Monday, May 27, 2019

Costco Member Specials - END May 31

Costco Member Specials on the Quick Pickle Kit + Spice Packets on the #QuickPickleKit.com website until May 31. More info: www.QuickPickleKit.com! #Costco #executive #womanowned #business #month #SBA #CA #California #press #media #news #entrepreneur #Amazon # #garden #grow #SLO #smallbusiness #sustainable #sustainability #foodwaste #food #health #shopsmall #disabled #May #herb #exclusive#spice #member #marketing #discount #foodwaste #nonprofit #cook #collaborate #supportlocal #offer #supportlocalbusiness #website #memorialdayweekend #online #local #pickle #fun #family #canning #summer #BBQ #cookout #MemorialDay #gratitude #weekend #PayPal #board #spice #recipe #special #sale #gadget #QuickPickleKit

Thank You from the Quick Pickle Kit team on Memorial Day

Thank you to the women and men who have served or currently serve our country - from the Quick Pickle Kit Team! #ThankYou #gratitude #MemorialDay #US #country #team #Army #Navy #Marines #AirForce #CoastGuard #dedication #sacrifice #service #women #men #troops #USA #protect #honor #integrity #QuickPickleKit

California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity – QuickPickleKit.com Success Story

Thanks to MCSC Women’s Business Center for sharing Andrea and Meaghan’s story!

Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert of Los Osos, California launched their flagship product, the Quick Pickle Kit after starting their Woman-Owned Small Business Connoisseur Creations in 1996. After struggling with weight issues, Andrea wanted to develop a healthy alternative snack that would help people in similar situations. The Quick Pickle Kit is a safe Quick, Simple, Natural way to make delicious pickles in the comfort of your own home.

Using 100-year-old family recipes, Andrea and Meaghan were able to create a healthy, low-sodium, low- calorie, hunger satisfying and delicious snack. Connoisseur Creations values their local community by providing jobs to developmentally challenged adults and by donating 10% of its proceeds to nonprofit agencies.

Andrea first sought out help from MCSC Women’s Business center back in 2007. The WBC was able to assist Connoisseur Creations by helping them in settling into their new headquarters in the Central Coast and connecting them with proper production facilities. With Andrea’s small business expertise, she was quickly recruited to be a consultant for MCSC Women’s business center. For 6 years, Andrea helped local entrepreneurs kick-start their businesses, providing her small business expertise to Central Coast small business owners and entrepreneurs.

For over 30 years now, Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert have been developing and launching new products. “We are grateful to the SBA and MCSC’s Women’s Business Center for their support of QuickPickleKit.com,” said Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert. “We are honored to be recognized as the SBA’s 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year and appreciate the opportunity to advocate for other women-owned businesses,”. With Andrea’s drive, leadership and consulting experience along with Meaghan’s innovation and new product development expertise, this dynamic duo was bound to be an entrepreneurial success. Congratulations! More: QuickPickleKit.com #success #story #women #SBA #award #womanowned #business #smallbusiness #shopsmall #philanthropy #pickle #canning #job #recipe #health #weightloss #diet #snack #hunger #asset #struggle #overcome #weight #PickleWeek #nonprofit #development #challenge #BonAppetit #delicious #home #family #local #community #California #consult #expert #consultant #kickstart #CentralCoast #production #produce #headquarter #expertise #entrepreneur #knowledge #QuickPickleKit

Sunday, May 26, 2019

QuickPickleKit.com - Costco Executive Business Member for Month of May

See the Quick Pickle Kit + Spice Packets information board and exclusive Costco Member Discounts at Costco in San Luis Obispo, CA and on the #QuickPickleKit.com website until May 31. More info: www.QuickPickleKit.com! #Costco #executive #womanowned #business #month #SBA #CA #California #press #media #news #entrepreneur #Amazon #garden #grow #SLO #smallbusiness #sustainable #sustainability #foodwaste #food #health #shopsmall #disabled #May #herb #exclusive#spice #member #marketing #discount #foodwaste #nonprofit #cook #collaborate #supportlocal #offer #supportlocalbusiness #website #memorialdayweekend #online #local #pickle #fun #family #canning #summer #BBQ #cookout #MemorialDay #gratitude #weekend #PayPal #board #spice #recipe #gadget #QuickPickleKit

Friday, May 24, 2019

A True Success, Andrea Wasko & Meaghan Gilbert of Connoisseur Creations

Every successful business starts with an idea. For over 50 years the Small Business Week has recognized the importance of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Statistically speaking, small business owners contribute over half of America’s workforce. It is important to recognize the impact of these outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners as they are a driving force for our country.

Coincidentally, during this year’s Small Business Week, MCSC’s Women’s Business Center had the honor of being a part of a local success story. Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert of Connoisseur Creations Inc. received the SBA’s 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year award on May 6th, 2019!

Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert of Los Osos, California launched their flagship product, the Quick Pickle Kit after starting their Woman-Owned Small Business Connoisseur Creations in 1996. After struggling with weight issues, Andrea wanted to develop a healthy alternative snack that would help people in similar situations. The Quick Pickle Kit is a safe Quick, Simple, Natural way to make delicious pickles in the comfort of your own home. Using 100-year-old family recipes, Andrea and Meaghan were able to create a healthy, low-sodium, low- calorie, hunger satisfying and delicious snack. Connoisseur Creations values their local community by providing jobs to developmentally challenged adults and by donating 10% of its proceeds to nonprofit agencies.

Andrea first sought out help from MCSC Women’s Business center back in 2007. The WBC was able to assist Connoisseur Creations by helping them in settling into their new headquarters in the Central Coast and connecting them with proper production facilities. With Andrea’s small business expertise, she was quickly recruited to be a consultant for MCSC Women’s business center. For 6 years, Andrea helped local entrepreneurs kick-start their businesses, providing her small business expertise to Central Coast small business owners and entrepreneurs.

For over 30 years now, Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert have been developing and launching new products. “We are grateful to the SBA and MCSC’s Women’s Business Center for their support of QuickPickleKit.com,” said Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert. “We are honored to be recognized as the SBA’s 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year and appreciate the opportunity to advocate for other women-owned businesses,”. With Andrea’s drive, leadership and consulting experience along with Meaghan’s innovation and new product development expertise, this dynamic duo was bound to be an entrepreneurial success. Congratulations! More: QuickPickleKit.com #success #story #women #SBA #award #womanowned #business #smallbusiness #shopsmall #philanthropy #pickle #canning #jobs #recipe #health #weightloss #diet #snack #hunger #asset #struggle #overcome #weight #PickleWeek #nonprofit #development #challenge #BonAppetit #delicious #home #family #local #community #California #consult #expert #consultant #kickstart #CentralCoast #production #produce #headquarter #expertise #entrepreneur #knowledge #QuickPickleKit

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Meat + Vegan Memorial Day BBQ Recipes from Quick Pickle Kit

Cooking Light
Pickle any vegetable with the Quick Pickle Kit - Great for first-time canning or pickling! Make #Safe, #Quick, #Simple + #Natural pickles with Quick Pickle Kit or Spice Packets for your #MemorialDay or #Weekend #BBQ. BUY NOW + Info: www.QuickPickleKit.com. No preservatives or unhealthy chemicals. The Quick Pickle Kit is the perfect #gift - #wedding, #anniversary or #birthday #present.

Nothing goes better with BBQ meats than Quick Pickle Kit pickles? 

Or, vegans can use  Quick Pickle Kit pickled carrots in this Vegan Smoky Carrot Dogs with Nacho Sauce BBQ recipe.
Vegan Smoky Carrot Dogs with Nacho Sauce from Cooking Light
Info: www.QuickPickleKit.com #CookingLight #pickle #DIY #gift #canning #BBQ #cook #celebrate #MemorialDay #weekend #CookOut #Summer #US #wedding #Etsy #birthday #anniversary #picklejuice #pickling #can #Amazon #preserve #week #weekend #Quick #Simple #Natural #vegetarian #vegan #diet #cooking #light #snack #innovation #garden #recipe #weight #food #housewarming #hostess #holiday #fun #birthday #vet #veteran #family #health #healthy #veg #grow #produce #sustainable #plantbased #meat #weightloss #pickled #foodie #carrot #greenbusiness #green #fun #present #appetizer #veteran #dayoff #party #QuickPickleKit

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Quick Pickle Kit Founders Support UC Davis Veterinary Medicine

QuickPickleKit founders with UCD Vet Med Dean Michael Lairmore
QuickPickleKit.com founders, Andrea Wasko + Meaghan Gilbert, believe in giving back + received the SBA’s 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year Award because of their philanthropy + social entrepreneurship. Each year, QuickPickleKit.com selects nonprofits that will receive support from sales on QuickPickleKit.com.

Photo of QuickPickleKit.com founders at 2019 UC Davis Spring Showcase. We are proud to support the Veterinary Emergency Response Team (VERT) at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine by donating to provide medical supplies, transportation, medicine and food for displaced animals until they could be reunited with their families.

Andrea Wasko + Meaghan Gilbert, founders of QuickPickleKit.com, are members of the Estero Bay Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for Los Osos, Morro Bay and Cayucos, California. “When we saw VERT in action and the animals that they were saving, we couldn’t fathom the magnitude of the challenges that they must be facing. As avid animal lovers, we wanted to do something to help”, states Gilbert and Wasko. #UCDavis #UCDavisvetmed #UCD #animal #campfire #California #paradisecalifornia #californiawildfires #dog #cat #horse #donkey #bird #rabbit #chicken #sheep #goat #cow #pig #koi #goldfish #turkey #wildfire #farm #ranch #business #vet #veterinarian #vetmed #medicine #giveback #vegan #CA #CaliforniaFires #vet #socialentrepreneur #entrepreneur #grassroots #californiastrong #womanowned #smallbusiness #SBA #shopsmall #family #pet #gratitude #grateful #preparedness #prepare #CERT #emergency #team #veg #MichaelLairmore #QuickPickleKit

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Celebrate International Pickle Week with SBA Winner - Quick Pickle Kit

Quick Pickle Kit team was just awarded the SBA’s 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year Award + we are ready to celebrate International Pickle Week - a 10-day long celebration that spans Memorial Day weekend, the start of summer in the US. Make #Safe, #Quick, #Simple + #Natural pickles with Quick Pickle Kit or Spice Packets for your #MemorialDayWeekend BBQ. BUY NOW + Info: www.QuickPickleKit.com.

Pickle any type of vegetable - Great for first-time canning or pickling! Pickles made with the Quick Pickle Kit are a healthy, low-sodium, low-calorie, crunchy and satiating snack. Our Products are thoughtful gifts for people who like to #pickle or #can, #cook, #DIY, #vegetarian, #vegan, #diet, #snack or #garden. Unique gift for #birthday, #wedding, #housewarming, #hostess and a #fun #family activity.

This Quick Pickle Kit includes what you need for your DIY pickling - a 2-Liter/.5 gal reusable sealing European glass jar, reusable gasket, 44-page Quick Pickle Kit Instructional/Recipe Book and 3 Pickling Spice Packets. BUY Spice Packet Refills from Our Retailers.

This #QuickPickleKit is different from others, no more fussing with boiling and long fermentation processes. Just put all your ingredients in your jar, seal jar, place in your refrigerator and presto! In 3 days, you will have pickling perfection! Perfect for the at home gardeners who want to eat the freshest of ingredients. No need for preservatives or unhealthy chemicals. The Quick Pickle Kit is the perfect gift for all occasions and any DIY'er. Give as a #wedding, #anniversary or #birthday #gift Info: www.QuickPickleKit.com #womanowned #business #InternationalPickleWeek #pickled #pickle #MakeYourOwn #DIY #gift #BuyNow #canning #BBQ #cook #celebrate #MemorialDay #Summer #US #MemorialDayWeekend #US #wedding #Etsy #birthday #anniversary #picklejuice #pickling #can #Amazon #preserve #week #weekend #Safe #Quick #Simple #Natural #vegetarian #vegan #diet #snack #innovation #garden #wedding #recipe #weight #food #cook #housewarming #hostess #holiday #fun #birthday #family #health #healthy #women #men #veg #grow #produce #sustainable #Amazon #cooks #cooksinfo #weightloss #foodie #green #present #holiday #appetizer #SBA #veteran #BigDill #QuickPickleKit

Friday, May 17, 2019

Quick Pickle Kit to Celebrate International Pickle Week

International Pickle Week is a 10-day long celebration that spans Memorial Day weekend, the start of summer in the US. Make #Safe, #Quick, #Simple + #Natural pickles with Quick Pickle Kit or Spice Packets for your #MemorialDayWeekend BBQ. BUY NOW + Info: www.QuickPickleKit.com.

Pickle any type of vegetable - Great for first-time canning or pickling! Pickles made with the Quick Pickle Kit are a healthy, low-sodium, low-calorie, crunchy and satiating snack. Our Products are thoughtful gifts for people who like to #pickle or #can, #cook, #DIY, #vegetarian, #vegan, #diet, #snack or #garden. Unique gift for #birthday, #wedding, #housewarming, #hostess and a #fun #family activity.

This Quick Pickle Kit includes what you need for your DIY pickling - a 2-Liter/.5 gal reusable sealing European glass jar, reusable gasket, 44-page Quick Pickle Kit Instructional/Recipe Book and 3 Pickling Spice Packets. BUY Spice Packet Refills from Our Retailers.

This #QuickPickleKit is different from others, no more fussing with boiling and long fermentation processes. Just put all your ingredients in your jar, seal jar, place in your refrigerator and presto! In 3 days, you will have pickling perfection! Perfect for the at home gardeners who want to eat the freshest of ingredients. No need for preservatives or unhealthy chemicals. The Quick Pickle Kit is the perfect gift for all occasions and any DIY'er. Give as a #wedding, #anniversary or #birthday #gift Info: www.QuickPickleKit.com #InternationalPickleWeek #pickled #pickle #MakeYourOwn #DIY #gift #BuyNow #canning #BBQ #cook #celebrate #MemorialDay #Summer #US #MemorialDayWeekend #US #wedding #Etsy #birthday #anniversary #picklejuice #pickling #can #Amazon #preserve #week #weekend #Safe #Quick #Simple #Natural #vegetarian #vegan #diet #snack #innovation #garden #wedding #recipe #weight #food #cook #housewarming #hostess #holiday #fun #birthday #family #health #healthy #womanowned #business #women #men #veg #grow #produce #sustainable #Amazon #weightloss #foodie #green #present #holiday #appetizer #veteran #QuickPickleKit

Friday, May 10, 2019

Quick Pickle Kit - Great Mother's Day Gift

Quick Pickle Kit - Great Gift!
Quick Pickle Kit + Spice Packets available QuickPickleKit.com website or from our other retailers. More info: www.QuickPickleKit.com! #womanowned #business #leader #US #SmallBusiness #women #local #Mother #family #gift #CA #California #veg #grow #garden #produce #sustainable #foodwaste #health #Amazon #disabled #jobs #team #weightloss #food #foodie #green #celebrate #MothersDay #present #MemorialDay #BBQ #summer #present #holiday #QuickPickleKit


Quick Pickle Kit Celebrates Small Business Week, Awards + Announces Upcoming Events

Meaghan Gilbert, Keilah Smith, Georgianna + Andrea Wasko
The SBA awarded Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert, owners of Los Osos based Connoisseur Creations, Inc., their 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year for the SBA’s 15 county San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast region. This is a “Big Dill” for SLO as it is the first time that a business from San Luis Obispo County has received this award. Congressman Salud Carbajal, Keilah Smith, District Director for Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham and Supervisor Bruce Gibson also presented awards honoring Andrea and Meaghan.

Connoisseur Creations was selected because of their business philosophy of giving back and helping others. Connoisseur Creations donates part of the Quick Pickle Kit and Spice Packet sales on their website to nonprofit agencies and their products are assembled by disabled adults. QuickPickleKit.com promotes health and reduces food waste.

The Quick Pickle Kit team will celebrate being the 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year all of 2019 until #SmallBusinessWeek 2020 when the next recipient will be named. Quick Pickle Kit is featured as the Executive Member of the Month at Costco until 5/31/19 in San Luis Obispo, CA.

The next holiday that Quick Pickle Kit will celebrate is International Pickle Week from 5/20 – 5/29. This is the start of summer + BBQ season… and you can’t have a burger without the pickles as they help with digestion to break down the fats in foods. #SLO #SLOCal #womanowned #values #integrity #kind #business #leader #centralcoast #US #SBA #award #news #media #PasoRoblesDailyNews #EsteroBayNews #KSBY #president #gov #SmallBusiness #women #local #SmallBusinessWeek #Mother #family #gift #CA #California #nonprofit #blog #entrepreneur #WomanOwnedBusiness #veg #grow #produce #sustainable #event #foodwaste #health #disabled #jobs #team #food #foodie #green #Congress #SaludCarbajal #Assembly #JordanCunningham #Supervisor #BruceGibson #philanthropy #socialentrepreneur #innovation #vision #LGBT #BigDill #celebrate #MothersDay #MemorialDay #HuffPost #BBQ #summer #holiday #AAUW #QuickPickleKit

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

SBA + Elected Officials Present Quick Pickle Kit Team with Awards

Dawn Golik (SBA), Andrea Wasko + Meaghan Gilbert (QuickPickleKit.com) and Congressman Salud Carbajal
The SBA awarded Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert, owners of Los Osos based Connoisseur Creations, Inc., their 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year for the SBA’s 15 county San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast region. This is a “Big Dill” for SLO as it is the first time that a business from San Luis Obispo County has received this award. Congressman Salud Carbajal, Keilah Smith, District Director for Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham and Supervisor Bruce Gibson also presented awards honoring Andrea and Meaghan.

“The SBA is proud to recognize Andrea and Meaghan as our 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year,” said Fresno District Director Dawn Golik. “Connoisseur Creations is a great success story about how SBA programs including Women Business Centers, provide free assistance to help woman owned companies start up, scale up, and succeed.” Connoisseur Creations will continue to celebrate National Small Business Week through May 11 and their SBA award for the remainder of 2019.

Connoisseur Creations was selected because of their business philosophy of giving back and helping others. Connoisseur Creations donates part of the Quick Pickle Kit and Spice Packet sales on their website to nonprofit agencies and their products are assembled by disabled adults. QuickPickleKit.com promotes health and reduces food waste.

Established in 1996, Connoisseur Creations’ flagship product, the Quick Pickle Kit, uses 4th generation recipes from Andrea’s family. The Quick Pickle Kit is safe, quick, simple and natural way for consumers to pickle any vegetable. #SLO #SLOCal #womanowned #values #integrity #kind #business #leader #centralcoast #US #SBA #award #news #press #media #PasoRoblesDailyNews #EsteroBayNews #KSBY #president #gov #SmallBusiness #women #local #SmallBusinessWeek #Mother #family #gift #CA #California #nonprofit #blog #entrepreneur #WomanOwnedBusiness #veg #grow #produce #sustainable #foodwaste #health #disabled #jobs #team #food #foodie #green #innovation #vision #LGBT #BigDill #QuickPickleKit

Sunday, May 5, 2019

SBA To Present QuickPickleKit.com with Award on May 6

The SBA will present Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert with their 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year award at 1:30 pm on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the County Government Center 1055 Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo, 4th Floor Conference Room #454. The award presentation event is open to the media.

We are grateful that Congressman Salud Carbajal, Keilah Smith, District Director for Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham and Supervisor Bruce Gibson will be honoring us at this award ceremony.

Established in 1996, Connoisseur Creations’ flagship product, the Quick Pickle Kit, uses recipes handed down through Andrea’s family and is sold online and at local retailers. The Quick Pickle Kit is safe, quick, simple and natural and consumers can use the kit to pickle any vegetable. Connoisseur Creations donates part of the Quick Pickle Kit and Spice Packet sales on their website to local nonprofit agencies and their products are assembled by disabled adults.

“Meaghan and I are grateful to the SBA, and Mission Community Services Corporation’s Women’s Business Center for their support of Connoisseur Creations,” said Andrea Wasko. “We are honored to be recognized as the SBA’s 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year, and appreciate the opportunity to advocate for other women owned businesses.”

Connoisseur Creations used assistance from SBA funded Mission Community Services Corporation’s Women’s Business Center to make critical decisions about their company’s operations, which allowed the business to run more effectively and efficiently.

“The SBA is proud to recognize Andrea and Meaghan as our 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year,” said Fresno District Director Dawn Golik. “Connoisseur Creations is a great success story about how SBA programs including Women Business Centers, provide free assistance to help woman owned companies start up, scale up, and succeed.” National Small Business Week will be observed May 5-11, 2019, with events in Washington, D.C., around the country and online. #womanowned #SmallBusiness #women #local #SmallBusinessWeek #food #eat #Mom #Mother #gift #weightloss #SBA #CA #California #nonprofit #business #press #media #news #entrepreneur #family #WomanOwnedBusiness #veg #grow #SLO #sustainable #foodwaste #health #shopsmall #disabled #jobs #innovation #economy #vision #leader #LGBTQ #Congress #Assembly #Supervisor #QuickPickleKit

Paso Robles Daily News: Local women recognized as Small Business Persons of the Year

Andrea Wasko + Meaghan Gilbert
Quick Pickle Kit thanks Paso Robles Daily News for the wonderful article! –The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert, owners of Los Osos based Connoisseur Creations, Inc., as the 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year for the SBA’s 15 county San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast region.

The SBA will present Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert with their Small Business Persons of the Year award at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the County Government Center 1055 Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo, 4th Floor Conference Room #454. The award presentation event is open to the media.

Established in 1996, Connoisseur Creations’ flagship product, the Quick Pickle Kit, uses recipes handed down through Andrea’s family and is sold online and at local retailers. The Quick Pickle Kit is safe, quick, simple and natural and consumers can use the kit to pickle any vegetable. Connoisseur Creations donates part of the Quick Pickle Kit and Spice Packet sales on their website to local nonprofit agencies and their products are assembled by disabled adults.

“Meaghan and I are grateful to the SBA, and Mission Community Services Corporation’s Women’s Business Center for their support of Connoisseur Creations,” said Andrea Wasko. “We are honored to be recognized as the SBA’s 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year, and appreciate the opportunity to advocate for other women owned businesses.”

Connoisseur Creations used assistance from SBA funded Mission Community Services Corporation’s Women’s Business Center to make critical decisions about their company’s operations, which allowed the business to run more effectively and efficiently.

“The SBA is proud to recognize Andrea and Meaghan as our 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year,” said Fresno District Director Dawn Golik. “Connoisseur Creations is a great success story about how SBA programs including Women Business Centers, provide free assistance to help woman owned companies start up, scale up, and succeed.” National Small Business Weekwill be observed May 5-11, 2019, with events in Washington, D.C., around the country and online. #PasoRobles #PasoRoblesDailyNews #womanowned #SmallBusiness #women #local #SmallBusinessWeek #food #eat #Mom #Mother #gift #weightloss #SBA #gov #CA #California #nonprofit #business #press #media #news #entrepreneur #WomanOwnedBusiness #veg #grow #SLO #sustainable #waste #health #jobs #disabled #QuickPickleKit

Estero Bay News: Local Women Receive SBA Award

Quick Pickle Kit thanks Estero Bay News for the wonderful article! The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) named Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert, owners of Los Osos based Connoisseur Creations, Inc., as the 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year for the SBA’s 15 county San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast region.

The SBA will present Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert with their Small Business Persons of the Year award at 1:30 pm on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the County Government Center 1055 Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo, 4th Floor Conference Room #454. The award presentation event is open to the media.

Established in 1996, Connoisseur Creations’ flagship product, the Quick Pickle Kit, uses recipes handed down through Andrea’s family and is sold online and at local retailers. The Quick Pickle Kit is safe, quick, simple and natural and consumers can use the kit to pickle any vegetable. QuickPickleKit.com promotes health and reduces food waste. Connoisseur Creations donates part of the Quick Pickle Kit and Spice Packet sales on their website to local nonprofit agencies and their products are assembled by disabled adults.

“Meaghan and I are grateful to the SBA, and Mission Community Services Corporation’s Women’s Business Center for their support of Connoisseur Creations,” said Andrea Wasko. “We are honored to be recognized as the SBA’s 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year, and appreciate the opportunity to advocate for other women owned businesses,” said Wasko.

Connoisseur Creations used assistance from SBA funded Mission Community Services Corporation’s Women’s Business Center to make critical decisions about their company’s operations, which allowed the business to run more effectively and efficiently.

“The SBA is proud to recognize Andrea and Meaghan as our 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year,” said Fresno District Director Dawn Golik. “Connoisseur Creations is a great success story about how SBA programs including Women Business Centers, provide free assistance to help woman owned companies start up, scale up, and succeed.” National Small Business Week will be observed May 5-11, 2019, with events in Washington, D.C., around the country and online. #EsteroBay #EsteroBayNews #womanowned #SmallBusiness #women #local #SmallBusinessWeek #food #eat #Mom #Mother #gift #weightloss #SBA #gov #CA #California #nonprofit #business #press #media #news #entrepreneur #WomanOwnedBusiness #veg #grow #SLO #sustainable #waste #health #jobs #disabled #QuickPickleKit

Saturday, May 4, 2019

QuickPickleKit.com + SLO Costco Marketing Teams

Thank you to Costco for selecting QuickPickleKit.com as the #Executive #Business #Member of the #Month. Quick Pickle Kit + Spice Packets info board and exclusive Costco Member Discounts at Costco in San Luis Obispo, CA and on the #QuickPickleKit.com website. More info: www.QuickPickleKit.com! #Costco #executive #business #month #SBA #CA #California #WomanOwned #press #media #news #entrepreneur #WomanOwnedBusiness #garden #grow #SLO #sustainable #sustainability #foodwaste #health #shopsmall #disabled #SmallBusinessWeek #SmallBusiness #May #herb #exclusive #member #marketing #discount #nonprofit #collaborate #supportlocal #offer #supportlocalbusiness #info #website #online #local #board #SmallBiz #veg #save #produce #shop #eat #Mom #Mother #MothersDay #gift #QuickPickleKit

Thursday, May 2, 2019

#QuickPickleKit Selected as #Costco #Executive #Business #Member of the #Month

See the Quick Pickle Kit + Spice Packets information board and exclusive Costco Member Discounts at Costco in San Luis Obispo, CA and on the #QuickPickleKit.com website. More info: www.QuickPickleKit.com! #Costco #Executive #Business #month #SBA #CA #California #nonprofit #business #womanowned #press #media #news #entrepreneur #WomanOwnedBusiness #garden #grow #SLO #smallbusiness #sustainable #sustainability #foodwaste #health #shopsmall #disabled #SmallBusinessWeek #May #herb #exclusive #member #Marketing #discount #foodwaste #collaborate #supportlocal #offer #supportlocalbusiness #website #online #local #board #QuickPickleKit