FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 2, 2013) – Chef Norman Love, of Norman Love Confections, has announced the appointment of Susan Battaglia as corporate sales manager. Battaglia will be responsible for sales strategies and community outreach throughout Southwest Florida.
Battaglia joins Norman Love Confections from Ruth’s Chris Steak House where for six years she held several positions. Most recently, she was sales and catering manager coordinating private events and off-site catering functions for 10 to 550 guests.
A native of Huntington, N.Y., she studied marketing at the University of Miami. Battaglia serves on the President’s Council of Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida, Cattle Baron’s Ball Gala committee of American Cancer Society of Lee County, and Naples Junior Woman’s Club.
“Susan is a highly respected food and beverage professional,” said Love. “She brings to NLC years of experience as well as a vast knowledge of the local market.”
Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from the Fort Myers corporate headquarters that encompasses both production and retail operations. The Fort Myers and Naples chocolate salons are stylish retail shops with an intimate ambience in which customers may purchase chocolates or linger over house-made pastries, gourmet coffees, lattes and smoothies.
The award-winning Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded 12 times by a leading consumer ratings magazine including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates, and most recently as a Best Buy for Special Treats for Valentine’s Day 2013.
The Fort Myers Chocolate Salon, at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Naples Chocolate Salon, which also serves artisan gelato, at 3747 Tamiami Trail North in Parkshore Centre, is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Artisan Gelato by Norman Love, at 11300 Lindbergh Blvd., Suite 112, off Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers, east of I-75, is open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.normanloveconfections.com.
Sharon Arnold, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, 239-275-5758239-275-5758, sharon (at) gsma.pro