Candy.com Cooks Up A Sweet Deal for Candy Kid Award Winner
Candy Chef Entrepreneur Awarded $500 Shopping Spree to Build His Business
Weymouth, MA, August 27, 2009 - Just days after the 8 year-old Candy Chef was recognized
as the 2009 Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Minority Business Development Agency, Miles Louison got an even sweeter
surprise by being named Candy.com’s Candy Kid and awarded a $500 shopping spree
to stock up on candy supplies for his company.
The story of Miles and The Dessert Company are featured in the Kid Zone
most children are getting ready to go back to school and getting the jitters
over who their next teacher will be, third grader Miles is focused on his
confectionary business, saving up for his college education and
about what his next candy creation will be.
Greg Balestrieri and Co-Founder, Joe Melville two cousins who recently launched
their online candy company have always wanted to support kids who have an
entrepreneurial spirit and acknowledge good kids who do great things. The Candy Kid Award is there way of doing
According to Balestrieri, they knew Miles had to be their
first Candy Kid when they learned he had not only started his own candy
business, but also had the heart to donate $30 from the profits to help relief
efforts for earthquake victims.
“Good kids do great things all the time, but we don’t hear
about them enough. That’s why we wanted
to find those kids and let them know they’re on the right track. That’s what our Candy Kid Award is all
about.“ said Balestrieri.
worked with Lynnea Louison, Miles’ Mom to set up the surprise. They phoned the young candy maker to tell him
that they too were entrepreneurs and they wanted to make sure he had all the
candy he needed to keep making his special candy sushi.
“We got a great kick out of Miles’ reaction,” laughed
Melville. “This Candy Kid is wasting no
time developing his next product. He’s got great ideas about what he wants to make and he even came up with one of
our most unusual requests for custom-made lollipops. Right now my Dad is over at Melville Candy busy
making up clear, coconut flavored crabs lollipop just for our little
The Candy.com Candy Kid Award was conceived as a way to
promote young entrepreneurs and support creative young minds who have big
hearts and big dreams. Because our kids
are growing up in a tough economy, Candy.com is dedicated to helping them
become enterprising, self-reliant leaders who will make a difference.
The Candy.com search
team is on the lookout for special kids who deserve to be recognized and a
Candy Kid. To nominate your favorite
Candy Kid send a short video of no more than 3 minutes, or send an email
telling Candy.com about the great things your good kid is doing. Send all nominations to: email@example.com
About Candy.com –
Candy.com is the go-to
destination for everything candy - selling more than 6,000 different candy
items including: Hershey, Chocolate Kisses, M&M, Jelly Belly,
Tootsie, Wonka, PEZ, Necco, Nestles, Jolly Rancher, Clark, Pop Rock, Lindt,
Harry and David, Melville Candy and more.
Co-founded by cousins Greg Balestrieri and Joe Melville who represent
the third generation of their family-owned candy company, Candy.com is poised
to become a key leader in the multi-billion dollar, recession-proof
confectionery industry. Candy.com is
located in Weymouth, Massachusetts and ships anywhere in the U.S. via UPS. For more information go to www.candy.com.