Goodwill of Central Arizona Archives

Boeing grants Goodwill $25,000 to help veterans


The Boeing Company has awarded Goodwill of Central Arizona with a $25,000 grant for a program that that will serve 200 veterans by providing much needed job preparation skills to help them find civilian jobs.  Through the program, Goodwill anticipates serving and helping place 80 job seekers in gainful employment. “We’re extremely grateful for Boeing’s… Read More →

Able Engineering, Able Aerospace hit new heights

Lee Benson

Neither the recession nor sequestration has slowed one Arizona aerospace company. “For the last 12 years, we are growing at better than a 20 percent compounded annual growth rate,” said Lee Benson, CEO of Able Engineering and Able Aerospace. “This year, we could grow as much as 35 percent.” Since buying the business that would… Read More →

Park&Co expands with public relations offering

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After two decades in the marketing and communications business, Park&Co has expanded by adding in-house public relations services. The integrated advertising agency can now offer clients a range of public relations services, including strategic planning, media relations, influencer engagement, internal communications, issues management, event planning and marketing, social media and community relations. “Public relations has long been… Read More →

Velocity Retail Group May transactions

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Following is a summary of recent retail transactions completed by Velocity Retail Group, LLC. Andy Kroot of Velocity Retail Group represented Goodwill of Central Arizona in the purchase of 82,106 square feet of land for a new commercial maintenance facility. The lot, which was purchased from Satnam, LLC, is located just east of central Phoenix… Read More →

Phoenix Chamber honors winners of 2015 IMPACT Awards


The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) recognized eight outstanding Valley businesses at the 28th annual IMPACT Awards today, with Pinnacle Transplant Technologies and Goodwill of Central Arizona earning accolades as the 2015 IMPACT Businesses of the Year. The luncheon celebrated the remarkable contributions these companies and their employees make to the Greater Phoenix community.… Read More →

Jeff Lee joins SimonCRE as vice president of development

by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Commercial real estate developer SimonCRE announced the recent hire of Jeff Lee as vice president of development. Lee comes to SimonCRE with more than 25 years of professional experience in commercial real estate development. Lee brings a wealth of knowledge and invaluable experience to SimonCRE having held positions as real estate development manager, project manager,… Read More →

Goodwill to open new stores other Velocity Retail transactions

Moon Valley Towne Center
by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Featured | In The Spotlight

In August, Velocity Retail Group, LLC completed 18 deals totaling nearly 300,000 square feet spanning from Texas to Arizona, Utah and Oregon.  Below is a summary of those transactions.   Ahwatukee will soon have a new 22,565 square foot store for Goodwill Industries of Central Arizona.  The retailer will be opening in the Foothills Shopping… Read More →

Goodwill gets $30K Bank of America grant

Tailoring Jobs

Goodwill of Central Arizona recently received a $30,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation that will provide funding to Goodwill’s Computer and Customer Service Training (CCST) program. The grant is part of the bank’s focus on supporting local workforce development programs. Goodwill of Central Arizona offers CCST training programs on-site at four (West… Read More →

Goodwill Promotes Robin Franklin

Goodwill of Central Arizona has promoted Robin Franklin to senior director of commercial maintenance. Robin has been with Goodwill for three years, beginning as director of exterior services.  Under Robin’s leadership, the exterior services division aggressively and successfully grew from almost nonexistent just a few years ago, to over $1.5 million in revenue in 2013.… Read More →

Scottsdale Leadership Expands Partnerships, Creates Legacy Model for Other Nonprofits

by in Connections | Lifestyle

Scottsdale Leadership partnered with Valley experts last Saturday to host a one-day workshop featuring topics that directly impact the youth at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale. Because of the initial success of the one-day workshop, organizers are using their diverse experience to create a legacy model to help encourage other nonprofits. Professionals… Read More →

Pollack donates $1 million to Goodwill

Michael Pollack - Real Estate Investments

Austin Powers said it. Michael Pollack is doing it. One million dollars. When Pollack says he wants to put Arizonans back to work he is literally putting his money where his mouth is.  Once again this week one of the Valley’s most generous entrepreneurs has reached into his pocketbook donating $100,000 to Goodwill of Central Arizona.… Read More →

CFO Of The Year Awards 2011 Finalists And Winners

CFO of the Year Awards

The CFO of the Year Awards are given to professionals for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards. This program provides many benefits to the business community by highlighting the important roles that financial executives play within the region. In addition to the awards, we’ll publish a special report that will accompany the… Read More →

2010 Most Admired Companies Award Winners

Most Admired Companies - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010
by in AZ Business Magazine | Events

Arizona Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ are honored to unveil the winners of our inaugural Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards. With 43 winners, we think you’ll agree the awards selection committee has done an outstanding job in determining some of the most admired companies in our state.  Our primary goal in developing this program was to… Read More →