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A first for auto-repair giant Midas

March 20, 2014


Midas Vet Lady Owner Side Photo

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The work at the Chicago Heights Midas is done by men, but it's owned by Andrea Brown. Brown is the first female veteran and first black female to own one of 2,500 Midas locations in the US and Canada.

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A Chicago Heights Midas store is making history, or at least the owner is. The auto-repair shop is owned by Andrea Brown, the first female military veteran and first black female to own one of 2,500 Midas franchises in the United States and Canada.