Goodwill Announces 20th Annual Employee of Distinction Luncheon

AKRON, Ohio — May 18, 2021 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties invites area employers to nominate their outstanding employees for its 20th Annual Employee of Distinction Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. This year, guests can participate either in person or virtually. As always, at no cost, area businesses can nominate employees they would …

Goodwill to Open New Location in Tallmadge

TALLMADGE, Ohio — April 8, 2021 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is pleased to announce it has signed a lease to reopen a Retail Store and Donation Center in the city of Tallmadge.  The new location is owned by Tallmadge Properties LLC and is expected to open in early summer 2021 at South Plaza, …

Goodwill Elects New Board Members & Honors Program Champions

AKRON, Ohio — March 24, 2021 — Goodwill serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties held its 94th Annual Meeting virtually on March 24, 2021, to elect board members and honor program champions.  “We are very grateful for the support of our board of directors, team members and the community during this last year,” said Nancy Ellis McClenaghan, president …

Goodwill Serves More Than 9,600 in 2020

AGENCY TO PRESENT MISSION NUMBERS AT VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING AKRON, Ohio — Jan. 29, 2021 — In 2020 Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties helped 9,669 individuals. The agency will formally present 2020 service numbers at its Virtual Annual Meeting and Celebration of Champions on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. “During a challenging 2020, many found themselves …

Goodwill Receives Largest Grant Award In Its 94-Year History to Expand Mission Services

AKRON, Ohio — Dec. 17, 2020 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties received an investment of $5 million from MacKenzie Scott to expand its mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment in Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland counties. The agency is humbled by and grateful for this transformative gift and excited …

Goodwill Lease Ending at Midway Store Location

AKRON, Ohio — Oct. 26, 2020 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties has made the difficult decision to not renew the lease of its Midway Store location.  The location will close on Nov. 22, 2020, with all team members having the opportunity to move to other locations. “We sincerely appreciate the community support at this …

Goodwill Virtual Employee of Distinction Award Program Recognizes 46 Honorees

AKRON, Ohio — Sept. 9, 2020 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties virtually recognized outstanding employees in our community during its 19th Annual Employee of Distinction Awards Program today.  The event provides employers a cost-effective way to publicly recognize outstanding employees.  This year 46 employees were nominated for the Employee of Distinction Award. Nominations for …

President & CEO of Akron Urban League Teresa LeGrair to Deliver Keynote Address for Virtual Goodwill Employee of Distinction Award Program

AKRON, Ohio — Aug. 24, 2020 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is pleased to have Teresa LeGrair, President & CEO of the Akron Urban League, present the keynote address at its 19th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Program on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. For details on how to participate in the event visit www.goodwillakron.org/EDL. As …