Goodwill Announces 17th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Luncheon

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AKRON, Ohio — May 15, 2018 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties invites area employers to nominate their outstanding employees for its 17th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. At no cost, area businesses can nominate employees they would like to publicly recognize for their efforts. The keynote speaker at this year’s event is Para M. Jones, Ph.D., President, Stark State College.

“It is our pleasure to host the Employee of Distinction Awards Luncheon as a service to publicly praise outstanding employees in the area,” said Nancy Ellis McClenaghan, president & CEO, Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties. “It is truly a feel-good event where everyone will leave inspired by each honoree’s story as well as from the information shared from our keynote speaker. We know that recognition is a key part in sustaining employment and it is our hope that more organizations will participate by recognizing their shining stars.”


How To Nominate
All honorees are acknowledged at the event, listed in the commemorative program, and in the running to be named one of the top Employees of Distinction (chosen by a panel of independent judges). In addition, all honorees will receive a commemorative gift.

Employers can submit a nomination online at www.goodwillakron.org/EDL.  Submit a nomination by July 13, and receive a free business card sized ad in the commemorative program and be entered into a special prize drawing for a basic Greater Akron Chamber membership (or 10 free event passes if already a member).


Event Details
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018
Time:  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Guy’s Party Center, 500 E. Waterloo Road, Akron
Cost: $30
Event Chairs: Todd Caruthers, vice president, sales & marketing, with Superior Staffing and Superior Search Group, and Kara Hanzie, executive director, Ohio Living Rockynol.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Advertising and sponsorship opportunities are available and can be found at www.goodwillakron.org/EDL.


Event Sponsors To Date
Thank you to the event sponsors to date – Platinum: OMNOVA Solutions Foundation; Silver: Britton Gallagher; Eric & Nan McClenaghan; and PNC Financial Services Group; Bronze: Amer Insurance; Bober Markey Fedorovich; Fifth Third Bank; Navigator Management Partners; Roetzel & Andress; and Kim & Chas Schreckenberger; Copper: Crain, Langner & Co. and SS&G Wealth; Diamond Patron: Jennifer & Justin Bako; David & Kathleen Bucci; Bill & Mary Glaeser; Kimberly & Greg Morton and Tadd Schwarz; Platinum Patron: Traci & Rob Prohaska; Patron: Chip Clupper; Lynn & Bambi Miller; Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols; and  Gary Rickel & Karen Krino; Media: akronlife and WAKR/WONE/WQMX/WNWV.

About Goodwill Industries Serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland Counties
The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation that helps individuals prepare for, find and retain employment. Operating in the five-county region of Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland, the agency was established in 1927. It is a private, independent organization, operating as an affiliate member of Goodwill Industries International. Goodwill helps to directly strengthen the region’s workforce through its employment programs and indirectly through the net proceeds from its retail outlets and industrial services division. For more information about GIA, visit www.goodwillakron.org or call 800-989-8428.    

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