ROCKLAND - The young owner of a local chocolate company is the winner of a $30,000 grant.
Kate McAleer is the proud owner of Bixby & Co. She recently moved her shop from Belfast to Rockland.
Her organic, gluten free chocolate bars come in a variety of flavors -- featuring exotic spices mixed with nutritious fruits and nuts.
McAleer was one of 130 Maine entrepreneurs to apply for the LaunchPad grant, presented by Gorham Savings Bank. This grant will help McAleer create a downtown destination -- drawing visitors from the mid-coast and beyond.
Her chocolate factory will soon be complete with tours and a tasting room. For more information on Bixby & Co., click here.
Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.
For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.
When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.