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“Team Shawnee" Geared up for the Run for the Red
Thursday, April 30, 2009 (Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania) — The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort has sponsored a team of employees to participate in the Run for the Red Pocono Marathon on May 17th, 2009.
To coincide with "Shawnee's Year of Wellness" a team of 16 employees are signed up for the Run for the Red races. This race was recently featured in Runners World Magazine, as the 9th race in the country, to have the highest number of participants to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Though the "Shawnee Team" is not trying to qualify for any particular marathon — their goal is to have fun and to finish. They are looking forward to help raise money for the American Red Cross of Monroe County Pennsylvania.
Here is who is sponsoring them:
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is sponsoring all of the employees' registration fees. The Crossings Premium Outlets arranged the donation of the teams running tops. Special thanks to Doug Smith, Manager of The Crossings. The Riddell factory will be donating the screen printing. Special thanks to Dominic Violi. The marathon runners have been following an 18-week "novice" guide that they found online suggested by elite runner Hal Higdon. Hal ran eight times in the Olympic Trials and won four world masters championships. The marathoners have also partnered up with the Aardvark running store in Stroudsburg and their running team which is composed of more local runners that are also in training for the Run for the Red.
The Shawnee Team is comprised of the following members:
- Bailey Baldwin, Recreation Staff
- Jennifer Borden, Lifeguard
- Jonathon Duffy, Recreation Staff
- Russ Gladd, Facilities Director
- Emmanuel Green, River Room Staff
- Rob Howell, General Manager
- Pete Kirkwood, Environmental Attorney
- Liz Kirkwood, Environmental Attorney
- Nicole Norris, Recreation Staff
- Nancy Spencer, Accounts Receivable
- Molly Burnside, Corporate Sales Manager
- Rachelle Heil, Golf Sales Manager
- Carolyn Kisling, Reservations Staff
- Jason Startari, Business Development
- Jennifer Fuller, Human Resources Director
- Monica Startari, Marketing Director
- Igor Voloshin, Spa Therapist
Keep an eye on Emmanuel Green who is an East Stroudsburg High School South student who will be attending East Stroudsburg University in the fall. Emmanuel will be running for ESU's track team and has run a 5K in the past in just over 18 minutes.
Shawnee's "Year of Wellness" was initiated January 1, 2009 and encourages employees to actively lead healthy lifestyles. Some of the programs that were initiated through the Year of Wellness include: employee exercise classes, discounted memberships to elevations health club, smoking cessation program, and monthly seminars.
The Shawnee Team is planning to take some photos in full running gear at The Crossings Premium Outlets, and at The Shawnee Inn the week prior to the race. May 17th, race day, is just around the corner and the team is looking forward to this special day.
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List of Accolades
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort would like to thank the all of the organizations that have recognized our efforts towards excellence. We are a proud member of the community and look forward to working together to continue providing outstanding service.
Trip Advisor for Business: Certificate of Excellence
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations -National General Manager of the Year, Rob Howell
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations Chef’s Palate Award for “Best Use of Local and Organic Ingredients”-Chef "G"
Award of Excellence “Most Creative Booth” from the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Expo 2010
Save Our Planet Award, The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association-Rob Howell, General Manager of the Year
Community Service Award, The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau-Jeromy Wo, Public Relations Coordinator, Brand Hero
American Legion Auxiliary-Certificate of Appreciation
The Pocono Business Journals Green List
The Monroe County Historical Associations Historical Preservation Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Outstanding Tourism Employee - Will Stryeski
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Green Award - The Shawnee Inn and Gold Resort
Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Save Our Planet Award
The Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association's General Manager of the Year Nomination - Rob Howell
Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Save Our Planet Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureaus Outstanding Tourism Employee Rob Howell, General Manager
Outstanding Women in Business Monica Startari, Director of Marketing
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Chairman of Business Award Charlie Kirkwood, Owner
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations General Manager of the Year Nomination Rob Howell, General Manager
The National Recreation Area of the Delaware Water Gaps Conservation Award
The American Cancer Societys Certificate of Appreciation for being First Property in the Pocono Mountains to go Smoke-Free
Bizzy Awards Best Overall Business