10,000 ways to show the love

12/15/2011

15pc Signature Chocolate Gift Box
15pc Signature Chocolate Gift Box

Norman Love Confections to give away $10,000 for 10th anniversary


FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 15, 2011) – In 2001, Norman and Mary Love opened Norman Love Confections in a small, 700-square-foot facility off Daniels Parkway to be near the Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers.

Over the past 10 years, the airport has moved, the NLC Salon relocated into a 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and retail store and a second location, in Naples, was added. The operation has grown from three employees to 38 professionals who produce chocolates and pastries for Southwest Florida and the nation.

To celebrate this achievement, the Loves would like to give back to the community by giving away more than $10,000 of NLC gift cards over the next 10 months.

“Mary and I have so much to be grateful for,” said Norman Love. “We felt it was important to celebrate our anniversary by giving back to the community that has supported us for the past decade.”

The NLC gift cards will be hidden in boxes of chocolate (15-pieces or larger) in both the Fort Myers and Naples salons through September 2012. Five hundred and twenty dollars, per month, per location will be secretly hidden for a total of $10,400.

The Loves are beginning their second decade by opening a new venture, Artisan Gelato by Norman Love. The new retail operation, which is located in the shopping center next to the Fort Myers Salon, is slated to open in January 2012.

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 Fort Myers Chocolate Salon is located at 11380 Lindbergh Boulevard, off Daniels Parkway, east of I-75, and 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 is located at 3747 Tamiami Trail North in Parkshore Centre and is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For more information, call 239-561-7215 or visit www.normanloveconfections.com.

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Contact:

Sharon Arnold, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and Public Relations, 239-275-5758, sarnold (at) gravinasmith.com