Local bakery wins national small business contest
POSTED: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 8:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 8:34pm
Prarieville, La (NBC33) — Two Prairieville business owners are getting some national attention.
Stephen and Jennifer Robicheaux's “Sweet Robicheaux” won a holiday contest sponsored by Sam's Club, which highlighted small businesses from across the country.
The husband and wife team earned a $1,000 gift card to Sam's and a spot in a business skill advancement class.
The Robicheauxs are childhood sweethearts who’ve always wanted to own their own bakery.
"It really gave us validation more than anything in fact that it validated that all the hard work that we put in since January - starting from nothing and building from that to the point that we are at now,” stated Stephen. “It's just amazing to have someone like Sam’s notice what you do."
Stephen says the money helped them purchase supplies during the Holidays and inspired him to add more items to his menu.