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  • 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

  • The 17 Small Businesses That Made Oprah's Favorite Things for 2013

    Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has been selecting her list of "favorite things" for more than a decade. What started as a segment on her popular talk show, expanded to annual holiday-shopping feature in her O Magazine. She often selects a mix of products from big brands as well as small businesses... Read More

  • Toffee to Go feeling the ‘Oprah effect’

    If you’re going to write a personal note to Oprah, you’d better make it memorable. That’s what Lisa Schalk, co-owner of Tampa’s Toffee to Go, thought when she sat down to write a note to include with a toffee tower to send for consideration to be on Oprah Winfrey’s “Oprah’s Favorite Things” list… Read More

  • Tampa's Toffee to Go gets swept up in Oprah Effect

    Back in 2002 when Lisa Schalk started Toffee to Go in Tampa, she told friends, "I will be one of Oprah's Favorite Things." Eyebrow wagging all around. Sure, it's delicious toffee, but Oprah? And now it's right there on Page 89 of the December issue of O, the Oprah Magazine… Read More

  • Tampa toffee makes list of Oprah's Favorite Things

    Crews are working around the clock at Toffee to Go in South Tampa.

The holidays might be right around the corner but that is not the reason kettles are full of boiling butter and sugar all day and night. If you want to point a finger you will have to find the queen of talk, Oprah Winfrey… Read More

  • Tampa toffee catches Oprah's eye

    It's a big day for one Bay area company. Tampa's own "Toffee to Go" has been chosen in the "O," The Oprah Magazine, as one of Oprah's favorite things. The notoriety could mean an immense boost in business. The Oprah Magazine has helped many start-up companies grow substantially after appearing in the magazine or TV show… Read More

  • AROUND TAMPA BAY: Making Oprah's list

    Here’s what people were talking about around Tampa Bay on November 6, 2013: MAKING OPRAH’S LIST: Tampa candy shop “Toffee to Go” will be getting a big business boost later this month when “O” magazine hits the newsstands... Read More

  • Tampa’s favorite toffee named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things

    Tampa residents have long known about the great toffee produced by Toffee to Go, and now the rest of the world will know about it too! A dream come true for the Tampa-based business, Toffee to Go has been named on Oprah Winfrey’s 2013 list of her Favorite Things published in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. Read More