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Noteworthy Chocolates combines on-demand personalization with zero waste gifting for people and businesses to stand out by laser engraving thoughtful messages in chocolate. There’s nothing like the feeling of receiving a chocolate engraved with a message just for you! Our customers know this and it’s why they have such success giving chocolate cards and favors to employees, clients, or guests. Weddings are sweeter and business gifts are truly appreciated when chocolate sends a special message!
Tell us about the milestones your venture accomplished in 2019, eg., key team members added, revenue level achieved, major sales made or endorsements received, successful exit, etc... (<500 characters)
In 2019, our third year of business, we grew revenue by 62% by shifting focus to business gifting. We added 2 new team members to handle day-to-day operations, which allowed the co-founders to achieve business development and broader company goals. Noteworthy Chocolates was proud to be one of 20 companies to represent CT at the invitation of Senator Richard Blumenthal’s office at the Discover Connecticut event held at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.
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What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources (spaces, programs, events, schools, etc.) have helped you succeed? (<500 characters)
Fairfield County Business Council's Food N'Bev Connect accelerator, CTSBDC, Danbury Hackerspace/Innovation Center, reSET Business Accelerator (Hartford), Community Economic Development Fund, and our awesome Fairfield County community!
What people are saying about Noteworthy Chocolates ...
Michael and Jennifer Sauvageau knew they had a hit when their new business laser engraving chocolate messages surpassed their sales projection after Valentine's Day in Feb 2017. Now, three years later, they are poised to grow into the wedding market. They made a major pivot into B2B services in 2019, and have gotten recognition from the Fairfield Business Journal, being nominated as one of the Best Companies in Fairfield County in 2019. Michael is a serial entrepreneur, always looking for opportunities to delight customers. He and Jennifer have a great story to tell, with more delightful projects on the way. See https://www.noteworthychocolates.com/ for press and other information. Contact him at Michael@noteworthychocolates.com Pauline Assenza