The Meoli Companies was honored to have our Owner/Operator, Mike Meoli, selected to share his experiences and insights at a recent Leadership Delaware conference. Not only was this a great opportunity for Meoli Companies to demonstrate—and continue to fulfill—our commitment to helping inspire and drive strong businesses that support a thriving Delaware, but Leadership Delaware’s requesting Mike specifically shows they recognize the many ways Meoli Companies integrates strong business practices with innovative approaches to create opportunities for individual careers as well as the growth of local economies.
Mike took his place with several other respected, highly achieved leaders at the presentation on May 4 at Beebe Healthcare’s Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing. In addition to Mike, some of the other speakers on the day’s topics addressing the business dynamics and opportunities in Sussex County included David Tam, M.D., President and CEO of Beebe Healthcare; Delaware State Representative from the 37th District, Ruth Briggs King; Chris James Perdue, Ph.D., Chairman of Perdue Farms, Inc., and Thomas J. Cook, Executive Director of the Delaware River and Bay Authority. This impressive group led multiple discussions to inform, enlighten, and inspire the newest group of Fellows to join Leadership Delaware in 2023.
“It was humbling to be part of such an impressive group and exhilarating to experience their presentations—even with my longevity in business, there’s always room for learning, and my time at the Leadership Delaware event served up education for all of us,” said Mike Meoli. “I am grateful to have had this opportunity to share my knowledge with the 2023 Leadership Delaware fellows, to inspire them and help them realize the potential they have to help lead this state and the communities in which they work and live.”
Mike’s presentation focused on Sussex County and was entitled, “The Secret Sauce of Doing Business in Southern Delaware.” Mike shared stories of his own background to solidify his connection to the area, delved into topics ranging from the opportunities of Delaware tourism to the unique considerations afforded by Sussex County geography and population make up, and candidly discussed challenges and successes of Meoli McDonalds to help illustrate the value of certain strategies—including franchising—and tactics. Mike concluded by offering his heartfelt advice, culled from his personal and professional experience as well as his love of Delaware, “Delaware’s talent pool is incredible right now, which means the sky’s the limit for where businesses can go. Leverage all the great resources we have right here at home to create strong communities and pave the way for future generations.”
Meoli Companies applauds the nonprofit Leadership Delaware for the critical work they’ve been doing for 15 years to drive positive change through the nurturing of strong leaders possessing the vision, integrity, commitment, and motivation to see Delaware through a continuum of progress. We look forward to continuing our participation with the organization to help them add to their success in “building the bench” of Delaware’s next generation of leaders.
Please learn more about the work they do to support all Delawareans at LeadershipDelaware.org.
The Meoli Companies McDonaldsⓇ recently hosted an event celebrating the achievements of more than 150 local employees from 25 restaurants across the Delmarva Peninsula. The Meoli Milestones Luncheon honored attendees for their exemplary service. Many one-year anniversaries with the company were celebrated as well as 5, 10, 15, and even 25-year anniversaries! Christopher Hawkins, Director of Training and Development, was also recognized for completing his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado Technical College through the Archways to Opportunity program.
There was even an entertaining “fashion show” which was a big hit. Members of our leadership team showed us their red-carpet walks while styling some McDonalds gear.
“The Meoli Companies has been a family-run business for nearly 30 years, and the fact that we celebrate so many milestone anniversaries in a single year demonstrates that our employees truly feel they are part of that family,” says Owner/Operator Mike Meoli. “In this family of ours are employees who started with us in high school and keep working their way up in career and life, people who join us mid-career and everything in between. Nothing pleases us more than to see our employees grow within the company and stay with us year after year.”
This fun event captured the family theme so intrinsic to the values of The Meoli Companies, and we are honored to support all these journeys.
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We are pleased to announce The Meoli Companies is awarding $6,000 in scholarships to non-traditional students attending Chesapeake Community College and Delaware Technical Community College at the Terry and Owens campuses.
This financial support is intended to help those non-traditional students who are returning to college to complete a degree or entering college for the first time, years after graduating high school. The scholarship program was created in the hopes of helping individuals in the local community further their education, especially those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to do so.
The scholarships will be awarded in $500 increments to applicants with a demonstrated academic achievement and commitment to community service. The Meoli Companies is pleased to have this opportunity to be a part of the growth of the local industry. Education builds a solid foundation for a strong community and we’re proud to support these members of our community pursue their goals.
Delaware State Hornets’ fans are getting treated to some tasty news: The Meoli Companies is now a sponsor for the DSU Athletics Department.
This multi-year sponsorship supports women’s softball, men’s baseball, men’s football, and women’s basketball. The Meoli Companies has always believed in supporting the organizations where we live and work, and this partnership is one of the many ways we connect and strengthen our relationship with the local community.
This partnership is an especially exciting time for fans in the Dover community who will be invited to the restaurant throughout the year for deals and promotions.
We are thrilled to be a sponsor for Delaware State University.