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8 COURAGEOUS EDGE ENTREPRENEURS

Daisy Latimore The Chocolate Box thechocolateboxconyers.com EDGE alum since 2016 Business Training Consultation/SBA Women’s Business Center

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have been in business for over 17 years,” Daisy Latimore stated as she reminisced over the humble beginnings of her family-owned business, The Chocolate Box. Daisy’s handcrafted, gourmet chocolates have won several awards including the Taste of Conyers Best Desserts, Rockdale Citizen Peoples’ Choice Best Desserts, and Goodwill of North Georgia’s Triumph Award. She was also a finalist in the Flavor of Georgia food contest. In 2016, Daisy connected with Rachel Davis the Executive Director of the EDGE and their program geared toward small businesses. Rachel Davis and her staff created a program in conjunction with Etsy for crafters. This program was a great resource for Daisy. She said, “When you start your business you need support, and you need knowledgeable professionals who can help guide you to success. I have received wonderful advice through the EDGE program and some really good contacts for growing my business. It is a great resource for women owned businesses.” Since 2016, The Chocolate Box has participated in several career days at local schools and has orchestrated candymaking classes for special needs children. Daisy has a love and affinity for children. “One of my favorite things to do is to give away a free treat to students who have earned A’s and B’s on their report cards, ” stated Daisy with a big smile. “Twenty years from now, The Chocolate Box is going to be the talk of the town, the place where you always get great customer service and exceptional sweet treats.” The Chocolate Box accepts phone orders as well as orders from DoorDash, Grubhub, and UberEats for the casual chocolate lover as well as the customer seeking the perfect finishing touch for special events. Having established a reputable brand for chocolate treats, The Chocolate Box has had outstanding feedback for making weddings, birthdays, baby showers, teacher appreciation events, employee appreciation events, graduations, and holidays such as Christmas and Valentines Day even more special. You can locate this great candy shop at 3030 Edwards Drive, Conyers Georgia, 30013, or visit www.thechocolateboxconyers.com for sweet treats and a whole lot of great customer service.

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