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Goodwill's First Annual Business Development Retreat

Posted by Mike Matus on February 4, 2015

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Last month, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. held our first annual Business Development Retreat. The retreat brought together the various teams from across our social enterprise who are involved in our efforts to engage with employers, throughout southeastern Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago, as we look to Bus_Development_Retreatimprove the lives of other through the Power of Work.

The theme for the day: Educate, Enlighten and Inform.

For two days, the 70 attendees worked together to more fully understand the scope and range of all the servcies we provide to both employers and job seekers. Through a variety of presentations, discussion and group activities, the team walked away more informed and energized – a great way to start the New Year.

What does that mean to you?

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. operates as a social enterprise – we aim to run operationally excellent businesses that provide meaningful work opportunities to prepare individuals for work outside of Goodwill. Workforce_Development_Collage3

Whether it be at Goodwill Manufacturing (packaging and assembly services), Laundry & Linen, or DataShield (document destruction), we want our candidates to be prepared to work. With Goodwill TalentBridge (employment services) and our Workforce Development team, we focus on training, recruitment, support and, finally, placement to help the individuals we serve.

Let us show you how we can profitability impact your business while you help us fulfill our mission.

Written by Mike Matus

Mike Matus joined Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin in January, 2013 as the Vice President of Sales & Strategic Solutions. Mike’s responsibilities include the development of an integrated Employer Outreach / Business Development strategy across the entire organization. In his role, Mike works closely with the Mission Operations staff of Goodwill TalentBridge, Goodwill Laundry, Goodwill Manufacturing, Goodwill DataShield and Mission Services to drive and coordinate business development efforts to expand the Mission of Goodwill. Mike has spent over 20+ years in executive sales management in varied industries including: Packaging, Graphic Arts and Metal fabrication. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for J.L. Clark, a Clarcor company, specializing in custom metal and plastic packaging. He has served on several boards and received his Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University. Mike is currently a member of the MMAC, Executive Agenda, ACG and SAMA organizations.
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