December 1, 2023

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Marion Chamber president Heidi Jones receiver of 2023 Athena Award

Heidi Jones is the 2023 recipient of the Athena Leadership Award presented by the Marion Women's Business Council. She is the 25th recipient of the award since the Marion Women's Business Council began sponsoring the award in 1998. Jones is the current president of the Marion Area Chamber of Commerce and former executive director of Marion Matters, Inc.

Though she always drew inspiration from the extensive checklist of Marion County’s Athena Management Award recipients, Heidi Jones never ever assumed she would be just one of them.

That changed on Monday afternoon when Jones was honored as the 2023 recipient by the Marion Women’s Small business Council.

“This is pretty distinctive,” stated Jones, who is the president of the Marion Spot Chamber of Commerce. “For years, I viewed so numerous amazing girls obtain this award, but you under no circumstances put on your own in that identical category with people girls. So to stand here these days getting the Athena recipient is such an honor for me. This group is stuffed with amazing female leaders and I get to see their function each day. I am very pleased to be in a category with these amazing women.”