Just a little more than six months after Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans in August 2005, McDonald’s franchisee Henry L. Coaxum Jr. was able to get one of his high-profile units up and running, providing desperately needed services and a sense of normalcy to the devastated community. Coaxum, who lost three of his restaurants, his home and his office complex in the storm and ensuing flooding, was recently honored for his efforts by the Small Business ...

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