Total loan: $10,000
Fort Atkinson, WI, United States / Food
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A loan helped purchase equipment, expand our production facility, and increase marketing efforts.
I grew up in Stone Mountain Georgia with a mother who was an extraordinary hostess. It was at her side where I was first exposed to baking, preserving, candy-making, entertaining—in fact, my business name comes from an early memory I have of one of her famous parties—sitting on the stairs, happily munching on a slice of her still warm rum cake, watching the grown folks dance to Curtis Mayfield. She worked endlessly to make sure that our home was a space of comfort, connection, care, and celebration. Of course she wasn’t renumerated for the work she put into those sweet moments, but it was recognized and valued by the community she built through her hospitality. And now I work to make sure the 4 Cs are a part of everything I do at Curtis & Cake. I want the 4 Cs to shape my interactions with my clients and customers and I want to help them, in turn, feel inspired to create these kinds of spaces for their friends and family.