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Athena Awards

ATHENA Award Winners Announced

Susan Cordts, Sharon Knutson-Felix and Rachel Bennett Yanof were recipients of 2010 ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Awards presented today at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa,

Cordts, President & CEO of Adaptive Technologies Inc., was 2010 ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year in the Private Sector; Knutson-Felix, Executive Director – 100 Club of Arizona, was 2010 ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year award in the Public Sector; and Bennett Yanof, Executive Director – Phoenix Collegiate Academy, won the 2010 ATHENA Young Professional Award.

The event marks the 23rd year the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce has honored Valley businesswomen with the ATHENA Award, named after the Greek goddess of courage and wisdom, and a program of ATHENA International, a foundation dedicated to creating leadership opportunities for women.

Cordts, Knutson-Felix and Bennett Yanof were chosen from among 11 other ATHENA finalists who were selected from a large group of nominations received in August.

MAC Award trophies

Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards 2010

The 2010 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards, held at the Ritz Carlton in Phoenix on Sept. 14, 2010, was a hit with almost 500 people gathering to celebrate excellence in the Arizona business community. The night honored 43 companies in Arizona that are outstanding in the areas of customer opinion, leadership excellence, social responsibility and workplace culture.

Emcee Brahm Resnik, news anchor with 12 News, recognized the companies and handed the mic off to our four presenting sponsors, who announced our Spotlight Awards. Sundt Construction, American Express, St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center and BeachFleischman were the night’s Spotlight Award winners.

Along with celebrating Arizona businesses, attendees feasted on scrumptious desserts. Here are a few photos from the celebration, but there’s more photos of the 2010 MAC Awards in our MAC Photo Album.

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2010 MAC Awards

2010 MAC Awards

2010 MAC Awards

2010 MAC Awards

2010 MAC Awards

2010 MAC Awards