Business 100

Goodwill Manasota Business100Goodwill Manasota Business 100 is an exclusive group of local small businesses who support our mission of “Changing Lives Through the Power of Work.” By becoming a part of the Business 100, you are investing in your community and in the programs that Goodwill provides. 

We provide our communities:

  • Job Connection services throughout the Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto and Hardee counties. Helping those who need assistance in finding employment. Anyone can walk through the doors of our centers and meet with a Career Development Facilitator.
  • Jobs for those with barriers to employment. Goodwill Manasota employs over 800 people, 12% of whom have severe disabilities and 65% of them with a self-identified disability. They find work with us when no one else will hire them, giving them a pathway to financial stability.
  • Support for veterans and their families. Our Veterans Services team works one on one with veterans, helping them transition from the military to civilian life. SERV, our emergency resource fund, is available for those in extreme circumstances.

Why You Should Join:

  • Your company will be included on our website with a link to your company website
  • Upgraded listing in The Good Guide, Goodwill Manasota’s Resource Guide of community partners distributed throughout our Job Connections, stores and online.
  • Listing on our store monitors with thousands of shoppers through our stores every month
  • Recognition at all of our events
  • Highlighted through our marketing material to other businesses, volunteers and donors as being one of our community supporters
  • Highlighted on social media and PR throughout the year
  • Special invitations to events through the year
  • Invites to exclusive events for Business 100 members and other key supporters
  • Ability to host one of our networking events at your business. We will provide all the promotion, you provide the refreshments.
  • Special sign recognition at our corporate campus as part of the Goodwill Manasota Business 100
  • Company highlight in either our quarterly newsletter or monthly email
  • Special recognition at our Ambassador Recognition Luncheon
  • Your donation is tax-deductible

Last but not least, the community will know, recognize and appreciate that your company cares about persons with disabilities, veterans and those with barriers to employment. Your contribution shows that you want to do something about it.


So, how do you become a part of the Goodwill Manasota Business 100?

The donation to become a member is $500 per year. 

For more information and to sign up for the Business 100, please contact Morgan Gerhart, Director of Development
at or 941-355-2721 x 107.


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