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17 Aug: Bronx Store Manager Sets Out To Show What’s Possible

Growing up in the Bronx, Kufre “Archie” Mbatt didn’t see many people who looked like him in leadership roles. So, he was determined to set the example for others.

Archie, the son of Nigerian immigrants, worked hard to achieve that dream. And he’s now the general manager of a Best Buy store in the New York City borough.

“You hear growing up that you’re not going to make it,” he said. “It made me work a little bit harder. I wanted to do that for people in the city and at Best Buy to show them that it’s possible.”

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21 Jun: Found at Best Buy: new career and a dream come true

Cheri Howard had it all. A beautiful family, boundless ambition and a great job with a Nebraska police department.

She thought she would retire as the department’s commander of front-end operations and see her kids off to college. But then a merger happened, and she lost her job of 26 years.

“It was debilitating, honestly,” she said. “For a while, I felt like a fish out of water. I did not have a clear path and wondered if I was going to be able to survive it.”