Elisabeth is the founder and CEO of All City Candy. She grew up in a family-run grocery business and always loved her interactions with the customers. She is also a lifelong candy lover, so it seems she was destined to run a family-friendly business based on her love of sweets. In 2013, Elisabeth opened the doors of her very own 5,000-square-foot candy wonderland to the public and the smiles followed. She works hard to create an environment where the staff is as happy as the customers. (And that’s some high-level happiness. After all, the customers ARE kids in a candy store!) Elisabeth is proud of her crazy blended family of six children with her husband, David. Personal Motto: Nice matters! Favorite Candy: (Hard to pick just one!) Heart-shaped candy because “Everything tastes better shaped as a heart.” Also: Cinnamon JuJu Bears, Double Dipped Chocolate Peanuts, Mallo Cups, Caramel Tootsie Pops, Toblerone, Cherry JuJu Hearts, Cinnamon Mentos, Red Licorice… just to name a few!
Gail is one of our store managers and the creative genius behind our delicious chocolate covered treat collection. She’s our duchess of decorating, our captain of candy, our sultress of sugar. Before moving back to Cleveland, she owned the Funky Flamingo, a premier specialty bakery in Fort Myers, Florida, where she sold her extraordinary cake creations to happy customers. Whether it’s making an edible mermaid cake topper or crafting custom chocolate-covered marshmallows, she enjoys making people’s sweet dreams come true. Stop by All City Candy and you’ll always get a warm greeting from Gail. Personal Motto: Do it right the first time. Favorite Candy: Chocolate-covered almonds and Mallo Cups
Becky is a store manager at All City Candy. After spending more than 10 years in other retail management positions, her passion and zest for life have brought her to the sweetest job she could imagine. Becky believes that nothing in life is sweeter than family, but Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups come awfully close (we all believe this, actually). She enjoys spending time off with her niece and Goddaughter, Nina, and going on bowling dates with her soon-to-be husband, Darold. Personal Motto: Do it with passion or not at all. Favorite Candy: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, All City Candy’s Chocolate-dipped Nutter Butters, Frooties, and many more.
Laura is the director of marketing for All City Candy, but just because she’s promoting something everybody loves doesn’t mean she’s taking it easy! She has worked in various facets of marketing for more than 30 years, from advertising and public relations, to retail and ecommerce. She is very happy to be promoting sweet and colorful products, and the fun experiences found at All City Candy. Laura enjoys spending her spare time with her husband, Jeff, and two adult children, Ali and Brandon. Personal Motto: Family first, then baseball! (Although sometimes baseball comes first.). Favorite Candy: Snickers, Twix, Melty Mints, All City Candy’s Chocolate-dipped Nutter Butters
Mary is the ecommerce gal. She’s making sure the whole world knows about All City Candy, and our wonderland of tasty, sugar-coated, candy-filled bliss. In fact, some element of Mary’s marketing wizardry is probably responsible for you visiting this site right now. She’s that good. A born entrepreneur, Mary has started and worked with several businesses in a variety of fields including greeting cards, online membership sites, and organic baby blankets, taking them from start-ups to international companies. She has a passion for assisting women-owned businesses, and a sweet spot for All City Candy. Her mission is to help Elisabeth create a fantastic, million-dollar candy business online. Favorite Candy: Any of the chocolate dipped treats made here at the store. Greatest Challenge: Walking past the Chocolate-dipped Nutter Butters every day without taking a handful. Next Hair Color: One never knows!
Catherine is the graphic designer at All City Candy, which means she gets a lot of the credit for making this website so doggone snazzy. She joined the growing team in February 2015 and there has been a sweet connection ever since. It seems creativity and candy really are a perfect match! Of all the projects she’s done, the candy-covered Jeep is her favorite (ours too!). When it comes to her candy cravings she’ll go for anything chocolaty, chewy, sour, spicy, or salty! Hey, she’s not that picky.
Jim, AKA “Jimmy Sweet Tooth,” is All City Candy’s wordsmith and poet laureate. He’s our primary blogger, keeping you up to date on all the excitement happening in and around the store. He’s also responsible for many of the item descriptions on this site, and the moderately funny one-liners on our Twitter account. Jim loves his wife, roller coasters, and rock ‘n’ roll.
Personal Motto: Don’t focus on perfection; focus on being better than you were yesterday.
Favorite Candy: Snickers, Kit-Kat, Cadbury Creme Eggs