The Connection to Chilmark Chocolates
In 2011, when Every1 Can Work was in its infancy and trying to find a business model that would complement our goals, Donald Brown called to say he had something that, “we just had to see for ourselves.” A long-time summer resident of Martha’s Vineyard, he told us the story of Chilmark Chocolates and a family friend who had worked there for years. Don then set the wheels in motion to introduce us to Mary Beth and Allison, the co-founders. Chilmark Chocolates was founded in 1984 and has a reputation for making some of the most delicious chocolates in New England…while employing over twenty-five disabled employees from around the island.
They invited Ellen and Cameron to spend a week learning the basics of the chocolates business. Over that week in early 2012, they shared a wealth of knowledge and some of the magic secrets that have made them a legend to island-going chocolate lovers. And as they say, the rest is history.
We are forever grateful for their help and support, we would not be here without them.