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Dutchess Chamber Recognizes Outstanding Women At Athena Award Reception

Dutchess County Excecutive Marcus Molinaro and Daily Voice Co-Founder and financial journalist Jane Bryant Quinn of Poughquag at Thursday night's ATHENA International Award Reception.
Dutchess County Excecutive Marcus Molinaro and Daily Voice Co-Founder and financial journalist Jane Bryant Quinn of Poughquag at Thursday night's ATHENA International Award Reception. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The Dutchess County Chamber Foundation held its ATHENA International Award Reception Thursday evening at Villa Borghese, honoring women of distinction throughout the Mid-Hudson region.
The Dutchess County Chamber Foundation held its ATHENA International Award Reception Thursday evening at Villa Borghese, honoring women of distinction throughout the Mid-Hudson region. Video Credit: Skip Pearlman
Eleven ATHENA Award honorees were celebrated at Thursday night's ceremony.
Eleven ATHENA Award honorees were celebrated at Thursday night's ceremony. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
ATHENA honorees, (L to R): Ruth Mahoney, Renee Fillette, Major Kathleen Sileno, Krista Jones, Pamela R. Edington, Ed. D., Cynthia Keller, Bettina "Poet Gold" Wilkerson, Kelly Lyndgaard, Catherine O. Spratt, Gloria Cukar, Lauren Gillette.
ATHENA honorees, (L to R): Ruth Mahoney, Renee Fillette, Major Kathleen Sileno, Krista Jones, Pamela R. Edington, Ed. D., Cynthia Keller, Bettina "Poet Gold" Wilkerson, Kelly Lyndgaard, Catherine O. Spratt, Gloria Cukar, Lauren Gillette. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
L to R: past honoree Teri Egitto, current honorees Cathy Spratt and Gloria Cukar, and past honoree Caryn Solomon, all of MidHudson Regional Hospital.
L to R: past honoree Teri Egitto, current honorees Cathy Spratt and Gloria Cukar, and past honoree Caryn Solomon, all of MidHudson Regional Hospital. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The Dutchess County Chamber Foundation held its ATHENA International Award Reception Thursday evening at Villa Borghese, honoring women of distinction throughout the Mid-Hudson region.
The Dutchess County Chamber Foundation held its ATHENA International Award Reception Thursday evening at Villa Borghese, honoring women of distinction throughout the Mid-Hudson region. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The Dutchess County Chamber Foundation held its ATHENA International Award Reception Thursday evening at Villa Borghese, honoring women of distinction throughout the Mid-Hudson region.
The Dutchess County Chamber Foundation held its ATHENA International Award Reception Thursday evening at Villa Borghese, honoring women of distinction throughout the Mid-Hudson region. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The Dutchess County Chamber Foundation held its ATHENA International Award Reception Thursday evening at Villa Borghese, honoring women of distinction throughout the Mid-Hudson region.
The Dutchess County Chamber Foundation held its ATHENA International Award Reception Thursday evening at Villa Borghese, honoring women of distinction throughout the Mid-Hudson region. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The Dutchess County Chamber Foundation held its ATHENA International Award Reception Thursday evening at Villa Borghese, honoring women of distinction throughout the Mid-Hudson region.
The Dutchess County Chamber Foundation held its ATHENA International Award Reception Thursday evening at Villa Borghese, honoring women of distinction throughout the Mid-Hudson region. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Financial journalist and Daily Voice Co-Founder Jane Bryant Quinn was keynote speaker at Thursday night's ATHENA Award Reception.
Financial journalist and Daily Voice Co-Founder Jane Bryant Quinn was keynote speaker at Thursday night's ATHENA Award Reception. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Chamber President Frank M. Castella, Jr. with ATHENA adult scholarship winner Juliet Boone.
Chamber President Frank M. Castella, Jr. with ATHENA adult scholarship winner Juliet Boone. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Chamber President Frank M. Castella, Jr. and Chamber Foundation Executive Director Nicholas Shannon with ATHENA adult scholarship winner Cassandra Lotker.
Chamber President Frank M. Castella, Jr. and Chamber Foundation Executive Director Nicholas Shannon with ATHENA adult scholarship winner Cassandra Lotker. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The Dutchess County Chamber Foundation held its ATHENA International Award Reception Thursday evening at Villa Borghese, honoring women of distinction throughout the Mid-Hudson region.
The Dutchess County Chamber Foundation held its ATHENA International Award Reception Thursday evening at Villa Borghese, honoring women of distinction throughout the Mid-Hudson region. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Daily Voice Founder and CEO Carll Tucker (L) and Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro at Thursday night's ATHENA Award Reception.
Daily Voice Founder and CEO Carll Tucker (L) and Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro at Thursday night's ATHENA Award Reception. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. - The Dutchess County Chamber Foundation recognized 11 women of distinction throughout the Mid-Hudson region Thursday evening at the ATHENA International Award Reception at Villa Borghese.

ATHENA winners - chosen by a selection committee composed of the past three years’ honorees - demonstrate strengths in career excellence and leadership, community volunteer involvement, and willingness to serve as mentors – especially to women in the business community.

This year's honorees are: Gloria Cukar, MidHudson Regional Hospital; Dr. Pamela Edington, Dutchess Community College; Renée Fillette Ph.D, Astor Services for Children & Families; Lauren Gillett, Chazen Companies; Krista Jones, Sparrow's Nest; Cynthia Keller, The Culinary Institute of America; Kelly Lyndgaard, Unshattered; Ruth Mahoney, KeyBank; Maj. Kathleen Sileno, Air National Guard; Catherine Spratt, MidHudson Regional Hospital; Bettina "GOLD" Wilkerson, Real Skills Network.

Daily Voice Co-Founder and financial journalist Jane Bryant Quinn of Poughquag was keynote speaker at the event, and captivated the large crowd with stories of women's progress in finance and business, as well as how to make smart investments.

Watch the video to hear Dutchess Chamber President Frank M. Castella, Jr. and Quinn talk about the women being honored.

The event was sponsored by Adams Fairacre Farms, Hudson Valley Office Furniture and Fortress Financial Advisory LLC.

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