Employee of Distinction

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EDLLogoThe Employee of Distinction Luncheon is a program to help area businesses showcase their top notch employees who make 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.   This year’s event was held on Sept. 7, 2016, to align with Labor Day because that too is a time to pay tribute to the contributions of all of America’s workforce. 

For more information on the event, please contact Greg Morton at 330-786-2528 or gmorton@goodwillakron.org.

2016 Event Details

60 outstanding employees from 26 area companies in our community were honored.  Congratulations to the 2016 Employee of Distinction award winners and honorees.

 

Event Chairs

Todd Caruthers, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Superior Staffing and Superior Search Group
Tom Doll, President/Owner, Superior Staffing and Superior Search Group

 

Babby Hi Res opt 1Keynote Speaker

Ken Babby, Owner and CEO, Akron RubberDucks

Sponsors

Silver
Eric & Nan McClenaghan
Superior Staffing

Bronze
Amer Insurance
BDO
Bober Markey Fedorovich
Bridgestone Americas
City Scrap & Salvage
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Fifth Third Bank
FirstMerit Bank
The Lefton Group, LLC
OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
Roetzel & Andress
Kim & Chas Schreckenberger
Marc Servodio
SS&G Wealth
Maureen Van Duser

Table
ACRT Inc.
Dominican Sisters of Peace
The University of Akron Women’s Basketball

Program Partners

Gold
Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
Community Support Services, Inc.
County of Summit ADM Board
Hattie Larlham
METRO RTA
Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro’s Department of Job and Family Services

 

Silver
Akron Bar Association
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Akron Public Schools
Child Guidance & Family Solutions
County Executive Ilene Shapiro
Mature Services, Inc.
Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols
Rockynol Retirement Community
Summit DD
Volunteer Guardian Program in collaboration with Jewish Family Service
Bronze
Better Business Bureau of Akron
Big Brothers Big Sisters Serving Summit, Medina & Stark Counties
East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation
Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates
Junior League of Akron Designer ShowHouse
ReWorks
Streetsboro Area Chamber of Commerce
Summit County Children Services
The Summit County Historical Society of Akron, Ohio
Torchbearers
United Way of Summit County

 

Media
Akronlife
WAKR/WONE/WQMX/WNWV

 

In Kind
Akron Civic Theatre
Akron RubberDucks
Akron Zoo
Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce
MAS, Inc.
Shulan’s Jewelers

 

 

2015 Event Details

On Sept. 9, 2015, 66 outstanding employees from 33 area companies in our community were honored.  Congratulations to the 2015 Employee of Distinction award winners and honorees.

Top six award winners. Seated l. to r.: Janice Jones, Community Support Services, Inc.; India Jenkins, Fifth Third Bank; John Chandler, Wyant Woods, Healthcare Center. Standing l. to r.: Candace Talty, Community Support Services, Inc.; Colleen Lozano, BCG & Company; and Liam Murray, Hattie Larlham/Hattie's Gardens

Top six award winners. Seated l. to r.: Janice Jones, Community Support Services, Inc.; India Jenkins, Fifth Third Bank; John Chandler, Wyant Woods, Healthcare Center. Standing l. to r.: Candace Talty, Community Support Services, Inc.; Colleen Lozano, BCG & Company; and Liam Murray, Hattie Larlham/Hattie’s Gardens

Award Winners

  • John Chandler, housekeeper
    Wyant Woods Healthcare Center
    John’s passion and pride show in his daily work. He ensures the building is clean enough for his standards; if it isn’t he is right on top of the situation taking ownership of the issue until it is resolved to his satisfaction.

 

  • India Jenkins, financial center manager
    Fifth Third Bank
    India not only focuses on helping her customers, but she works equally as hard to help her employees, friends, colleagues and community members. Outside of her daily work responsibilities, she also gives a great deal of time to her community to help enrich people’s lives.

 

  •  Janice Jones, ITS supervisor
    Community Support Services, Inc.
    Janice has initiated the growth of the ITS department. She has assisted in the addition of individual and group counseling, cognitive enhancement therapy, and expressive arts therapy. She has shown throughout her years at the agency the human side of leadership when working with others.

 

  • Colleen Lozano, client relationship specialist
    BCG & Company
    Colleen has created raving fans of BCG & Company’s clients. She is always cheerful and goes above and beyond her duties to make sure clients have an easy and positive transaction with the firm.

 

  • William (Liam) Murray, head gardener, Hattie’s Gardens
    Hattie Larlham
    Liam is always thinking of new ideas, suggesting new growing techniques, and can always answer any agriculture question, or has the resource to find the answer. He is quiet, yet kind, and will do whatever is needed to help the organization.

 

  • Candace Talty, SSI benefits CRS
    Community Support Services, Inc.
    Candace consistently demonstrates a commitment to the clients served by the organization. She seeks to provide them with the necessary supports to function in the community. She has excellent attention to detail as well as being a strong advocate.

 

Event Co-chairs
Mary Ann Roach
Maureen Van Duser

Dan_FlowersKeynote Speaker
Dan Flowers, President & CEO, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
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Sponsors

Gold
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations

Silver
Akron METRO RTA
Eric & Nan McClenaghan
Superior Staffing, Inc.

Bronze
Amer Insurance
BCG & Company/BCG Systems
BDO USA, LLP
Bober Markey Fedorovich
City Scrap & Salvage
Fifth Third Bank
FirstMerit Bank
Kim & Chas Schreckenberger
Maureen Van Duser
OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
Roetzel & Andress
The Lefton Group, LLC

Table
ACRT Inc.
InfoCision Management Corporation

Program Partners

Gold
Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
County of Summit ADM Board
Hattie Larlham
Mature Services, Inc.
Summit County Department of Job & Family Services

Silver
Akron Bar Association
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Child Guidance & Family Solutions
Community Support Services, Inc.
Rockynol Retirement Community
Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board
Summit County Executive Russ Pry
Summit Workforce Solutions
The Akron Public Schools
Volunteer Guardian Program in collaboration with Jewish Family Service

Bronze
Better Business Bureau of Akron
Big Brothers Big Sisters Serving Summit, Medina & Stark Counties
Habitat for Humanity of Summit County
Jobs For Ohio’s Graduates
ReWorks
Summit County Children Services
Torchbearers
United Way of Summit County

In Kind
Akron Civic Theatre
Greater Akron Chamber
Shulan’s Fairlawn Jewelers
West Point Market

Media
Akron Life Magazine
Rubber City Radio Group

 

 

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