Wednesday, November 30, 2011

4th Annual Congressional Minority Business Awards Salutes Game Changers


National Black McDonald’s Operators Association among honorees

On November 16, 2011, Mountaintop Marketing Group (MMG), LLC hosted the 4th Annual Congressional Minority Business Awards at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC. Each year, MMG, along with the nation's elected leadership, political and business leaders pay tribute to the remarkable achievements, tremendous contributions and unwavering commitment of minority business leaders and supporters during the Congressional Minority Business Awards.  In photo: Honoree Roland Parrish, Chair & CEO of the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association (NBMOA), U.S. Congresswoman Laura Richardson, McDonald’s Owner/Operator Leroy G. Walker, Jr. of Jackson, MS.

Michael Bowlds, CEO of Mountaintop Marketing Group, shared that this year was particularly meaningful in that they honored the Game Changers. When the honorees were faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges, barriers, or restraints (financial or otherwise), they literally changed the game in a relentless pursuit of success.

The 4th Annual Congressional Minority Business Awards honorees are: Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC); Congressman Donald M. Payne (D-NJ);  Susan L. Taylor, Founder and CEO, National Cares Mentoring Movement; Dr. Leonard Haynes, Senior Director, U.S. Department of Education; Roland Parrish, President & CEO, National Black McDonald's Owners Association; Mauricio Vera, Director, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Businesses, U.S. Agency for International Development; Gloria Parker, President, Parker Group Consulting; Jimmie Lee Solomon, Executive Vice President, Major League Baseball; Fernando V. Galaviz, President & CEO, The Centech Group, Inc.; Jacqueline S. Beauchamp, CEO, Nerjyzed Entertainment, Inc.; and Thomas Harvey, Senior Vice President, AT&T Government Solutions.

The National Black McDonald’s Operators Association was recognized for their commitment to economic development in minority communities. Mr. Parrish, President & CEO, accepted the Economic Development award on behalf of the organization. McDonald’s is credited with injecting more than $3.2 billion into the economy and creating more than 70,000 jobs along with a host of community programs and educational assistance throughout the nation. More than 70 percent of McDonald’s U.S. workforce and more than 25 percent of its leadership team is comprised of women and people of color.




Roland Parrish, Chair & CEO of the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association, U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Michael Bowlds, President of Mountaintop Marketing Group, LLC.

For more information on the 4th Annual Congressional Minority Business Awards, please visit: http://www.minoritybusinessawards.us/.

Source: Press release

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