Norman Love Confections has hired Bethany S. Janney, a seasoned sales and food and beverage executive, as local sales manager serving Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. Janney will be responsible for sales strategies and community outreach throughout Southwest Florida.
Janney joins Norman Love Confections with expertise in catering sales, meetings and special events at high-end hotels, most recently at the Westin Cape Coral Resort. Other hotels where she has worked during her nearly 15-year career include the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, Virgin Hotels in Chicago, Sheraton Times Square, and Westin properties in Bellevue, Wash., and Rosemont, Ill. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in hotel, restaurant and institutional management from the University of Delaware.
“Like me, she got her customer service training at hotels like the Ritz-Carlton,” Norman Love, founder and owner of Norman Love Confections. “This experience, as well as her knowledge of the local market, will make her a valuable member of our team meeting the needs of our corporate customers.”
Janney joins the corporate sales team, which is responsible for establishing sales strategies and expanding Norman Love Confection’s community outreach throughout Southwest Florida, as well as serving area businesses and organizations creating a unique corporate gifting program for prospecting, new business, client gifts, holiday gifts, corporate events and more. Norman Love Confections packages handcrafted, ultra-premium artisan chocolates in gift boxes, towers and baskets that are ideal for corporate gift needs. Custom, branded chocolate creations are also available with corporate logos created in colored cocoa butter. In addition to corporate clients, Norman Love Chocolates donates to more than 250 charitable causes annually.
About Norman Love Confections
Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from its corporate headquarters at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd. in Fort Myers, Florida. The award-winning Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded more than a dozen times by a leading consumer ratings magazine, including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates in the nation. Forbes.com included Norman Love Confections BLACK line on its list of the nation’s top 10 truffles; The Huffington Post listed it among the six best U.S. destinations in its Chocolate Lover’s Travel Guide; and USA Today named Love as one of its top 10 entrepreneurs for 2014. Love was named the inaugural inductee of Dessert Professional Magazine’s Chocolatier Hall of Fame, partnered with local chefs to present a six-course meal at the James Beard House in New York and Norman Love Confections was ranked among the top 10 shops in the world for chocolate lovers by U.K. media outlet Daily Telegraph.
Norman Love Confections has Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers, Estero and Naples, including a pastry shop and café at Whole Foods Market in Fort Myers salon. Chocolates, gift baskets, sipping chocolate and Love’s book, “Artistry in Chocolate, A Story of Love,” also can be ordered online at www.normanloveconfections.com. In addition, Norman Love Confections chocolates and desserts are offered on 18 Princess Cruises’ ships through the “Chocolate Journeys” partnership and at independent retail locations throughout the U.S. For more information visit www.normanloveconfections.com or call 239-561-7215.