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The Top Four Qualities of a Person-Centered Leader


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By Sharine Sample Sit back and really think about what makes a good leader. Who comes to your mind? What characteristics make that person stand out above the rest? Do they motivate and inspire? And do they seem to genuinely have people’s and their organization’s best interests at heart? Author and inspirational speaker Simon Sinek… Read more »

Spring Cleaning 101: Declutter and Donate to Make a Difference


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Spring cleaning is an annual rite of passage for many as they get set for warmer weather. But did you know that spring cleaning can also help others in your community get a fresh start? When you clear out the items you no longer need and donate them to Goodwill®, they are sold in stores… Read more »

Goodwill Holding 50% off Winter Clearance Sale, March 3-6


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Families can find extraordinary deals on coats, sweaters and other winter clothing items at Goodwill’s Winter Clearance Sale, taking place Thursday, March 3 through Sunday, March 6 at all Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina retail stores. During the sale, all regularly-priced winter clothing items will be 50 percent off, including jackets and coats, winter… Read more »

Tickets on Sale for 6th Annual Color Me Goodwill Fashion Show


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Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Color Me Goodwill fashion show, presented by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina. The fashion show, featuring collections by seven local designers, will take place on Friday, April 29, at The Orange Peel in Asheville. Each of the seven designers will present a runway collection based… Read more »

22nd Annual Golf Tournament at Tanglewood, May 5


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Goodwill’s Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, May 5 at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, NC. Proceeds from the event will be used to support Goodwill’s Outreach Scholarship Fund which provides financial assistance and other resources to Goodwill’s program participants. Regardless of situation, Goodwill believes that everyone deserves the right to live, learn, and… Read more »

Goodwill Names Timothy Howell as Chief People Officer


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Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina announces the hiring of Timothy Howell as the agency’s first chief people officer (CPO). “We are thrilled to have someone with Timothy’s experience join our team,” said Goodwill CEO Barbara Maida-Stolle. “He will be a true advocate for our team members who passionately work to advance our mission of… Read more »

Are college degrees worth the price of admission to the job market?


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By Janice Davis Richardson, MPA  |  LinkedIn: JaniceRichardson As a youngster growing up in a lower middle-class family, it was instilled in me that I should go to college and get a good education and then get a good job. Like many of my Baby Boomer peers during the 1980s, I earned college degrees and… Read more »

Donating Locally Makes Immediate Impact this Holiday Season

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During this busy holiday season, we are mindful of honoring family commitments, meeting financial obligations, and finding just the right gift for everyone on our list. We’d also like to give back to our community – if only we could fit it into our schedule and budget. Fortunately, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina now… Read more »

Support Goodwill this Holiday Season Through Amazon Smile

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While you’re doing your holiday shopping online, you can support Goodwill at the same time. When you purchase books, electronics, apparel or any other item on Amazon, the online retailer will donate 0.5 percent of the price of eligible purchases to the nonprofit of your choice. Simply sign up for Amazon Smile at and… Read more »

Have you reached your career mountain top?

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By Sharine Sample, Regional Workforce Development Manager, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina  One of the most influential interviews I’ve conducted left me with something I know I will question the rest of my career. In response to one of my questions, this candidate said, “my career is at a different place now. I’ve been… Read more »