Category Archives: Behind the Business Spotlights

BTB Spotlight: Mikas of Social B in Lisbon, Portugal

Mikas possesses this quiet energy of a wise man with the spirit of a creative artist. The Mozambique native arrived in Portugal in his youth at the age of 18. His signature style includes a fedora and a button-down shirt … Continue reading

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BTB Spotlight: Raymond Paul Lewis, RP Lewis & Associates

  Raymond Lewis is a business mogul in the truest sense of the word. This Harlem native is charismatic, sharp, professional and a jazz lover who never forgets a name. Lewis’ larger than life persona is what draws so many … Continue reading

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BTB Spotlight: Benita Johnson, The Vine Wine Club

Benita Johnson founded The Vine Wine Club in 2014. Johnson’s The Vine Wine Club is a subscription-based company that offers wine, education and lifestyle events to its members. In 2005, Johnson became the first Black woman-owned wine shop in Richmond, … Continue reading

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BTB Spotlight: Celeste Croxton-Tate, Lyndigo Spice®

Celeste Croxton-Tate is CEO and founder of Lyndigo Spice, an artisanal small-batch line of chutneys, relishes, fruit spreads and spice blends launched in 2014. Her brand is low-sodium, sugar, vegan, gluten-free and packed with fresh ingredients. Croxton-Tate, a native of … Continue reading

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BTB Spotlight: Chef Rock Harper, RockSolid Creative Food Group, LLC

The art of relationship building is crucial in this current climate where so many are suffering job losses amidst the pandemic. This soft skill is what has led chef Rahman “Rock” Harper to an incredibly successful culinary career. The San … Continue reading

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