Goodwill Announces Laura Walker As Vice President of Mission Services

AKRON, Ohio — Nov. 8, 2021 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is pleased to announce Laura Walker has joined the agency as the vice president, mission services. Walker is responsible for the strategic planning of Goodwill’s mission services including external and internal workforce development (human resources) and radio reading as well as safety, security …

Goodwill Announces Promotion of Cheryl Watkins to Vice President, Operations & Logistics

AKRON, Ohio — Oct. 12, 2021 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is pleased to announce the promotion of Cheryl L. Watkins to vice president, operations & logistics. In her new role, Watkins will lead agency operations and logistics including facilities, transportation, attended donation centers, outlet, boutique and e-commerce departments. In addition, she will become …

Goodwill Announces Taste of Vintage Event and Honorees: Annual Gala Fundraiser Set for November 4 at John S. Knight Center

AKRON, Ohio — Sept. 22, 2021 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is pleased to announce the 15th Annual Taste of Vintage gala fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. In addition, the event will honor Karen and Doug Lefton for their dedication to Goodwill and the greater Akron community. “We are truly looking forward to …

Goodwill Employee of Distinction Award Program Recognizes 106 Honorees

AKRON, Ohio — Sept. 8, 2021 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties recognized outstanding employees in our community during its 20th Annual Employee of Distinction Awards Program today. The event provides employers a cost-effective way to publicly recognize outstanding employees.  This year 106 employees were nominated for the Employee of Distinction Award. Nominations for the …

Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Community Involvement & President, FirstEnergy Foundation, FirstEnergy Corp. Lorna Wisham to Deliver Keynote Address for Goodwill Employee of Distinction Award Program

AKRON, Ohio — Aug. 16, 2021 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is pleased to have Lorna Wisham, vice president, corporate affairs and community involvement, and president, FirstEnergy Foundation, FirstEnergy Corp., present the keynote address at its 20th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Program on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. For details on how to participate …

Goodwill Announces 20th Annual Employee of Distinction Luncheon

AKRON, Ohio — May 18, 2021 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties invites area employers to nominate their outstanding employees for its 20th Annual Employee of Distinction Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. This year, guests can participate either in person or virtually. As always, at no cost, area businesses can nominate employees they would …

Goodwill to Open New Location in Tallmadge

TALLMADGE, Ohio — April 8, 2021 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is pleased to announce it has signed a lease to reopen a Retail Store and Donation Center in the city of Tallmadge.  The new location is owned by Tallmadge Properties LLC and is expected to open in early summer 2021 at South Plaza, …

Goodwill Elects New Board Members & Honors Program Champions

AKRON, Ohio — March 24, 2021 — Goodwill serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties held its 94th Annual Meeting virtually on March 24, 2021, to elect board members and honor program champions.  “We are very grateful for the support of our board of directors, team members and the community during this last year,” said Nancy Ellis McClenaghan, president …

Goodwill Serves More Than 9,600 in 2020

AGENCY TO PRESENT MISSION NUMBERS AT VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING AKRON, Ohio — Jan. 29, 2021 — In 2020 Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties helped 9,669 individuals. The agency will formally present 2020 service numbers at its Virtual Annual Meeting and Celebration of Champions on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. “During a challenging 2020, many found themselves …