It's time for The Dinner! The largest gathering of business leaders in Berks County. The evening features a nationally known keynote speaker and the celebration of several awards.
Please join us for this fantastic evening and celebrate the award recipients of the Business Excellence Awards. The evening promises to be filled with entertainment, great food and the opportunity to network with over 700 business neighbors.
Tonight, we spend an evening with Candace Nelson - serial entrepreneur, NYT best selling author, Wall Street Journal contributor, angel investor, TV personality, executive producer, wife & mom - who will be sharing her SWEET SUCCESS with us! Based on her latest book, Candace is sharing the recipe for success in her new book, Sweet Success: A Simple Recipe to Turn Your Passion Into Profits. She is an expert in turning one?s passion into a profitable business and will share the inspiration and actionable tools to transform your dream from passion project to business venture. By revealing the mistakes and lessons she learned while building Sprinkles, Candace breaks down the barriers to entrepreneurship to pave a path forward for a new generation of changemakers.
ABOUT CANDACE NELSON
Candace Nelson is a wildly successful entrepreneur known for co-founding Sprinkles, the world?s first cupcake bakery and ATM, and most recently, Pizzana, a growing chain of Michelin Bib Gourmand-awarded neo-Neapolitan pizzerias. Candace's sophisticated take on the classic American cupcake revolutionized the baking industry and made Sprinkles an overnight bakery sensation. She continues to expand her portfolio of investments with CN2 Ventures, with her husband, Charles Nelson, which invests in early stage and growth stage companies in the retail, food, direct-to-consumer, and branded consumer product sectors.
Candace is also a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, author of the New York Times Best Seller ?The Sprinkles Baking Book,? co-creator and executive producer of Hulu?s upcoming ?Best in Dough?, a new food competition show; executive producer and judge on Netflix?s ?Sugar Rush?; and judge on 100 + episodes of Food Network?s hit show ?Cupcake Wars?.
She has appeared on Good Morning America, Today, The Chew, The Talk, Nightline and in O, Vanity Fair, InStyle and People magazines. Her cupcakes have been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and in Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons, and Norwich terrier, Willy.
Date and Time
Tuesday May 23, 2023
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
700 Penn St., Reading, PA 19602
$165 / GRCA Member (Purchasing 10? Consider a table sponsorship!)
$185 / Future GRCA Member
$50 / Arena Seat (Speaker Only) - click here to purchase ticket
**If Sold Out - Arena seats are still available!
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 5 business days prior; otherwise fees apply.
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Rachael Romig, Senior Director - Events & Special Programs