8 Burst results for "Ricky Wade"

"ricky wade" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

01:33 min | 4 months ago

"ricky wade" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Tell us a little bit about your background Well I started I was in college at Ohio State university I was going to be a school teacher and I got a degree in business education I went to work for McDonald's because I needed a job and I was making about 85 cents an hour And I kept getting raises and working hard and I just woke up one day and I was a presidency on McDonald's to this day I'm so amazed that I was able to do that but it was a company that was led by visionaries Ray Kroc Fred Turner Jerry Newman and great people that really focused on customer service and elevating everybody I mean you know I was a burger flipper making minimum wage and all of a sudden I was successful And it's a wonderful journey and I am so proud of it I actually had lunch today or breakfast with a former employee of mine and now earns 25 McDonald's restaurants Kim just a beautiful man And you know there's so many great stories in McDonald's about entrepreneurs who became successful because it became franchisees Ricky wade over at Fort Lauderdale my goodness He's got 30 some restaurants He's an African American man customers beautiful employees I mean he's just an angel of a businessman's focused on the community Said the McDonald's story is not about the executives It's always about the franchisees and their commitment to community Boy you should still be the CEO over there From what I'm hearing Now Friends Running that company I'm old school Yeah me too

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Who Is Ed Rensi, Former President and CEO of McDonald's?

Mark Levin

01:33 min | 4 months ago

Who Is Ed Rensi, Former President and CEO of McDonald's?

"Tell us a little bit about your background Well I started I was in college at Ohio State university I was going to be a school teacher and I got a degree in business education I went to work for McDonald's because I needed a job and I was making about 85 cents an hour And I kept getting raises and working hard and I just woke up one day and I was a presidency on McDonald's to this day I'm so amazed that I was able to do that but it was a company that was led by visionaries Ray Kroc Fred Turner Jerry Newman and great people that really focused on customer service and elevating everybody I mean you know I was a burger flipper making minimum wage and all of a sudden I was successful And it's a wonderful journey and I am so proud of it I actually had lunch today or breakfast with a former employee of mine and now earns 25 McDonald's restaurants Kim just a beautiful man And you know there's so many great stories in McDonald's about entrepreneurs who became successful because it became franchisees Ricky wade over at Fort Lauderdale my goodness He's got 30 some restaurants He's an African American man customers beautiful employees I mean he's just an angel of a businessman's focused on the community Said the McDonald's story is not about the executives It's always about the franchisees and their commitment to community Boy you should still be the CEO over there From what I'm hearing Now Friends Running that company I'm old school Yeah me too

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"ricky wade" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

06:34 min | 4 months ago

"ricky wade" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"The former CEO of McDonald's and I I've never talked to Ed renzi but man have I been accustomed McDonald's over the years and you know people attack anything that's successful Here we have a company that is fed more people At a reasonable cost than any company on the face of the earth and I remember reading about a hundred years ago And the people were dying because they couldn't get food to people in the inner cities and so forth McDonald's has served an important important purpose to adjust its menu from time to time I stick to the old menu I'm old school may I say I think I will But in any event what drew my attention to Ed renzi is this is a man of foresight and courage He was not only there when they came up with the McNuggets But he's had enough of woke corporatism and he's formed a group to fight it at renzi how are you my friend I'm very well Thank you And I appreciate you allowing me to come on your show and give the common man a voice And the common man of voice tell me what it is that has Well first of all before we get to that tell us a little bit about your background Well I started I was in college at Ohio State university I was going to be a school teacher and I got a degree in business education I went to work for McDonald's because I needed a job and I was making about 85 cents an hour And I kept getting raises and working hard and I just woke up one day and I was a presidency on McDonald's to this day I'm so amazed that I was able to do that but it was a company that was led by visionaries Ray Kroc Fred Turner Jerry Newman and great people that really focused on customer service and elevating everybody I mean you know I was a burger flipper making minimum wage and all of a sudden I was successful And it's a wonderful journey and I am so proud of it I actually had lunch today or breakfast with a former employee of mine and now earns 25 McDonald's restaurants Kim just a beautiful man And you know there's so many great stories in McDonald's about entrepreneurs who became successful because it became franchisees Ricky wade over at Fort Lauderdale my goodness He's got 30 some restaurants He's an African American man customers beautiful employees I mean he's just an angel of a businessman's focused on the community Said the McDonald's story is not about the executives It's always about the franchisees and their commitment to community Boy you should still be the CEO over there From what I'm hearing Now Friends Running that company I'm old school Yeah me too I mean I used to play the games there Okay did I win a hamburger You know something like that Anyway so Ed renzi former CEO of McDonald's Something drew your attention to what's going on in this country and you decided to do something about it explain that Well Bernie Marcus whose counter of Home Depot one of the founders a whole new partner wonderful man I mean real citizen great benefactor to our society gives everybody an opportunity And he asked me a long time ago to join job creators network where we could elevate young minorities to understand what the value of work is and to teach them how to go to work how to set an alarm clock how to get to work on time how to study learn grow and teach them what the paycheck look like and the value of work and that their hard work could be rewarded to make it grow and develop Jobs creators network was the foundation of this and I've been working with them on and off since the foundation And then just recently you know they created a coalition of job creators network the second vote advisers in the free enterprise project to talk about the free enterprise system in the United States and how it's deteriorating What can we do about it How can we get people to understand that we're prosperous because we have free markets free enterprise and all of a sudden we've got all this ever since the BLM and the deployed matter all horrible things and there's no question about that But now we've gone off the rails This social engineering and social policy the rittenhouse thing in Kenosha Wisconsin We focus on the minority activity and you know you're a scholar the federalist papers and the discussion and they were afraid of the tyranny of the minority And we have a minority of people in this country today that have big voices for whatever reason I don't quite understand it all They're shaping the policy of this country with an adverse effect on corporations and the shareholders in those corporations The duty the duty of board members and the duty of the executives of a company is to the investors our obligation in those roles and responsibilities is to grow the profits by smart wise investment great management and by doing that you elevate everybody in the company whether it's supply chain or whether it's employees directly or investors And now we've gone off on this tag and with environmental and social policy reviews and the scales and feel like the Communist Party of China check this behave in socially sweeping your front stoop every day Did we just can't have that kind of thing And I think it's incumbent upon all of us to say to the boards and to the executives Your duty is to the shareholder run these companies and we want for example we've offered to the Bank of America shareholders and opportunity to vote and we want to have a very simple review and audit Of all the civil rights of every employee and the company across the board You can't neglect the majority for the minority And I think some of these corporations have gone off the deep end and the classic example of that suddenly is Disney And I have to say Mark I'm a man of inclusion I think we need to elevate everybody We need to give everybody a voice.

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"ricky wade" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

01:50 min | 2 years ago

"ricky wade" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Cold it nineteen positive cases continue to climb behind bars a Miami federal judge has ordered U. S. immigration authorities to release most of the detainees held at three detention centers in South Florida according to the Miami Herald U. S. district judge Marcia Cooke said ice has failed in its duty to protect the safety and general well being of the petitioners the judges giving U. S. immigration and customs enforcement three days to come up with a plan to cut its non criminal and medically vulnerable populations by the hundreds the number of coronavirus cases in the state is at thirty three thousand six hundred ninety with one thousand two hundred sixty eight deaths Florida restaurant owners are anxiously awaiting the day when they can re open for dine in customers and that goes for the fast food restaurant tours as well I would say about thirty five percent of our customer base would have died that Ricky Wade owns thirty McDonald's franchises in South Florida and says even those drive throughs have been open he's lost revenue are we down in sales yes we are we're having losses because we don't have the full capacity of or normal business suites says he's focused on revival and what the new normal will look like it is restaurants that will include gloves and masks for workers lots of social distancing including seating in less capacity than what's typically available I'm Jill Balcon former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith bonded out of the Duval county jail Wednesday night after being arrested on allegations he had sex with an underage girl the teenager came forward with the accusations in November a Florida lawmaker says no country should pay their debts to China as a result of the covert nineteen pandemic Republican congressman Brian mast blames China for allowing the virus to get out of Wuhan in covering it up the only country that can lead against China is the United States of America and that's where it becomes so important with Florida's news I'm John Conrad I heart media no small.

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"ricky wade" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

02:20 min | 2 years ago

"ricky wade" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"Of Florida phase one starts Monday with limited businesses allowed at restaurants and retail establishments the space does not yet include Miami Dade Broward and Palm Beach counties nine thirty three McDonald's continues to offer health care workers and first responders three meals through may fifth we're honored to serve our first responders and when you think about what our healthcare workers with wood for us today every one of those folks are committed to the health and safety of our community and so the best we can do is try to put a smile on their faces Florida franchisee Ricky Wade says the message is simple just tell our first responders thank you for all you do for all of us all they need to do is show up with the work badge or in uniform to receive a free meal for breakfast lunch or dinner at the counter for take out or for drive thru coming up on nine thirty five another Disney family sing along is heading your way the Disney family sing along volume two will air on mother's day with Ryan Seacrest returning as host the special is also streaming on Disney plus it'll raise awareness about feeding America's work to provide meals for people that are struggling amid this corona virus pandemic the special will be airing on may tenth on ABC it's nine thirty four nearly a dozen food distributions are under way there's one at mills pond park in fort Lauderdale Amelia Earhart park in Hialeah Lauderhill sports park Miramar regional park matter academy in Hialeah gardens the Joseph Caleb center also has farm share handing out food and also at the center of hope church in Miami within the next half hour for more on the corona virus go to the I heart radio app and tap the podcast tab for the latest news and information I'm Natalie Rodriguez here on newsradio six ten W. I. O. D. but business is doing good well now I her radios brought together some of the biggest mobile carrier brands to do good every day thousands of people go to hospitals for coronavirus treatment many of those people end up in the hospital much longer than they thought they would days and in some cases weeks these people don't come prepared for a lengthy stay so they don't have the essentials like a cellphone charger Verizon knows.

"ricky wade" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

01:51 min | 2 years ago

"ricky wade" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"The area median income or below which approximately thirty thousand dollars per family sports are fifty thousand dollars mayor Francis Suarez says the money will be paid directly to a landlord or utility company the two million being doled out comes from a community development block grant from the feds online applications will be accepted beginning may fourth the payment should be received ten days after that when the course men newsradio six ten W. Y. O. D. it's eight oh four in data showing cities most impacted by the corona virus crisis on increases in unemployment and that leading the way Miami and Hialeah the areas are on the near the top amid the pandemic the country has lost over twenty two million jobs it's eight oh five as Florida looks to slowly reopened restaurant owners and workers are anxiously awaiting the day when they can again set diners which includes fast food franchises Ricky Wade owns thirty McDonald's here in Florida and says about thirty five percent of his visitors would typically eat N. and it's costing him revenue yes what a crisis of illegal or questionable from the recovery of a respectable revival okay what is required to look like for us because the new normal is not going to be the way we do business before and that includes workers wearing face masks gloves and social distancing meanwhile McDonald's will continue to offer free lunch breakfast or dinner to health care workers and first responders at least until may fifth meanwhile if you're in need of food feeding South Florida is here to help they've got their food drives taking place every Thursday one happens at mills pond park in fort Lauderdale the other at Amelia Earhart park in Hialeah they'll start at nine o'clock this morning other distribution sites today include Lauderhill sports park Miramar regional park and matter academy in Hialeah gardens farm share has events at the Joseph Caleb center at nine and center.

"ricky wade" Discussed on 850 WFTL

850 WFTL

11:24 min | 2 years ago

"ricky wade" Discussed on 850 WFTL

"Out and join us this year we have our speakers gonna be commissioner Richard Ross was to the west Palm Beach we're gonna have entertainment we're gonna have a free lunch so just call on out and join us again that's on Thursday February the twentieth at curry park MLK memorial coming on to spend some time with this and really enjoy being outside and enjoy that this great place at that we live in west Palm Beach now tell us when we say angel heritage day luncheon what does that really mean for person who's listening well we celebrating black history month and this is our our give back to our community on black history month and we really are take a moment to celebrate our history here in this community we always bring in a local speaker to talk about their their experience here in Palm Beach county and what they're doing and and we've had some dynamic speakers clergy we've had commissioners city councilman we've had different leaders community leaders over the years I've been very inspirational and if you really want is come on here at local and here local people talk and and and enjoy who we are and celebrate black history month come on out again that's Thursday February twentieth at at the MLK memorial down we've also been really grateful because at this particular lunch and we all are a lot of the seniors come out and they partake and listen to you our keynote speakers because they've been pioneers in their own rights to so again we invite the public to come out and celebrate with us as we honor those pioneers who would pave the path for us to be where we are today in our current state and this is a free event for a vet free lunch reliance free rein lunch come one out we we we gonna have a good time and dined I know you can order good weather for us on that day so we're looking forward to it and is it is it is great to have because like you say you have an outdoor event yes we have an outdoor event and we plan it that way and where else can you have an outdoor lunch and in the middle of February but here in Florida okay so come on out and join us it should be a great day were looking forward to hear from Richard rouse the time of course to we want you to come on out it's twelve to one PM okay so we are in and out really quickly come and join us for lunch and for a great opportunity to listen to a great speaker all right I love it and also there's a second annual men's health very much in doubt salute late in March we gonna kick off our second annual men's health dot all too often we have focused in and rightfully so on our women and we've had different events a women's health but first to many years we've gone without address now men last year was our first men's health event it was really a great turn out the men came out the wires brought the men the spouses in and we had a great talking with doctors and others to talk about men's health issues we talked about prostate we talked about colon we talked about high blood pressure talked about diabetes we talk about all those things that we avoid and we as men says all that can happen to us right what we're trying to do is bring education and awareness guys take a good look at those things that are right in front of you let's not wait to somethin is catastrophic before you react to it go for your annual checkup go for that prostate checked going to have your PSA taken your blood tests you don't do something about your high blood pressure right don't just sit there and things will go away on its own ray Jane your diet right little more exercise we talk about all this if the men talk amongst themselves and we had a great show and I look forward to this year and hopefully we have a great turn out that we have to get a bigger venue but this year is going to be at the urban league seventeen hundred north of St Avenue it is gonna be on Friday March thirteenth it could be out there are going to get like I said we're going to have our sponsors good Sam's of good Samaritans are good sales doctors who will be there and again if it was anything like last year you gotta come it's free again the big the big word it's free so come on in so we can have a lunch free lunch ever talk about men's health in addition don to talking about men's health in various diseases we also are going to have a demonstration of food demonstration we want to talk about preventative measures to so demonstration of healthy eating as well as healthy exercise so we'll have vendors that will be able to articulate to our audience the benefits of eating and also exercising to help them with control any type of diseases or prevent any type of disease for men I love how you said you have doctors there as well because you know I look at myself in from the outside I mean you would think I would have pretty good health I'm a tall slim guy and there's things that don't pay attention to I have diabetes I have high blood pressure and up until recently I wasn't taking it seriously and my blood sugar blood pressure was out of control I'm talkin blood sugar that's supposed to be between eighty and one twenty but mine was over three hundred we we have to take a good look at these at these are symptoms we take a good look at it but all too often done we we said that we can take care of it later right okay later is six months a year two years running and maybe never okay right so we want to make sure that our men a healthy that they live longer and and really enjoy their life in and not be bored with diseases and and different things that at that bring us down okay you can have a you can have a great life and enjoy where we live if we can really be healthy to enjoy it okay so so men and ladies come on in and join us for the men's health again that's on Friday March thirteenth at the urban league seventeen hundred office straight Avenue in again this is all about education awareness and if we can just make sure that one man goes to the goes to his doctor and cast a physical exam is something good comes out of that as a result of becoming zealots and then it's all worth it okay I could talk all day about this G. because I mean I'm serious about it now you know like we've done a heart attacks and high blood pressure at a young age CD's at a young age and that's on call for okay and we can do something about it it's a matter of what we wanted to do we want to take that step do we want to engage and find out what is going on with my body right you know in in again let's not wait till two we can't move right if you wait too late they do que corrected a lot of times it's too far gone you know don I'm going to give you an example of something that was truly successful we had a call to your cardio vascular mobile fare they did a series of tests and one gentlemen who just said come off the street to participate was having heart problems and didn't even realize it they conducted a test and then he was able to go to the hospital to be able to tend to the problems rather be the symptoms that he was having so on the spot you absolutely could find that there may be some things troubling you right otherwise he would not have known that so it's very important that we continue to host an event of this magnitude so that's all Friday March thirteenth may two you come out the second annual men's health date luncheon and as free as well as free as well so let's move on to to our big event all forty six annual equal opportunity day luncheon this is our big fund raiser of the year is going to be at the Kravis center and it's going to be our our big event for for the year we look forward to this every year we going on at this year for lifetime achievement award recipient will be Ricky wait and all of you know Ricky Wade being the best MacDonnells and Rick he's been very active in this community for many years and we want to give him his roses while while he can smell them and Ricky has been active for so many organizations in so many foundations and with so many different boards and we really respect is working and what he's done so he's a lifetime achievement award recipient this year five forty six annual equal opportunity they awards luncheon which will be on Thursday March twenty six at the Kravis center I'll trailblazer award this year would be the one and only so we see a Smith garden of who's an attorney a local attorney and she has really blaze a trail for attorneys in in in the home specialty all as far as being a former says and a lawyer at the same time and sleazy has done some extreme work without kids in the provided scholarships for many years to students who wanted going to pharmacy and we want to honor her for her work in in in that area are you the cheap when a war is can Jehlum Wellings who's a senior at Suncoast high school and this is the outstanding youth that that has put in a lot of community service work and outstanding student and we want to honor can Gillum up Mullins for for her work as a youth achievement award recipient and I'll keynote speaker was still we're still trying to confirm but we have a special person we have our eye on right now who we waiting to get final confirmation and I'll let you know when that's done but we what we try to bring home a a local favorite who who was born and raised here in this county that is on tremendous working and throughout the country and I'll leave it at that but I'm looking forward to to really a very dynamic keynote speaker and it is gonna be announced very very shortly okay Donna what also add to that is the reason why we selected these on a reasons because their work embodies close to our mission which is to help African Americans and minorities achieve social and economic equality and they also make a significant impact on the lives of individuals and families throughout Palm Beach county community so we honor them for their service and their commitment okay and you have a minute left twenty twenty says it's twenty twenty senses how important is this done this means everything to our community we have to be counted period every person in this county has to be counted I don't give you black white Hispanic Asian Caribbean whatever we if you live here in Palm Beach county you reside here in Palm Beach county you must be counted why because it makes the difference from money that come from the federal government that because of the state down to the county down to the cities and eventually comes down to organizations like the urban league okay of how we do our jobs while training programs how we do our housing housing programs how we do all different programs that that we serve this community we get funded a lot of our funding comes from federal down through state down to local governments and if we don't count each every person then your allocation of funds gets diminished okay the more people the if you can get closer to know people live here that means the more money that will come into our county that means more money for the state of Florida more money for Palm Beach county more money for the city of west Palm Beach more money for nonprofit organizations like Europe only and that that's here to service our county if.

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"ricky wade" Discussed on 850 WFTL

850 WFTL

13:26 min | 2 years ago

"ricky wade" Discussed on 850 WFTL

"To spend some time with this and really enjoy being outside and enjoy this is a great place that that we live in west Palm Beach now tell us when we say angel heritage day luncheon what does that really mean for person who's listening well we celebrating black history month and this is our our give back to our community on black history month and we really take a moment to celebrate our history here in this community we always bring in a local speaker to talk about their their experience here in Palm Beach county and what they're doing and and we've had some dynamic speakers clergy we've had commissioners city councilman we've had different leaders community leaders over the years I've been very inspirational and if you really want is come on here at local and here local people talking and and in Georgia who we are and silvery black history month come on out again that's Thursday February twentieth at at the MLK memorial down we've also been really grateful because at this particular lunch and we all are a lot of the seniors come out and they partake and listen to you our keynote speakers because they've been pioneers in their own rights to so again we invite the public to come out and celebrate with us as we honor those pioneers who have pave the path for us to be where we are today in our current state and this is a free event for a vet free lunch so you realize free rein lights come on out we we we got to have a good time and don I know you can order good weather for us on that day so we're looking forward to it and is it is it is great to have because like you say you have an outdoor event yes we have an outdoor event and we plan it that way and where else can you have an outdoor lunch and in the middle of February but here in Florida okay so come on out and join us it should be a great day were looking forward to hear from Richard rouse the time of course to we want you to come on out it's twelve to one PM okay we you're in and out really quickly come and join us for lunch and for a great opportunity to listen to a great speaker all right I love it and also there's a second annual men's health day luncheon to absolutely in March we gonna kick off our second annual men's health dot all too often we have focused and and rightfully so on our women and we've had different events a women's health but first to many years we've gone without addressing all men last year was our first men's health event it was really a great turn out the men came out the wires brought the men the spouses in and we had a great talking with doctors and others to talk about men's health issues we talked about prostate we talked about colon we talked about high blood pressure we talked about diabetes we talk about all those things that we avoid a we as men says all that can happen to us right what we're trying to do is bring education and awareness guys take a good look at those things that are right in front of you let's not wait to somethin is catastrophic before you react to it go for your annual checkup go for that prostate checked going to have your PSA take into your blood tests you don't do something about your high blood pressure right don't just sit there and think it will go away on its own ranger diet right little more exercise we talk about all this is the man talk amongst themselves and we had a great show and I look forward to this year and hopefully we have a great turn out that we have to get a bigger venue but this year is going to be at the urban league seventeen hundred north of St Avenue is gonna be on Friday March thirteenth is gonna be out there are going to get like I said we're going to have our sponsors good Sam's of good Samaritans are good sales doctors who will be there and again if it was anything like last year you gotta come it's free again the big the big word it's free so come out and see how we can have a lunch free lunch every go talk about men's health in addition don to talking about men's health in various diseases we also are going to have a demonstration of food demonstration we want to talk about preventative measures to so demonstration of healthy eating as well as healthy exercise so we'll have vendors that will be able to articulate to our audience the benefits of eating and also exercising to help them with control any type of diseases or prevent any type of disease for men I love how you said you have doctors there as well because you know I look at myself in from the outside I mean you would think I would have pretty good health I'm a tall slim guy and there's things that don't pay attention to I have diabetes I have high blood pressure and up until recently I wasn't taking it seriously and my blood sugar blood pressure it was out of control I'm talkin blood sugar that's supposed to be between eighty and one twenty but mine was over three hundred we we have to take a good look at these at these symptoms we take a good look at it but all too often done we we said that we can take care of it later right okay later is six months a year two years right maybe never okay right so we want to make sure that our men a healthy that they live longer and and really enjoy their life and and not be bored with diseases and and different things that that that bring us down okay you can have a you can have a great life in in Georgia where we live if we can really be healthy to enjoy it okay so so men and ladies come on in and join us for the men's health again that's on Friday March thirteenth at the urban league seventeen hundred office straight Avenue in again this is all about education awareness and if we can just make sure that one man goes to the goes to his doctor and cast at physical exam is something good comes out of that as a result of you coming to lunch and then it's all worth it okay I could talk all day about this subject because I mean I'm serious about it now you know like we've done a heart attacks and high blood pressure at a young age CD's at a young age and that's on call for okay and we can do something about it it's a matter of what we wanted to do we want to take that step do we want to engage and find out what is going on with my body right you know in in again let's not wait till two we can't move right if you wait too late thank you K. corrected a lot of times it's too far gone you know don I'm going to give you an example of something that was truly successful we had a call to your cardio vascular mobile there they did a series of tests and one gentlemen who just said come off the street to participate was having heart problems and didn't even realize it they conducted a test and then he was able to go to the hospital to be able to tend to the problems rather be the symptoms that he was having so I'm a spot you absolutely could find that there maybe something's troubling you right otherwise he would not have known that so it's very important that we continue to host an event of this magnitude so that's all Friday March thirteenth may two you come out the second annual men's health date luncheon and as free as well as free as well so let's move on to to our big event all forty six annual equal opportunity day luncheon this is our big fund raiser of the year is going to be at the Kravis center and it's going to be our our big event for for the year we look forward to this every year we go in on it this year for lifetime achievement award recipient will be Ricky wait and all of you know Ricky Wade being the best MacDonnells and Rick he's been very active in this community for many years and we want to give him his roses while while he can smell them and Ricky has been active for so many organizations in so many foundations and with so many different boards and we really respect is working and what he's done so he's a lifetime achievement award recipient this year five forty six annual equal opportunity today awards luncheon which will be on Thursday March twenty six at the Kravis center I'll trailblazer award this year would be the one and only so we see of us with garden of who's an attorney a local attorney and she has really blaze a trail for attorneys in in in the home specialty all as far as being a pharmacist and a lawyer at the same time and sleazy has done some extreme work without kids in the provided scholarships for many years to students who wanted going to pharmacy and we want to honor her for her work in in in that area our youth achievement award is can Jehlum Wellings who's a senior US Suncoast high school and this is outstanding youth that that has put in a lot of community service work and outstanding student and we won the honor can Jehlum up Mullins farm for her work as a youth achievement award recipient and I'll keynote speaker was still we're still trying to confirm but we have a special person who we have our eye on right now who we waiting to get final confirmation and I'll let you know when that's done but we what we try to bring home a a local favorite who who was born and raised here in this county that is on tremendous working and throughout the country and I'll leave it at that but looking forward to to really a very dynamic keynote speaker and it is gonna be announced very very shortly okay Donna what also add to that is the reason why we selected these on a reasons because their work embodies close to our mission which is to help African Americans and minorities achieve social and economic equality and they also make a significant impact on the lives of individuals and families throughout Palm Beach county community so we honor them for their service and their commitment okay I'm devil minutes left twenty twenty says it's twenty twenty census how important is this done this means everything to our community we have to be counted period every person in this county has to be counted I don't care if you're black white Hispanic Asian Caribbean whatever we if you live here in Palm Beach county you reside here in Palm Beach county you must be counted why because it makes the difference from money that come from the federal government that comes to the state down to the county down to the cities and eventually comes down to organizations like the urban league okay of how we do our jobs while training programs how we do our housing calcium programs how we do all different programs that that we serve this community we get funding a lot of our funding comes from federal down through state down to local governments and if we don't count each every person then your allocation of funds gets diminished okay the more people the if you can get closer to know people live here that means the more money that will come into our county that means more money for the state of Florida more money for Palm Beach county more money for the city of west Palm Beach more money for nonprofit organizations like Europe only and that that's here to serve this county if we have a accurate count who knows you may get an additional congressional seat okay the boundaries of where our congressional lines are drawn or determine about by the census count okay you look at all many so many different very races I come through the senses and we need everybody to participate as we as we really work hard to counter one I know we had difficult times right now two thousand ten we counted a large number of people two thousand twenty we know we have more residents nine hundred people a day move into the state of Florida every day nine hundred many of those people coming for the south down in Palm Beach county so we know we have a population is growing each and every year east every month the spot places growing in order to serve this population properly we must be able to count properly we need those families at a living more than one family in a home to count everyone not just a family of record the home owner but I need I need I need that edit family counted that does as an at home made illegally being here do they need to yes they need to be counted okay I mean what what if they're worried about what does that mean like you don from from the information that we're getting and the information that the census people putting out there if you live here in Palm Beach county must be counted and working a goal they're going to come the the county the senses will be coming to you finally done is a confidential process so we want our residents to feel confident and lastly we will be hosting a number of activities at urban league and that all of our events there will be information for our residents of the community members so that they can truly understand just what we talked about all right so what what time does do a really really quick right reach out like we normally do.

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