NGLCC Press Release

Contact: Samantha Aulick (Owner) | Brae Benson (Marketing Manager)
Tel.: (812) 372-9898
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Washington, DC
March 30th, 2016

240sweet Artisan Foodworks is proud to announce their recent certification as an LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) through the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Supplier Diversity Initiative. The NGLCC is the nation’s exclusive certifying body for LGBT owned and operated businesses!

“America’s top corporations are eager to do business with the LGBT community,” said Justin G. Nelson, President and Co-founder of the NGLCC, “which is reflected in the ever-growing list of NGLCC corporate partners.”

With this official certification, the NGLCC, its organizational allies, and corporate partners now nationally recognize 240sweet Artisan Foodworks as a diverse supplier. The company joins the growing ranks of over 800 certified LGBTBEs.

240sweet Artisan Foodworks is now eligible to participate in the NGLCC’s corporate partners’ supplier diversity programs, can take advantage of the vast educational opportunities promoted by the NGLCC and can work to foster business relationship with other LGBTBEs.

About 240sweet LLC
Owned and operated by Chef Alexa Lemley and Samantha Aulick. Based in Columbus, Indiana, our brands serve a local and national consumer. 240sweet has 15 employees who make fair and living wages. 

We are award winning and nationally recognized: 
  • Chef Alex and Sam were inducted into Indiana Artisan in 2008 in recognition of the superior craftsmanship of our marshmallows.
  • Our Salty Caramel Swirl marshmallows were featured in “O” the Oprah magazine’s first food issue.
  • Chef Alexa was voted a Local Food Hero in 2012 and 2013 by the readers of “Edible Indy” magazine.
  • “Go Magazine” recognized Chef Alexa and Sam in 2011 and 2014 as being outstanding entrepreneurs. 
  • Chef Alexa’s Popcorn and Lobster Soup was voted both Best Gluten Free and Most Creative Soup at the 2015 Indy Soup Fest.
  • Chef Alexa won grand champion in the Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese Cook-Off at the Indiana State Fair in 2015.
  • Named #3 of Top 5 Dinner Party Caterers by Indianapolis Monthly in December 2015.

240sweet LLC DBAS include Artisan Foodworks (catering), 240sweet (confections and classes), and S’more Mobile (concessions).  Based in Columbus, Indiana, 240sweet serves a national audience. 

Artisan Foodworks
Off-premise catering service in Columbus and surrounding states. We focus on authentically crafted foods with creative presentation. Our ability to create delicious foods on-site using local ingredients separates us from other caterers. Serves Indiana and the surrounding states.

Inventive and original products that appeal to foodies and people who want to upgrade their experiences. Our offerings include packs of puffs, various whips, treats (Modjeskas, rice krispies, macaron, pops, whoopie pies, moon pies, chocolate bars, and assorted items), marshmallow making kits, vanilla extract, and caramel sauce. National website and direct sales. 

S’more Mobile
Unique and fun concessions trailer that serves gourmet treats. Our featured products for the S’more Mobile include frozen hot chocolate, hot chocolate, s’mores, and other treats. Serves Indiana and other states.
High resolution images available.
Chef Alexa and Samantha Aulick are glad to be interviewed.
For more information, contact Samantha Aulick or Brae Benson. 
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for the LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses.


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