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Goodwill Celebrates Lake Nona Store’s First Anniversary

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida recently celebrated the first anniversary of the opening of its Lake Nona retail store.

The Lake Nona Regional Chamber of Commerce joined Goodwill’s Lake Nona store staff, leadership team members and the community for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, July 28. Goodwill regional director, Lance Anderson, thanked staff, shoppers, donors and other community advocates for their unwavering support over the past year. Despite the challenge of a global pandemic, the Lake Nona store has contributed to economic growth, job development and training, sustainability, and career advancement for east Orange County residents.

Goodwill’s Lake Nona store, located at 12865 Narcoossee Road, first opened in July 2020.


About Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc.

Since 1959, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has provided vocational and job placement services to tens of thousands of people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. With 30 retail stores and 20 Donation Xpress locations in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake and Volusia counties, Goodwill directly channels more than 90 percent of its annual revenue into programs that enable individuals to secure long-term employment and become self-sufficient. For more information about Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, visit www.goodwillcfl.org, “like” GoodwillCFL on Facebook or follow @goodwillcfl on Twitter.


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Diane Sears

A career journalist, author and advocate for business growth, Diane Sears is the CEO, editor and publisher of i4 Business. She is also the founder and president of DiVerse Media LLC, which has handled content marketing projects including nonfiction books, white papers, executive speeches and scripts since 2000. She is co-founder of the nonprofit Go for the Greens Foundation, which helps connect women-owned and minority-owned business owners with growth opportunities internationally.

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