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Holly Swartz, Personal Protected co-owner, was a voice at the 29th Annual Athena Award Dinner

Holly Swartz, Personal Protected co-owner, was able to be a voice at the 29th Annual Athena Award Dinner. The ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of professional accomplishment: women who excel in their chosen field, have devoted time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and also open doors so that others may follow in their path.

Holly has always encouraged others to strive for success, and that same encouragement is in no short supply when lifting women up and recognizing them for their incredible accomplishments. Holly said, "This annual signature event hosted by our Regional Chamber is eloquently done. It is exciting to acknowledge and honor these nominated women who have impacted our area with their contributions and sacrifices to make a difference for many. I am proud to be a sponsor for the Athena’s."


While at the event of over 600 people, Holly was able to talk about the survivor story of her and her husband's business during the pandemic of 2020. She shared the success of the Quad-Sink, which Personal Protected created, and even walked everyone through "The Guide To A Healthy Humanity" that her daughter came up with to engage people while they wash their hands for about 20 seconds.

The 2022 ATHENA Award Dinner was held on Thursday, May 19, at 5:30 pm at Waypoint 4180 in Canfield. The event included a VIP reception for the sponsors, nominees, and nominators, followed by the public reception, dinner, keynote speaker, presentation of our ATHENA Scholarship, recognition of all nominees, and the announcement of this year's recipient. Holly Swartz had the honor of introducing the Keynote Speaker and a Mahoning Valley native, Dr. Curren Katz, a senior director for Data Science & Digital Health for Janssen Research & Development at Johnson & Johnson.

Check out the attached video to see the event and hear Holly Swartz speak at the 29th Annual Athena Awards.