SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Nov. 12, 2009 – Bridge Brands Chocolate (www.bridgebrandschocolate.com), also known as The San Francisco Chocolate Factory™, a chocolate lover’s retail destination located in SOMA, will be hosting their first Holiday Marketplace on December 5th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 10% of the proceeds from the sales that day will benefit the Glide Foundation (www.glide.org).
According to Bridge Brands Chocolate CEO, Mike Litton, The San Francisco Chocolate Factory Holiday Marketplace is “a foodie’s paradise and a unique place to find holiday gifts. We’ve put together holiday gift baskets for special chocolate lovers featuring our favorite products: Coffee Lover’s, Tea Lover’s, Wine Lover’s, got milk?, Book Lover’s and the newest addition, Sport Lover’s Chocolate. Several local SOMA organizations and merchants are participating and will be selling one-of-a-kind holiday items.”
La Cocina (www.lacocinasf.org), a local non-profit that cultivates food entrepreneurs as they formalize and grow their businesses by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, industry specific technical assistance and access to market opportunities, will feature holiday gift baskets and several graduates from their “incubator kitchen.”
Giving a gift of chocolate, buying locally, and knowing that 10% of the proceeds from this one-day event will benefit The Glide Foundation is an excellent way to give back during this holiday season. Bridge Brands Chocolate also has gifts and holiday items available on the website for purchase. Bridge Brands Chocolate will announce other surprise guests and additional information. Visit: www.bridgebrandschocolate.com for details.
The San Francisco Holiday Marketplace
Date: Dec 5
Time: 11:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Location: 286 12th Street @ Folsom
San Francisco, CA 94104
Event Contact Bridge Brands: Kevin Hobson 415 677 9194 email@example.com
Event Contact Media/Press: Sandra Evans 415 887 9230 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridge Brands Chocolate™ was created to provide chocolate lovers with gourmet-quality, superbly packaged chocolate at a non-gourmet price. Since debuting as The San Francisco Chocolate Factory in 1999, Bridge Brands Chocolate™ has become a favorite with chocolate lovers nationwide.
Why Bridge Brands?
One of the greatest bridges between two hearts is chocolate, so we’ve chosen Bridge Brands Chocolate™ as our new name. Chocolate is proven to be good for the heart and good for the soul—it creates a stir of passion and evokes love. Chocolate can erase a bad day or a bad deed in an instant. As we at Bridge Brands Chocolate™ like to say: Love thy neighbor, and bring them chocolate, often!
Known for our unique, custom packaged gourmet chocolates, Bridge Brands Chocolate’s™ many different brands—now bridged together under one great company—offer a chocolate opportunity for everyone.
From our Tea, Coffee and Wine Lover’s Chocolates, to the souvenir Landmark Collection, the kid friendly got milk? chocolate series to our easy on-the-go Chocolate by Numbers, you’ll find gourmet chocolates perfect for every day and for special occasions. Give Bridge Brands Chocolate™ as a gift to each “special someone” in your life—but make sure to order some extra chocolate for yourself!
Bridge Brands Chocolate’s™ sales have rapidly expanded beyond the shores of the Bay Area—thanks to the many visitors who bring the beautiful chocolate tins home as souvenirs… the chocolates are so delicious, people call desperate to order more!
Bridge Brands Chocolate™ is an active participant in the San Francisco Bay Area Community. We often provide donations of chocolate to worthy causes to help with fundraising efforts. A few of our most recent donations have gone to valuable community organizations like: City of Dreams, The UCSF Blood Center, The San Francisco Department of the Environment, The Hungry Owl Project, San Francisco Gay Pride, Support for Families with Disabilities, The Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, Metropolitan Fresh Start House, The Bay Institute, The United Way, The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, and The California Film Institute.
Visit The San Francisco Chocolate Factory Boutique
The San Francisco Chocolate Factory Boutique, located in San Francisco’s SOMA district, is a unique destination designed to fulfill all of your chocolate desires. The intimate atmosphere of the Boutique is a perfect backdrop for the exclusive products displayed on its shelves. The Boutique features the products made by Bridge Brands™ including our signature San Francisco Landmark tins, Wine Lover’s and Coffee Lover’s Collections, decadent Earthquake Cakes and their Fair Trade Certified line, GAIA Organic Chocolate, all offered at 10% off the already reasonable suggested retail prices. We also proudly offer a wide selection of scrumptious treats from the best local and international chocolatiers, including hand made toffees, truffles and specialty bars.
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 12-6:00 p.m.
About The Glide Foundation
For over 40 years, Glide has provided San Francisco’s most disadvantaged residents with programs and services to help them meet their basic and long-term survival needs. Many of those who access Glide’s services are residents of the Tenderloin, which has the highest concentration of homeless individuals and the highest percentage of people living below the federal poverty line among all of San Francisco’s neighborhoods. Today, Glide is one of the most comprehensive providers of innovative programs for the poor and marginalized. According to one client, “Glide is my one-stop shop and it’s good. I come here to get clothes, food, social activity, church. They’ve been doing it for so many years that we can depend on Glide like no one else.”
Glide’s mission is to “create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization.” In support of this mission, Glide has created a range of essential programs all “under one roof” that respond to the needs of homeless and low-income individuals and families who face many barriers to stability and self-sufficiency. Programs and services currently provided include The Daily Free Meals Program, Walk-In Center, Women’s Center, Glide Health Services, the Janice Mirikitani Family Youth and Childcare Center (FYCC) and the Training and Employment Services (TAES) Program. Each year these programs impact thousands of poor and low-income individuals and families. Visit: www.glide.org
About La Cocina
The mission of La Cocina is to cultivate food entrepreneurs as they formalize and grow their businesses by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, industry specific technical assistance and access to market opportunities. We focus primarily on women from diverse and immigrant communities. Our vision is that entrepreneurs will become economically self-sufficient and contribute to a vibrant economy doing what they love to do.
San Francisco’s First Incubator Kitchen
La Cocina is a ground-breaking business incubator designed to recude the obstacles that often prevent entrepreneurs from creating successful and sustainable small businesses. By providing shared resources and an array of industry specific services, business incubators ensure small businesses can succeed. Visit: www.lacocinasf.org
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