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Ohio Valley Goodwill was delighted to welcome excited shoppers back to its newly re-designed and remodeled Loveland store location for a Grand Re-Opening event on Wednesday, August 4th. The newly welcoming and expanded retail location has been under-going a massive renovation all summer and Goodwill was thrilled to have the opportunity to show off its new look at the Grand Opening Celebration. A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony took place prior to the doors opening, featuring representatives from the Loveland City Council, Linda Cox and Mark Fitzgerald as well as Goodwill Board Chairman, Charlie Wright, alongside the organization’s retail and management team members. Video credit: Loveland Magazine (read a full story “This isn’t Grandma’s Goodwill” at http://www.lovelandmagazine.com/2010/08/this-isnt-grandmas-goodwill.html) Dozens of waiting shoppers were warmly greeted by JP (Jonathan Perkins) and Sue Esterkamp, participants in the organization’s work training program. It was the first time JP and Sue had seen the newly remodeled location and were just as thrilled as the shoppers walking through the door for the Grand Re-Opening. “It really looks great,” commented JP. “I will be very happy to come back here to work,” he added. The newly re-designed Loveland store is now the largest of the Goodwill network of 16 retail locations in the Greater Cincinnati area and boasts hardwood floors, wider aisles for shopping ease, and all new display features. In addition, the store expanded its sales floor significantly to accommodate a new large childrens speciality area and moved its donation area to improve donor convenience. “We re-designed the store to enhance the shopping and donating experience of our loyal customers,” said Ann Walters, Retail Sales Manager. Ohio Valley Goodwill looks forward to the positive impact that the newly renovated Loveland store will have in the Loveland business community as well as the opportunity to support its mission of people putting to work. “For almost 95 years, Ohio Valley Goodwill has been serving the Greater Cincinnati community,” said Joe Byrum, President and CEO. “The proceeds from store sales and the generous donations from the community allow Goodwill to serve more than 2300 people with disabilties a year as well as our nation’s veterans. We are grateful to the residents of Loveland as well as the larger community for their on-going support of Ohio Valley Goodwill,” added Byrum. The Loveland store will be the featured store for the month of September. Please check back for your valuable store coupon beginning September 1st.