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Harlem YMCA honors Lester Strong, VP & CEO of AARP Experience Corps at 44th Annual Black Achievers in Industry Awards Ceremony

By Savoy Staff     March 21st, 2014

AARP announced that Lester Strong, vice president and CEO of AARP Experience Corps was honored for his commitment to community service at the Harlem YMCA 44th Annual National Salute to Black Achievers in Industry (bai) Awards Ceremony. The event was held March 20 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. Lester Strong was the recipient [...]


Lincoln Explores Journeys of Seven Inspiring African-Americans As Part Of New Branded Content Series

By Savoy Staff     March 21st, 2014

In the spirit of continuing its efforts to inspire, The Lincoln Motor Company has created a new branded content series, “The Journey,” a campaign that explores inspiration, entrepreneurship and people who have followed their dreams within the African-American community. Award-winning singer/songwriter and Lincoln Ambassador Emeli Sande’ shares her “Journey of unconditional love” as part of [...]


Earvin “Magic” Johnson to Provide Keynote Presentation at 2014 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show

By Savoy Staff     March 20th, 2014

Acclaimed businessman, humanitarian and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson will share insights into current issues and events, based on his 30-year journey toward becoming the number-one brand in Urban America, at the National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show this May. Mr. Johnson will address attendees at NRA Show 2014 on Sunday, [...]


Starbucks and Oprah Winfrey Come Together to Create Teavana Oprah Chai Tea

By Savoy Staff     March 20th, 2014

Howard Schultz, chairman, president and ceo of Starbucks and Oprah Winfrey, global media leader and philanthropist, today announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration to co-create Teavana Oprah Chai Tea. Beginning April 29, Teavana Oprah Chai will be sold in Starbucks and Teavana stores across the U.S. and Canada, with Starbucks making a donation for each product sold to [...]


Jenell Ross: Automotive Trailblazer by Design

By Edward Cates     March 20th, 2014

Savoy Winter 2013 Cover Story by Edward Cates
Following in the footsteps of a trailblazing father is not a daunting task if you are Jenell Ross, President of Bob Ross Buick, GMC, Mercedes Benz and Fiat based in Centerville, Ohio. Jenell’s meteoric success as an auto dealer has come from hard work and her ability to channel a deep seeded commitment to honor her parent’s contributions to the automotive industry and community.


Eddie Harrell, Jr. Named Vice President and General Manager of the Cleveland, Ohio Market

By Savoy Staff     March 10th, 2014

Radio One, Inc.announced that Eddie Harrell, Jr. has been named Vice President/General Manager of its Cleveland radio stations. Eddie joined the company in June 2011 as Vice President/General Manager of its radio stations in Columbus. He has had proven success in this market and is now taking on the challenge of the Cleveland Market. “Eddie [...]


2014 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America Announced by Savoy Magazine

By Savoy Staff     March 10th, 2014

Savoy Magazine announced their 2014 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America in their 13th Anniversary Spring issue.  The Savoy Top 100 is the definitive listing of African American executives, influencers and achievers impacting corporate America. Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente graces the cover of the Savoy spring issue and [...]


PG&E Establishes Standard With $2.3 Billion to Diverse Suppliers

By Savoy Staff     March 7th, 2014

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) announced that it spent $2.3 billion with diverse suppliers in 2013, accounting for 42.1 percent of its total procurement budget. This total represents an increase of $265.2 million from 2012. “Our focus on supplier diversity has given new opportunities to thousands of businesses, allowing them to grow and hire, [...]


Former NAACP President Joins Kapor Capital

By D. Janell Perry     March 7th, 2014

Months after stepping down as head of the nation’s largest civil rights organization, former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is transforming himself from an East Coast political activist to a West Coast venture capitalist. The career switch is one that he hopes will help further his aspirations of acquiring more opportunities for blacks and Latinos in [...]

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GM Foundation Donates $1 Million to Detroit Charities in Honor of Former GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson

By Savoy Staff     February 18th, 2014

Habitat for Humanity Detroit Executive Director Vincent Tilford (left) celebrates as General Motors Foundation President Vivian Pickard (right) presents a check for $400,000 to the organization in honor of former General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson and his wife Karin, Monday, February 17, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Capuchin Soup Kitchen and the Coalition [...]

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