Atlanta-based entrepreneur Dennis McKinley recently hosted #HashtagLunchbag ATL on Saturday, September 25, at the Butler Street Community Development Corporation. McKinney spearheaded the event to collect personal items, food, cleaning items, and more, as an effort to provide relief aid for the victims of Hurricane Ida.
“This partnership with #HashtagLunchbag is just the tip of the iceberg – when it comes to me giving back to the city that has treated me so well over the years. I look forward to hosting many philanthropic events for the rest of the year, well into 2022,” McKinley said. “I’ve always strived to place myself in the position to give back to others, and now that I’m here, that’s exactly what I intend to do.”
A Detroit native, McKinley owns Detroit Equities, the parent company to Cru Hookah Lounge and the Original Hot Dog Factory, both enterprises hold multiple locations in the metro Atlanta area. Additionally, he helps entrepreneurs and small businesses build their brands through strategic investments, and some of his previous background experience also includes real estate, e-commerce, and product development.