Fayette County is one of eight represented by the regional agency.
About a dozen awards were presented Thursday night to employees and affiliated personnel of Goodwill Industries of South Central Ohio.
Over 250 people are employed in the eight county area for Goodwill, and over the years have found thousands of others jobs in the community.
Volunteers also make up a big part of the success of Goodwill, which Director Keith Alcorns says they always welcome more.... 04-26 Keith Alcorn interview
Outgoing Goodwill Industries board chair Brad Burns was also recognized for his years of leadership on the board.
Chillicothe native Ryan Latham of Challenge Aspen, was the keynote speaker as he talked about working with people with disabilities and teaching them how to overcome those obstacles in learning how to snow ski.
Fayette, Pickaway, Ross, Pike, Jackson, Hocking, Vinton and Athens are the eight counties that make up the South Central agency.