Cheryl Scales Selected as President Obama White House Business Innovator and Community Trailblazer

Cheryl Scales is twice recognized as a Woman-owned Business Innovator and Community Trailblazer under President Obama's White House. Her ability to 'connect dots' for progress, problem resolution, and human activation across ages is a powerful gift. She's picture with Forever First Lady Michelle Obama and former Surgeon General, Regina Benjamin during these ceremonies. She also served as a contributor for weekly conversations on community strategy and activation for 3 years.

Cheryl Scales Joins Senator Cory Booker and Craig Robinson for a Presidential Political Conversation

The importance of political champions was on stage in 2020 like no other time in history. American Democracy was on the line. Cheryl brought her strategic insights to the Association of Black Princeton Alumni (ABPA) to launch the Presidential Election series featuring Senator Cory Booker, CEO Craig Robinson, Eddie Glaude, Author &Princeton Chair African American Studies, and a notable Princeton alumni panel. ~1000 alumni participated in these 2 conversations including (+500 alumni and interested people participated for this event).

Cheryl Scales Georgia Power - Atlanta Black Chambers Covid Life and Entrepreneur Success Series

Pandemic impact is unlike anything most of us have ever seen but survival and importantly, sustainment and success happens when individuals and businesses have workable tools for progress. Cheryl was a featured speaker in this series sponsored by Georgia Power and the Atlanta Black Chambers. Her insights were a a deposit on the progress canvas during this season along with other services to help people and businesses push through and make a difference. View Live Interview with ABC Gwen McDaniels.

Redefining Diversity and Equity Community Options: The Kroger Exit

Kroger, the US's largest supermarket, whose exit from Memphis' Historic Orange Mound ALMOST created a food desert until Cheryl Scales. She stepped up as the lead justice champion who activated the community and tapped structural leaders including Civil Rights legend Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., civic and ministerial leaders. After a strategy meeting with Kroger CFO led by Cheryl, an unprecedented relationship happened opening doors to potentially reopen or relationship with a competitor versus leaving a hole. The store remain closed with a daily security presence. However, this initial meeting created the bridge for local civic leaders to lead additional discussions approximately 18 months later. Today, equity access to quality foods through a quality competitor has opened to serve the community. Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and the Community Engage (View Link) | Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. shares insights (view link)

Community Equity Consulting Project Success

Cheryl Scales’ consulting approach led to a dynamic new phase of action for community-engaged design in Orange Mound. This is a breakthrough across decades and sure to be a roadmap for other communities. She is a leader, thorough in her approach to deliver client outcomes, and offers strong communications to her funders/clients. ArtUp is very pleased with our collaboration and look forward to future impact together. –Linda Steele, Founder & CEO, ArtUp

Yes! Children Make Civic History for Their School!

Yes! #DunbarOpen. What I LOVE is these beautiul children LIVED their Civics lesson with positive results. When the school board was on its 3rd and final vote, these children inspired the greatest collection of community to wrap around the school in an unprecedented way. It changed the course of closure with courage and conviction to a way forward of confidence and possibility. An exciting story to read. 

Cheryl Scales leads public relations launch as First Lady Obama gives Orange Mound “Preserve America” status.

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Orange Mound now joins 904 other Preserve America communities across all 50 states, is one of 12 in Tennessee, and the first historically African American community to earn this designation in the state.

The designation makes the neighborhood eligible for for Preserve America grants when they are funded by Congress.

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Jonte Lee-Prominent D.C. Educator Shares His Experience with Cheryl Scales as a Coach and Her Personal Branding Mastermind Class

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Dr. Jeff Gardere, America’s Psychologist. “Cheryl is wonderfully centered. It was a pleasure to work on a project with her.”

Harold Ford Jr. , Former US Congressman -TN 9th District. “Cheryl is one of the most impressive people and has my highest regard because she is a trailblazer with an energizing spirit. I have known her for more than 20 years as a Memphis alumni who always makes an impact wherever she touches down. She  exhibits the vision and values of a powerful, confident woman with a finesse, talent, and motivation to deliver results.”

Angela Poscillico, “I have said, and I will always say, that if it was not for your guidance, your branding and your formula, Miss Latina International and now Miss International World would not have grown to the level of success that we enjoy. Your guidance was just amazing, how you taught me to use social media and all your empowering insights of me as a leader, and the ladies, has just been tremendous. You are the best PR person that any company or any one person can have.”

Clyde Anderson, CNN Personal Finance Contributor, Says:
After speaking with Cheryl and sharing my idea, it was obvious that she listened intensely and immediately got it. Her knowledge, insight and experience was like a breath of fresh air. She was able to add value to my concept and the direction needed to make the venture a success. Cheryl Scales stands head and shoulders above the rest. It’s wonderful to work with a true professional who cares about building relationships, solving problems and creating

DeMarco McMillian.  Cheryl Scales is one of THE most AMAZING people that I am privileged to know! Thank you so much for your energy and time and wisdom that you impart to me.   I am glad to know such a supportive and talented spirit as Cheryl Scales.  She has blessed and enriched me personally and professionally, unselfishly.

Janice Kovach , Mayor Clinton NJ (Twice Elected Public Servant) Says:
I just wanted to share my experience with Cheryl as she re-energized me. I wasn’t sure where to begin and Cheryl worked with my rough material and turned out an exceptional product. What I think most impressed me is that she listened to my thoughts and what was important to me and made sure it was incorporated into my branding. Cheryl and her team work all hours of the day and night and I can’t begin to express my gratitude to Cheryl and her team – they are a “magnificent” group of individuals.

Civic Rights Legend Rev. Benjamin Hooks Encourages Cheryl Scales – Read More Here