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 will be 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.

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

2014 Event Details

On September 3, 2014, 56 outstanding employees from 21 area companies in our community were honored.  Congratulations to the 2014 Employee of Distinction Award Winners and honorees:

Seated from left to right is: Theresa Wilson, Judi Jacobs, Stacey Nolt.  Standing from left to right is: Tracey Hawkins and Jennifer M. Elsass.

Seated from left to right is: Theresa Wilson, Judi Jacobs, Stacey Nolt. Standing from left to right is: Tracey Hawkins and Jennifer M. Elsass.

Award Winners

  • Jennifer M. Elsass, senior manager, assurance and advisory services
    Bober Markey Fedorovich
    She is an experienced and proven leader in her field, she also dedicates her time to firm recruitment and training, mentoring her co-workers and supporting her community.
  • Tracey Hawkins, community rehabilitation specialist
    Community Support Services, Inc.
    She has distinguished herself as a superior worker in her department. She exhibits a very high performance level in serving the clients on her caseload.
  • Judi Jacobs, employment specialist
    Summit DD
    She has dedicated her life to enable individuals with developmental disabilities to work, live and learn as equal citizens in their communities.
  • Stacey Nolt, development specialist
    Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio
    She is a talented, hard-working, upbeat and entrepreneurial employee who is passionate about Junior Achievement’s mission and accomplishing any task placed before her.
  • Theresa Wilson, event coordinator/executive assistant
    SS&G
    Her personal touch affects people in such a positive way, not only within the office, but also with various organizations that she has become involved.

 

 

Thank you to our 2014 event co-chairs, keynote speaker and sponsors.

Event Co-chairs
Mary Ann Roach
Maureen Van Duser

Keynote Speaker
Jodi Kest, head coach of The University of Akron women’s basketball program


Sponsors

Gold
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations

Bronze
Amer Insurance
BCG & Company/BCG Systems
Bober Markey Fedorovich
City Scrap & Salvage
Eric & Nan McClenaghan
Fifth Third Bank
FirstMerit Bank
Kim & Chas Schreckenberger
Meaden & Moore
OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
Roetzel & Andress
White Hat Management

Program Partners

Gold
Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
Summit County Department of Job and Family Services

Silver
The Akron Public Schools
Child Guidance & Family Solutions
Community Support Services, Inc.
County of Summit DD Board
Hattie Larlham Community Services
Mature Services, Inc.
Summit County Executive Russ Pry
The Summit County Historical Society of Akron, Ohio
United Way of Summit County

Bronze
Akron Bar Association
Summit County Children Services

Table Sponsor
SS&G

In Kind
Akron Civic Theater
Greater Akron Chamber
Shulan’s of Fairlawn
The University of Akron
West Point Market

Media
Akron Beacon Journal
Rubber City Radio Group

 

 

 

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