Scott Ingram, owner of Ingram’s Candy Store, could be described as “the guy with the sweetest job in town.” He purchased the store in 2017 and describes the first couple of years as “a struggle.” Fast forward to today, and Scott will tell you that he is really having fun. Scott attributes his success to strong customer relationships. “You have to make people comfortable. I always try to take time to stop what I’m doing and talk to my customers. I want to make them feel welcome and help them walk out of here satisfied and with a smile on their face. We’re here to have fun…it’s candy!”
Jana Martin’s entrepreneurial journey started when she was thirteen years old. “I wanted a leather jacket, and my mother said, ‘well, you better get a job.’” There weren’t too many jobs for thirteen-year-olds in Middle River, but Jana saw a sign on the school billboard that offered $35 for mowing Woodman Cemetery.