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African-American Department Store Supports Local Artists, Neighborhoods and Business Community
November 15, 2010 – Washington, DC “Let’s roll,” is how Juanita Britton responds to President Obama’s call for confidence in our country and economy. Britton, head of the BZB Holiday Gift & Art Show, says, “The public’s lack of confidence in mall shopping, along with rising layoffs since the economic recession have become severe threats to the region’s economic growth and stability. What the Washington area needs is a return to robust and exciting enterprise and merchandising. With our 20th Annual Gift & Art Show we are bringing shoppers back into the holiday season marketplace”.
The BZB Holliday Gift & Art Show will be held over 4 weekends and one weekday at the Shiloh Family Life Center, located at 9th and P Streets, Northwest Washington. “We are helping the nation’s largest concentration of high-income African Americans get back to business. This commercial gathering has become a tradition across a broad range of trade and commerce leaders in this region,” states Ms. Britton. She says that more than 200 businesses, artisans and artists will be promoting goods and services during the event. “In the 20 years this African-American department store has been bringing merchants and eclectic shoppers together we have become one of the most recognized and respected bazaars in the country,” Britton said.
“Our shoppers are varied and selective, but particularly, we want to keep the connection between Washington’s well-heeled wealthy African-American community and their artistic, cultural roots,” says Britton, also widely known as “Busy Bee”. She goes on to say “We want to entice people in this area out of their homes to a well-organized vendor community that sells quality wares to holiday shoppers in a favorable business environment. Over the years we have built a strong customer base comprised of shoppers that demand merchandise with an eclectic, ethnic and international flair. For this season, we have covered all necessary bases to make our commercial areas safe and consumer-friendly. So, let’s roll!”
Submitted by Afrika M. Asha Abney
Contract Consultant for 20th Annual BZB Holiday Gift and Art Show
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