U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Home Instead, Inc. with the prestigious Presidential "E Star" Award for making significant contributions to increase American exports on Tuesday, May 16, in Washington D.C. Home Instead was recognized for the outstanding growth in our franchise network and exporting a service model with great impact. Created by President John F. Kennedy by executive order in 1961, the "E Star" Award is the highest honor the federal government can give to individuals, firms or organizations that have made significant contributions to increase American exports.
"We're honored to be recognized for our contribution to the global economy," said Paul Hogan, founder and chairman of Home Instead, Inc. "Home Instead Senior Care was founded upon the mission of helping our senior loved ones age independently in the comfort of their own homes, but this mission is not limited to the United States. As the world's aging population continues to grow, we see an increased demand for the quality care and services our franchise network provides."
"We're passionate about enhancing the lives of aging adults and their families around the world, and the "E Star" award is a result of the consistent passion, commitment and hard work of our franchise owners, CAREGivers and staff members." Hogan said.
Home Instead was one of 22 businesses from around the United States who received an "E Star" Award this year. In 2008, Home Instead was awarded the "E" Award for excellence in exporting at a ceremony with President George Bush.