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The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce announced today that Jodi Snyder, owner of Acro Legal Copy Service, Inc, has won the 2016 ATHENA Award, sponsored by Lloyd Ganton Retirement Services.

The ATHENA Award highlights an individual who has attained and embodies the highest level of professional excellence in his or her profession, has devoted time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community and actively assists women in reaching their leadership potential. 

Award criteria include:  demonstrating excellence, creativity and initiative in their professional; providing valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community; and actively assisting women in realizing their full leadership potential.

“We are proud to have Jodi be the recipient of the 2016 ATHENA Award,” said Judi Ganton, Lloyd Ganton Retirement Centers.  “We have observed her leadership skills through the years as she has given valuable service to the community that we love.”

A few of Jodi Snyder’s accomplishments include: successfully owning and operating Acro Legal Copy Service, receiving the Nike Award from Jackson Business & Professional Women, serving on the Women In Leadership Board, serving as President of Jackson Business & Professional Women and Vice President of the Albion branch, currently the Secretary for BPW Michigan, recipient of the Susan B. Anthony Award, volunteer on numerous non-profits, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, and many more.

“It would be selfish to say that I won the Athena by myself.  Many others have contributed to my success including teachers, pastors, friends, family and mentors along with many others in our community. These individuals have molded me into the person that I am,” commented Snyder. 

“My favorite motto is by Vince Lombardi “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.”

The Jackson County Chamber will recognize Snyder at its Annual Meeting on January 26, 2017 at Jackson College from 5:30-9pm. Tickets are $60 and available at www.JacksonChamber.org or by calling (517) 782-8221.

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