Employee of Distinction

2024 Event Details

Witness the power of work at the Employee of Distinction Luncheon to publicly praise outstanding employees in our community at this feel-good event on September 4, 2024 at Guy's Party Center.

The Employee of Distinction program helps area businesses showcase their top notch employees who have made a significant difference by going above and beyond; and as a means to let those employees know how much they are valued by their employers.

For more information contact Leah Davis at 330-786-2519 or ldavis@goodwillakron.org or Gina Shook at 330-786-2576 or gshook@goodwillakron.org.

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Thank You Event Sponsors

Diamond

Clarity HR

Platinum

Fifth Third Bank

Synthomer Foundation

Gold

Presper Financial Architects

Silver

Acrisure

Eric & Nan McClenaghan

PNC Financial Services Group

W3 Financial Group

Bronze

Bober Markey Fedorovich

Brennan Manna & Diamond

Marc Servodio, CFP®, AIF® - Vita Advisors, LLC

Copper

S.A. Comunale

Diamond Patron

David & Kathleen Bucci

Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III

Chuck & Debbie Ducey

Bill & Mary Glaeser

William & Susan Hanlon

Danielle Kimmell

Charles & Leslie Zonfa

Gold Patron

Laura Judge

Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols

Patron

Chip Clupper & Zebulon Keller

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2023 Event Details

Thank you to all who were able to join us as we celebrated the shining stars in our community on Sept. 6!

The Employee of Distinction program helps area businesses showcase their top notch employees who have made a significant difference by going above and beyond; and as a means to let those employees know how much they are valued by their employers.



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2023 Honorees and Speakers

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Event Replay



Keynote Speaker

John Groce
Men's Basketball Head Coach
University of Akron


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Event Chairs

  • Pamela Crombie – Director of Programming, Jobs for Ohio's Graduates
  • Chrissy Myers – CEO, AUI & Clarity HR
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Thank You Event Sponsors


Diamond

Clarity HR

Platinum

Synthomer Foundation

Gold

Fifth Third Bank

Sonya & Tom Presper

Silver

Britton Gallagher

Eric & Nan McClenaghan

PNC Financial Services Group

W3 Financial Group

Bronze

Bober Markey Fedorovich

Brennan Manna & Diamond

Marc Servodio, CFP®, AIF® - Vita Advisors, LLC

Diamond Patron

David & Kathleen Bucci

Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III

Chuck & Debbie Ducey

Bill & Mary Glaeser

William & Susan Hanlon

Danielle Kimmell

Charles & Leslie Zonfa

Gold Patron

Parker Berry II

Chip Clupper

Laura Judge

Diane & Derek Smith

Table Sponsor

Akron Children's Hospital

Kastner Westman & Wilkins, LLC

Towpath Credit Union

Patron

Mekal Banyasz

In-Kind

Akron Civic Theatre

Akron Zoo

AUI

Jobs for Ohio's Graduates

The Peanut Shoppe

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WAKR/WONE/WQMX/WNWV

Program Partners

Gold

Akron Public Schools

The Blick Center

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro’s Department of Job and Family Services

Silver

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina and Stark Counties

Child Guidance & Family Solutions

Community Support Services

Hattie Larlham

IBH Addiction Recovery

Summit County Children Services

Bronze

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

Choices

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2022 Event Details

Thank you to all who were able to join us as we celebrated the shining stars in our community on Sept. 7!

The Employee of Distinction program helps area businesses showcase their top notch employees who have made a significant difference by going above and beyond; and as a means to let those employees know how much they are valued by their employers.

Employee of Distinction Luncheon logo Download 2022 Event ProgramRead News Release

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2022 Honorees and Speakers

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Event Replay

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Keynote Speaker

Christine Fowler Mack
Superintendent
Akron Public Schools

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Event Chairs

  • Pamela  Crombie – Program Manager, Jobs for Ohio's Graduates
  • Chrissy Myers – CEO, AUI & Clarity HR
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Event Sponsors

Gold

Clarity HR

Sonya & Tom Presper

Silver

Britton Gallagher

Eric & Nan McClenaghan

PNC Financial Services Group

W3 Financial Group

Bronze

Bober Markey Fedorovich

Brennan Manna & Diamond

Fifth Third Bank

Marc Servodio CFP®, AIF® – Vita Advisors, LLC

Copper

S.A. Comunale

Honoree Sponsor

Doug Klein

Innovative Global Vision

Diamond Patron

Jennifer & Justin Bako

David & Kathleen Bucci

Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III

Chuck & Debbie Ducey

Bill & Mary Glaeser

William & Susan Hanlon

Danielle Kimmell

Platinum Patron

Charles & Leslie Zonfa

Gold Patron

Chip Clupper

Laura Judge

Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols

Diane & Derek Smith

Patron

Michelle Mulhern

In-kind

Akron Civic Theatre

Akron Zoo

AUI

Jobs for Ohio's Graduates

The Peanut Shoppe

Media

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WAKR/WONE/
WQMX/WNWV

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Program Partners

Gold

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro’s Department of Job and Family Services

Hattie Larlham

Silver

The Blick Center

Child Guidance & Family Solutions

Community Support Services

IBH Addiction Recovery

Summit County Children Services

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2021 Event Details

Employee of Distinction Luncheon logo

Thank you to all who were able to join us as we celebrated shining stars in our community on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.

The Employee of Distinction program helps area businesses showcase their top notch employees who have made a significant difference by going above and beyond; and as a means to let those employees know how much they are valued by their employers.

Download 2021 Event ProgramRead News Release

Event Replay

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Keynote Speaker

Lorna Wisham
Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Community Involvement
President, FirstEnergy Foundation
FirstEnergy Corp.

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Event Chairs

  • Chris Canova – Executive Director, Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates
  • Pamela  Crombie – Program Manager, Jobs for Ohio's Graduates
  • Chrissy Myers – CEO, AUI
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Event Sponsors

Platinum

Clarity HR

Gold

Presper Financial Architects

Silver

Britton Gallagher

Eric & Nan McClenaghan

PNC Financial Services Group

W3 Wealth Management

Bronze

Bober Markey Fedorovich

Campbell Construction Inc

Fifth Third Bank

Copper

S.A. Comunale

Marc Servodio & Erin Ehrlinspiel

Jeana Singleton, Brennan, Manna, Diamond

Table

Comfort Systems USA

Diamond Patron

Jennifer & Justin Bako

David & Kathleen Bucci

Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III, Professional Driving Instructor, State of Ohio
Licensed

Chuck & Debbie Ducey

Bill & Mary Glaeser

William & Susan Hanlon

Mary Ellen & Joe Hinkle

Danielle Kimmell

Kimberly & Greg Morton

Gold Patron

Chip Clupper

Julie & Randy Katz

Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols

Diane Smith

Charles & Leslie Zonfa

Patron

Brad Gilbo

Laura Judge

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Program Partners

Gold

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

Battered Women’s Shelter and Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina Counties

The Blick Center

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro's Department of Job and Family Services

VANTAGE Aging

Silver

Community Support Services

The County of Summit ADM Board

Hattie Larlham

Summit County Children Services

Bronze

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

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2020 Event Details

Employee of Distinction Luncheon logo

Thank you to all who participated in the 19th Annual Employee of Distinction virtual event on Sept. 9, 2020.

If you were not able to watch the 2020 event live, view a replay below.

Download 2020 Event ProgramView 2020 News Release on Honorees & Winners
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Keynote Speaker

  • Teresa R. LeGrair – President & CEO, Akron Urban League
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Event Chairs

  • Chris Canova – Executive Director, Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates
  • Pamela  Crombie – Program Manager, Jobs for Ohio's Graduates
  • Chrissy Myers – Director & CEO, AUI
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Event Replay

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Event Sponsors

Platinum

AUI
Synthomer Foundation

Silver

Britton Gallagher
Eric & Nan McClenaghan
PNC Financial Services Group
W3 Wealth Management

Bronze

Avaap
Bober Markey Fedorovich
Brennan Manna Diamond
Campbell Construction Inc
Fifth Third Bank
Roetzel & Andress

Copper

S.A. Comunale

Diamond Patron

Jennifer & Justin Bako
David & Kathleen Bucci
Chuck & Debbie Ducey
Bill & Mary Glaeser
Kimberly & Greg Morton

Gold Patron

Chip Clupper
Paul & Kim Jackson

Patron

Brad Gilbo
Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols

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