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Alumnus Spotlight – Hillary Bressler

Hillary Bressler is the founder and CEO of .com Marketing, an Interactive digital marketing and advertising agency. Since 1995 her passion for the Internet has led to the creation of one of the first digital advertising agencies in the world. Hillary established .Com Marketing in 1997 and has brought many national brands to the Internet in […]

Alumnus Spotlight – Summer Rodman

Summer Rodman is the CEO and president of Amazon Hose and Rubber, a stocking distributor of hoses, hose accessories, and sheet rubber. Amazon focuses on custom hose assemblies, holds many MWBE and government certifications, and specializes in safety. Summer’s expertise has created this 30,000 square foot warehouse located in Orlando. She graduated with her masters in […]

Alumnus Spotlight – Amy Marvin

Amy Marvin is the owner of Sign-A-Rama, the world’s largest sign franchise. This company is part of the United Franchise Group and has ben approaching 800 locations in 50 countries over the past 25 years. Amy has a background in sales and marketing and graduated from the University of Florida. She has helped the business grow […]

Alumnus Spotlight – Allison Palmer

Allison Palmer, 2012 Athena Alumnus, co-owns Palmer’s Gardens and Goods with her husband Jeff Palmer. Palmer’s is your source for local gardening and landscaping experts. Located a few blocks east of Leu Gardens, the family-owned business has been serving the Central Florida community since 1947. Today, Allison continues to focus on quality, both in planting […]

Alumnus Spotlight – Julie Galletti

Julie Galletti, 2011 Athena Alumnus, is the Principal of Florida Specialty Products with over 38 years of construction experience. The minority owned and operated business provides a wide range of services from repairs, replacement, and installation. Some of their clients include schools, healthcare facilities, commercial, industrial, and multi-tenant buildings. Today, she continues maintain an open […]

Athena Alumnus Allison Palmer Featured in Central Florida Lifestyle Magazine

Allison Palmer is a resident of college park and co-owner of Palmer’s Garden and Goods. Not only is she a recent graduate of the ATHENA Power Link program, but she is also a former schoolteacher.  Thanks to ATHENA Allison is now more prepared in fields of accounting, checkout systems, succession plans, and employee evaluations. Check […]

Florida is top 5 for women-owned businesses

Coming in at number four, Florida is estimated to have 587,600 firms owned by women. These statistics were released in March of this year from the State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. Together these firms raise about 77.6 billion dollars in revenue each year for the sunshine state. Between 1997 and 2012 Florida’s women-owned firms have […]

OBJ’s 40 Under 40 Nominations

Congratulations to current clients, alumni and associates of the ATHENAPowerLink program that have been nominated in the Orlando Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. The annual event that distinguishes the most influential people under the age of 40 in Central Florida will be held on August 16th. The 40 honorees will be recognized at an awards […]

Congrats to Amazon Hose & Rubber Co.

We want to send out a special congratulations to Athena Alumna Summer Rodman and her company Amazon Hose & Rubber Co. for making the list of Top 5 largest women-owned businesses in Central Florida. They came in 5th place based on gross revenue. Check out the article here or take a look at the Orlando […]

Congratulations Athena Women!

Congratulations to the many ATHENA Governing body members, recipients, alumni and volunteers who were nominated for the Orlando Business Journal’s 14th Annual Women Who Mean Business award. We are so proud of all of you! Check out all of the nominees by clicking here.