If you’ve attended our recent Coffee Connections or Out in the Kitchen Expo events, you know Kilwins Milwaukee Bayshore is one of our sweetest members. For over 5 years, owners Rick Clark and BJ Gruling have handcrafted delicious fudge, chewy caramel, and out-of-this-world tasty brittle at their locally-owned confectionery. The team at Kilwins are experts in personalizing treats for all occasions – they can even add your logo on their chocolates! Rick and BJ’s passion shines through in every bite.
Kilwins Milwaukee Bayshore Co-Owner, BJ Gruling tells us a little more about his company and its history with the Chamber:
Why did you decide to join the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber?
The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber offers a variety of networking opportunities with like minded businesses, classes and support for businesses such as ours offered at various times of the day and different formats to fit our needs and schedule.
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
We are fortunate to have a job where we make our customers happy. We get to know our regulars in the store and help make a party or event extra special. Kilwins is “Sweet in every sense!” Opening Kilwins Milwaukee was a huge leap for two science guys changing careers, but there is a science to what we make and we have the opportunity to be creative.
How would you like people to remember you and your company?
Kilwins Milwaukee is where people go to feel better, have fun, and celebrate. Yes, you can have a party in the store!
What’s the best piece of business advice you’ve ever been given?
Be sure to take some time for yourself.
How do you relax?
Good food, friends, wine and craft beer….and maybe a piece of chocolate!
What do you enjoy most about being a member of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber?
Networking opportunities and all the new friendships!