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Whenever Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas walks into a room, you can almost hear the tune to Whitney Houston’s “I’m Every Woman” playing in the background. Beautiful, elegant and in peak physical condition, she exemplifies class. Moreover, Chilli is equally comfortable intermingling with aristocrats, as she is being the around-the-way girl on the block in Atlanta. This…

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Yolanda White was one of the most powerful corporate figures in Atlanta. As global group director, Sparkling Brands, White had risen effortlessly through the ranks at Coca-Cola delivering successful marketing campaigns for various brands throughout the corporate giant for almost two decades. After being a rock star for one of Atlanta’s staple corporate brands for seventeen…

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The old ad campaign of “Have a coke and a smile” is taking on new meaning as the Coca-Cola Corp. is getting ready to cash in on the legal marijuana business. Bloomberg News reports that the multi-national soft drink giant is in negotiations to produce a drink infused with cannabis oil. The Coca-Cola corporation is…

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Coca-Cola Co. announced it plans to cut approximately 1,200 jobs as part of a process to put “in place the leaner corporate organization.” This announcement is taking place as sales continue to fizzle worldwide for the Atlanta-based multinational conglomerate. Coca-Cola has struggled over the past few years as consumers have steadily moved away from sugar-based drinks.…

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If you want to “grow and go global your small business,” Women in Defense-Georgia’s president Annette Wright is producing the ideal event. It’s titled the Global Supplier Diversity Conference for Veterans and Small Businesses and it will be held at the Atlanta Metropolitan State College in the Conference Center (Edwin Thompson Student Center). “The event will be held on Wednesday,…

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Detroit native Derrick Register is in supply chain leadership for Coca-Cola Refreshments and currently serves as the vice president manufacturing area lead. He’s been with the company for approximately six years and he oversees over 1,600 employees from Michigan to Hawaii. However, his greatest sense of accomplishment comes from being a father to his own…

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Adrienne White, Creative Agency Finance Manager, The Coca-Cola Company What interested you in a career in finance? From an early age, I had a gift with numbers and pursued a CPA license. I believe that accounting is the fundamental language of business and I wanted to be well-versed in any business endeavor that I’d pursue.…

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Essence Communications Inc. president, Michelle Ebanks, kicked off the 20th Essence Festival with an opening speech and acknowledged all the main sponsors for the event: Coca-Cola, Verizon, Procter and Gamble, Mc Donald’s and Ford Motor Co. Rev. Al Sharptonspoke from stage and said, “I cannot imagine being anywhere else for the Fourth of July weekend.…

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Essence has partnered with Walmart and Coca-Cola to present the Road to Essence multi-city tour. So far the festival has stopped in Atlanta, Chicago, and this past weekend Dallas. The festival offers a free, fun, family day, held in the parking lot of Super Walmart. So, think “mini-Essence Festival” with live music, celebrity appearances, cool…

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