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Goodwill-Suncoast Named Top 10 Finalist in InfoWorld 100

InfoWorld magazine has recognized Goodwill Industries-Suncoast and Goodwill's IT Director Charlie Chisholm, above, for the development of Support 2020, the agency's suite of Web-based agency support applications.

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. Goodwill Industries-Suncoast today was named to the top 10 of the annual "InfoWorld 100" awards for IT innovation, as announced in the November 13, 2006 issue of InfoWorld magazine.

IDG’s InfoWorld magazine, widely read by IT professionals worldwide, annually recognizes 100 IT innovators and features the top 10 finalists in the magazine. According to InfoWorld editors, “the annual awards honor IT projects that demonstrate the most creative use of cutting-edge technologies to further their business goals. To be considered, projects must stretch beyond the typical, off-the-shelf solution, and must use multiple technologies in innovative ways to serve well-defined business goals.”


Goodwill Industries-Suncoast and IT Director Charlie Chisholm are recognized for the development of Support 2020, the agency’s suite of Web-based agency support applications such as client tracking, sales reporting, case management, time and attendance reporting, and much more. Support 2020 was developed for in-house use at Goodwill-Suncoast, but is now in use on a subscription basis by other agencies and businesses.


“The InfoWorld 100 recognition is well deserved by our talented Director of Information Technologies Charlie Chisholm and his team,” said R. Lee Waits, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries-Suncoast. “Support 2020, Charlie’s brainchild, is a reflection of Goodwill-Suncoast’s professional capabilities as we continously strive to become more efficient in human services delivery and the donated goods business that supports our organization.”


The InfoWorld article published November 13 can be found at


IDG’s InfoWorld is a weekly magazine for IT professionals. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World.


For more information about Goodwill-Suncoast’s Support 2020 applications, visit Goodwill Industries-Suncoast was founded in St. Petersburg, Fla. in 1954. Its mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. The organization's successful donated goods operation helps support its human services in 10 counties, including employment services for people with all types of employment barriers, training centers for people with disabilities, affordable apartment communities, and community corrections programs. For more information, visit



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