The family of Paul and Cynthia Booth was honored as the 2016 Midwest Black Family Reunion Family of the Year.
Reunion director Tracey Artis said, “The Booths continue to reach out to individuals and the community when they see a need. We chose to honor them because of the love they show within their own family, and we also appreciate their contributions to our community.”
So who are the Booths?
Paul and Cynthia Booth are Cincinnati natives. Married 36 years, they have two sons, Paul Jr. and Martin, plus a daughter-in-law, Asha, and a granddaughter, Laila.
Paul Booth served on Cincinnati City Council, was an aide to former U.S. Rep. David Mann (now Cincinnati vice mayor) and was appointed as a commissioner with the State of Ohio. He also served as president of the Cincinnati Branch of the NAACP and currently is a member of its executive committee and the National Action Network board. He is also on the board of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and is a committee member with Interact for Health.
Cynthia Booth, president/CEO and owner of COBCO Enterprises, operates six McDonald’s franchises. She has received numerous community and civic awards, including the 2005 State of Ohio Minority Retailer of the Year. She was honored as a YWCA Career Woman of Achievement and as a Cincinnati Enquirer Woman of the Year. She has been featured in Fortune Magazine and has appeared on CNN’s “Money Talks.”
Paul Jr. is the president and owner of Momentum Restaurants and owns a McDonald’s franchise. Martin works in the family business as assistant vice president of finance.
Paul and Cynthia Booth are active in Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, and are helping Paul Jr. with his new church, Legacy Pointe Church.
The Annual Midwest Black Family Reunion took place Aug. 19-21.