Marion Goodwill Honors Employees, Volunteers & Community Partners

Goodwill recently held their Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet. This event is held to reflect on the past year and to honor program recipients, employees, volunteers, and community partners for their commitment to Goodwill’s mission.

CopyCatsEntertainment was provided by the Whetstone CopyCats. The Whetstone CopyCats officially formed in 2012.  All members of the group are currently or at one time have been a part of the document scanning department at Whetstone Industries, Inc. in Mt. Gilead, OH.

Goodwill employee Nicholas Lantz was the featured speaker. Nick started his journey with Goodwill as a consumer in the Workforce Development Program.  He is currently working at the Marion Goodwill Retail Store and is actively involved with the Goodwill Donate Sale held twice a year at Elder Beerman’s.

Roughly 200 people were in attendance at this year’s meeting held at Tri-Rivers Career Center. Those present included employees from our five county service area, Goodwill board members, and community partners. The Certificate of Appreciation Award was given to Elder Beerman for their commitment to our mission. Teresa Veroni, Store Manager, accepted the award. Sims Brother’s Recycling received the Community Partner Award.  Paul Omness and Dale Herr were recognized for their service on the board, and several Goodwill Retail Stores were recognized for their achievements in the past year.

Nicholas LantzGoodwill is more than just a well-known chain of retail stores…it’s a tradition, a tradition of donating, recycling, hope, and of growing through community involvement.  Most of all, it’s a tradition of helping people with barriers to employment gain independence…through the power of Goodwill.

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