Lisa Weber Named 2011 Athena Award Winner

Special to N
Published August 10,

WATERTOWN, N.Y.  —   Peter Whitmore, President & CEO of the Greater Watertown – North Country Chamber of Commerce, announced today that Lisa Weber, president & CEO/ owner, Timeless Frames, Décor & Expressions has been selected as the 2011 ATHENA Award® Recipient. The announcement was made at noon at the Dulles State Office Building. 

This is the 21st annual ATHENA Award® presented and sponsored by the Greater Watertown – North Country Chamber of Commerce, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Timeless Frames and WWNY 7News/Fox 28. 

The ATHENA Award® is a nationally and internationally recognized program introduced in Jefferson County in 1991, which celebrates the potential of all women as valued members and leaders of the community and recognizes those who support them. 

The ATHENA Award® honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of professional accomplishment, and those who excel in their chosen fields, have devoted time and energy into their community in a meaningful way, and who open paths so that others may follow. 

The selection committee, composed of previous award recipients, reviewed the nominations using the official ATHENA International selection criteria and chose Weber as this year’s recipient. Dan Villa, American Red Cross nominated Weber for the award. 

Through her hard work and dedication Lisa has taken Timeless Frames to new heights. Now with over 320employees, this once fledgling company has become an industry leader. Her keen business sense and her ability to execute have made this happen at Timeless Frames. 

Since moving to Watertown in 1999, Lisa has been actively involved in the community. She has served on various boards and currently serves as the President of the Samaritan Foundation. 

Lisa is always willing to support projects in the community with her time, talent and with support from Timeless Frames. She works hard to make Watertown a better place to live for all of the residents here.

Lisa Weber – Community Involvement 

2011 Greater Watertown American Heart Walk Chairwoman

Samaritan Medical Center, Board of Trustees 2007-Present.

Samaritan Foundation, Board of Trustees 2006-Present. Currently serves as President

Family Counseling Service of Northern New York, Treasurer, Board of Trustees 2006-Present.

Greater Watertown Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors 2006-2009

Jefferson County Job Development Corporation, Board of Directors, Secretary 2002-2004, Board of Directors 2000-2002.

Council for International Trade, Technology, Education and Communication (CITEC), Board of Directors 2003-2005.

County Economic Development Strategy, Committee Member 2003-2006. 

Watertown, NY Sunrise Rotary 2002-2004. 

Quote from Beth Fipps – Samaritan Foundation : “Lisa “walks the walk”; she leads by example and unselfishly gives of her time and resources to our community every day, in so many ways. “

Quote from Collene Alexander – Family Counseling Services : “She is a leader in the true sense of the word, she will go out of her way every time to help someone else reach their potential, reach their goal.” 

Previous local ATHENA Award® recipients and their occupations at the time of selection are Rose Frattali, Retired President and Chief Operating Officer, New York Casualty Insurance Company; Michelle Pfaff, Retired Vice President of Commercial Loans, Community Bank NA; Janice Charles, Executive Director, North Country Children’s Clinic; Chandler Ralph, President and Chief Executive Officer, Adirondack Medical Center; Lana Brown-Taylor, Principal, Indian River School District’s Calcium Primary School; Elizabeth Fipps, Samaritan Foundation; Cathy Pircsuk, General Manager, WWNY 7News; Deborah McGloine, Chair of the Hospitality and Tourism Program, Jefferson Community College; Jayn Graves, Chief Professional Officer, United Way of Northern New York, Inc.; Maria Roche, Retired Guidance Counselor, Carthage School District; Margaret (Peg) Fargo, Retired Senior Child Care Director, YMCA; Ruth-Ellen Blodgett, Pamela Caswell, Executive Director, Watertown Urban Mission; and Jane Gendron, Mary Corriveau, City Manager, City of Watertown, Cindy Intschert, District Attorney, Jefferson County, and Katherine Fenlon, Retired Vice President for Academic Affairs, Jefferson Community College , Donna Dutton, City of Watertown and Jody LaLone, Car-Freshner Corp, Pamela Beyor, The Bernier Carr Group.

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