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Congratulations to Dr. Jill Bussey-Harris and Dr. Monroe E. Harris, Jr.

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Jill Bussey-Harris and Dr. Monroe E. Harris, Jr.

Congratulations to Jill Bussey-Harris and Monroe E. Harris, Jr. for receiving University of Louisville Alumni Fellows Awards. These awards recognize graduates who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields and are exemplary ambassadors for the university and their college or school. Recipients reflect the high standing and character of the University of Louisville.

Both Jill and Monroe are close friends with M . H. West & Co., Inc. CEO and Chair, Marilyn West. Marilyn commented that she was thrilled that the married couple received such a distinguished honor, especially at the same time!

It’s Time for America to Go Red!

Monday, January 28th, 2013

It's Time for America to Go Red!
Help us make America Go Red this February. Here are just a few ideas:


Paint the town red! Whether it’s your home, or your neighborhood Main Street, we need your help to shine a red spotlight in the community


Have a Wear Red Day event. Whether at work, school or your club, our planning guide, posters and flyer will help you put together a great event.


Shop For a Cause. 100% of proceeds after expenses to educate around heart disease and stroke.


• Research to save women’s lives is only possible though donations. Create a Fundraising page or Donate today.


Know the Symptoms of a Heart Attack. Some signs may be a different for women than men.    Know them and share them with a woman you love.


• Turn your Twitter or Facebook profile picture red using our red dress image, or change your cover on Facebook.


Share your pictures with us. Join the America Goes Red Challenge, where thousands of Wear Red Day photos will be shared.


• Honor a loved one with a memorial donation to the American Heart Association.


Know your Heart Score. Think you are eating right and getting enough exercise? It takes 5 minutes to make sure. Take the My Life Check and find out where you stand.


Help us make America go red and Save Women’s Lives! Learn More at

Extraordinary Women’s Exchange – “Real Conversations”

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Extraordinary Women's Exchange - "Real Conversations"
On March 8th M. H. West & Co., Inc. associate, Sylvie Umuhoza attended Extraordinary Women’s Exchange “Real Conversations” at the University of Richmond. The event was sponsored by the Greater Richmond Chamber and presented by HCA Virginia Health Systems. Guest panelists included: Meredith McGlohon, Owner of Red Salon Organics; Shirley T. Burke, Founder of Esteem Institute; Roberta Oster Sachs, President of Oster Sachs Communications; Tanya Cauthen, Owner of Belmont Butchery and Jessica Simmons, Owner of River City Tattoo & Stronghill Dining Co. The discussion was moderated by Mary Foley and Susie Galvez of the Girlfriend We Gotta Talk! radio show.

The conversation started with an amazing fact: According to the American Society for Training and Development, “by 2015, 60% of new jobs created will require skills only held by 20% of the population.” The discussion then addressed how to prepare for tomorrow’s jobs. Below are some of the key points from the talk.
People are reluctant to have “real conversations” in the workplace due to:

  • • Lack of trust in their coworkers
  • • Afraid their words will be twisted into something negative
  • • Worried their future aspirations are too aggressive


Celebrate African-American History Month

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

In 1926, the first Black History Month was recognized. M. H. West & Co., Inc. has put together a tribute to African–American men and women past and present, whose accomplishments are great and historical. We have included biographies of social rights activists, leaders, scientists, actors/actresses, athletes and writers. There is also a Civil Rights timeline and links to resources on African–American history. View the page here.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

For almost 30 years, the month of October has been a time to renew our commitment to ending one of the most tragic and senseless crimes in this country. We were honored to be joined today by a diverse audience from big cities and small towns, from tribes, women’s organizations, survivors, domestic violence and sexual assault advocates, fatherhood programs, law enforcement agencies, and faith communities, all joined by a common purpose- to end violence against women.

Children suffer, too. Joe Torre, legendary baseball manager, spoke about growing up in an abusive household; being afraid to come home when he saw his father’s car parked in front of the house; and how he found refuge in baseball.

Issues like this one remind us that there is still work to be done if we’re going to make the promise of America real for every American – including women. That’s why, last year, President Obama created the White House Council on Women and Girls. He gave the Council an important mission – to make sure that all federal agencies consider the needs of women in every policy, in every program and in every piece of legislation he supports. Because of our focus on women and girls across the Administration, we have unprecedented coordination in the fight against domestic violence.

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