Goodwill Honors Program Champions and Re-elects Board Members

AKRON, Ohio — March 22, 2018 — Goodwill serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties re-elected board members and honored program champions during its Annual Meeting and Celebration of Champions event March 21.  The event hosted by Event Chair, Danielle J. Kimmell, CPA, was attended by nearly 200 individuals at Guy’s Party Center in Akron. “It was my honor …

Nearly 9,400 Job Seekers Assisted By Goodwill in 2017

AGENCY TO PRESENT MISSION NUMBERS AT ANNUAL MEETING & CELEBRATION OF CHAMPIONS AKRON, Ohio — Jan. 16, 2018 — In 2017 Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties helped 9,390 individuals through a number of services that offer assistance to people struggling to find employment, including: career exploration and advising; resume and interview preparation; skill identification; work …

Goodwill’s Taste of Vintage Event Raised More Than $80,000 to Support Mission

AKRON, Ohio — Nov. 20, 2017 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties, along with honorary event chairs Steve and Cherie Shechter, raised almost $82,000 at its 12th annual 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 …

Goodwill Employee of Distinction Luncheon Recognizes Honorees

65 HONOREES RECOGNIZED AND 5 AWARDED WITH HIGHEST HONOR AKRON, Ohio — Sept. 8, 2017 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties recognized 65 outstanding employees in our community at its 16th Annual Employee of Distinction Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 6.  The event provides employers a cost-effective way to publicly recognize outstanding employees. This year …

Pete Fierle, Chief of Staff & VP of Communications, Pro Football Hall of Fame to Deliver Keynote Address at Employee of Distinction Luncheon

 AKRON, Ohio — Aug. 11, 2017 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is excited to announce Pete Fierle, chief of staff & vice president of communications, Pro Football Hall of Fame, will present the keynote address at its 16th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. The speech is titled, the …

Goodwill Announces Taste of Vintage Event and Honorees

ANNUAL GALA FUNDRAISER SET FOR NOVEMBER 16 AT QUAKER STATION   AKRON, Ohio — June 1, 2017 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Taste of Vintage gala fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Founded in 1927, Goodwill is celebrating its 90th year of community service during the evening.  …

Goodwill Announces 16th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Luncheon

AKRON, Ohio — May 26, 2017 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties invites area employers to nominate their outstanding employees for its 16th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. At no cost, area businesses can nominate employees they would like to publicly recognize for their efforts. The keynote speaker at …

Goodwill Honors Program Champions and Re-elects Board Members

AKRON, Ohio — March 29, 2017 — Goodwill serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties re-elected board members and honored program champions during its Annual Meeting and Celebration of Champions event March 23.  The event hosted by Event Chairs, Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III and Andrea Chambers, was attended by nearly 200 individuals at Jilly’s Music Room in Akron. …

Goodwill Awarded 12th Consecutive Three-year CARF Accreditation

AKRON, Ohio — Feb. 24, 2017 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties earned its 12th consecutive three-year accreditation from CARF International. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put …

Nearly 9,200 Job Seekers Assisted by Goodwill in 2016

AGENCY TO PRESENT MISSION NUMBERS AT ANNUAL MEETING & CELEBRATION OF CHAMPIONS  AKRON, Ohio — Jan. 27, 2017 — In 2016, Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties helped 9,189 individuals through a number of services that offer assistance to people struggling to find employment, including: career exploration and advising; resume and interview preparation; skill identification; work …