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E D I T O R I A L D E S I G N WO R K : V E N I C E M AG A Z I N E

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By Khaleelah elhajoui

62 | Ven i c e m aga zi n e | j u ly-au g 2 013

i vividly remember the first time i

breath and grabbed a piece with two

ever tasted sushi. i was eleven years

of my fingers (i wasnt quite as adept

old and the idea of consuming raw

with chopsticks as i am now) and

fish honestly terrified me. as i sat

anxiously took the first bite. it was

in the dark interior of an ambient

extraordinary. i was amazed at the

japanese restaurant, i nervously

fact that a small amount of fish, rice

entwined my fingers, hands hidden

and vegetables could taste so whole

under the crisp, white linen table-

and balanced, flavors layered with an

cloth, and peered down at the plate

incredible amount of precision. That

of artfully arranged pieces of color-

balance, complexity and technique

ful fish placed atop squares of rice.

is what defines sushi today (and

i looked over at my mother, whose

accounted for my first magical expe-

eyes seemed to say Dont worry, its

rience with the stuff). yet, in spite

not so bad, and then stared back at

of the precision involved, the birth of

the food in front of me. i took a deep

sushi was actually an accident.


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M A R K E T I N G D E S I G N WO R K : VA R I O U S C L I E N T S

2013 IMPACT:

Goodwill Manasota

Sharon Hillstrom, president and CEO of the private nonprofit Bradenton Area Economic
Development Corporation (EDC), said that she views Goodwill as an excellent economic
development partner in Manatee County. She added that the training and services that
Goodwill provides to the special needs segment of our population greatly improve the
local economy.
Exceptionally bright and articulate, Sharon

Goodwill unquestionably brings tremendous

has transformed the EDC in the past three years.

resources

Our organization has experienced significant

she remarked: The dignity of work and living

changes, she said. We have transitioned into

independently is so gratifying. Involvement with

to

Manatee

Countys

growth,

a marketing organization for Manatee County,

Goodwill, with its prestige and credibility in

for expansion and recruitment. A significant

assisting individuals to overcome their hurdles,

element is our workforce development. We have

makes it more likely that they will be hired.

embarked on a new strategic plan and ratcheted

Sharon also appreciates the inspiring work

it up. Sharon added: The EDC understands the

that Goodwill has done for our veterans; they

unique features of the Manatee community and will

have been a great partner to the vets. Jobs,

focus on bringing diverse businesses to the area

she concludes, are the most integral component

as well as assisting current businesses to market

to economic growth, and Goodwills job force

and sell their products internationally. I think that

is front and center; they have the means to

Manatee is finally realizing its potential. We

provide the training that people need to move to

need to continue to diversify because we live in a

the next level, and that aligns with our goals for

global community.

economic growth.

The dignity of work and living independently is so gratifying.

ECONOMY

$81,300,000

economic impact

G o o d wil l u n q u estio n a b ly b rin g s tr e m e n d o u s r es o u r ces to M a n atee C o u n t ys g r o w t h.

Annual Report 2013

V E C TO R

D R AW I N G S