HAZLETON – The Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce today announced that it has chosen Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) as the 34th winner of the ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award.
“I am proud to join the long line of strong women who have received the award in the past,” said Toohil. “I am truly grateful to the chamber for this honor.”
Toohil was selected by a committee of judges who considered three critical elements in the candidates’ applications: excellence in professional endeavors, community service, and the support and mentoring of women.
“The chamber membership has many talented women business leaders who excel in their designated field of expertise,” said Chamber President Mary Malone.“This year’s applications highlighted that talent pool.”
The award, originated by ATHENAInternational, is being sponsored for the first time this year byCommunity Bank. “Tarah’s dedication to the youth of the community, and mentoring young girls to strive for their goals, was a key aspect of her application,” Community Bank Pennsylvania President Barbara Maculloch noted.
Toohil will be presented with the award on Sept. 10 as part of the chamber’s 128th annual meeting and business expo.
Representative Tarah Toohil
116th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office