Kim’s Khocolate rode quite a tidal wave of publicity. From The Robb Report to Newsweek to USA Today. I was even included in Apple Computer’s 1986 Annual Report and was fortunate enough to meet Steve Jobs. I appeared on numerous television shows including Evening Magazine, Hour Magazine with Gary Collins, Victor Kiam’s Going For It, and regional news shows.
I was invited to speak at The Wharton School of Business and at a YPO Family University. In 1986, I was invited to testify in front of the United States Senate to a Subcommittee on entrepreneurship and special problems facing small business with “The Growth Guy,” Verne Harnish.
After several years of selling fundraising candy, Kim’s Khocolate turned to custom molded candy for corporate incentives and business gifts. Kim’s Khocolate had the pleasure of dealing with Fortune 500 clients all over the world.
Over the years Kim’s Khocolate created seasonal candies that were sold around the country in candy and retail stores and in our store in Cumberland, MD. The Khocoholic Collection, The Dr. Collection, The Corporate Collection and The Gift Basket Collection were all marketed throughout the late ’80s and early ’90s. The company tested a franchise concept with seasonal specialty stores in several malls in Maryland.
In 1991, I was proud to be the recipient of the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB) Young Business Owner of the Year.
Kim’s Khocolate closed in 1996, when I decided to start a family. I loved the seventeen years I ran this company. Every customer was an adventure and an expression of how creative I could be.