Goodwill Announces 23rd Annual Employee of Distinction Luncheon

AKRON, Ohio — May 16, 2024 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties invites area employers to nominate their outstanding employees for its 23rd Annual Employee of Distinction Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2024. This year, guests can participate exclusively in person. As always, at no cost, area organizations can nominate employees they would like to …

Goodwill Elects New Board Officers, Members & Honors Program Champions

AKRON, Ohio — March 27, 2024 — Goodwill serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties held its 97th Annual Meeting virtually on March 27, 2024, to elect board officers, members and honor program champions. “This celebration showcased the past year’s record setting service numbers and the successes of Goodwill’s inspirational 2023 Celebration of Champions honorees!” said Nancy Ellis McClenaghan, …

Goodwill Serves More Than 14,000 In 2023

AGENCY TO PRESENT MISSION NUMBERS AT VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING  AKRON, Ohio — Jan. 29, 2024 — In 2023 Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties served 14,482 individuals in the community with job search assistance, training and other services. The agency will formally present 2023 service numbers at its virtual Annual Meeting and Celebration of Champions on …

Goodwill and Towpath Credit Union Collaborate to Offer Revolving Auto Loan Program

AKRON, Ohio – Jan. 12, 2024 – The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc. (GIA) is very proud to announce its collaboration with Towpath Credit Union (Towpath CU) to offer a revolving auto loan program to residents of Summit County. GIA serves Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties.  Towpath CU is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution serving those who …

Goodwill’s Taste of Vintage Event Raised Over $125,000 to Support Mission

AKRON, Ohio — Nov. 3, 2023 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties, along with honoree, Danielle J. Kimmell, raised over $125,000 at its 17th Taste of Vintage gala fundraiser. All net proceeds support Goodwill’s mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment in our community. The event held on Nov. 2, 2023, was attended …

Goodwill Announces 2023 “Making a Difference” Award Winners

AKRON, Ohio — Sept. 7, 2023 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties was very pleased to announce its 2023 “Making a Difference” award winners at the September 6th, Employee of Distinction Luncheon held at Guy’s Party Center. The director “Making a Difference” honoree is honorary board member, William Glaeser.  William “Bill” Glaeser graciously shared his time, …

Goodwill Employee Of Distinction Award Program Recognizes 52 Honorees

AKRON, Ohio — Sept. 7, 2023 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties recognized outstanding employees in our community during its 22nd Annual Employee of Distinction Awards Program yesterday. The event provides employers with a cost-effective way to publicly recognize outstanding employees. This year 52 employees were nominated for the Employee of Distinction Award. Nominations for …

Goodwill Announces Taste of Vintage Event and Honoree: 17th Gala Fundraiser Set For Nov. 2

AKRON, Ohio — July 25, 2023 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is pleased to announce the 17th Taste of Vintage gala fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. In addition, the event will honor Danielle J. Kimmell, CPA, principal of Apple Growth Partners, for her dedication to Goodwill and the greater Akron community. “We are …

Goodwill Announces 22nd Annual Employee of Distinction Luncheon

AKRON, Ohio — June 21, 2023 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties invites area employers to nominate their outstanding employees for its 22nd Annual Employee of Distinction Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023. As always, at no cost, area organizations can nominate employees they would like to publicly recognize for their efforts. The keynote speaker …