Black Couple Honored For Their Business Contributions to the City of Baltimore

Andra & Dr. Tam Taylor

Andra and Dr. Tam Taylor, an African American couple known as the founders of TaylorMade Global, have been recognized by Alignable as Baltimore's 2024 Business Person of the Year. Alignable is the largest online networking platform for business owners with 8.7 million members, and this year's competition was the most popular one that it has hosted in over five years, marking a 40% jump in participation over 2023.

The Taylors were honored for supporting vital business needs from tech to financial planning via their company which they say is a mission-driven collective with a resolute purpose that has an unwavering commitment to serve Mission-Driven Brands, Nonprofits, and Public Purpose Organizations. Their goal is to empower such entities to elevate awareness, enhance engagement, and achieve enduring results.

“In our local business community, we look out for each other and refer businesses down the street or around the corner to help make everyone in town as successful as possible,” said the Taylors “And the challenges we’ve all encountered have compelled many of us to offer counsel to peers fighting to keep their businesses afloat. While I’m thrilled to receive this award, it’s really a testament to our entire community.”

Alignable’s 2024 Local Business Person of the Year Contest reached unparalleled participation levels, logging a whopping 309,000+ votes, 64,000+ recommendations, and an unheard-of number of local winners – over 5,100 across the U.S. and Canada. During the 2024 contest, more than 5,000 business owners emerged as winners (including ties), across 4,820 communities. That’s an increase of more than 1,100 additional Local Business People of 2024 compared to 2023.

These leaders were commended for helping their peers and communities through a year with many challenges, including rising interest rates and rents, not to mention skyrocketing supply costs.

“Our members can't stop raving about how this contest supercharged the relationships within their networks, which have sparked referrals, ignited fresh business opportunities, and fueled an unstoppable wave of mutual support," said Eric Groves, CEO and Co-Founder of Alignable. “Small business owners are the vibrant heartbeat of their communities, and it's high time they got the recognition they deserve. With over 64,000 recommendations pouring in from this year's contest, it's crystal clear: when small business owners unite, they become an unstoppable force."

The Taylors received a special badge on their Alignable profile, recognizing this big win. In past years, the awareness generated through similar contests has spurred expanded connections, as well as new business for many winners.

Learn more about Andra and Dr. Tam Taylor and their company, TaylorMade Global, at its official website at

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