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  • Sweet Success Fuels Expansion

    Congratulations to our client Toffee to Go, on the grand opening of their new 16,000 square foot facility in Pinellas Park. They are now tripling their toffee production, in a completely self-contained production facility with kitchen, walk-in freezers, warehousing and truck loading. Read More

  • Oprah-endorsed Tampa toffee shop expands production facility with Pinellas Park warehouse

    Lisa Schalk never thought she’d be so excited over a warehouse. But Schalk, who co-owns Toffee to Go with her husband, Jim Schalk, can’t contain her glee as she walks through the 16,000-square-foot industrial building in Pinellas Park, pointing out the wall where three stoves will be lined up, tripling their toffee-making capacities. Read More

  • Toffee to Go in Tampa finds "Oprah Effect" has lasting benefits for the bottom line

    Toffee starts with butter -- lots of it. And sugar. And nuts. Then more nuts. If there's a secret ingredient, it might be vanilla. But making toffee is harder than it looks. "I would say [it's] equal parts science and art. There are certain temperatures you have to reach with exact amounts of ingredients in," said toffee chef Billy Kilbride... Read More

  • Tampa Bay Business Owners Event

    Thank you Tampa Bay Business Owners for having Lisa and Jim Schalk of Toffee to Go as the featured speakers for your July event. It was a packed house at the Centre Club Tampa! Read More

  • 'Oprah Loves My Toffee!' MPI Member Lands On Icon's Favs List

    Lisa Schalk of Toffee to Go is featured as this month's cover story in The Meeting Professional Magazine. The Meeting Professional is MPI's signature publication distributed to 30,000+ meeting professionals on six continents. Lisa and Toffee to Go were being recognized for their recent inclusion on Oprah's Favorite Things List and her involvement in the Tampa Bay Area Chapter of MPI. Read More

  • Testing ‘the Oprah effect’: Is she still relevant?

    Is Oprah Winfrey’s stamp of approval on a product still relevant?The short answer to that question is: Yes. Oprah has such a formidable presence that the empire she has created appears to have a long shelf life. She manages to have an “everyday woman” appeal to her, while also being Forbes’ only African-America billionaire... Read More

  • Six best places to buy Valentine’s Day chocolates in Tampa

    In case you’ve been living under a rock, Valentine’s Day is Friday. So consider this your warning: back away from the Whitman’s Sampler. Here are our top six places to buy your sweetie chocolate or other sweet treats in the Tampa area... Read More

  • Tampa toffee business reacts to minimum wage plan

    During his State of the Union address, President Obama outlined a plan to raise the minimum wage, hoping to eventually raise it to more than 10 dollars an hour for all workers.In South Tampa, Jim and Lisa Schalk were reacting to the speech. The Schalks have run their small shop, Toffee to Go, in South Tampa for the past eleven years. Read More

  • TBBJ's 'best' images of 2013 reflect business in action

    Words do a lot to tell the story. Our pictures show everything else. We asked the TBBJ's photographer Kathleen Cabble to go back through the course of the year to choose her favorite shots from 2013, and you can see those in the accompanying slideshow... Read More

  • #PlayTampaBay: Where to find the best holiday desserts

    In this week's Play Tampa Bay, Michelle and Katie found some great Tampa Bay bakeries that are whipping up delicious pies, cakes and candy confections for the holiday season. If you're going to be putting in overtime in the kitchen the next few weeks, why not order dessert.... Read More