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Former McDonald's executive to address Gary Chamber of Commerce

Robert Johnson will address the Gary Chamber of Commerce on March 12.

Former McDonald's executive and management consultant Robert Johnson will share lessons about the corporate world with the Gary Chamber of Commerce.

Johnson, the managing partner of Solomon Group and a former franchise relations officer for McDonald’s Central Division, will keynote the chamber's monthly general membership luncheon at noon March 12 on the second floor of the Gary Southshore Railcats Administration Building at the U.S. Steel Yard in downtown Gary. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m.

"The chamber welcomes a proven expert in the areas of management, risk assessment, crisis management, and dispute resolution," the Gary Chamber said in a press release. "Robert Johnson has over 20 years experience both domestically and internationally."

Johnson managed McDonald's $55 million worker’s compensation program and set up programs that saved the company $60 million. He worked with franchisees and represented the fast food chain abroad in Europe, Australia, Latin America, Canada and Asia.

Johnson, who serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the National Urban League’s Black Executive Exchange Program and was featured in the book "Discover Your Inner Strength," now travels the country as a speaker on subjects like minority career development and entrepreneurship skills.

"Come and hear this dynamic business executive and learn how his success can be your success," the Gary Chamber said in a press release.

The luncheon costs $20, $22 at the door.

Call the chamber office at 219-885-7407 to reserve a seat.


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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.