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May 13th, 2021

Happy Birthday, Candace!

Today's birthday girl is Candace Thomas, partner and founder of newly launched BSPK, a strategic branding and communications firm. Each month we celebrate a local business owner on her special day.

Happy Birthday! How many candles are you blowing out this year?

How are you celebrating this year?
Heading to a ranch in South Texas to celebrate with a fellow birthday girl, Lauren Mills of Initially Mine, and of course family dinner with my sweet little boys.

What's on your birthday wish list?
I’ve had these beauties by Andrea Montgomery Designs on my wish list forever! I’m running all over with two busy boys, so these petite hoops would give me the perfect amount of sparkle to my everyday mom look.

You just launched BSPK: Strategic Branding & Communications. Tell us about why you started your business and some of the clients you’re excited to work with? 
After years of having a solo consultancy, I partnered with Nina Rand to truly build out our capabilities and services to help our clients grow! We are so proud to work with fellow local female entrepreneurs like Mōtiv Fitness, Kasteena Parikh, and Melissa Sugulas Style, among so many others!

What sets BSPK apart?
Every solution we do is rooted in strategy and highly-customized based on our clients’ unique offering and customer. We utilize best practices and stay on top of trends, but most importantly, we build programs and campaigns designed for growth.

Favorite things about your workspace?
I work from a home office, and one of our clients, Simply Maven, helped to create a beautifully organized and joyful workspace for me. Sitting down to my desk with my coffee in the morning is my favorite time of the day!

Best thing about your job.
Helping our clients’ businesses come to life and grow! From ground up ideation and brand strategy, all the way through social media to SEO and websites, we help our clients bring their ideas to market.

Favorite way to relax or get pampered in Houston?
987 Aesthetics in West U. I’m addicted to their dermaplaning and DiamondGlow. They’ve completely transformed my skin!

Breakfast, lunch and dinner—where are we most likely to find you?
Tres Market Foods for coffee and pastries in the morning, Tiny Boxwoods and Vibrant for lunch, and my favorite dinner restaurants include Squable, Coltivare and State of Grace. I love the restaurant scene in Houston and I'm always excited to try new places.

Your daily uniform?
My closet is very binary and I’m equally either in denim-on-denim or a flowy dress, depending on where I’m going.

Where do you always take out of town visitors?
Hermann Park (especially the McGovern Centennial Gardens) and the Menil. I love showing off how beautiful Houston is to my out of town friends and family.

Neighborhood you call home and why you love it.
I live in Lynn Park and love the beautiful old trees and how close it is to everything!

Three local businesses you love supporting.
Elanna Atelier, Paris Texas Apparel Co and Verdegreens.

Three apps you can’t live without in my job...
Snapseed, Planoly, and Asana.

Do you identify with your sign?
I’m a Taurus and, yes, as an Earth sign, I value stability and feeling grounded. A lot of people say we’re stubborn, but I prefer “consistent” ;)

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