Goodwill Local Beneficiary of Proceeds from CLUBCORP Charity Classic Golf Outing

AKRON, Ohio — August 18, 2014 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties was chosen as the local charity partner for Silver Lake Country Club’s CLUBCORP Charity Classic golf outing on Thursday, Sept. 25. “We are sincerely appreciative to Silver Lake Country Club for choosing Goodwill as its local charity partner,” said Gregory Morton, vice president, …

Jodi Kest, Head Coach of The University of Akron Women’s Basketball Program, to Deliver Keynote Address at Goodwill Employee of Distinction Luncheon

AKRON, Ohio — Aug. 14, 2014 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is pleased to announce Jodi Kest, head coach of The University of Akron women’s basketball program, will present the keynote address at its 13th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. The speech is titled Recipe for Success. Tickets …

Goodwill Announces 13th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Luncheon

AKRON, Ohio — June 9, 2014 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties invites area employers to nominate their outstanding employees for its 13th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. At no cost, employers can nominate employees they would like to publicly recognize for their efforts. The keynote speaker at this …

Goodwill Celebrates 50 Years in Ashland County

ASHLAND, Ohio — April 17, 2014 — Goodwill Industries is celebrating 50 years in serving the Ashland County area in May.  To thank the community for its support, both shopping and donating, a special celebration will be held at its Ashland retail store from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on May 10, 2014. “The generous donations we receive from the …

Celebrating Goodwill Week: May 5 – 10

AKRON, Ohio — April 17, 2014 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is celebrating Goodwill Week, May 5 -10.  During the week, Goodwill will provide agency tours, classes and other activities at its headquarters to educate the community about its mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment.  In addition, the agency will …

Goodwill and The Salvation Army Partner for 2014 Resource Fair

ASHLAND, Ohio — April 14, 2014 — Goodwill Industries and The Salvation Army in Ashland are partnering to bring together nearly 30 social service agencies in one location for its 2014 Resource Fair.  The fair will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Ashland.  …

Goodwill Honors Program Champions and Re-elects Board Members

AKRON, Ohio — March 31, 2014 — 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 27.  The event hosted by Co-chairs, Kim and Chas Schreckenberger, was attended by nearly 200 individuals.  “We were honored to chair this event that highlights the successes …

Northfield Goodwill Celebrating New Store Location

NORTHFIELD, Ohio — Feb. 12, 2014 — Goodwill Industries is celebrating the relocation of its Northfield store in March.  The new store, opening the week of March 10, will feature a shopper-friendly floor plan as well as serve as a donation site for gently used clothes, furniture, books, household items and more. To introduce the community to the new Northfield …

Free Job Search Classes Provided by Goodwill and Marvin Memorial Library

SHELBY, Ohio — Feb. 5, 2014 —Goodwill serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties has partnered with Marvin Memorial Library to offer free job search classes.  The classes will cover topics such as identifying skills, job search tips, resume writing, interview skills and other soft skills. “We are offering the Job Sense classes free as a community service; and …

More Than 9,000 Job Seekers Assisted By Goodwill in 2013

AKRON, Ohio — Jan. 24, 2014 — In 2013 Goodwill serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties helped 9,004 individuals through a number of services that offer assistance to people struggling to find employment, including: soft skills training,  job training programs, financial coaching, job placement and work experience programs.  The agency will formally present 2013 service numbers at its …