What Makes Dante Tick? Great Business Partners Like Jason Tours & Limousine


By Chauncey Dunham (March 17, 2023)

Reciprocity often lies somewhere between direct reciprocal arrangements and generalized reciprocity. So are barn raising practices in some frontier communities. All of these are like direct reciprocity, since the beneficiaries are identified as such in each case, and contributors know exactly what they can expect in return.

Now that you’ve read this let me tell you about Jason Tours & Limousine (JT&L) in Clinton, MD. Both Gary Johnson, CEO Black Men In and Chauncey Dunham, CEO of A Dante Production had to make a trip to Maryland as invited guests to see “Born to Swing” held at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

There are hundreds of transportation service companies in the Nation’s Capital.  Why did these two businessmen select Jason Tours & Limousine?  Mr. Johnson is a former Limousine Driver.  He will tell anyone that was the best job he’s ever had in terms of personal fulfillment.  He knows first-class service looks and feels like. 

To that end, Gary Johnson said, “Finding people to drive cars doesn’t separate your business from the other transportation services.  The staff at JT&L provides customers with the ultimate chauffeured experience that they will remember.  Be it a wedding, an anniversary celebration or a night on the town, JT&L takes the hassle out of getting to Point A to Point B allowing you to relax, conduct business or simply enjoy the ride.”

I met the owner of Jason Tours & Limousine when I owned a limousine and bus service, both of us being new in the business we formed a bond. So, after retiring and moving from MD to FL.  I always kept in touch with all my affiliates in MD. Renting a car for such a short trip was out of the question, therefore I called Jason Tours and told them I was coming for the evening on an overnight trip.

The service was FANTASTIC.  I was picked up in a specially built Volvo and the driver was wonderful. Professionalism was a real understatement;  Morris Dock Bussie, Jr. was the ultimate chauffeur.

Mr. Mark Anderson was the driver assigned to Gary Johnson.  Consistent with my experience Gary reported that Mark arrived on time driving a Lincoln Navigator SUV.  Gary attributes Mark with making Saturday night a first-class experience.

Now about Jason Tours:  Jason Tours & Limousine, LLC, the premier ground transportation company surrounding the Nation’s Capital since 1992. They are a full-service luxury travel chauffeured transportation provider for the tri-area of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (D.M.V.)

There are two ways of spreading light: To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Posted March 5, 2023

As the CEO of A Dante Production, I am interested in all cultural arts. I often laugh, my house looks like a Art Gallery. Additionally, our young children are not being taught about anything other then what the politicians think they need to know. Well, I don’t agree so I will make sure other things are in the forefront.  I am known in Florida for music, however, I have other interests such as art.

© Dr. Jonathan Knight, Photo credit: David Smalls

Jonathan Knight NWS, LhD is an internationally collected artist in all mediums. His preferred mediums are watercolors, oils, pastels, and printmaking. Knight was born and raised in central Florida, he lived in the greater Kansas City, MO area since 1980, and now spends six months each in both areas throughout the year. He worked for a number of years prior to becoming a full-time fine artist as a creative researcher, corporate recruiter and an artist and designer of greeting cards for Hallmark Cards, Inc. Mr. Knight was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate, LhD, in 1999 from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, his Alma mater, where after working as an awarded painter nationally and internationally he was asked to serve on the Board of Trustees of AIFL for 5 terms (15 years). He was also presented a Key to the City of Ormond Beach, Florida in 1997, and a Key to the City of Fort Lauderdale in 1998. Knight is a National Watercolor Society Signature Member (an international organization for over 100 years housed in Los Angeles, CA); and has also earned Signature Memberships in nine national and international art societies including National Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society, Missouri Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, Mississippi Watercolor Society, Georgia Watercolor Society, and the Kansas Watercolor Society. Knight has been inducted into 5 Hall of Fames and has won over 1000 national and international awards in his career thus far. Some of the awards include: Best of Show Award, in the MASF International 36th Annual Exhibition 2 times; the Sally Davis Award in the Rocky Mountain National Water Media Exhibition, Golden, CO; 2nd Best of Show Award in the Northwest Watercolor Society 2008 Open International Exhibition, Seattle, WA; The Arts in Mississippi Award(Best of Show) in the Grand National Watercolor Exhibition, Jackson, MS; the Best of Show Award in the Arizona Aqueous XIX National Exhibition, Tubac, AZ; the Best of Show Award in the 5th Annual Miniature Art Exhibition, Casper, WY; the Kansas Watercolor Society Founders Award; and the Award of Excellence in the San Diego Watercolor Society International Annual Exhibit.

© Memory Lane, Watercolor by Jonathan Knight NWS, Courtesy Private Collection

Knight’s paintings are in collections at: The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS; Stowers Institute Art Collection, Kansas City, MO; Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL; the KCKCC Fine Art Collection; Kansas City, KS; The City of Overland Park Fine Art Collection and Sprint Corporate Art Collection; Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS; Hampton Museum of Art, VA; JM Family Enterprises, Inc. Corporate Art Collection, Deerfield Beach, FL; The Robert and Mary Montgomery private art collection, Palm Beach, FL; Hallmark Fine Art Collections, KCMO; Artist Showcase of the Palm Beaches Art Collection, West Palm Beach, FL; The international award winning Gallant Lady Yacht Art Collection; Palm Beach International Airport Art Collection, Palm beach, FL; Edna M. Knight private art collection; Daytona beach, FL; Dr. Catherine Lowe private art collection, Barbara Hall Marshall private art collection; the L. Wayne and Julie McClain private art collection; Palatka, FL; Dr. Drew Brown private art collection; MO and the Brad and Teri Runnebaum private art collection to name only a few.

© 2023, Canyon View, Oil by Jonathan Knight NWS, LhD

Mr. Knight has been featured in and on the magazine covers of: Watercolor, an American Artist Publication in the Fall 1999 issue, and the cover of the Winter, 1995 issue; Art News; NY; Flash Art International n” 225-Italy; Artists’ Magazine; Tosca Magazine; MN; Watercolor Studio Magazine; American Visions Magazine; American Art Review; Daytona Beach News Journal; IRAAA and Newspapers that have featured Mr. Knight include, the Orlando Sentinel; The Palm Beach Post; The Daytona Beach News Journal; Kansas City Star; the Shawnee Dispatch; the Boca News; Kansas City Kansan; Palm Beach Illustrated; Fort Lauderdale’s Westside Gazette and the Sun Sentinel; as well as other media. Mr. Knight has appeared on numerous television and radio shows and news programs. He also serves as a Juror for national and international exhibitions, and he has lectured at numerous museums and art centers nationally.

Mr. Knight’s art travels have taken him all over the United States, and to such places as Barcelona, Spain; Paris, France, and Frankfurt, Germany; Knight’s collectors reside as far as Luxembourg, Singapore and abroad. Mr. Knight is also featured in the international exhibit and book, Black Romantic, sponsored by the Studio Museum of Harlem, NY, and his book, The Creativity of Jonathan Knight a Visual Dialogue, is available on his website; He can also be reached via Instagram: @jonathan.knight.812; and on Facebook: Jonathan’s Knight of Art.   

© On The Move, Watercolor by Jonathan Knight NWS 2023, Courtesy Private Collection

We as a people should not be put in a box and not considered to have a vast knowledge of the Arts. Keep reading Black Men In and you will get a wealth of knowledge.

Chauncey Dunham, CEO A Dante Production

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