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Honeysuckle Gelato Wins Daily Candy Contest

Atlanta-based company get industry advice and mentorship to grow business.

Honeysuckle Gelato won the Food & Drink category of the Start Small, Go Big contest sponsored by trendsetting website and e-newsletter Daily Candy.

The Atlanta-based sweets company, which was founded last year, was the only Georgia company selected from Georgia.

The contest recognizes the most talented and creative up-and-comers in Fashion, Health & Beauty, Food & Drink, Home and Digital & Tech.

"As winners we get a feature on DailyCandy, a trip to New York City to attend their "Academy" where we will get industry advice and assigned mentors who are industry experts,"co-founder Wes Jones told Patch.

Jones, who is from Reynoldstown, and his two business partners, Khatera Ballard and Jackson Smith, wholesale their gelato creations to restaurants and specialty markets, cater weddings and special events and operate a popular food truck.

"The mentors will be in place to help us grow our company," Jones said.

"The advice and exposure will help us properly introduce online sales. Additionally, the increased exposure to consumers should provide a big boost in both wholesale and retail sales for us."

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