Goodwill of Orange County provides people with disabilities and other barriers the opportunity to achieve their highest level of personal and economic independence through a variety of programs and services. Goodwill is probably best known for its thrift stores, but this is just the beginning of the story. At the heart of Goodwill, are its life-changing programs that are made possible from its dynamic social enterprise model. Goodwill’s education, training and employment services include bilingual services, job-seeking skills training, mobility training, computer processing and retail sales. Nearly 200 local companies hire Goodwill-trained workers for full and part-time positions in a number of industries.

In addition to its successful retail stores, Goodwill also offers smart business services that are both efficient and convenient including Workforce Solutions, Document Destruction, E-waste Solutions, Interpreting and Packaging & Assembly services. These businesses double as programs to lay a solid foundation for greater self-sufficiency as well as successful employment in the community. The organization has consistently received a four-star rating, based on organizational efficiency and organizational capacity from Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator. For more information visit ocgoodwill.org or contact Doug Wooley at dwooley@ocgoodwill.org or call 714-640-8360 ext. 2028.

About Orange County’s Largest Mixer®:

Over 25 Orange County chambers of commerce and business organizations will be at this year’s Orange County’s Largest Mixer® IX, the most heralded business mixer/expo of the year, being held Wednesday, March 21, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Orange County’s Largest Mixer® IX– part social mixer, part business expo – is the 9th installment in the “Largest Mixer®” family of events that has already produced successful mixers for the past 13 years in Inland Empire, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

For a complete list of exhibitors and sponsors, please visit www.ocmixer.com or call (949) 338.8338 for further information.

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