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.