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A man who has expanded Goodwill throughout Northwest Indiana and the state announced today he will retire at the end of the year. President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Michiana, J. Larry Neff began his career with Goodwill in Flint, Michigan, and came to St. Joseph County in 1973, where at that time there were only 41 employees. Today Goodwill has expanded to over 600 employees, 22 retail stores, and 14 workforce development locations in 16 Indiana counties. In 2012, over five-thousand people received training in Goodwill programs, and over 750 were placed in jobs in the community. An open house celebrating Neff is scheduled for August 10th, at the Windsor Park Conference Center.
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