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Goodwill Celebrates Viera Store’s First Anniversary

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

The Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce joined Goodwill’s president and CEO, Ed Durkee, along with Viera store staff for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 22. Durkee thanked staff, shoppers, donors and other community advocates for their unwavering support over the past year. Despite the challenge of a global pandemic, the Viera store has contributed to economic growth, job development and training, sustainability, and career advancement for Brevard County residents.

Goodwill’s Viera store, located at 1965 Viera Boulevard, first opened in June 2020.

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