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NAACP Announces Partnership With Dunkin’ Brands

By Savoy Staff     July 23rd, 2014

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced its partnership with Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, to create a Diversity Franchising Initiative to increase the number of African-American owned franchise businesses in the United States. Through the partnership, Dunkin’ Brands and the NAACP will collaborate to offer [...]

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Southern California Minority Business Development Council Selects Walton Isaacson as Supplier of the Year For Fourth Time in Five Years

By Savoy Staff     July 16th, 2014

For an unprecedented fourth time in five years, Walton Isaacson (WI), an independently held, minority owned, full-service advertising and marketing agency, has been named “Supplier of the Year” by the Southern California Minority Business Development Council (scmbdc.org). The Council presents this prestigious honor in celebration of outstanding Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and their partnerships with member corporations, [...]

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NAMAD and Ally Financial Announce Financial Literacy Initiative

By Savoy Staff     July 11th, 2014

The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) and Ally Financial have teamed up to advance financial literacy and provide auto dealers with resources to further educate consumers and their employees. Introduced at the NAMAD 2014 Conference in Miami, the “Guide to Being Wallet Wise” is a free toolkit for use by dealers that aims to [...]

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Is it worth finding diverse leaders for your organization?

By Dwain Celistan     July 10th, 2014

In most organizations, the senior leadership is typically not diverse (meaning ethnic minorities or women).  In fact, the Fortune 500 has fewer than 10% diverse CEOs, and the number of diverse leaders in the senior most levels in most large organizations, across all industries, is also in the single digits.  As an executive recruiter who [...]

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National Black Chamber of Commerce Convention Kicks Off in Chicago with Desiree Rogers, J. Alexander Martin, David Otunga, Claudia Jordan and Chef Roble Headlining

By Savoy Staff     July 2nd, 2014

The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) presents it’s 22nd annual convention from July 10-12 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 E North Water Street in Chicago, IL. The 2014 conference, NBCC Now, will delve into the most important topics for entrepreneurs, from small business development to maintaining personal health. The official series of events will open with [...]

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Veteran Executive, Eglon E. Simons Announced As President And Chief Executive Officer Of The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications

By Savoy Staff     June 18th, 2014

The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) announced the selection of Eglon E. Simons as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 23, 2014. Founded in 1980, NAMIC is a leading 501 (c)(6) trade association advocating for diversity and inclusion within the communications industry.  Simon’s hiring completes the organization’s strategic realignment designed to build on NAMIC’s full [...]

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Breaking Ground for African American Financial Advisors, Charles Winfrey Finds His Niche with ‘The Rollover Company”

By Savoy Staff     June 4th, 2014

Proud to be among a small but growing number of African-American financial advisors throughout the U.S., Charles Winfrey boldly launched his firm The Rollover Company in Brentwood, Tennessee at a unique time in the country’s financial history. When most people think of 2001, images of 9/11 come to mind, but even before the Towers fell, the stock market was going through [...]

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Energy Industry Veteran Louis J. Hutchinson, III Joins WGL as Chief Revenue Officer

By Savoy Staff     June 3rd, 2014

WGL Holdings, Inc. announced that Dr. Louis J. Hutchinson, III has joined the company as its Chief Revenue Officer. The newly created executive position will lead all branding, revenue generation and customer retention efforts for WGL and its subsidiaries. Hutchinson brings more than 20 years in marketing and sales leadership positions in the technology and [...]

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Toyota Celebrates 10-millionth Vehicle Made in Kentucky

By D. Janell Perry     May 30th, 2014

Avery Bussell Jr. always expected to be a farmer. However, with difficulties on the family farm in 1988, the 22-year-old led him to set up shop at a new company 55 miles away – Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK). However, one small issue presided him: he was one of over 100, 00 others applying for [...]

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Robin Roberts to Deliver Keynote at 2014 Pennsylvania Conference for Women

By Savoy Staff     May 15th, 2014

The 2014 Pennsylvania Conference for Women announced that Robin Roberts, Co-Anchor of Good Morning America, will deliver a keynote address at the event on October 16, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Since becoming co-anchor in 2005, Roberts has helped Good Morning America win three consecutive Emmy Awards. She has also inspired millions of [...]

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