CHEER honored as Georgetown Chamber’s 2015 Nonprofit Business Leader

23 CHEER award from Chamber

CHEER was honored Dec. 16 as the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Nonprofit Business Leader of the Year. From left, State Sen. Brian Pettyjohn; CHEER Executive Director Arlene Littleton; State Rep. Ruth Briggs-King; CHEER Deputy Director Ken Bock; Anthony DelFranco, Director of Marketing; Beckett Harman, Director of Finance; Carolyn O’Neal, Staff Development; Joyce Westen, Director of Support Services; and Karen Duffield , Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.

GEORGETOWN – Wednesday, Dec. 16 was a banner day for CHEER.

At the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce luncheon, CHEER was awarded the Chamber’s 2015 Nonprofit Business Leader of the Year.

In addition, the State of Delaware Senate paid tribute as State Sen. Brian G. Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, and the Senate of the 148th General Assembly recognized and commended CHEER for “over 40 years of dedicated care and service for seniors in Sussex County.”

That tribute was signed by President Pro Tempore, Sen. Patricia M. Blevins, Secretary of State Bernard J. Brady and Sen. Pettyjohn.

“I am honored to receive the Georgetown 2015 Business Leader of the Year Award on behalf of CHEER,” said CHEER Executive Director Arlene Littleton. “I am so very proud of our board, staff and volunteers that makes CHEER what it is today. I share this award with them and I’m proud to be an employee of such a great organization”.

CHEER’s mission is “to promote and maintain the highest quality of life and independence by developing and providing services that meet the continuing needs of senior citizens 50 and over.”

With modern Activity Centers located throughout Sussex County, CHEER offers a full range of services for mature adults, including home health care services, transportation, senior housing, Meals on Wheels and a mobile Grocery Mini-Mart, nutrition programs, support groups, companionship and housekeeping.

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