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Gale Hill is president of AJH Inc. and owner of four McDonald’s franchises in Columbus, Ohio. She is the consummate entrepreneur, having used her extensive experience in driving results through marketing strategies to build her businesses. She oversees all facets of running her businesses and has led her franchises through survival, turnaround and growth modes.…

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McDonald’s, through its Black & Positively Golden movement, surprised an unsuspecting teen with $25,000 to grow her budding business. On Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, Nia  Nia Phillips-Harper, a 17-year-old Houston native, and her mother Dedra, an author and professor, were guests on a segment of the “Tamron Hall Show” titled “CEO at Sweet 16.” Last year,…

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In an ongoing effort to be good community stewards, the Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Operators’ Association awarded $40,000 in Golden Grants to top education professionals this month at the Georgia State Capitol. Established in 2018, the Atlanta-exclusive Golden Grants program is supported by local McDonald’s owner-operators. The grants provide a resource for teachers and other individuals who…

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McDonald’s USA recently brought the first-ever Golden Voice Talent Showcase and master class to Atlanta as part of the 13th Annual McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour. The Golden Arches offered a two-day empowerment and educational experience as part of its free nationwide tour. The tour is an extension of McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden campaign,…

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Michael Glover began his career in the food industry with the McDonald’s Corporation. He took full advantage of the opportunities for further training, mostly on the job, but with highly qualified members of staff from the McDonald’s corporation. Success in business and the challenge to rise above the life of the streets in order to…

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Burrell Communications is a transcultural communication and marketing agency known for its leadership, forward-thinking approach and more than 40 years of experience connecting with consumers across all platforms. Over the years, Burrell has launched campaigns with companies, including McDonald’s, Toyota, Comcast NBC Universal, Xfinity, among many more. Terrence Burrell is currently vice president and creative director…

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Nicole Enearu understands the power of business ownership. Enearu is a dedicated second-generation McDonald’s franchisee. She was inspired by her mother, Patricia Williams, who bought into the franchise and now has eight locations of her own. After completing the McDonald’s Next Generation program, Enearu was able to become an owner-operator in 2006 with two locations at the…

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McDonald’s USA launched its new Black & Positively Golden, campaign Friday, March 29, 2019, with an event in Los Angeles’ historic Leimert Park neighborhood. Black & Positively Golden Day was an interactive day that celebrated the campaign designed to shine a light on African American culture and demonstrate the power of words to inspire Black excellence. View…

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