SUCCESS IN MARYLAND: Bambeco
Susan Aplin and Carolyn Wapnick launched Bambeco on April 22, 2009 — Earth Day. The online retailer sells green home furnishings and décor, ranging from solar-powered tea lanterns, to recycled scrap steel trash bins and bicycle chain bottle openers.
“I wanted to extend those values across the home,” Aplin said. “I found through extensive research across Europe and America that there weren’t any nice looking products for the home that were good and affordable. They just didn’t exist.”
The company, founded in West Virginia, moved to Baltimore in 2010. Aplin says they were attracted to this region’s efforts to improve public transportation, incentives for eco-friendly businesses and proximity to the Port of Baltimore.
Watch our interview with Bambeco CEO Susan Aplin to hear more about why they chose Maryland.