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Smoke Free Shawnee

Thursday, June 4, 2009 (Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania) — The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort has taken its smoke-free policy one step further by introducing a new "fresh air" initiative.

In 2006, The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort was the first lodging facility in the Pocono Mountains to designate all guest rooms and indoor public areas as smoke-free. Starting June 1st, Shawnee made the commitment to ensure all employee areas are smoke-free.

The fresh air initiative is the most recent arm of Shawnee's Year of Wellness. To ease employees into the transition, Shawnee, in partnership with the Carbon, Monroe, Pike Drug and Alcohol Commission, sponsored smoking cessation classes for employees who wanted help in alleviating their addiction to tobacco. The classes were offered on a weekly basis with a gradual step-down program that lasted eight weeks.

"The health of our employees is just as important as the livelihood of our resort. They are the key to the operation of Shawnee so we must be as supportive as possible to help them lead a positive lifestyle", Rob Howell, General Manager of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort.

Guests of Shawnee are still able to smoke in specially designated outdoor areas.

In addition to Shawnee's "fresh air" initiative, the resort has been offering free employee exercise classes twice weekly along with discounted gym memberships to Elevations Health Club. One of their most recent wellness achievements occurred on May 17th, when Shawnee sponsored a team of 17 employees to participate in the Pocono Run for the Red Marathon.

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is proud of its employees and looks forward to further supporting its Year of Wellness.

For more information or to schedule and interview with Shawnee's management; please contact Jeromy Wo, Public Relations Coordinator at: (570) 424-4050 ext. 1409 or visit ShawneeInn.com.

 


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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.

2012

Trip Advisor for Business: Certificate of Excellence

Winner
Certificate of Excellence
2012

2011

Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations -National General Manager of the Year, Rob Howell

2010

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


 

2009

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


2008

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


2007

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