(BALTIMORE – March 11, 2020) – Please be sure to RSVP for Black Wall Street BALTIMORE, our first Black Wall Street awards of 2020. It happens on Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 6:30 to 9 pm at the Downtown Cultural Arts Center, located at 401 N. Howard Street in Downtown Baltimore. RSVP to https://blackwallstreetbaltimore2020.eventrite.com.
This is a part of the ongoing ORIGINAL Black Wall Street SERIES *NYC *MD *DC *ATL *NOLA established by www.bmorenews.com back in 2011. Since then, we have recognized over 1,700 Black entrepreneurs and professionals as well as the people who support them regardless of race in 6 US cities: New York, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Atlanta and New Orleans.
It should be noted that after 8 years, we decided to establish the National Black Wall Street Foundation on December 31, 2019. Our aim is the same: to help preserve America’s Black Wall Street history and to help expand entrepreneurship in America, beginning in the Black community.
Honorees receiving the coveted Joe Manns Black Wall Street Award include C. Nicole Orr. We must say how proud we are of her and her team. She brings a much needed business resource to the community and cannot be overlooked because she is simply that tenacious at her job. She is a strong reminder that our daughters can grow up into very strong people and can accomplish anything anyone else can.
WHO IS NICOLE?
C. Nicole Orr is the founder of A&C Pack and Ship, LLC, an authorized shipping outlet that specializes in domestic and international shipping, as well as low cost fulfillment services for small to mid-size home based businesses.
Current Partners include:
International Package Express
Multiple virtual mail carriers including Anytime, Ipostal, and Postscan
Before opening A&C, Nicole worked as a Master’s prepared Registered Nurse that had a passion for real estate and rehabbing houses as a hobby. In recent years, that part time hobby, launched a second career for her as a General Contractor, who’s work includes the building which is home to A&C Pack and Ship. While rehabbing the blighted building on Lombard/Calhoun, the ability to conduct routine business such as faxing, acquiring a notary, or just getting a simple copy gave her additional confirmation of the lack of resources on the west side of MLK.
From here, A&C and its mission to provide a place where people could conduct their business was created. To some purchasing a franchise would have been easier, but these would come with limitations. One of Nicole’s goals, could not be compromised in those limits. That being the opportunity for other entrepreneurs to be able to have access to a brick and mortar for their products to be picked up instore, as well as customized wholesale shipping options to help
them grow their business.
At A&C, we can do what the franchised “brands” can’t do. We are not limited in where we go from here. We have met 2 out of 4 of our goals since opening in December, 2019 and we are looking forward to launching another service line this spring.
We may not have the “brand name”, but people will know our name.