Innovative Meetings Breaking the Mold at Shawnee


Shawnee on Delaware, PA – The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is breaking the mold in the heart of the Pocono Mountains with the unveiling of its most recent offering – The Innovation Center at Shawnee.

The Innovation Center at Shawnee is not focused on advanced technology; it is a state of mind that reflects the Shawnee Inn’s deep rooted tradition of innovation and reinvention.  It is this mindset of innovation and creation that we hope groups meeting here will embrace.  Shawnee’s greatest asset is its ability to inspire creative thought.  The corporate meeting industry has developed a stigma of fluorescent lighting and overused business jargon.  The Innovation Center at Shawnee is anything but conventional.

Everything from stress management training on a golf island in the middle of the Delaware River to ideation on the edge of the Great Shawna Island Farm and Apiary is possible through The Innovation Center at Shawnee.  Shawnee has literally torn down the walls of the conventional meeting in its journey to develop a culture of corporate creativity.      

“As we turn 100, in searching for why we survived the test of time, we found that our past and present owners had really innovative ideas that kept Shawnee profitable,” said Rob Howell, General Manager of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort.  “As we move forward towards our next 100 years, offering our tradition of innovation to our corporate partners is a valuable asset.”
In developing our vision for the future, we reached out to strategic partner, mES (mEnterprise Solutions, LLC.)  mES has assisted us in developing the overall concept in addition to conducting a marketing survey to gauge the interest of our existing customers in an Innovation Center located at Shawnee Inn.  mES will be our partner in providing practical innovation workshops as well as their other services in facilitation, change management, leadership and organizational culture.

The Shawnee Inn has been leading the Pocono Mountain’s race of innovation for the last century.  C.C. Worthington, Shawnee’s proprietor, was a famous engineer and inventor.  He developed the first gang lawnmower for golf courses, and it is rumored that he was the inspiration for the PGA.  Fred Waring, Shawnee’s second owner reinvented the Pocono Mountains by making Shawnee the Mecca of the entertainment world.  Most recently, Shawnee has been the leader in the hospitality industry through its environmental practices which include the cultivation of The Great Shawna Island Farm and the establishment of the nation’s first resort brewery.      

Shawnee is proud of its history of innovation and is excited to offer its experience and creative environment as a muse for its corporate meeting partners.

For more information or to schedule an interview with management, please call Jeromy Wo, Public Relations Coordinator at tel:  570-424-4050 x1409 or e-mail:

About The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, rich in breathtaking views, features 80 rooms in the historic Inn, 12 rooms in the Delaware Lodge, plus six suites and two cottages in Shawnee’s luxury accommodation, the Legacy Collection. Shawnee’s varieties of recreational facilities make it an ideal destination for any event. Choose from Shawnee’s 27-hole championship island golf course, golf lessons at the Tillinghast Golf Academy, nine-hole lighted Tillinghast Approach Course, skiing at Shawnee Mountain, mountain biking, or hiking on the scenic Appalachian Mountain trails, canoeing, rafting, fishing, kayaking, indoor pool, fitness room, tennis, professional theater, and Spa Shawnee and Salon.

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is conveniently located 70 miles from New York City, 100 miles from Philadelphia, 150 miles from Albany, N.Y. and 200 miles from Washington, D.C.  Three airports – Lehigh Valley International, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Newark International – all are within easy distance of the property.