As a Minority Business Enterprise, BDJ Ventures, LLC is uniquely qualified to address your needs. Our team offers extensive and diverse business experience as both large, corporate office purchasers and providers of goods & services. We have over twenty five years of experience consulting, designing, publishing, marketing, and distributing high quality social expression products and images. We maintain strong industry relationships and influence with our network of majority and minority manufacturers of quality promotional products, social expression and gift items. Let us be your preferred Tier 1 diverse supplier.
Notable Service Delivery
Produced the best selling collection of African American calendar products and created a global distribution network of well over one thousand retail outlets including major retailers such as Hallmark, Waldenbooks, Spencer Gifts, Target, K-Mart, and Toys-R-Us.
Developed and managed licensing relationships with several African American Institutions including The Apollo Theater and The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
Launched AA Museum Shops, LLC in 2003 focused on museum gift shop management and logo product development.
Operated gift shops for African American Museums and Cultural Centers including:
- Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, AL)
- Frederick Douglass – Isaac Myers Maritime Park (Baltimore, MD)
- National Great Blacks in Wax Museum (Baltimore, MD)
- Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts & Culture (Charlotte, NC)
- The August Wilson Center for African American Culture Pittsburgh, PA)
- Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History
& Culture (Baltimore, MD)
Served as Retail Advisors for Pre-Design/Master Facilities Programming Services on the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Washington, DC.
Expanded our service offering in 2012 from a niche market focus to include large corporations, unions, casinos, sports organizations, colleges/universities and other non-profits. Clients include: Caesars Entertainment, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, ESM Productions, Franklin & Marshall College, University of Pennsylvania, Ursinus College, District 1199C (National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees), NBA Retired Players Association, The Executive Leadership Council, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region and the National Urban League, among others.
BDJ Ventures, LLC offers extensive business expertise from both sides of the table.