Local NOLA Baker Receives National Recognition

Harvey Brown

Earlier this year, the non-profit organization SCORE, in partnership with Sam’s Club, recognized Cakes & Desserts by Monic as one of 102 American Small Business Champions. Owned by Monica Anderson, the bakery is located on South Carrollton Avenue and Palm Street.

“Thank you to my wonderful community both locally and online for supporting me and helping me succeed. This would not have been possible without you.” Anderson said.

The small business owners were rewarded with $1,000 Sam’s Club gift cards, an all-expense-paid trip to a training networking event, and small business mentorship provided by SCORE.

Anderson submitted her business to the American Small Business Championship, citing some of the strong attributes of her small business. Today, Anderson’s business stands as a contender for grand champion, which has a $25,000 grand prize. The three winners will be chosen on how well the American Small Business champions utilize their rewards, and how well the winners promote the championship over social media.

“SCORE is very pleased to honor the hard work and accomplishments of these 102 small business owners. They come from all across the United States, and provide diverse products and services for their clients, but all share in their dedication to making their dreams a reality,” said SCORE CEO Ken Yancey. “It is our pleasure to provide the mentoring, tools and resources that will help them continue to grow their businesses and enhance the communities they serve.”

“At Sam’s Club, we proudly support and celebrate the unique experience of the small business owner,” said Tracey D. Brown, Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Experience Officer at Sam’s Club. “We are inspired daily by their ability to navigate challenges and triumphs on the road to success. And now, hopefully, the rest of the nation will be, too, as they get to know some of the nation’s most promising small business owners.”

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