLink program is supporting the local economy with business growth and job creation as it assists women business owners in meeting their business goals and objectives. One of only 29 programs offered nationwide, Jacksonville’s ATHENAPowerLink targets women-owned businesses that are at least two years old and beyond the initial start-up phase. The program “links” the business owner with a panel of unpaid expert advisors who agree to work with her for one year to meet her stated business goals and objectives.

The ATHENA Celebration and Reception also honored the nearly 400 volunteers who have served as mentors, providing special recognition to 13 mentors who volunteer for multiple programs.

To learn more about the ATHENAPowerLink mentoring program, including how to become a mentor, visit


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