Posted on 03/25/2018 by admin | No Comments
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are more than 27 million small businesses in the United States. There is something wonderful about shopping at and supporting local business, especially at a mom and pop shop like Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe. You just can’t beat the personal, friendly service and the quality of the merchandise you buy from mom and pop stores. Plus, there isn’t anything quite like walking into a shop and somehow feeling welcome, like you just came home or to grandma’s house. While it’s hard to compete with larger, “big-box” stores, small, family owned businesses will always have a place in our neighborhoods, and we’re living proof!
For myself and my husband, Stan, the chocolate business hasn’t always been easy, but it’s always been something that’s been apart of us. We have been married for 28 years, and if can you imagine – we actually met in a candy store! I have been working in candy shops since I was a freshman in high school, and through the trials of multiple full time jobs for the both of us, I never forgot my dream of owning my own one day. When I finally got the chance to open my own store, I jumped on it, knowing that Stan and I both knew the ins and outs of the chocolate business. The start came with many ups and downs (and even a location change!), but the shoppe has been opened since November 1998, and I have loved every day since. 4 children and 11 grandchildren later, we base our work around love and family, and have found that if you’re doing what you’re truly passionate about, most days don’t seem like a job at all!
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day is March 29th and it is a day meant to celebrate and honor small business owners. We at Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe are proud and honored to be part of this small niche of people that make up mom and pop shops. We appreciate our customers for allowing us to continue serving our community with a smile, and of course, chocolate! Part of being a small business means that we care about our customers in a way that big department stores and chains never can. We know many of our customers by name, and are always happy to help them make selections or create the perfect gift. We value everything that we put into our chocolates and candies, because those are the things that make you smile. That’s why for the last 20 years, Stan and I have been making our chocolate in store from the highest quality and freshest ingredients. That makes our chocolate just a little more special, and of course, tasty!
We love to see your smiling faces and making your taste buds happy! Help us and other small businesses like ours celebrate National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day by stopping by our store or shop online and treat yourself to something local!