I am a strong believer in fate but I also believe that we control our own destiny. After all, 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 going. 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 while 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 my incredible family and friends restarted Brownie Points from scratch! Eventually, I generated enough business, and once again took the leap of faith and opened my own manufacturing facility. Fortunately, dedication and perseverance paid off because Brownie Points is now entering a new era as am I! We are now focused on large corporate contracts, Best Customer Incentive Gifts, Online Sales, Private Labeling, and Catalogs as we continue to grow! From a 1400 square foot facility in 1991 the company now occupies a 5,500 square foot production facility in Columbus, Ohio. We have also solidified our position into the kosher 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, and Fox News and were chosen as a Top Pick by Neiman Marcus Savvy Staffers. Our gourmet treats were included in all of the dressing rooms at the 2012 Billboard Awards and the 2013 Grammy Awards. Brownie Points have found their way into the hearts and stomachs of brownie connoisseurs across the country and internationally. Brownie Points specializes in providing ultimate gourmet treats that have been infused with luxe gourmet ingredients. Our mouth watering brownies pay homage to the classic chocolate confection while flawlessly bridging the gap between rich epicurean desserts and quintessential fudgy brownies.
With all this said, nothing worthwhile comes easy and each day brings a new challenge. I not only bought back a company, I gained a new life, a new perspective, independence, and taught my children they can do anything they want. We appreciate what we have and what it took to get there. Brownie Points has found the recipe for success.