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Sweet Candy Café is proud to be a 2016 Lumberton Chamber of Commerce Member and a 2016 Executive Board Member for Historic Downtown Lumberton, NC!

Grant from The Allured Fund for Confectionery Education

Sweet Candy Cafe of Lumberton, N.C., has been awarded the 2015 Allured Fund for Confectionery Education grant from the MC/Manufacturing Confectionery Publishing Company of Princeton, Wisconsin. The grant awarded by Michael Allured and the grant committee will enable Sweet Candy Cafe to participate in the National Confectioners Association Sweets & Snacks Expo on May 19-21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Read more about the grant!

Sweet Candy Café Featured in Welcome to Lumberton Magazine

Sweet Candy Café was featured in the January issue of Welcome to Lumberton.

 

Read more about the store and our Founder!

Sweet Candy Café Partners with Local Hospital

On Saturday, December 20, 2014, Sweet Candy Café delivered and donated holiday gifts to 15 beds in the Pediatrics Unit for patients who are in the Hospital for the Holidays at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, North Carolina. The event was featured in the Lumberton newspaper on December 28, 2014.

 

"It was heart warming to partner with the Pediatrics Unit to deliver gifts to patients in the hospital for the holidays in memory of my dearest husband, Tim Long."

 

Read more in the press release.

Woman's World Magazine

Released in October 2014, Woman's World magazine featured a story on Sweet Events and Planning, the sister company of Sweet Candy Café, on page 25.

 

This is a special issue for the founder, Felicia Evans Long, as her husband Tim (co-founder) was with her during the interview this summer.

 

Enjoy the article.

1st Inaugural Candy Showcase

SSC Candy Showcase

Get ready for Sweet Candy Café's 1st Inaugural Candy Showcase!  Keep an eye out for more information in the upcoming months!

 

Vendor Opportunities are available. For $10, each vendor space comes with a table with linen and a free Swag Bag.

 

Email sweetcandycafenc@gmail.com to register or for more information.

First Anniversary Recap

Visit our facebook page to view photos from our 1st Anniversary Celebration! 

1st Anniversary Extravaganza!

Sweet Candy Café celebrates its first year is business with the 1st Year Anniversary Extravaganza! Join the Sweet Celebration from 10am to 4pm in Historic Downtown Lumberton!

 

Every event deserves to be sweet, and we want your help to make our anniversary even sweeter!

 

Check out our event invitation and press relase below!

CONTACT: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nicole D. Hayes
Media Relations
Nicole@pieces-of-life.com
(202) 527-4106
 

Sweet Candy Café, the Sweetest Place in Downtown

Lumberton Native Celebrates and Marks 1st Year in Business


(Lumberton, N.C. – November 14, 2013) Save the Date! Local business owner and Lumberton native Felicia Evans Long and her husband Tim Long will celebrate Sweet Candy Café's first year in business. Join the 1st Year Celebration Extravaganza on November 30, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., located at 212 North Chestnut in Historic Downtown. Sweet Candy Café will offer various confectionary treats for purchase, complimentary beverages, snacks and coffee. The public is invited to attend this wondrous fall event with opportunity to enter to win a "Sweet Swag Bag" courtesy of Sweet Candy Café (presence not necessary to win).


Special event guest Police Chief Mike McNeill will be available for "Meet the Chief." Evans Long will present special gifts in honor of the confectionery's Lifesaver's Appreciation sweet awards.

The fall 2012 Grand Opening of Sweet Candy Café was nearly derailed by an October 12 fire that destroyed several local businesses in downtown Lumberton, including the original store location at 310 North Elm Street. The Longs lost significant inventory in the October fire but have rebuilt with the help of the community, a restoration grant from the City of Lumberton, and support of building owner Richard "Dick" Taylor.


"We extend a special thank you to Mr. Taylor for how he has assisted us during the rebuild and transition into our new space since the fire," says Evans Long. "His help and support have been crucial in bringing Sweet Candy Café to the Lumberton community."


Evans Long is hoping to add more value to her confectionery, with plans to bring a Candy Showcase to the store in 2014. The showcase will be a great opportunity to display a variety of sweet treats for brides, non-profits, corporate events and more. Currently, Sweet Candy Café offers gift cards and a special gift center.


"We hope to bring our confectioneries to local grocery stores and hotels," says Evans Long.

Evans Long, a 1994 Shaw University graduate and 2008 University of Phoenix graduate, has always desired to open a candy store in her hometown of Lumberton because of her love for confectionary. Sweet Candy Café is a fun unique candy store with old-fashioned candies from the past and present. Evans Long believes you can build your dreams one day at a time.


Sweet Candy Café is the sister company to Sweet Events and Planning, LLC, founded by Evans Long and her husband in 2008. Evans Long has been featured in The Knot DC Wedding Magazine as a top event planner and the company's Signature Candy Parlor™ has been featured in other print articles.


For the latest news and updates on Sweet Candy Café, shop and visit us on online at http://www.sweetcandycafe.com/. Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter at SweetEvents1.

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Sweet Dreams in Phoenix Focus Magazine

Check out owner Felicia Evans Long's spotlight in the University of Phoenix's September 2013 issue of Phoenix Focus Magazine!  Phoenix Focus staff stopped by Sweet Candy Café in late July to prepare for the issue!

 

"Sweet Dreams" by Lori Baker

CONTACT: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nicole D. Hayes
Media Relations
Nicole@pieces-of-life.com
(202) 527-4106
 
National Magazine to Profile Lumberton Business Owner
 
(Lumberton, N.C. – July 5, 2013)  Felicia Evans Long, owner of Sweet Candy Café located in Historic Downtown Lumberton at 212 North Chestnut Street inside the Plaza, will share “how she got started” in the September 2013 issue of Phoenix Focus magazine. Phoenix Focus is produced by the University of Phoenix for its alumni. Evans Long is a 2008 UOP alumni, earning her Masters of Business Administration.
 
Phoenix Focus contacted Evans Long to share her business tips with others, why her passion for candy and desire to make others’ day “sweet.” She also tells how she and her husband Tim Long recovered from the devastating October 10, 2012 fire that destroyed several downtown businesses, including their retail space previously located at 310 N. Elm Street. Inventory and materials perished in the fire, forcing them to rebuild from scratch, with generous help received from community members and building owner, Richard “Dick” Taylor. She is excited to have this platform to share what she has learned as a business owner and leverage the visibility of Lumberton in a national publication. Her personal and professional motto is rooted in “giving back to community.”
 
Only opened since November 30, 2012, Evans Long and her company are already giving back.
 
They’ve hosted several customer appreciation events. In addition, Sweet Candy Café donated more than 700 candy treat bags to youth participating in the Vonta Leach Youth Football & Cheer Camp event held at Lumberton High School on June 29, 2013. The event was hosted by former Baltimore Ravens full back and Rowland native, Vonta Leach and his foundation.
 
Sweet Candy Café is the sister company to Sweet Events and Planning, LLC, founded by Evans Long and her husband Tim Long in 2008. She brings more than 12 years of event planning expertise and latest trends. 
 
A customer favorite offered by Sweet Events and Planning at birthday parties, weddings and other celebratory events is the Sweet Events and Planning Signature Candy Parlor ™, a fun event conversation piece with various treats from old-fashioned Apothecary jars.  The Signature Candy Parlor ™ is available to Sweet Candy Café customers planning an event.
 
The public can visit Sweet Candy Café in Historic Downtown Lumberton at 212 North Chestnut Street inside the Plaza, and contact them at SweetCandyCafeNC@gmail.com.  Regular store hours are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday, and 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information, visit Facebook.com/SweetCandyCafe.
 

Sweet Candy Café Donates Treats

Congratulations on Sweet Candy Café's mention in The Robesonian newspaper for donation of treats to participating students at the June 29, 2013 football-star-studded Vonta Leach Foundation event at Lumberton High School.

 

Weekend at Vonta's' promises to be a local blockbuster

Lumberton Confectionery to Support Vonta Leach Foundation Event

(Lumberton, N.C. – June 24, 2013) On Saturday, June 29, 2013, Lumberton confectionery Sweet Candy Café, will participate in the 2013 Vonta Leach Youth Football & Cheer Camp, at Lumberton High School, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Sweet Candy Café will donate specially prepared candy treat bags for more than 500 participating 6-16 year-old students.

 

Leach, a former Baltimore Ravens full back and Rowland, N.C. native, will join coaches at Lumberton High School to teach youth fundamental football and cheerleading skills in a structured setting. Event is sponsored by The Vonta Leach Foundation.

 

Felicia Evans Long, class of 1990 Lumberton High School graduate and owner of Sweet Candy Café, is thrilled to support the community event in the spirit of "giving back." Evans Long is active with various outreach programs and nonprofit organizations.

 

"The Vonta Leach Youth & Cheer Camp at Lumberton High School is a perfect platform for Sweet Candy Café to show how much we care for our community," says Evans Long. "We are super excited to participate."

 

Evans Long, her husband Tim Long and their candy store were officially welcomed by Lumberton Mayor Ray Pennington with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 30, 2012, in Historic Downtown Lumberton. The grand opening was nearly derailed by an October 10, 2012 fire that destroyed several downtown businesses, including the Longs' previous retail space located at 310 N. Elm Street. The Longs rebuilt with the help of building owner, Richard "Dick" Taylor.

 

Sweet Candy Café is the sister company to Sweet Events and Planning, LLC, founded by Evans Long and her husband in 2008. She brings more than 12 years of event planning expertise and latest trends.

 

A customer favorite offered by Sweet Events and Planning at birthday parties, weddings and other celebratory events is the Sweet Events and Planning Signature Candy Parlor ™, a fun event conversation piece with various treats from old-fashioned Apothecary jars. The Signature Candy Parlor ™ is available to Sweet Candy Café customers planning an event.

 

The public can visit Sweet Candy Café in Historic Downtown Lumberton at 212 North Chestnut Street inside the Plaza, and contact them at SweetCandyCafeNC@gmail.com. Regular store hours are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday, and 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

 

For more information, visit Facebook.com/SweetCandyCafe.

Store Location

212 North Chestnut Street
Lumberton, NC 28358

(910) 674-4831

SweetCandyCafeNC@gmail.com

Store Hours

Monday-Friday: 11 am to 5 pm

Saturday:             10 am to 3 pm

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