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BWI adds retailer through Launch Pad program

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has added an organic body care business to its lineup of retailers through its Launch Pad program, BWI officials said Wednesday.

Fran’s Organic Bodycare, which offers a variety of traveler basics, including hand-crafted moisturizers, soaps, toothpaste, deodorant, body scrubs and essential oils, has opened on Concourse D at the airport.

After struggling with skin hydration issues, Fran B. Ngong she set out to create her own natural body care recipes. Major retailers and brands have since recognized her commitment to natural products. In 2018, Fran was awarded Burt’s Bees Natural LaunchPad Grant for FreeMe Natural Deodorant.

Fran’s Organic Bodycare is the fifth participant in the Launch Pad program at BWI Marshall Airport. The airport and its concessions developer, Fraport Maryland, created the innovative program to provide retail opportunities for area entrepreneurs and startups. Now in its second year, Fraport and BWI Marshall are working to enhance the airport experience by bringing local small businesses to the airport community. Launch Pad operators receive a kiosk along with training, sales and marketing support.


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