SBA Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Opening of Yogurt Manufacturer

Eastern Pa.– The U.S. Small Business Administration held a ribbon-cutting celebration March 7, 2017 to mark the launch of Country Food, LLC, a USDA-certified food manufacturing plant focused on store brand and co-pack/co-manufacturing of cultured dairy products, particularly yogurt.

When Mirna Elizabeth Davis received a 30 pound box of pecans as a gift, she never imagined that gift would grow into two pioneering food businesses.

Davis owner of Nuts and Cows since 2015 and a mother of two began making pecan pralines as holiday gifts.  After receiving positive feedback from family and friends she decided to try her pecan creations at the local farmer’s market under Cottage Law. 

2017 Georgia Small Business Person of the Year

Kevin Boykin opened Path-Tec, a medical logistics company that specializes in the packaging, transport and tracking of laboratory specimens, in 2005. With the guidance and support from the Columbus office of the Georgia SBDC, he has grown the business from operating out of a cramped rental storage unit to owning a 130,000 square-foot facility that now employs more than 150 people.

Ever since Alexandra Clark fell in love with chocolate while working at a local ice cream parlor, she knew that a life of confectionary was her destiny. She’s traveled the world learning about the industry – graduating from Michigan State University’s Hospitality and Food Science program, studying agricultural economics of chocolate in New Zealand, attending French pastry school in Chicago, and obtaining a pastry certification from the culinary program at Schoolcraft College in Michigan.

SBA Celebrates Women’s History Month
SBA Celebrates Women’s History Month
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