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05/16/13
Friends Homes, Inc. Honored Outstanding Employer
Wilson M. Sheldon Jr., chief executive officer of Friends Homes Inc. accepted the award for Outstanding Employer of the Year at the 2013 Small Business Awards ceremony held at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex Special Events Center. Presenting the award were Greensboro mayor Robbie Perkins and Greensboro Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities chair Bruce Pomeroy.

Friends Homes, Inc. has been providing employment opportunities for non-traditional candidates since 1988. Both the Friends Home at Guilford and the Friends Home West campuses employ 12 young people in the nursing, dietary and housekeeping departments. "This award was earned by our employees," Wilson Sheldon stated, "Without their hard work and dedication we would not be in a position to be recognized by the larger community. It is part of our mission to be an active member of the community at large working together to strengthen both the wider community and our individual organizations."

Friends Homes Inc. is a non-profit corporation chartered in 1958 for the purpose of owning and operating a retirement community in Greensboro, North Carolina. Founded by the North Carolina Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers), Friends Homes has two campuses, Friends Homes at Guilford and Friends Homes West. Friends Homes Inc. was founded to serve the needs of the 60+ population and offers independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care. For more information, visit www.friendshomes.org.

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