Kimberly Johnson Banks would be the first to tell you that she welcomes the notion of people labeling her fabulous.
But with all due respect to her dearest of friends, loved ones, and close acquaintances, she’s okay if no one mentions it.
That’s because as far as Banks is concerned, “I think I’m fabulous.”
Of course, those who have witnessed Banks, a native Memphian, mature from a young athletic teen whom had become a fixture in the North Memphis community to a devoted Christian mother of three don’t merely sense that Banks is coming across as arrogant or self-bias.
Rather, they know full well this vibrant, assertive woman of color’s reputation is such that she’s always harbored a wealth of resiliency and poise as if to say she welcomes the daily challenges of maximizing her potential, thus broadening her horizon.
To her credit, that certainly seems to be the case today.
A 1990 graduate of Memphis Northside High, Banks, 43, is owner and chief executive officer of K2FABULOUS Event Planning, a venture for which she launched a few years ago, but has steadfastly gone to great lengths to promote and enhance on a broader platform.
“(Every day), you should uplift and encourage people, because everyone goes through tough trying times,” Banks told longtime journalist Andre Johnson during a recent interview. “And when you can say something kind, or do something special for someone, it inspires or gives them hope for their situation.”
Just recently, Banks’ immense talents as a rising business owners were everything except unnoticed, considering she played an integral role in planning the wedding of her firstborn, MarQuiesha Davis Davis (to Toonie Davis).
In drawing rave reviews while basking in her element, Banks was responsible for assembling everything from the black and red wedding decorations, the invitations, the reception table centerpieces and ornaments, to the post-wedding backdrop during which the wedding participants took photos.
Just as she had been taught while being raised largely in a Christian-oriented household, Banks — even while planning arguably her the grandest day in her daughter’s life — defied the odds, particularly when those who had never observed her craft suggested that she seek a more experienced wedding planning.
Not so fast.
As usual, Banks was up for the loft challenges.
Fortunately for her, she mastered in flying colors.
“My personal mission for doing this work is not only to bring fulfillment to myself, but to make sure each client is completely satisfied with my work…all while striving to meet clients’ deadlines,” Banks said in explaining her motivation and passion for emerging as an event planner.
A 2011 graduate of Remington College, Banks also enrolled in the New York Institute Of Art and Design for which she acquired an even greater passion for establishing what she hopes become a thriving business venture.
She certainly appears well on her way, thanks in large part to her — what else? — “fabulous commitment to excelling in all she does.
“When I see how happy and pleased my clients are with my work,” said Banks, a former Cypress Junior High combo guard and Northside High track and field standout, when asked what does she like most about being your business.
If nothing else, she certainly seems on the right track, let alone headed in the right direction.
For more information about K2FABULOUS Event Planning, call Kimberly Johnson Banks at 901-690-4714 or email her at email@example.com. Also, follow her on Facebook under “Kimberly Banks” and on Twitter at @kfabevents11111.
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