Contest for Nonprofit Leaders Offers $20,000 Office Renovation as Prize in Three Cities

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As part of its Goodmans Eye for the Good Guy contest, Goodmans Interior Structures is awarding a $20,000 office remodel to nonprofit leaders in each of three markets - Phoenix, Albuquerque and Tucson. Nominations for the 2006 Goodmans Eye for the Good Guy accepted online at http://www.GoodmansGoodGuy.com/.

As part of its Goodmans Eye for the Good Guy contest, Goodmans Interior Structures is awarding a $20,000 office remodel to nonprofit leaders in each of three markets — Phoenix, Albuquerque and Tucson. The contest began March 3 with a call for online nominations.

The nomination form found at http://www.GoodmansGoodGuy.com/ provides nonprofit boards of directors and other stakeholders the opportunity to extol the achievements of their top leader for a chance to win a workspace that helps them retain their valued executive. The winning “Good Guy” will receive a remodeled workspace that supports individual work style, improves productivity and communicates organizational mission.

“One of the benefits of creating a great work environment is its effect on retaining highly valued workers,” said Adam Goodman, president of Goodmans Interior Structures. “This is an opportunity for an organization to reward its leader and also create a unique employment benefit that can help the nonprofit retain that leader.”

Nominations for executive directors, presidents and CEOs of nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in Maricopa and Pima Counties in Ariz. and Bernalillo County in N.M. will be accepted online through April 3. Finalists will be selected based on the nominee’s application of good business principles, demonstration of excellence in leadership, organizational influence on the community/populations served, and need for a more efficient workspace.

In May, 10 finalists will be announced and the public will have an opportunity to vote online for their favorite “good guy.” The results of the public vote will be combined with scores from a panel of local judges to decide the winner. The winning “good guy,” along with his/her office, will be highlighted in a local business publication.

In last year’s inaugural program in Phoenix, more than 360 nominations were received and more than 31,000 votes were cast in the program that awarded Ron Adelson, CEO of Aid to Adoption of Special Kids, with the $20,000 office remodel. Due to this significant response, Goodmans is this year expanding the program into two additional markets, Albuquerque and Tucson.

Goodmans is presenting the program along with media sponsors in each market—The Business Journal in Phoenix, New Mexico Business Weekly in Albuquerque and Inside Tucson Business in Tucson.

The “Good Guy” will have his or her office space redesigned by the Southwest Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) in Phoenix and Tucson, and by the Southwest Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) in Albuquerque. Construction will be provided by Hart Construction in Albuquerque, Southwest Architectural Builders in Phoenix, and Indevco Partners in Tucson. Shaw Contract Group will provide flooring in Phoenix and Tucson, while Dimension Flooring Services will provide flooring for the Albuquerque winner.

The Goodmans Eye for the Good Guy program represents the company’s core mission of promoting good design in the business community. A long-time supporter of local charitable organizations, Goodmans has encouraged nonprofits to also embrace quality design in their operations.

The community is welcomed and encouraged to submit multiple nominations for the same candidate. Nomination forms and complete contest rules and regulations are available at the contest’s Web site, http://www.GoodmansGoodGuy.com.

Founded in 1954, Phoenix-based Goodmans Interior Structures is a third-generation, family-owned and -operated business. Over the past 52 years, the Goodmans name has become synonymous with quality office furniture, modular systems and customer service. Along with furniture sales and rental and leasing plans, Goodmans offers services such as design and planning, furniture repair, asset/inventory management, custom furniture, move management, reupholstery, and systems remanufacturing. Today, Goodmans ranks among the top three dealers in Herman Miller’s global network of certified dealers and is the only Herman Miller Certified Network dealer in Arizona and New Mexico. Goodmans has showrooms in Phoenix, Tucson and Albuquerque. Goodmans was also named one of Phoenix’s top 20 “Best Places to Work” for mid-sized companies by The Business Journal. For more information on Goodmans Interior Structures, visit http://www.goodmans.info/.

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