I am a strong believer in fate but I also believe that we control our own destiny. It was fate that brought me to the brownie business in the first place and destiny that brought me back more than five years later. While teaching in Cleveland, Ohio I began baking brownies as a hobby. Eventually a hobby was turned into a nationally recognized brownie company and an elementary school teacher became a CEO.
Originally created in my family’s Cleveland kitchen while working as a school teacher, I baked and filled orders. As business soared and we outgrew our kitchen, Brownie Points evolved into a complete baking and manufacturing facility. The company was thriving! Unfortunately, my husband’s job required our family to relocate to Columbus, Ohio. Originally, I commuted two hours each way between my new home and my business in Cleveland to keep things moving forward. As time went on the travel and distance away took its toll and I knew it was time for a change. Rather than see my business fail, I sold out, knowing in my heart that one day Brownie Points would return to its rightful owner. That day came sooner than expected. Unfortunately I was going through a divorce and becoming a single mom. I knew I needed to support my family and that was when Brownie Points came back into my life.
I invested my entire savings and with the help of Lisa, my incredible sister in law, my family and my friends we restarted Brownie Points from Scratch! Eventually we generated enough business and once again took the leap of faith and opened our own manufacturing facility. Fortunately, dedication and perseverance paid off because Brownie Points has entered a new era as have I! We are now focused on large corporate contracts, online sales, Gift with Purchase programs, Custom Gift Programs, and our Latest and Greatest NEW Brownie Points Gourmet Brownie Bites. This product will soon be in stores everywhere as we continue to grow! From a 1400 square foot facility in 1991 the company now occupies 2- 6000 square foot production facilities in Columbus, Ohio. We have also solidified our position in the retail market. Throughout this adventure I met my husband, who ironically owned his own popcorn business. It was love at first sight and over time the two mergers took place!
Brownie Points gourmet goodies have received national acclaim appearing on Good Morning America, The Food Network, Rachael Ray, The Today Show, CNN, Fox Business and Fox News. Brownie Points was chosen as a Top Pick by Neiman Marcus Savvy Staffers. Our gourmet treats reached stardom and were included in all of the dressing rooms at the Billboard Music as well as the Grammy Awards.
We believe we have reinvented how people enjoy brownies. We take pleasure in making the world a little sweeter! Brownie Points have found their way into the hearts and stomachs of brownie connoisseurs across the country and internationally because our brownies makes people happy! Brownie Points is and always will be a labor of love for Lisa, myself and our precious families. Nothing worthwhile comes easy and each and every day brings a new challenge. I not only bought back a company, I gained a new life, a new perspective, independence and I taught my children they can do anything they want. We appreciate everything we have and everything it took to get us where we are today.
Never give up, never take no for an answer. Adversity builds character and it is how you overcome these adversities that can make all the difference.
Remember NO means NOT NOW and MAYBE means YES just not yet!
Brownie Points has found the recipe for success and so can you.
We are Baking the World a Better Place One Brownie at A Time!