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In brief: Lebanon County names Athena award winner

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The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce has named Ruth Koup, CEO and founder of Dress for Success South Central PA, the winner of its 2013 Athena award.

Koup will be honored with the presentation of the award on Dec. 11 at the chamber's annual breakfast event.

The award is given every year to a woman who distinguishes herself through professional accomplishment and community service.

Koup had been involved with the Dress for Success program for years and opened her first boutique in Harrisburg in 2007. She added another in York, and another in Lebanon in 2008.

The international Dress for Success program provides clothes and training for underprivileged women looking for work or who are newly employed.

Koup will be honored at the chamber's annual breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 11. Tickets are available through the chamber by calling 717-273-3727.

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