Banneker, Inc. http://banneker1753.com/
Banneker, Inc. is a watch and clock company founded in 2003 by Derrick Holmes. The watch and clock offerings of the company are differentiated in the marketplace by virtue of a unique design feature that connects us to our legendary namesake. Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806) was a free African American astronomer, inventor, mathematician, surveyor, almanac author, and farmer. The historic contribution that aligns us with this man of genius is outlined below.
At the age of twenty-one, Benjamin met a man named Josef Levi who showed him a pocket watch. Banneker was so fascinated that Levi gave him the watch. He studied how it worked, drew a picture of it, and made mathematical calculations for the parts. He worked on building a clock for two years. In 1753, it was completed. It was made entirely of wood and he had carved the gears by hand. This was the first working clock built in the United States. For more than forty years, the clock struck every hour until it was destroyed in a mysterious fire.
The company pays homage to Benjamin Banneker by Integrating luxury woods into every watch and clock design. Benjamin Banneker timepieces are original and unique while remaining on the cutting edge of style and fashion and all of the products include information about Benjamin Banneker’s historic accomplishments. The watches provoke conversation and provide a chance to help spread the story of Benjamin Banneker. Wear the History...Share the History
As a company we have been inspired by what Benjamin Banneker achieved given the time period in which he lived. What would someone like that be capable of achieving today? What are we all capable of achieving if we only dare to dream and aren't afraid to fail while trying?
Banneker is a watch and clock manufacturing company founded in 2003 by Derrick Holmes. The watch and clock offerings of the company are differentiated in the marketplace by virtue of a unique design feature that connects us to our legendary namesake. Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806) was a free African American astronomer, inventor, mathematician, surveyor, almanac author, and farmer. The companies mission is to help educate people about Banneker’s many amazing achievements in order to inspire creativity among today’s population and bring attention to math, the sciences, and careers in technology. The historic contribution that aligns us with this man of genius is outlined below.
At the age of twenty-one, Benjamin met a man named Josef Levi who showed him a pocket watch. Banneker was so fascinated that Levi gave him the watch. He studied how it worked, drew a picture of it, and made mathematical calculations for the parts. He worked on building a clock for two years. In 1753, it was completed. It was made entirely of wood and he had carved the gears by hand. This was the first working clock built in the United States. For more than fifty years, the clock struck every hour until it was destroyed in a mysterious fire on the day of his funeral. Banneker’s writings, research, and life’s work were also lost in the fire and consequently, his many great accomplishments seemed to be forgotten over time.
The company pays homage to Benjamin Banneker by Integrating luxury woods into every watch and clock design. The timepieces provoke conversation and provide a chance to help share the story of Benjamin Banneker. Banneker is excited to present new and exciting watches along with some updates to our most popular designs from the past. We are committed to providing a high-quality timepiece that is unique and one-of-a-kind as all wood grains and patterns are slightly different. No two watches are exactly the same and no other watch available today shares the same connection to history. Putting on a Banneker should inspire a sense of pride, it’s a reminder of what you can do if you fully apply yourself, and it’s a chance to share the Banneker story with someone who probably hasn’t heard it before and watch as their jaw drops to the floor in amazement that they have gone their whole lives and never really knew the story of Benjamin Banneker.
To reinvent the inventive spirit in the hearts and minds of people everywhere and help them realize the genius that each one of them posses.The story of Benjamin Banneker needs to be told and will inspire many who learn of his great achievements for the first time. By educating people about the power they posses at a young age we hope to bring attention to math, the sciences, and careers in technology. Our goal is to inspire a sense a pride and purpose every time someone sees a Banneker timepiece. You can be proud to wear a Banneker watch and we hope you will be as excited to share the story as we are.
DERRICK M. HOLMES
FOUNDER & CEO
Founded Banneker in 2003 after previously founding a watch company named Marquee. Derrick provides the vision and inspiration necessary to lead Banneker and also serves as the Lead Designer when it comes to creating new watch styles and designs.
NBA Legend and a member of the Banneker team since 2007. Tim has had a longtime interest in watch collecting and brings his expertise and vision to Banneker where he helps provide leadership and direction.
VICE-PRESIDENT / COO
Has worked with Banneker since 2005, full time since 2011. Works closely with CEO to help shape the vision and direction of the company and manage the day-to-day operations while overseeing advertising and marketing and assisting in establishing strategic partnerships
Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dave-herda/18/a05/551
Banneker Watches Contact Info:
Address: 1660 S. Albion Suite #309
Denver, CO 80222
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Financial Reporting/Disclosure http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BANI/company-info
|Reporting Status ||Alternative Reporting Standard |
Deregistered a/o May 24, 2007
|Audited Financials ||Not Available |
|Latest Report ||Jun 30, 2014 Quarterly Report |
|Regulatory Agency ||Not Available |
|CIK ||0001051067 |
|Fiscal Year End ||12/31 |
|OTC Market Tier ||OTC Pink Current |
|SIC - Industry Classification ||3873 - Watches, clocks, watch cases and parts |
|Incorporated In: ||WY, USA |
|Year of Inc. ||2003 |
|Employees ||3 a/o Jan 06, 2011 |
|William White ||CEO, Secretary |
|Derrick M. Holmes ||COO |
|Dave Herda ||VP, Sales & Mktg || |
|Market Value1 ||$8,260,114 ||a/o Aug 27, 2014 |
|Shares Outstanding ||41,300,569,379 ||a/o Jul 25, 2014 |
|Float ||1,300,266,342 ||a/o Jul 25, 2014 |
|Authorized Shares ||49,830,000,000 ||a/o Mar 31,2014 |
|Par Value ||0.01 |
|Shareholders of Record ||135 ||a/o Jul 25,2014 |
- Capital Change=shs decreased by 1 for 100 split Pay date=10/05/2007.
Capital Change=shs increased by 12 for 1 split Ex-date=02/09/2009. Rec date=02/06/2009. Pay date=02/06/2009.
Capital Change=shs decreased by 1 for 20 split Pay date=02/18/2010.
Capital Change=shs decreased by 1 for 1000 split Pay date=09/10/2010.
Capital Change=shs decreased by 1 for 3500 split. Pay date=04/19/2011.
Short Selling Data
|Short Interest ||0 (-100%) |
Sep 28, 2012
|Significant Failures to Deliver ||No |
Service Providers Auditor/Accountant
Not Available Legal Counsel Bart & Associates, LLC
8400 E. Prentice Avenue
Greenwood Village, CO, 80111
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|Company Headquarters |
Address: 5405 NW 102nd Ave Suite 209H
Sunrise, FL 33351 USA
Email: [email protected]
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TA info as of 8/28/2014
OS IS 42.2 billion BUT CEO Derrick Holmes owns 40 billion!
FLOAT IS ONLY 2.2 billion!
OS REDUCED TO
|Shares Outstanding ||10,000,569,379 ||a/o Oct 22, 2014 |
|Float ||1,800,266,342 ||a/o Oct 22, 2014 |
The Baller is an original Banneker design going back to our first run of watches. This is an updated version of the time tested classic. You can see the grain in the all natural wood face and no two Ballers are exactly the same as each piece of wood has different grains. All the Ballers are made for functionality though as this watch is the perfect compliment to most any clothing choice and (like a Baller) can be dressed up or down depending on your surroundings and situation. Battery powered, water resistant case, and genuine all leather band with locking clasp make this watch an even better version than the classic it was inspired by. This watch is also available in black.
Imhotep lived in Egypt circa 2650-2600 BC and is considered by many to be the first architect, engineer, and physician in history. His official list of titles included:Chancellor of the King of Egypt, Doctor, First in line after the King of Upper Egypt, Administrator of the Great Palace, Hereditary nobleman, High Priest of Heliopolis, Builder, Chief Carpenter, Chief Sculptor, and Maker of Vases in Chief. What can’t be argued is his influence on the generations of people who followed in his footsteps and considered him a source of inspiration. Imhotep was so widely respected that he became one of only a few commoners ever to be accorded divine status after death. Imhoteps tomb was so well hidden that it still has not been found to this day.
The Imhotep by Banneker provides a fresh look at a classic Banneker design. Black metal band and casing give the watch a sleek look reinforced by the angled lines inspired by the great pyramids. The tan face shows off the wood grain face and battery powered movement ensures you’ll always be on time.
The Imhotep is currently available in both 8″ and 9″ strap/band lengths. 9″ should be the preferred choice for people with larger wrists. Links can be removed for a custom fit so if you have any question about band size order the larger size and you can always remove links.
Benjamin Banneker watches is proud to provide two models designed to help raise awareness for our friends over at Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.). These watches are part of the Diamond Empowerment Jewelry Collection. You can learn more about the program here
All of these new watches feature a certified Royal Asscher diamond at 12 O’Clock, green and clear Swarovski crystals on the face and bezel, and natural Ebony wood from Indonesia or Mahogany wood from Madagascar on the face and band. All Banneker watches contain real wood as a way of paying homage to our namesake Benjamin Banneker who, in 1753, engineered and built the first working clock in America constructed entirely from parts he carved of wood. Benjamin Banneker is an American Legend and Banneker watches are designed to help educate people about his numerous amazing accomplishments. Watches are priced at $390 for the gold and stainless steel Euroface (battery powered) and $490 for the Large Faced Stainless steel model (automatic movement – self winding). Banneker, Inc. will donate $39 and $49 to DEF respectively for each watch sold.
Banneker Watches Available for Purchase Online
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Company Website: www.bannekerinc.com
Banneker Store: http://www.bannekerstore.com/
Banneker Store Watches: http://www.bannekerstore.com/clocks/
Who is Benjamin Banneker?: http://www.bannekerstore.com/benjamin-banneker/
5th Avenue Collection: http://www.bannekerstore.com/5th-avenue/
Baller Collection: http://www.bannekerstore.com/baller/
DEF Collection: http://www.bannekerstore.com/d-e-f-collection/
Imhotep Collection: http://www.bannekerstore.com/imhotep/
Banneker Store Shipping & Returns: http://www.bannekerstore.com/shipping-returns/
Banneker Recent News: http://www.bannekerstore.com/news/
BANI RECENT NEWS October 23, 2014
Banneker, Inc. Launches Aggressive Merger and Acquisition Campaign Targeting the Multi-Billion Dollar Health Care Services Industry
Sunrise, Fl – October 23, 2014 -- Banneker, Inc. (OTC: BANI) is pleased to announce that the Company has launched an aggressive merger and acquisition campaign in order to expand its presence mainly into the multi-billion dollar health care services industry. While happy and excited about its current product offerings, the Company is in the process of evaluating acquisition candidates that have a health care related offering that can quickly add value to the Company’s business model and corporate philosophy.
This new Banneker, Inc. business strategy will be to focus on adding mainly new or expanding services and products that are in need of a strong corporate foundation and are looking to expand their revenue base and public presence. The Company has a management team with years of experience in bringing new products to market whether it is B2B or directly to the consumer.
“I feel that in this market, it is important that we focus on acquiring companies in the health care services industry, which everyone knows is an ever expanding and highly profitable market segment. By specifically targeting these types of companies, we will quickly be able to add value to our shareholders as well as our bottom line,” stated William White, President of Banneker, Inc.
October 22, 2014
Banneker, Inc. to Reduce Common Shares Outstanding by 32 Billion
CEO To Participate In Common Share Exchange
SUNRISE, FL., October 22, 2014 -- Banneker, Inc. (Pink Sheets: BANI) is pleased to announce that the Company's CEO, Derrick Holmes, will participate in a common share exchange that was recently approved by its Board of Directors. Mr. Holmes has agreed to exchange 32 Billion of his Common shares for 128,000 of Banneker’s Preferred shares. Banneker is improving its stock structure as the Company looks to finish evaluating and finalizing agreements with potential sales and distribution partners as part of its growth strategy.
The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Banneker Enterprises, will continue with its aggressive sales and marketing campaign, in order to expand its presence in the multi-billion dollar timepiece industry. The Company plans to expand its current product offerings and media presence with a focus on the luxury watch and clock market, entertainment and sports celebrity endorsers, and social media awareness campaigns.
"Banneker is currently poised for growth through the various partnerships and sales candidates we are evaluating, which will bring increased value to our loyal shareholders," stated William White, President of Banneker, Inc. September 9, 2014
Banneker Inc. Attains Current Status on OTC Markets
Sunrise, FL – September 9, 2014 - Banneker, Inc. (Pink Sheets: BANI) is pleased to announce that the Company is now up to date in all of its
filings and is listed as Current with OTC Markets. This accomplishment is an essential element in bringing back shareholder support for the
Company. Posted on August 25, 2014
Actor James Pickens Jr. wearing his "Power" by Benjamin Banneker at the LA Launch party in July. James Pickens Jr. is well known to television audiences as Dr. Richard Webber on the ABC drama Grey's Anatomy, and for his recurring roles on hit series including NYPD Blue, The X-Files, The Practice, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Six Feet Under, The West Wing, Roseanne, and Beverly Hills 90210. On the big screen, James has been featured in Traffic, Nixon, Ghosts of Mississippi and How Stella Got Her Groove Back to list a few. Learn more about James and the James Pickens Jr. Foundation HERE
Great times were had by all at the LA Party. More photos and info coming soon but very special thanks goes out to Anne & Charles Johnson, Denise Nicholas, Karen & Don Freeman, Kenneth R. Reynolds, and Yolanda Caraway for hosting such a star studded spectacular event.
Actor Rocky Carroll wearing his brand new Banneker watch at the LA Launch party in July. That tan Imhotep sure looks good on NCIS star Rocky Carroll and you can see one of our sales staff fitting another customer in the background. You can follow Rocky Carroll on twitter HERE
Great times were had by all at the LA Party. More photos and info coming soon but very special thanks goes out to Anne & Charles Johnson, Denise Nicholas, Karen & Don Freeman, Kenneth R. Reynolds, and Yolanda Caraway for hosting such a star studded spectacular event. Posted on August 08, 2014
Congratulations to Tim Hardaway on his new role as an assistant coach withThe Detroit Pistons.
In Tim's honor we'll be celebrating by offering 15% off the Baller all weekend long at http://bannekerstore.com/
Just use the code COACHTIM15 at checkout and the discount will automatically be applied. Valid until August 11th.
We knew it was only a matter of time before Tim was on an NBA Bench somewhere sharing some of the incredible amount of knowledge and experience he amassed during his days playing in the NBA. Everyone at Banneker couldn't be more excited for Tim and we look forward to celebrating with him soon in Motor City. Tim has been a long time supporter and the President of Banneker watches for quite a while. We'll miss you in the office pickup games but look forward to seeing you work your magic with the Pistons.
Read more here
Stay Tuned for more info about upcoming Banneker events in Detroit. Posted on July 22, 2014
We are proud to add another watch to the Banneker Collection. Check out the latest version of the Imhotep - now available in Purple Temptation. That's Otis Williams (founding member of the Temptations ) looking sharp as always with his brand new Imhotep Purple Temptation and matching shirt.
Hard to describe this color, you have to see the face to appreciate the deep purple tones and the way it almost changes shades when under different types of light. Photos don't really do it justice but the smile that Otis is sporting really says it all.
Get your very own Imhotep Purple Temptation available starting today at bannekerstore.com and use the code OTIS1753IMHO to receive 10% off either version of the Imhotep (Purple Temptation or Tan) this week only! Offer expires 7/25 Posted by Recent News on July 10, 2014 Check out Russell Simmons wearing the new Gold "Me" by Benjamin Banneker. Real wood inlays and wood face make this watch a one of a kind design as no two pieces of wood are exactly the same. This popular style is available now in Silver as well and Banneker Watches will donate $39 for every "Me" sold to the Diamond Empowerment Fund. Learn more about DEF at http://diamondempowermentjewelry.com Posted on June 04, 2014
Russell Simmons, Otis Williams, and Derrick Holmes show off their Banneker watches at the 2014 Diamonds in the Sky event hosted by the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.). The event took place during JCK and was attended by many retailers who are supporting the efforts of D.E.F. Diamond Empowerment Jewelry is just one of the many programs that are helping to create awareness for D.E.F. and their mission. Posted on May 21, 2014
Posted by Recent News on March 31, 2014
Actress and Comedian Luenell with her new Benjamin Banneker watch. Looking good as always and those green stones worked perfect with her St. Patricks day attire. Check it out, if you look closely in the photo below you can see some additional Banneker watches that will be available right here at bannekerstore.com very soon. Thanks for helping us Share The History Luenell. Posted by Recent News on March 14, 2014
Tyler Perry's new film The Single Moms Club opens today at theaters across the country. In the movie Tyler Perry's character wears Banneker watches. We'd like to thank Tyler Perry for including our products in this new movie and we look forward to making these and other new styles available sometime in the near future. Here is a picture of Tyler Perry with Banneker Founder Derrick Holmes at a recent Essence Event in Lost Angeles. Posted on January 24, 2014
For Immediate Release January 23rd, 2014
Donna Distefano, Royal Asscher, and Benjamin Banneker
Launch Diamond Empowerment Jewelry Website
New York, NY; January 23rd, 2014 – Three companies have joined forces in a cross promotional endeavor benefitting the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.). Announcing the launch ofwww.DiamondEmpowermentJewelry.com, D.E.F. Designer Ambassadors Donna Distefano, Lita Asscher, and Derrick Holmes have each created signature collections featuring diamonds that are available for sale online. Targeting consumers and retailers, Diamond Empowerment Jewelry will make a donation to the Diamond Empowerment Fund for every single purchase made through the newly launched website, furthering the communication that ‘diamonds do good’.
Catching on with celebrities, Diamond Empowerment Jewelry has been seen on actress Paula Garces of Devious Maids and All My Children, actress Stephanie March of Law and Order fame, music legend Otis Williams and Grammy-award winning singer, Estelle.
Co-founded by global business entrepreneur and philanthropist Russell Simmons along with leaders in the diamond industry including De Beers, the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s mission is to provide higher education opportunities for youth in diamond producing countries.
Donna Distefano with assistant designer Elizabeth Hamrick created a new line of “Illumination” bracelets depicting African designs in sterling silver with diamonds. Each bracelet represents a core value of D.E.F.: transformation, tranquility, and strength. Says Simmons, “I share these designer’s vision of transformation. It is important to support and encourage the youth in all diamond producing countries to make a positive change in the world.”
Lita Asscher of Royal Asscher presents the D.E.F. Green Tsavorite and Diamond Pendant, part of the Shining Stars of Africa Collection by Royal Asscher. The pendant contains green tsavorite and diamonds encased in a fluid-filled natural sapphire dome allowing the jewels to fall freely like snowflakes in a globe. The design won ‘best in show’ at the world famous JCK jewelry show and is an example of the Asscher family’s long-standing commitment to integrity, quality, and giving back.
Derrick Holmes of Benjamin Banneker offers three new Benjamin Banneker watches featuring a Royal Asscher diamond at twelve o’clock, green and clear Swarovski crystals on the face and bezel, and all natural wood (ebony from Indonesia or mahogany from Madagascar) on the face and band.
For more information about Diamond Empowerment Jewelry, contact LIta Asscher at 212.922.1908 or email[email protected]. For information on the Diamond Empowerment Fund, contact Nancy Orem Lyman, V.P., Executive Director, Diamond Empowerment Fund at 212.359.4219 or email [email protected]. Contact: Lita Asscher Phone: 212.922.1908 Cell: 646.416.1038 [email protected]
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