Since Chris Driver and wife Allison, along with partner Bryan Naylor, purchased Sweet Frog in December, they have always known they wanted to give back to the community. With this week being Teacher Appreciation Week, the Drivers knew it was the prefect time to offer their thanks for all local educators do.
Clinton City Schools community liaison Faith Jackson informed board members during Tuesday night’s meeting that Sweet Frog had donated a gift card to be given to every employee in both Clinton City Schools and Sampson County Schools. The donation from Sweet Frog was much like what neighboring business Ribeyes did in the fall.
Board member Carol Worley expressed the board’s appreciation in the effort.
“We certainly appreciate what Ribeyes and Sweet Frog have done for our staff,” Worley shared.
According to Driver, the local yogurt company has been exceeding sales projections and supporting the community through fundraisings. Because of the success at Sweet Frog, Driver felt it was a great idea to give back to those who have worked so hard to educate the future.
“We want to ensure we do our part in the community and that people consider us a great business neighbor,” Driver said. “We donated free yogurt to Clinton City School and Sampson County School employees because they have a tough job which often requires long hours and personal sacrifice. We felt compelled to show all school system employees that we appreciate their hard work and dedication to the youth of our county. We hope to encourage other local businesses to show their appreciation as well.”
Driver and his wife have always dreamed of owning their own business and in December, they were blessed with the opportunity to purchase Sweet Frog from Anthony Sessoms. Driver says he and his wife work hard to make sure they give back to the community that has been so supportive of the business.
Since the opening of the newly owned business, Driver said they have offered new items, purchased new equipment that allows for catering services and grown in sales.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with how things are going,” Driver shared. “We are exceeding sales projections, offering new items, purchasing equipment so we can cater, supporting the community through fundraisers and making tons of new friends. Having folks stop you in public or call to tell you they love a certain flavor of yogurt, topping or our fresh fruit smoothies is just wonderful.”
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