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Candy Kids Wear Blazers Launch!

Small business Sweet Candy Café launches Candy Kids Wear Blazers (CKWB). The program’s Inaugural Class of Cohort One will be welcomed to the confectionary storefront located in Historic Downtown Lumberton, North Carolina and facilitated by store owner, Felicia Evans Long, on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

The program will teach young kids about entrepreneurship, professionalism, hospitality, and being a business owner in a kid-friendly environment. Sweet Candy Café staff will provide in-house training, materials, and attire for the Inaugural Class. The Candy Kids, ranging from ages 5 to 9, will learn a variety of skills that will be transferrable to day-to-day school activities.

The Candy Kids Wear Blazers participants will meet bi-monthly at Sweet Candy Café and will spend a full day working and learning about the many facets of business ownership. The Candy Kids will complete daily projects tailored to their age group. The CKWB Cohort curriculum includes but is not limited to:

  • Counting and tracking candy inventory

  • The importance of sampling products (taste, texture and temperature)

  • How to write hand-written thank you notes to customers

  • Greeting customers (entering the store and leaving)

Sweet Candy Café has selected four girls for Cohort One who will be announced later this month.

Founded by Sweet Candy Café owner, Felicia “Lisa” Evans Long, CKWB shows young kids it’s okay to be different, to stand out in your own unique way and don’t follow the trends—set your own. Evans Long’s motto is appearance is everything and there is something nostalgic about wearing a sharp blazer, white cotton shirt and a brooch. Sweet Candy Café will provide business blazers for all of the girls.

The program is a one-year experience the kids are sure to enjoy and remember. Sweet Candy Café looks forward to welcoming Cohort One.

For more information about the program, visit the program website:


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