Ice Chips Candy® founders Beverly Vines-Haines, Charlotte Clary
Photo credit: Thurston Talk
– “Ice Chips Owners Named 2016 SBA Washington Encore Entrepreneurs of the Year”
“The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2016 Encore Entrepreneur winners are Beverly Vines-Haines and Charlotte Clary, owners of the sugar-free candy company Ice Chips; which uses a natural sweetener called Xylitol (zye-leh-tohl). Read a full story about locally owned Ice Chips in this ThurstonTalk article.
The award honors a business owner who started a business after the age of 50 and has had at least three years of successful growth; has innovative or creative business methods; and shows the potential for future growth.
Ice Chips uses Xylitol as a healthier, natural sweetener alternative to sugar. The two are known widely as ‘The Grannies,’ as business was started out of a love for their grandchildren,” by the U.S. Small Business Administration, in Thurston Talk.
– Yelm Community Blog published a story on Ice Chips earlier this week
Ice Chips Candy® continues remarkable growth from Tumwater facility –
Yet Yelm is the foundation for these “Two Grannies”
CONGRATULATIONS to these Yelm icons, their husbands and devoted staff!