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BSW: Four local women open new cosmetics store in downtown Homewood

From left, Katrina Brown, Kim King, Mia Jennings and Tiara Jackson. Brown, King, Jackson and Latanya Tharpe (not pictured) are owners of BSW Cosmetics, which opened July 3 in downtown Homewood. Jackson said Jennings is a businesswoman-in-training. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Four local entreprenuers held the grand opening on July 3 of their latest project, BSW Cosmetics, a new cosmetics store at 2050 Ridge Road in Homewood.

The family-run business is owned by Katrina Brown, Tiara Jackson, Kim King and Latanya Tharpe. Jackson and Tharpe . . .

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  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


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