Ms. Afrika Abney has provided her services as an arts and marketing consultant for Ms. Juanita Britton of BZB International at different time periods which included the 19th Annual Gift Show, 20th Annual Gift Show, 23rd Annual Gift Show, 24th Annual Gift Show and the 26th Annual Gift Show.
Ms. Britton - Founder, BZB International
An entrepreneurial aura has always radiated from the energetic and charming Juanita Carol Britton. As a child, Juanita vividly displayed her business acumen. Her talent for enterprise far exceeded that of most adults. She became affectionately known as "Busy Bee" because she was as industrious as a worker bee.
Busy Bee established her first business when she was only ten years old. She spent her summers selling lemonade on the corner of her family home in Detroit, MI. By the time she was 13, the business was so successful that Busy Bee farmed out the cookie-cutter operation to six neighborhood corners. Long before franchising became popular, Busy Bee had the street smarts to know that this was the way to go.
And she went from strength to strength. At 15, she became the business manager of a high school social club — planning dances, trips and even concerts with several national acts. At 16, she was head cashier at her neighborhood McDonald’s and at 17, an undergraduate student of political science. Busy Bee coordinated and paid for her first solo international trip as an exchange student to Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea.
In 1980, Busy Bee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Education from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. She returned to Detroit, as she had promised her high school principal, to teach for a year. She then moved to Washington, DC, where she attended Howard University, earning a Masters in Public Affairs.
For further information about her, please visit http://bzbinternational.com/about-bzb-international/about-juanita/
Esther Productions, Inc
Since 2004, Ms. Afrika Abney has served as a consultant for Esther Productions, Inc which is an organization founded by Ms. Jonetta Rose Barras. To learn more about Esther Productions, Inc, visit http://www.estherproductionsinc.com