Lewisburg business owner Joe DeLauter recently was honored for outstanding business performance this week at the Home Instead Senior Care network's annual international meeting held in Omaha, Neb., according to a news release.
The Home Instead Senior Care network is the world's leading provider of non-medical in-home care and companionship to older adults with offices worldwide including the Central Susquehanna River Valley area.
"I am pleased to be honored for serving this area's older adults who represent such an important legacy to our community," DeLauter said. "We share this honor with our dedicated staff and caregivers and thank them for their tireless service."
DeLauter was recognized with a Hallmark I Award. The award, the news release said, is presented for superior sales and service satisfaction.
This year's Home Instead Senior Care meeting It's Time highlights the importance of facing the challenges of an aging population with a sense of urgency and understanding for the needs that are sure to come, considering the number of baby boomers who are becoming seniors each day. Franchise owners are receiving a variety of new products, services, tools and programs designed to enhance their role as a valuable resource for seniors and family caregivers in their communities.
With more than 950 independently owned and operated franchises in 17 countries including the U.S., the Home Instead Senior Care network is the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care and companionship services for seniors.
The Marcellus Shale Coalition recently announced John L. Augustine III has joined the organization as the Northeastern Pennsylvania community outreach manager, where he will lead the coalition's regional education, business and outreach efforts.
Augustine, a news release said, comes to the coalition from the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry, where he served as senior director for economic and entrepreneurial development since 2003.
"We are excited to have John join our team and look forward to having him lead our ongoing outreach and educational efforts in northeastern Pennsylvania," said coalition president Kathryn Klaber. "Having a full-time coalition staff member on the ground in northeastern Pennsylvania, focused largely on engaging key stakeholders, will add a great deal of value to our members and further strengthen our industry's voice and regional presence. John's extensive experience, particularly on economic development and supply chain related issues, will be key as responsible, job-creating natural gas development continues in the Northern Tier and throughout the northeastern part of the Commonwealth."
As a senior economic development official at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, Augustine oversaw the marketing, job creation and retention for five industrial and office parks, and managed and operated the Innovation Center@Wilkes-Barre - described by the news release as an economic and technology incubator, aimed at bolstering the region's small business community. A graduate of King's College, where he received a B.A. in mass communications, he serves on several boards, including the King's College President's Council, Luzerne County Community College Foundation, Leadership Wilkes-Barre and the Mountaintop Marian Sutherland Kirby Library.
"As a northeastern Pennsylvania native, and having spent my professional career dealing with job creation and economic growth in the region, I could not be more excited to be a part of the growing natural gas industry," said Augustine, according to the news release. "The responsible development of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale represents a generational opportunity for Pennsylvania and for our country. I am eager to advance the coalition's mission and its guiding principles in this new role."
The coalition is an organization committed to the responsible development of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale geological formation and the enhancement of the region's economy that can be realized by this clean-burning energy source.