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Attention, Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Community Supporters...

Donald L. Butler invites you to:

The 3rd Annual Growth Gala

Be a part of an event like NO OTHER, where community leaders come together to support and celebrate local businesses and non-profit organizations. 


NOV 3RD-NOV 4TH 2023




Big SALE: Ending 10/28

Purchase your Gala Night ticket before midnight 10/28 for only $89 and get your Brunch ticket completely FREE

This is the event of the year that you will brag about attending.
Enjoy great people, food, drinks, and perfect lighting for Instagram photos.


An event dedicated to not only celebrating the hard work and dedication of businesses and entrepreneurs, but also making a meaningful impact on our community. 

By attending, you become a vital part of the support system for our local non-profit organizations, including beloved institutions like our cherished churches. 

Your presence directly contributes to the incredible work they do, transforming lives in our community every day.


Think about being in a room full of like-minded people, all there for the same reason… to build their business and support someone to do the same. 

In this room, you'll find the people and resources to accelerate your success, building connections that can make a real difference in your life and business. 

It's your opportunity to be part of a network committed to growth and community impact, and it all here at the Growth Gala.


Guest Speakers


Discussion Panelist
Karl Douglas

Karl Douglas, a Baltimore native, holds degrees in Business Management and Health Care Management from Morgan State University. He's a licensed Assisted Living Manager and Nursing Home Administrator and currently serves as the Executive Director of Brightview Senior Living in Towson, MD.


With a background in consumer products, he managed Walmart business for Procter and Gamble before transitioning to the health services industry.


Discussion Panelist
Tim Johnson

Tim John is a producer, an entertainer, an educator, and internationally-recognized master hair stylist. Known for his charismatic stage presence and talent for transforming hair into works of art.

Tim's iconic career in the hair, fashion, and beauty industry spans more than three decades. With sold out shows, standing room only productions, and his by appointment-only cliente, Tim is a sought-after industry professional who epitomizes the notion that image is everything.

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Discussion Panelist
Shannon Jackson

Shannon Jackson, a single mother of three, launched Closet 2 Closet in November 2020, starting as a modest venture selling her family's preloved items.

Shannon's success story extends beyond her personal achievements, as she has created a teachable formula for others to enter the reselling world with minimal startup costs. Leaving her corporate sales career in 2015, she has become an inspiring example of entrepreneurial resilience and innovation.

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Discussion Panelist
Marcus Doss

Marcus Doss, a successful entrepreneur from Fayetteville, NC, is a devoted husband and father to four daughters. He began his journey in hairdressing at the age of ten, honing his skills on friends and family. 

His passion for hair extends to organizing his annual hair show, the Exotic Hair Odyssey. Marcus is not only a talented stylist but also a dedicated family man and entrepreneur in his community.

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Discussion Panelist
Wade Menendez

Wade Menendez, known as "Wade the Barber," is a highly skilled master barber with over 17 years of experience. He gained recognition for his attention to detail and celebrity clientele. Starting his career in 2004 after obtaining his license from Avara's Academy of Hair Design, his passion turned into a successful profession.

Wade is an author, educator, and founder of The Wade H. Menendez Foundation. Wade's inspirational journey emphasizes following one's passion to achieve success.


Discussion Panelist
Marie Wolfe

Marie Wolfe ran for the position of judge in the Orphans Court of Charles County, Maryland, during the general election held on November 8, 2022.


Beyond her political endeavors, Marie is actively involved in estate planning and serves as the owner of Wolfe Corp Training Academy. Her academy offers a range of services including business development, training, and mediation services, showcasing her commitment to professional development and conflict resolution.

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Discussion Panelist
Pat Long

Pat, a native Washingtonian and long-time Fort Washington resident, owns Keller Williams Preferred Properties in Largo, Maryland, with 31 years of real estate experience across MD, DC, and VA. She has won several awards, including induction into Keller Williams Realty International's Team Leader Hall of Fame in February 2019.


Under her leadership, the brokerage has achieved over $3 billion in sales volume, ranking among the top 200 Keller Williams brokerages nationwide. In her spare time, Pat enjoys reading, baking award-winning chocolate chip cookies, and spending time with her husband, Clinton Long, and daughter Lindsay Long in Brooklyn, New York.


Our Gala has two occasions - an exquisite dinner and a heartwarming brunch.


Dinner (Gala Night): November 3rd  

Admission: $175

A highly anticipated affair. It's an exciting night to enjoy, all while celebrating our community's persistent commitment to effecting meaningful change.

Networking Brunch: November 4th 

Admission: $60

For our cherished guests, we've reserved a special treat - the Leadership Brunch. It's a heartfelt celebration dedicated to YOU, the lifeblood of our event. Join us for a day of delectable treats and fulfilling food, as we raise a toast to the thriving partnerships.

Bundle Package:

Dinner & Brunch

Admission: $200

SAVE 15%

Last Year's Event Was A Massive Success

This Year We Are Raising The Bar Even Higher

Expect nothing less than an evening of elegance and entertainment. While our purpose is to support, we understand the importance of creating a memorable and enjoyable experience. You'll be treated to exquisite and delicious dining, captivating entertainment, and a sophisticated, yet warm atmosphere. 

Red Carpet Reception

Red Carpet

Live Entertainment


Get to Know Us

The Growth Gala Testimonials
What Past Attendees Have To Say


I was pleased to have had the opportunity to attend Butler Squared Consulting Gals in 2022. It was a grand Night to Remember! The room was filled with successful entrepreneurs who were not only being recognized for their accomplishments and success but also networking and sharing inspirational knowledge and tips; one company to another. the food was great and the live entertainment was fun! I'm looking forward to attending the next one.

Kisha Wright 


Last year's Gala hosted by Butler Squared Consulting was a remarkable blend of inspiration and celebration. The food was absolutely delicious. The networking opportunities were unmatched and they really over-delivered with the entertainment. It was evident that they go the extra mile to appreciate and honor their clients and supporters. This was a truly memorable and uplifting event.

Yvette Titus

The 3rd Annual Gala
Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be a dress code for the event?

Yes, Black-tie attire is encouraged to match the elegance of the event. 

Does each person have to buy their own ticket?

Yes, each individual must have their own ticket to attend the event.

Can I bring my children?

Yes, each attendee but have their own ticket. 

Do you offer any group discount?

30% off for members

Can I sponsor the event?

We do offer sponsorship opportunities for this event. Please email for more details.

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