New 'Kindness at Work' Speaker Series Starts Friday

The first luncheon event will feature Jaime DiDomenico of Cool Today and Plumbing Today, Brian West of Publix and Margarita Valenzula of Culver's.

06/19/2017 By staff


Veterans' Services Director Recognized

CJ Bannister, a veteran who serves as the director of Goodwill Manasota's Veterans Services Program, was honored by Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast.

05/12/2017 By staff


New 'Women Empowered' Speaker Series Starts

Goodwill Manasota is launching a new speaker series, Women Empowered, featuring influential, inspirational and innovative local women.

05/01/2017 By staff


New Bradenton Goodwill Opens

The store includes 17,300 square feet of retail space and 11,300 square feet of production space.

04/13/2017 By staff


Goodwill Picks New Board Leaders, Members

Goodwill Manasota recently picked its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Peter Crowley is the chairman of the board, with immediate past chair Rob Morris holding the title of chair emeritus and Drayton Saunders serving as secretary and treasurer.

04/11/2017 By staff


36th Local Goodwill Center Opens

Goodwill Manasota recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest attended donation center, located at 1160 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice.

03/17/2017 By staff

Job training

Free Small Engine Repair Classes Offered

Goodwill Manasota, in partnership with United Way of Manatee County, Turning Points and Fixmylawnmower.com, is offering a free weekly small engine repair course, graduates of which are guaranteed an interview with a local employer and a free tool kit.

03/09/2017 By staff


New Program Supports Technical College Job Training

Recent grants from Goodwill Industries International will enable Goodwill Manasota and Manatee Technical College to present a new program: Community College 101.

01/10/2017 By staff


Unemployment Rate for Those with Disabilities Down in Sarasota, Up in Manatee

The unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities dropped from 10.8 to 8.7 percent nationally and from 16.2 to 11.7 percent in Sarasota County in the past year, while the rate rose in Manatee County from 9.4 to 11.3 percent.

11/02/2016 Research by staff


Manufacturer Hosts Hiring Event Saturday

PGT Industries' growth requires skilled workers in a number of positions.

11/01/2016 By staff


Goodwill to Open Beneva Road Store Oct. 13

Goodwill Manasota will open its newest hybrid retail store at 700 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota, at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13.

10/03/2016 Research by staff


Workers' Compensation Changes to Be Discussed Oct. 5

Goodwill Manasota is partnering with the insurance company M.E. Wilson for a panel discussion with experts in the field of Florida workers’ compensation.

09/22/2016 Research by staff

New hires

Goodwill Hires New Director of Real Estate and Market Development

Goodwill Manasota recently hired Priscilla Frye as its director of real estate and market development.

09/15/2016 Research by staff


Shopping Center Sold for $5.6 Million

A Bradenton-based investment group recently purchased the 61,763-square-foot shopping center located at 3501 Cortez Road, Bradenton, for almost $5.6 million.

09/12/2016 Research by staff


Goodwill Names New Sales Director

Goodwill Manasota recently promoted Dawn Tate to the position of director of donated goods sales.

09/01/2016 Research by staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Sept. 1-7

Young Guns of Country; $6 Saturdays at Mote Aquarium; a Brews, Bands and Boots Festival at Snook Haven, and more.

09/01/2016 By Ilene Denton


Goodwill Breaks Ground on New Venice Center

Goodwill Manasota recently broke ground on its newest attended donation center in Venice.

08/23/2016 Research by staff


Goodwill Manasota Recognized for High Market Penetration

Goodwill Manasota was presented with three awards at the recent Goodwill Industries International Conference.

08/17/2016 Research by staff


This Week's Good Deeds

Funding for Wi-Fi spots at Greek refugee camps and financial literacy programs, plus hundreds of scholarships.

06/16/2016 Research by staff


Changes to Goodwill's Board of Directors

Goodwill Manasota on Tuesday announced its 2016 board of directors. Rob Morris continues his tenure as chairman of the board, with immediate past chair Steve Boone holding the honorary title of chair emeritus.

06/14/2016 Research by staff