Goodwill Signs Lease to Open Second Boutique


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AKRON, Ohio — May 5, 2015 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties signed a lease to open another blue /A GOODWILL® BOUTIQUE / location with Crossroads Land Company at 335 S. Main Street in Akron. The new location is expected to be open in August 2015.

“The boutique in Kent, Ohio, is being accepted well in the community and the agency believes Akron is another key market,” said Janet Morrison, vice president, contract & logistics services, Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland Counties. “This concept offers another type of shopping experience that is very different than our typical retail stores and whether shopping or donating to Goodwill, it all supports our mission of helping individuals prepare for, find and retain employment.”

According to Cynthia Bender, president, commercial & residential at Crossroads Management Realty Company, “We welcome Goodwill’s boutique to our property on S. Main Street.  We’re excited to add its pedestrian traffic to our location and we also appreciate the agency’s service to the community.”


About Goodwill Industries Serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland Counties
The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation that helps individuals prepare for, find, and retain employment. Operating in the five-county region of Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland, the agency was established in 1927. It is a private, independent organization, operating as an affiliate member of Goodwill Industries International. Goodwill helps to directly strengthen the region’s workforce through its employment programs and indirectly through the net proceeds from its retail outlets and industrial services division. For more information about GIA, visit or call 800-989-8428.


Jennifer Bako
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