•Minority Women Owned Business
•Technical Engineers from Accredited Institutions of High Education
•Located in the Baltimore-Washington Area
•Custom Applications/Software Development
•STEAM Education Consultant
BExclusive Boutique creations are handcrafted and styled with distinction using quality beads and stones in colors that we hold so dear. BExclusive is obsessive about quality and customer satisfaction. Each item is specially handcrafted with our discerning clientele in mind.
Thoughtful gifting takes time, reflection, and care. Behind the beautifully curated gifts are endless hours of research, planning, creation and imagination. Through it all, BlkBox delivers on one true passion — simply the art of giving. Whether it's for corporate events or a special occasion, the mother and son co-owners Karen and Justin Wright are a reliable source of carefully-curated gifts.
The idea for their Connecticut home-based studio, BlkBox (pronounced: Black Box), started with a conversation on the beach in Martha’s Vineyard. With advice from husband/father/business owner, Eric Wright, the idea quickly evolved. Justin’s long-time friend and Rollins College classmate, Benjamin Simpkins, joined the team to bring his business acumen from many years as an equestrian, breeder, designer and owner of a state-of-the-art equestrian facility. After months of planning, a unique opportunity with basketball legend John Starks provided a launch event to showcase their gift box designs. Curated presentations are not only beautiful and thoughtful, but they tell a story, connect people and build relationships. True to their mission, to facilitate meaningful luxury gifting in a socially responsible way, they make every attempt to curate the highest quality products and express a love of fine details with an authentic approach.
Karen’s high-style aesthetic didn’t just happen, it has evolved over many years -- and Justin was right there. “The art of gifting is a result of a lot of trial and error,” says Karen. She previously curated gifts for a who’s who of clients, including KB home builder, Bertelsmann Music Group, and Grammy Award and Country Music Award winners.
Justin has developed his own discerning eye as a devoted international traveler, resident of Brooklyn, marketer and brand manager. Adds Justin, “We work from a world view and a knowledge of different cultures, combined with our New England roots.” Justin has observed firsthand how important it is to find the right gift for each person and occasion. For him, social responsibility plays an important role, and curating gifts that give back is an effortless way for companies and individuals to support the social, economic and environmental causes that are increasingly important to our society. Karen points out as a C-suite vice president and business leader she learned to a technique she calls “listen to solve.” “Anyone can put beautiful products in a box,” Karen says. “With the busyness of our lives and with so many choices, gift shopping can feel overwhelming. We help you to take a moment to think about how you know the person. Consider their home, their lifestyle, it becomes a discovery process. It’s not just what you give, it’s the backstory to how and why you give.” “We aspire to curate and provide the best of the best to our clients in every way,” says Justin. “That’s what makes it exciting for me. I get my inspiration looking for brands and styles, different attributes and vibes.”
From start to finish, the team seeks to fully understand their clients’ needs and put them at ease knowing their gifting is not simply elevated gestures, but that every last detail will be taken care of.
Shoppers may peruse the BlkBox website for pre-curated designs, but the greatest advantage the Wrights offer is their experience-based guidance. Simply complete a short questionnaire on the website about the occasion to be celebrated, and they will contact you to ask more questions that leads to a gift tailored to the recipient’s taste and preferences.
We have been in business for 46 years. My dad was the first African Amercian Mercedes-Benz Dealer in the country 41 years ago
A boutique professional services firm designed to service a variety of your creative and professional needs. We help small business and entrepreneurs optimize their business in how they present to the world. Specializing in providing:
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I am a licensed clinical social worker and owner of the group practice, Breakthrough Care and Resource Center, Inc. I have practiced in the secondary/post-secondary education, medical and early childhood settings. My experience spans a myriad of age groups. As a Certified Parent-Child Psychotherapist, I utilize my skills to support clients in identifying and addressing childhood traumatic experiences. I am a therapist and thought partner who regards you as an individual in the context of your environment and experiences rather than as a textbook case. I facilitate therapeutic work with individuals, couples, families, and groups. The work we do together will encompass a variety of approaches that will best fit your goals and objectives. I am a qualified supervisor who welcomes the opportunity to mentor up and upcoming registered interns in their professional growth. We are licensed to practice telehealth in Florida, Georgia and New Jersey.
We provide affordable, beautiful, and functional exterior environments in which families and businesses can thrive.
Services include but are not limited to: design and installation, small waterscapes and features, lawn care and ground maintenance, spring and fall cleanup, bio-retention site maintenance, gutter cleaning, complete lawn renovations, seasonal flower displays, snow removal.
As a socially conscious, boutique economic development financing and consulting firm, BWC takes a holistic, objective and entrepreneurial approach to advising units of local government, operating companies and higher education clients on how to:
● Position themselves for growth and sustainability ‐ Thriving Brands
● Drive economic impact and development via creative financing strategies and structures and/or
● Obtain the financing needed for growth or restructure for viability vs. project financing
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
We believe the success of organizations and businesses is inextricably tied to the success of the community and the individuals that live and work there.
Our Innovative Financing Yields Results
In order to meet the needs of each unique client, BWC takes an innovative approach known as Structured Multi‐Layered Financing, which:
● Leverages the power of public‐private partnerships using financial products and incentives, tax credits and programs available from local, state and/or federal government to cover project gaps.
● Incorporates traditional financial institutions willing to work in the community development space to deliver attractive financing options with creative capital sources to meet these needs.
● Accesses the constantly changing landscape of financial tools available for community development to leverage every dollar for which they qualify for a full array of investment options.
● Brings the resources and partners of the investment community and government together to layer and structure the appropriate financing vehicles and package them to fully meet the needs of sustainable communities
We have been in business for more than 35 years and plan to continue practice for many years to come.