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About MELODY'service

MELODY'service opened its doors in August 1981 and has grown steadily.

The firm has enjoyed success and earned the patronage of a diverse client base because it adheres to what its president, Melody M. McDowell describes as "the four Rs of business success."

  • Reliability
  • Resourcefulness
  • Responsiveness
  • Results

MELODY'service is capable of serving clients on a local, regional, national and international level as the firm has amassed skills and contacts that have a broad reach.


MELODY'service and its president have received numerous awards for entrepreneurial excellence.

Among them are:

  • 2008 - Celebrated by The Chicago Defender as one of Chicago's "Fifty Women of Excellence"
  • Listed in "Who's Who in Black Chicago" as one of Black Chicago's Ten Most Interesting People and honored at a special tribute held during a gala celebration at the Hyatt.
  • "Special Recognition Award" from the Chicago Minority Business Development Council presented during the CBOF gala in 2006. Melody was saluted for her excellence as editor of Chicago's Minority Business and for her exemplary Public Relations work she's provided for the Council.
  • U.S. Department of Commerce - Minority Business Development Agency "Media Cornerstone Award" for the State of Illinois
  • "Media Cornerstone Award" for Ten State region: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Kentucky, Iowa and Minnesota) from the U.S. Department of Commerce - Minority Business Development Agency
  • Finalist for the national "Media Cornerstone Award" - U.S. Department of Commerce - Minority Business Development Agency
  • Kizzy Award for Excellence as a Business Role Model for African-American Women
  • Junior Chamber of Commerce - Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence

Media & Appearances

Essence Magazine Article

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Melody McDowell has been featured on a host of television programs including Minority Business Report, WGN-TV, WCIU-TV, WVON radio and many more.

She has also spoken before trade associations and colleges. She was a panelist for the 2002 Global Diversity Tour where Magic Johnson was the keynoter. She served as a moderator that following year when Russell Simmons was the keynoter.

Ms. McDowell was also profiled in Essence Magazine as a businesswoman of note. Her business triumphs have also been chronicled in the South End Citizen, Standard News and in the Star Newspapers.

Learn More

Read this interview to find out more about Melody's professional background and Melody'service projects.

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