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Jeffrey Baker

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Paul Quinn College

I grew up in Chicago and when the opportunity to go to college in Dallas was a chance of a life time in my mind at the time. The friendships and collegiate experiences, allowed me to mature and tap into my creativeness. After being a P.E teacher and coach, I met a chemist who changed the direction of my life. I had a formula to a metal polish and didn't know what to do with it until 3 years ago.

I was watching my favorite show on BET named the Quad. It was about the lives of people who either worked or was a student at college. There was a band director who had a student in the band who always got in trouble. One day the director told her to polish the instruments and that's when I saw what to do with my polish. I googled HBCU Band Directors and their organization was here in Atlanta for a week. I went there to introduce myself and my product. I didn't have a website, business card or a label, but I believe if only the directors try it, they'll want it. I came up with the brand name "Brass Blaster".

To my knowledge, I'm the only graduate of a HBCU who has his/her own brand of polish for brass instruments. Bethune Cookman University was my first client and has supported me every year.

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