Goodwill’s Taste of Vintage Event Raised More Than $90,000 to Support Mission

AKRON, Ohio — Nov. 10, 2016 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties, along with honorary event chairs Chuck and Corrine Tennent, raised more than $90,000 at its 11th 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 …

Goodwill Employee of Distinction Luncheon Recognizes Honorees

60 HONOREES RECOGNIZED AND 5 AWARDED WITH HIGHEST HONOR AKRON, Ohio — Sept. 8, 2016 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties yesterday recognized 60 outstanding employees in our community at its 15th Annual Employee of Distinction Awards Luncheon. The event provides employers a cost-effective way to publicly recognize outstanding employees. This year 26 area organizations …

Ken Babby, Owner & CEO, Akron RubberDucks, To Deliver Keynote Address at Goodwill Employee of Distinction Luncheon

AKRON, Ohio — Aug. 10, 2016 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is excited to announce Ken Babby, owner and CEO, Akron RubberDucks, will present the keynote address at its 15th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. The speech is titled “Bringing Affordable Family Fun to QuAkron.”  Tickets for the event are …

Goodwill Holding Hiring Event for Twinsburg Store

AKRON, Ohio — July 27, 2016 — Looking for a job with a purpose? Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is holding a hiring event for various positions at its Twinsburg Store on Saturday, July 30, 2016.  Join our team on its mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment in the communities we …

Goodwill Announces Taste of Vintage Event & Honorees

ANNUAL GALA FUNDRAISER SET FOR NOVEMBER 3 AT QUAKER STATION   AKRON, Ohio — June 2, 2016 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties as well as honorary event chairs Chuck and Corrine Tennent are pleased to announce the 11th Annual Taste of Vintage gala fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. In addition, the event will …

Goodwill Announces 15th Annual Employee of Distinction Luncheon

AKRON, Ohio — May 26, 2016 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties invites area employers to nominate their outstanding employees for its 15th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. 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 — April 1, 2016 — 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 31. The event hosted by Event Chairs, Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III and Andrea Chambers, was attended by nearly 200 individuals.   “We were honored to chair …

Collura Named Goodwill’s Vice President of Retail Operations

AKRON, Ohio — Feb. 9, 2016 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties named Dee Dee Collura, vice president of retail operations. Collura brings over 22 years of retail, service industry management and leadership experience to Goodwill. She is responsible for providing strategic leadership and oversight of Goodwill’s 14 retail stores, including:  donor cultivation; collections, processing …

Nearly 8,700 Job Seekers Assisted by Goodwill in 2015

AGENCY TO PRESENT MISSION NUMBERS AT ANNUAL MEETING & CELEBRATION OF CHAMPIONS EVENT ON MARCH 31, 2016  AKRON, Ohio — Jan. 28, 2016 — In 2015 Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties helped 8,691 individuals through a number of services that offer assistance to people struggling to find employment, including: career exploration and advising; resume and interview …

Goodwill Acquires Bus Pass Program from The Metro Assistance Group

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW FROM SUMMIT COUNTY-AREA AGENCIES AKRON, Ohio — Jan. 22, 2016 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is now managing the bus pass service assistance program for Summit County-area agencies after The Metro Assistance Group dissolved in December 2015. The new program is now accepting applications from agencies in Summit County that have …