Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. wins Maryland Chamber of Commerce Business Breakthrough Award Selected as the winner in the 200+ Employee Category

BALTIMORE, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc., the non-profit that prepares people to secure and retain employment and build successful independent lives, was selected as the winner in the 200+ employee category at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce's Business Breakthrough Awards. Goodwill's nomination was supported by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.

In 2001, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, along with its local chamber and association partners, established a new program to recognize the excellence in innovation, growth and entrepreneurial spirit of Maryland's small businesses. Renamed the Maryland Business Breakthrough Awards in 2013, the recognition is presented based on company size, growth and innovation, competitiveness in the market and contributions to the community. Judging for the awards was done by representatives of Maryland's business media.

"It's an honor to be recognized and supported by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce for our growth and innovation," said Lisa Rusyniak, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. "Our business success allows us to provide services to over 33,000 people in need and place 2,464 individuals into jobs in our community."

Awards were given out in the 1-10 Employees, 11-50 Employees, 51-200 Employees and 200+ Employees categories. All nominees and award winners were honored at a ceremony on June 6th at Martin's West.

About Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake:
For 94 years, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. has helped others help themselves. Revenue generated from the sale of donated goods funds job training, job placement and other human services for people who are unemployed or face other challenges to employment, including people with significant disabilities. Annually, Goodwill provides services to more than 33,000 people in need of assistance because of physical, mental or other social barriers, and places approximately 2,464 in jobs, giving them "Not a charity, but a chance." For more information, visit

Media Contact:
Jonathan Balog
VP, Marketing 410-837-1800 ext 175

SOURCE Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.


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