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Goodwill's New Headquarters Take the Spotlight

Posted by Julie O'Malley on June 24, 2015

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  • “Reinforces the Goodwill brand message” GSC_Exterior
  • “Strong Mission presence”
  • “Great to be part of the Greendale community”
  • “Welcoming environment”
  •  “Matches our culture”
  • “Very inviting, lively design”
  •  “Wonderful place to see the mission in action every day”

That’s a sampling of comments shared by employees and visitors about our new Goodwill Center for Work and Training – Southwest Campus in Greendale.  It’s a special place with a rich history in the community.  Originally constructed by Allis Chalmers in 1958 as a Research & Development facility, it was later purchased by Reiman Publishing and subsequently sold to Reader’s Digest which was housed here until June 2014. It has been fully renovated into a space that builds camaraderie and inspires collaboration to carry out the Goodwill mission. The recent article in the Milwaukee Business Journal provides an inside view of our new workplace.

The article gives the spotlight to our nearly 165,000-square-foot facility. As Pat Boelter, Goodwill's chief marketing officer states in the article, "Goodwill has been responding to the needs of the community for over 95 years - the size and location of the Goodwill Center for Work and Training definitely positions Goodwill for continued service and growth well into the future. It’s great to have shared services, services like information technology, marketing, human resources and others back with our mission operations — to see and interact with the people with disabilities and disadvantages that we serve on a daily basis is very gratifying and a good reminder of why we do what we do."

As we all walk through the gorgeous building, it's easy to see that each Goodwill employee feels the same.

View the full article by the Milwaukee Business Journal here.

Written by Julie O'Malley

Julie joined Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. as Manager of Sales and Business Development in 2013. She brings more than 15 years of management experience in the healthcare and consumer packaged goods industries. She received her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin.
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