(BALTIMORE – October 28, 2018) – The National Black Wall Street Summit, presented by www.bmorenews.com, will feature networking, workshops, and a powerful keynote address. Set for Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Greater Baltimore Urban League, this long-awaited event will also feature The Joe Manns Black Wall Street Award. With this being the 7th year of these awards, it became imperative early on in the process of planning this event that we do something special. Hence, we’ve added a couple unique categories: The Power Couple Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
One individual being recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award is none other than Mr. Jimmy Britton.
Personally, this man has always been a big brother to me. For years, he has only encouraged me. He has never put me down or talked down to me. Quite frankly, it was the exact opposite. And it is because of people like him – who has lived by example – that I get to do my passion every single day. He has also been a honest ear for me and he speaks truth to power. And for all these things and more, we will recognize him for his tenacity as a businessman but also for his giving heart. He has blessed many people in this town and is surely worthy of recognition.
For those who don’t know, he has the absolute best teriyaki salmon I have ever tasted. It is indubitably scrumptious!
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Below is a breakdown of his company and his story.
Jim Britton developed a passion and love for catering after many years of being employed by one of Baltimore’s premiere catering organizations. In 1991 his entrepreneurial spirit ignited the beginning of Class Act Catering (http://www.classactcatering.net). Jim believed in world-class service and on this premise he developed a professional staffing agency. Committed to enhancing his current endeavor his steadfast nature helped him to secure his first contract at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. In 1992, Mr. Britton began the development and growth of what has now become one of Maryland’s leading minority catering companies.
As the catering organization achieved a considerable influx in clientele, Mr. Britton decided that he would broaden his horizons and embark upon the restaurant industry. This vision gave birth to Class Act Café’, which was nestled in one of Baltimore’s emergent communities, and serviced employers and visitors of John Hopkins Hospital. Later, he opened another restaurant in downtown Baltimore which was called Britton’s. Class Act Catering is currently one of Baltimore’s largest minority employers that provides professional training and job placement for an average of 200 employees on an annually.
As a minority owned and certified company, Class Act Catering is able to contract with various city and state agencies for the many contracts that are set aside explicitly for minority contractors.
Class Act Catering provides unique and professional services, which has rewarded the company many opportunities to gain high profile contracts in the Baltimore/ Washington Metropolitan area. Class Act Catering holds partnerships with, Martin’s Inc., one of Maryland’s largest on/off site catering organizations that owns and operates four banquet facilities in the Baltimore Area. Classic Catering People another premiere catering organization in the greater Baltimore area.
In 2006, Class Act Catering became exclusive caterers for Baltimore African American Cultural Museum, Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Visitors of the museum can dine with Class Act Catering Café daily, where they can choose from a host of southern style dishes. Reginald F. Lewis Museum hosts events up to 1200 guests from corporate to social planning.