The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce announces its top 16 nominees for the 2016 ATHENA Awards.

The award is presented to area women "who have attained and personify the highest level of excellence and creativity in their business or profession, while continuing to devote time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and have actively assisted women in achieving their full leadership potential through service and mentorship."

Here are this year's top nominees:

Corine W. Ambler, Shreveport Job Corps Center
Jazmin Janiece Jernigan, Aesthetic Innovations, Inc.
Pamela D. Barker, Magnolia School of Excellence
Denee’ Locke, Closets in Order
Teresa L. Caine, Kelly Services, Inc.
Jamie Bradford Lopez, SOBO Promotional Products
Ree J. Casey-Jones, Ree J. Casey, Attorney
Debbie Martin, Roberts and Murphy, Inc.
Dianne Clark, Northwest LA Technical College
Tiya “Ty” Scroggins, Scroggins Consulting, LLC
Shondale T. Coleman, Magnolia Manor
Margaret Scott Shehee, Kilpatrick Life Insurance
Tracy Hadwin, Fire Tech Systems, Inc.
Sarona M. Snyder, Vintage Realty
Rosie Lee James, University Health
Dr. Kimberly Woods, All the Way Chiropractic

This year's ATHENA Awards Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. October 12 at Sam's Town Hotel & Casino. Tickets are on sale for $40 and table sponsorships are available for $500. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot.

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