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Edible Arrangements named Business of the Month

Nov. 09, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

I can't believe I own an Edible Arrangements! I saw my first glimpse of Edible Arrangements when I was in Charleston and saw a really neat delivery van with graphics of fresh cut fruit made into delicious looking art. I thought to myself, I would love to learn how to do that. Driving to Charleston for work wasn't ideal at the time, but I was intrigued by the business.

Fast forward about a year and a half, I was in between jobs and I just happened to walk in into the Edible Arrangements Teays Valley location and asked if they were hiring. They were! I was there just a few months and the owner wanted to sell. So in May of 2009, I began my venture as a business owner and was so blessed to have family that supported me. I felt I had finally found my spot in this world.

I love this business, I love the product and I love the reaction of everyone who receives one. Kids absolutely think they are amazing and they want one instead of cake for birthdays. Edible Arrangements are great gifts for people of all ages.

A year and a half later I was very blessed to have been able to purchase another store in Beckley. This has been a challenge, but I have been extremely blessed to have people to help me along the way. I feel God has had a hand in the success in this business.

Sometimes being a business owner is hard and some decisions we have to make to benefit our business, doesn't always make everyone happy. Yet, I would not change it for anything. My children also share a passion for this business.

My son Chet works with me and my daughter, who is a senior, helps out at the holidays. I really love being my own boss and have a true passion for this business. My customers are wonderful and I truly appreciate them. When they come back again and again, I feel I am doing it right.

During the month of November, Edible Arrangements is running a special to help out our community. Bring in canned food items to receive $1 per canned food item off your purchase. This offer is valid up to $10 off your arrangement for the Thanksgiving Holiday. This food will be donated to the local food bank. Stop by to visit us and see what we have to offer. For more information on Edible Arrangements go to www.ediblearrangements.com or call the Teays Valley location at 304-760-6106. Edible Arrangements is located in Scott Junction Plaza at 4144 W.Va. 34, Suite 3, in Hurricane.

Businesses selected for "Business of the Month" are drawn from the names of Chamber members attending Business After Hours.