2004 Athena Award Presented To Diane Turton

Posted by — January 5, 2005

Presented by the Western Monmouth Chamber of Commerce, the Award Recognizes Ms. Turton's Continued Success and Commitment to the Community  POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NEW JERSEY (January 3, 2005) -Diane Turton, president, owner and broker of record for Diane Turton, Realtors, was recently presented the "2004 ATHENATM Award" by the Western Monmouth Chamber of Commerce (WMCC) during its 19th annual ATHENA Award luncheon.  The award program celebrates the potential of all women as valued members and leaders of the community. Ms. Turton was also recognized for her efforts to counsel, encourage and mentor women who are entering the workforce, moving forward in their careers or returning to work. Arthur R. Kondrup, president and CEO, WMCC, said "Diane was honored with this award because of her dedication toward the highest levels of professional accomplishment.  She continues to excel in the real estate industry while also devoting her time and energy to the communities that the company serves."The ATHENA Award program was created in 1982 by a chamber of commerce in Michigan with the goal of focusing on outstanding women professionals and executives in the community. A second goal was to open leadership opportunities for women in the chamber of commerce and the community's workplaces. The WMCC is currently the only chamber of commerce in New Jersey to honor deserving individuals with this prestigious award.  Ms. Turton said, "It truly was a privilege just to be nominated for the prestigious ATHENA Award which is known nationally. And, to be chosen is an exceptional honor.  Adding to the special significance of the award is the fact that the nine nominees are all leading women in their respective industries."

A leader in the residential real estate industry in New Jersey and south Florida, Ms. Turton actively participates in a wide range of community activities and supports many deserving causes, charities, fundraisers and drives. Her efforts have helped thousands of people and earned her numerous awards including the 2004 Humanitarian of the Year Award from the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  Additionally, she was named one of the Garden State's Women of Influence for 2004, a honor presented by NJBiz Magazine.  In 2005, Ms. Turton will be presented the Clara Barton Humanitarian Award by the American Red Cross Jersey Shore Chapter as well as the Distinguished Citizens Award by the Boy Scouts, Jersey Shore Council which will be presented to Ms. Turton along with her husband, Bruce.

About Diane Turton, RealtorsFounded in 1986, Diane Turton, Realtors is a full-service real estate company with offices throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties. The firm also has locations serving Palm Beach and Martin counties in Florida. The firm's divisions include Relocation Services, Signature Properties, Lifestyles (properties for Active Adults) and the Bed & Breakfast division. Turton Commercial Real Estate, an affiliate of Diane Turton, Realtors, sells or leases all types of commercial property, including retail, office and industrial space, and represents the buyers and sellers of land, investment property and mixed-use facilities. Diane Turton, Realtors, which consistently ranks in the top of the markets its serves, produced nearly $1 billion in closed sales during 2003.

The company's Web site is www.dianeturton.com and its toll free 1-877-DTURTON.

Contact:  Corey Flowers                                       Salena Kline  Diane Turton, Realtors                                       Diane Turton, Realtors  732-295-9601, extension                                  208 732-295-9601, extension 209 ###

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