Small business loan superstar: Food for Good Thought

August 4, 2010 § Leave a comment

Back in June, I wrote a profile of Dr. Audrey Todd for our website.   The quick version is that, in seeking a holistic and enriching therapy for her young autistic son, Todd began a gluten-free casein-free bakery intended to employ individuals with developmental disabilities. Operating out of a licensed community kitchen to manufacture her sweets worked for a while, but Todd knew she wanted a bakery space of her very own. Soon she had purchased an adorable house in Clintonville as Food for Good Thought headquarters – and through our microenterprise loan program, was able to purchase bakery equipment.

When I caught up with Todd last month, the cozy house was still in midst of renovation. Last weekend, the dust was cleared, and Todd hosted her grand opening. Moreover, yesterday’s Dispatch covered Food for Good Thought, highlighting its uniqueness as a gluten-free bakery and occupation training center.

Our businesses – not only are they media darlings, but we are sure that they will become mainstays of the community as well.

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