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Special Amenities Available Exclusively at the Inn at Shawnee

Emma’s Friends Products Support People With Disabilities

SHAWNEE ON DELAWARE, Pennsylvania (April 22, 2009) — The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort has placed the Emma's Friends line of handcrafted soaps, lotions and shampoos in its guest rooms, suites and on-site shop, the first resort anywhere to offer these special products.

Emma's Friends, founded and located in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania (about 40 miles from the resort) was inspired by a mother's love for her daughter with multiple disabilities. The line includes handcrafted soaps, lotions, sugar scrubs, sea salts, bath soaks, lip balms, and liquid soaps. All soaps are handmade from oils, butters and other natural ingredients, with bar soaps containing a minimum of 45% olive oil. Lotions are made from shea and cocoa butters, goat's milk, aloe vera and other light, skin-loving oils.

The company seeks to employ individuals with disabilities creatively, offering them an opportunity to enjoy their work and share it with others.

"Through the purchase of Emma's Friends products, our customers are given an opportunity to appreciate our Friends' abilities and recognize the joy they offer their families and communities," said Lynn Elko, company founder. "To meet Shawnee's needs we've acquired a filling machine and labeler to expedite bottling. There has been a great deal of excitement amongst our Friends over their new jobs."

Products are created in small batches to ensure high quality. "Each batch of soap, being handcrafted, may look a little different although the ingredients remain the same," Elko explained. "Call it creative license!"

According to Rob Howell, general manager of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, each of historic Inn's 80 rooms, 12 rooms in the Delaware Lodge, six suites and two cottages in the Legacy Collection, Shawnee's luxury accommodations, will feature handcrafted soaps, shampoo and lotions.

For more information on the product line, contact Lynn Elko at 570/956-9334 or via email at lynn@emmasfriends.com. The web site is http://www.EmmasFriends.com/.

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