Marie's Owners Receive RCI Award
In June 2013, Marie's owners Jay and Kathy King received the President's Award at the Retail Confectioners International convention in Cincinatti, Ohio.
The plaque reads,
"Retail Confectioners International
President's Plaque of Honor
For your many years of service to RCI and to the confectionery industry;
For your support of my career;
From my company's beginnings until now.
I, Jason Coblentz, President of RCI,
present the President's Plaque of Honor to Jay & Kathy King
RCI's 93rd Annual
Convention and Industry Expo
June 24-28, 2013"
Jason is the owner of Coblentz Chocolate Company in Walnut Creek, Ohio. In his speech, he said that Jay and Kathy were the first ones who invited he and his wife, Mary, to become RCI members. Jay also encouraged Jason to attend the Pulakos Candy School and Jason did in 1990. Jason said that Jay and Kathy were there for them and mentored them through the years. Jason remembers calling Jay quite often in the beginning about chocolate tempering problems. Jay and Kathy also helped Jason and Mary find suppliers and sources over the years. Jason even called Jay in 2012 when he was thinking about buying new equipment.