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The Spice & Tea Exchange® Opens Up 38th Location in Guilford, Connecticut

November 19

New Specialty Retailer Opens in Guilford, CT


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November Calendar of Events

November 4

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TSTE® West Monroe

Tuesday November 11th-  Veterans Day
Honoring all those who’ve served with 25% off all day!  Valid ID required.

Monday November 17th-  Ouachita Valley Branch Library Tea Talk and Tasting 11:00 – 12:00
Event is located at  601 McMillan Rd, West Monroe, LA 71291. Event is Free and Open to the Public.

Saturday November 29th-  Small Business Saturday 
Buy 5 Spice Blends, Teas or Sugars, receive 6th one FREE! Shop extended hours 9:00 – 7:00.

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 TSTE® Cincinnati

Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. – 13th annual Sycamore Arts and Crafts Show at Sycamore High School
Event will be held at 7400 Cornell Road. Stop by to purchase unique art work and local crafts from more than 190 vendors and artists. Admission is free. Visit us at our The Spice & Tea Exchange booth!

November 14-16th – Cincinnati Holiday Market and Cincy Specialty Food & Treats Show.
Visit US @ booth #367 for ALL your holiday gift giving needs.

ANY Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday in November:
Visit us in store for our Customer Appreciation Event and receive specials all month long!
30% Off Monday
20% Off Tuesday
10% Off Wednesday

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TSTE® Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs Seafood Festival
November 14th  4pm-9pm
November 15th  11am-9pm
November 16th  11am-9pm

The Seafood Festival is an annual event drawing thousands of visitors to the  historic town of Tarpon Springs. It is held on the Historic Sponge Docks along the Anclote River. The festival features delicious seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, seafood related events, Musical Entertainment. Come join us this year for a fun filled weekend! ​

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TSTE® Bentonville

Friday, November 7 – First Friday:  Toyland in Bentonville.
Major toy brands will display their Christmas features all around the Square.

Saturday & Sunday, November 8-9 – Downtown Bentonville’s Holiday Open House. 
Join the downtown retailers for a day of fun and food.  We will be serving Tea Sips and Tasty Nibbles all day both days and will have door prizes and specials throughout the store!  Hours:  Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 22 – Lighting of the Square, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Warm up at TSTE® with a cup of hot tea!

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TSTE® Ashland

November 4th- A Sweet & Salty Experience- 5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Taste what makes our line of smoked, infused and finishing salts unique and special. Delight in the essence of our naturally-flavored sugars. Join us for this presentation and leave with complimentary sweet and salty samples to take home.

November 7th- First Friday- 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Diana Rasmussen’s one of a kind reversible apron art (made with love and a dash of humor) is featured in a limited edition of the 2014 Bare Essence Calendar. On First Friday, meet “the calendar girls,” enjoy tea, snacks, and apron art! Purchase an apron for yourself or as a gift.

November 11th- Blend, Spices & Herbs, oh my!
Meet and befriend 100+ spices and herbs! Learn how to use herbs and spices, and go home with free spice blends, recipes and cooking ideas you’re sure to enjoy with family and friends.

November 7-9-  8th Annual Ashland Culinary Festival
At the Historic Ashland Armory- Come experience the delicious excitement as 12 outstanding local chefs compete for the title of Top Chef. Only 3 Chefs will advance to the Final Round alongside a WILD CARD Chef.

November 18th- Let’s Talk Tea!- 5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Legend has it that tea was discovered roughly 5,000 years ago by a Chinese Emperor when a single leaf blew into his pot of boiling water. Indulge in rich stories, flavors, the art of steeping, and discover your CreativiTEA! Tea tasting, samples and fun!

 November 25th- Guests Choice- Spice Talk or Tea Talk? 5:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

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TSTE® Red Bank

November 27 – Happy Thanksgiving
Our store will be closed. We wish you a wonderful celebration of food and family!

~ Holiday Celebrations in Downtown Red Bank ~

November 28 – Black Friday – Red Bank Town Tree Lighting
Black Friday kicks off holiday shopping season. Holiday Town Tree lighting and music performed by local group Holiday Express

November 29 – Shop Small Business Saturday
Downtown Red Bank offers free horse & wagon rides from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

November 29 & 30
Pictures with Santa

 

October 2014 Calendar of Events

October 1

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The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Cincinnati

CELEBRATING SPICETOBERFEST!

October 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – October 5, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. LAKOTA WEST ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
250 booths featuring local arts & crafts. Visit our booth #307 in the cafeteria and sample our olive oil blends. Purchase our Fall Harvest Spices and Blends and get a jump start on your holiday shopping!

October 11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – 17th CITY OF WYOMING FALL FESTIVAL
JOIN US and hand-crafted artisans for a Fall Festival. Stop by our booth for scrumptious fall inspired samples, including our Pumpkin Teas. On the streets of Wyoming Avenue’s business district, vendors will be selling crafts, food, and art.

October 21, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. - Fast and Fabulous Holiday Side Dishes
FIND YOUR WAY TO FLAVOR with RITA HEIKENFELD Chef, Herbalist and Columnist
RSVP to cinncinati@spiceandtea.com or 513-531-7000
$30 per person. Space is limited.

October 25, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.- WINTON WOODS CRAFT SHOW
Sponsored by Forest Park Women’s Club. Winton Woods High School, 1231 W. Kemper Road
October 30, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.- FUNDRAISER at HERITAGE COUNTRY CLUB – GIRL’S NIGHT OUT (AKA UGNO event)
Proceeds will benefit the Mason Food Pantry.

TEA BAR open EVERY SUNDAY, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Enjoy Fall Favorites in October!
Can’t make up your mind of what tea to get – Our “try it before you buy it” philosophy will help!

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The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Key West

October 9-13: SoMo Marathon & Half Marathon

October 17 & 18: Goombay Festival

October 17-26: 36th Annual Fantasy Fest

October 29-November 2: 23rd Annual Parrot Heads Meeting of the Minds

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The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Red Bank

Oct. 12 – 5.p.m. to 6 p.m.- Pampered Chef Demonstration
Erin Klein is coming to The Spice & Tea Exchange in Red Bank for a cooking demo, highlighting our spice blends and her products. Space is limited. Call us at 732-741-3590 to reserve your spot.

Oct. 16 – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.- Red Bank Girls’ Night Out.
Town-wide shopping and dining event. Join us for some culinary treats! A portion of the nights’ proceeds will go to a breast cancer organization.

Oct. 19- The final Food & Wine Walk for the year from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The 67th Annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest begins at 1 p.m.

Oct. 20 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Tea Bar and Sampling
Come visit us at our table when we go offsite to the CPC Behavioral Healthcare’s Culinary Adventure at Trump National Golf Club, Colts Neck. We’re going to have a tea bar and samples of our mulling mix.

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The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Sarasota

October 17-  “Taste of St Armands”  5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

October 25-   “St Armands Boat Show”

October 26- “St Armands Boat Show”

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The Spice & Tea Exchange® of West Monroe

Thursday October 2nd - 5:00 – 9:00 pm- Antique Alley Art Tour
Sponsored by Antique Alley Merchant’s Association and The Ouachita River Art Gallery. Featuring Handbuilt Pottery by Betty Crouch. Bohea Tea and Cinnamon Plum Teas will be sampled. Enjoy music by The Twin City Hot Club while you stroll The Alley.

Sunday October 3rd - 2:00 – 3:00 pm- First Sunday Tea Talk and Tasting
Tasting menu includes our Fall Teas along with Colonial Stew and Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Learn how to brew a perfect cup while tasting flavors of the season. Reservations required/seating limited. $10.00/person

Friday October 17th – Sixth Annual Think Pink Tea- 10:00 – 2:00
(Note:  Booths will be closed during 12:00-1:00)
Sponsored by Glenwood Regional Medical Center. Visit our Booth at the West Monroe Convention Center. Featured Speaker is Faith Ford.

 

Exclusive Book Signing at The Spice & Tea Exchange® in Charleston

September 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sept. 15, 2014

CONTACT:
Libby Breivogel
The Spice & Tea Exchange®
l.breivogel@spiceandtea.com

 Exclusive Book Signing at The Spice & Tea Exchange® in Charleston

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September 2014 Calendar of Events

September 8

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Welcoming a New Aroma to Fort Collins, Colorado, The Spice & Tea Exchange® Opens Up A New Location

September 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sept. 5, 2014

CONTACT:
Libby Breivogel
The Spice & Tea Exchange®
l.breivogel@spiceandtea.com

Welcoming a New Aroma to Fort Collins, Colorado,
The Spice & Tea Exchange® Opens Up A New Location

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THE SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE® AWARDED TAMPA BAY FAST 50 DESIGNATION

August 7

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
7 August, 2014

THE SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE® AWARDED
TAMPA BAY FAST 50 DESIGNATION

Palm Harbor, FL – Find Your Way to Flavor!® with The Spice & Tea Exchange®; a leading retailer in the spice and tea industry, and one of Tampa Bay’s Fast 50 companies of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

August 2014 Calendar of Events

July 30

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TSTE® of Bentonville, AR: 

Saturday, August 21 | All Day – 2nd Anniversary
We will be celebrating our 2nd Anniversary! We have activities and specials planned all day long but the highlight of the day will be our “Dueling Grillers” from 9:30 a.m. to noon—charcoal vs. gas—using TSTE Custom Blends.  Vote on your favorite for a chance to win a fabulous door prize!

Thursday, August 21 | 5 – 8 pm - 3rd Around the Bloc Event
Merchants and restaurants will be open with musicians set up all over town.  It will be a fun, festive evening. Stop by and register for two $25 Spice and Tea Exchange gift cards to be given away at the close of the evening!

 TSTE® of Tarpon Springs, FL: 

Saturday, August 2 - The Night in the Islands
Greek food, music and dancing in front of the Restaurant Hellas.

Saturday, August 16 | 4-10 pm - The  Hippie Festival
The Hippie Fest invites people to wear their tie dye clothing, dress like hippies, lots of food and beer.

Saturday, Sunday, Monday August 30 & 31 & Sept 1 - Arts & Crafts

 TSTE® of Williamsburg, VA: 

Saturday, August 9 | 11 am – 1 pm - What to do with Chicken?
Le Creuset cooking demonstration with TSTE® spices

All Month Long -”All in for Aug”
Purchase $25 prior to taxes and select a custom spice blend, tea, infused sugar, or specialty salt of your choice.

 TSTE® of Winter Park, FL: 

Till August 8th – Promotion

Every grinder bottle sold, we are donating a dollar to the  No Kid Hungry foundation.

All of August-

For the entire month of August, we are offering 20% off one item, or 10% off your entire purchase (both edible items only), if you’ve purchased a Tails on the Town voucher. This is a shopping and dining out fundraiser with Franklin’s Friends, to promote animal welfare and support animal charities across Central Florida.

July 2014 Calendar of Events

June 30

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TSTE® of Ashland, OR

Friday, July 4 - 4th of July Party in the Park

Sample our iced tea at the KSKQ booth.

Tuesday, July 8 | 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. A Sweet & Salty Experience!

Taste what makes our line of smoked, infused and finishing salts unique and special. Delight in the essence of our naturally-flavored sugars. Join us for this presentation and leave with complimentary sweet and salty samples to take home.

Tuesday, July 15 | 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Blends, Spices & Herbs, oh my!

Meet and befriend 100+ spices and herbs! Learn how to use herbs and spices, and go home with free spice blends, recipes and cooking ideas you’re sure to enjoy with family and friends.

Tuesday, July 22 | 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  - Let’s Talk Tea!

Legend has it that tea was discovered roughly 5,000 years ago by a Chinese Emperor when a single leaf blew into his pot of boiling water. Indulge in rich stories, flavors, the art of steeping, and discover your CreativiTEA! Tea tasting, samples and fun!

Monday, July 28 | 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. - Make Art. Make Money. Make A Difference.

Workshop & Networking Series Tea & Snacks Provided | 1st Time Attendees & Guests FREE | Bring your business cards! Find Your True Fans & Perfect Clients. Learn who they are, where they are and how to talk with them about your work with confidence. Taught & hosted by Patricia Morrison, founder of innerfireouterlight.com

TSTE® of Bentonville, AR

Friday, July 4- The American Art and Music Festival

The American Art and Music Festival will be taking place in Downtown Bentonville during July’s First Friday event on the 4th.  We will be serving snacks and iced tea all day!

Saturday, July 5- America Homegrown Farmer’s Market

The July 5th Farmer’s Market is themed “America Homegrown” and The Spice and Tea Exchange of Bentonville will be grilling up extra-special samples sourced from the market to celebrate Bentonville’s award-winning Farmer’s Market.

Thursday, July 17 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. -Around the Bloc

The second Around the Bloc event will be Thursday, July 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Downtown Bentonville.  Merchants and restaurants will be open with musicians set up all over town.  It will be a fun, festive evening.Stop by and register for two $25 Spice and Tea Exchange gift cards to be given away at the close of the evening!

TSTE® of Cincinnati, OH

Saturday, July 12 – 9 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Third Annual Porkopolis Egg Fest Germania Park

We have paired up with Chef JJ Boston from Indianapolis who will be grilling samples with our products. Stop by our booth for all your grilling needs. This is the regions largest Big Green Egg Festival – light your eggs! For more information – porkopoliseggfest.com

Tuesday, July 15 – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. - Find Your Way to Flavor, Chef Series

We welcome Chef Alfio, Executive Chef at Alfio’s Buon Cibo. Theme: 2014 Taste of Cincinnati Winning Menu with wine pairings.Cost $45.00 per person. RSVP required: 513-531-7000 or email: cincinnati@spiceandtea.com

Wednesday, July 16 – 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. – An Evening of Wellness, Sponsored by Natural Awakenings

An evening with exhibitors showcasing: creative products and services, fitness, recreation, health food and natural well-care. Stop by our booth for some TEA-licious samples. Cooper Creek Event Center. To register call Enrico at 614-554-2803.

Every Sunday |  1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Sample, Sip & Share Tea Bar Think Outside the Tea Cup

Summer sippin’ teas. Join us at our FAMOUS FREE Tea Bar, EVERY Sunday from 1-4pm as we talk and taste TEA!

TSTE® of Sarasota, FL

Monday, July 28- Chef Series

We will be doing another chef series at MADE on July 28th. The theme will be Ocean. 

TSTE® of West Monroe, LA

Saturday July 5th – Antique Alley Super Summer Sidewalk Sale! 

Sunday July 6th | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Fresh Berries Tea Tasting and Talk

10.00/Fee advance registration required 

TSTE® of Williamsburg, VA

Friday, July 4 

Come celebrate the 4th of July the TSTE® way in Colonial Williamsburg. We’ll have yummy treats and refreshing beverages all day long as you prepare for the firework culmination for the evening.
http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/plan/calendar/fourth-july/

Join us for “Movies on Prince George Street” all summer long!

Since we are on Prince George Street, we sponsor a movie for summer movie nights and this year ours is Avengers on 7/20/14.
We’ll serve iced tea and habanero lemonade along with TSTE® Popcorn Seasoning on free popcorn. https://bluetalonbistro.com/news/movies2014

June 15: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II
June 22: Peter Pan
June 29: Rocky
July 6: Frozen (Christmas in July – Santa will be here, Toy drive for Toys for Tots – the party starts earlier than usual – be here at 6:00!)
July 13: Mary Poppins

July 20: Avengers – The Spice & Tea Exchange® sponsors this movie on our block. We’ll be sure to post FB pics!

July 27: Silverado
Aug 3: Enders Game
Aug 10: North by Northwest
Aug 17: Despicable Me II
Aug 24: UP
Aug 31: Hunger Games: Catching Fire

June 2014 Calendar of Events

June 4

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The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Blowing Rock Celebrates Grand Opening

May 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 8, 2014

CONTACT:
Libby Breivogel,
Corporate Marketing Coordinator, The Spice & Tea Exchange®
l.breivogel@spiceandtea.com

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The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Blowing Rock Celebrates Grand Opening

Blowing Rock, NC – May 8, 2014 – This summer, take part in the festivities as The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Blowing Rock, NC, celebrates their Grand Opening May 22-26, 2014.

Blowing Rock’s spicy addition is an independently owned and operated franchise, specializing in gourmet products and gifts. The Spice & Tea Exchange® takes pride in providing an exploratory experience, where guests are encouraged to “smell the spices” and discover their inner chef. In store, guests find an array of gourmet gifts and accessories to complement the product line of over 70 hand-mixed blends, 140 spices, 15 sugars, 24 salts, and more than 30 teas.

The Spice & Tea Exchange® officially opened its doors on Thursday, February 6, 2014. Since then, the Blowing Rock community has welcomed The Spice & Tea Exchange® with open arms. Now, owners Andy and Gayle Barth are looking forward to formally celebrating their opening with their newfound friends and community.

“There has been a great deal of excitement about the product line our store has to offer by both residents and seasonal visitors,” Andy stated, and he is encouraged by the growing interest as more people discover the variety of culinary opportunities offered by the store.

Thursday, May 22, The Spice & Tea Exchange® will host a formal ribbon cutting at 4p.m., followed by a champagne toast with a signature “spice & tea” champagne. Throughout the weekend, the store will offer samples of gourmet products and highlight unique grilling blends such as Backwoods Hickory Rub, samplers, and gifts for Father’s Day.

The Spice & Tea Exchange® is located at 1087 Main Street. Find Your Way to Flavor® and celebrate with the Barth’s as they toast to their new community. For more information about the Grand Opening event, contact Andy or Gayle at 828-372-7070, or visit them on the web at spiceandtea.com.

The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Blowing Rock
1087 Main Street, Unit 4 | Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828-372-7070 | blowingrock@spiceandtea.com
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10a.m. – 6p.m. | Sunday, 12p.m. – 5p.m. (Hours subject to change)
www.spiceandtea.com/blowingrock

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2014 May Calendar of Events

May 1

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The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Red Bank Celebrates Grand Opening

April 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 26, 2013
CONTACT:
Libby Breivogel
Corporate Marketing Coordinator, The Spice & Tea Exchange®
(727) 422-0309, l.breivogel@spiceandtea.com

The Spice & Tea Exchange® Celebrates Grand Opening with Former Giants Linebacker Brian Kelley

Red Bank, NJ – March 26, 2013 – The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Red Bank, NJ is celebrating the Grand Opening of their new Monmouth Street location with a weekend full of store events and guest appearances.

The Spice & Tea Exchange® is Red Bank’s newest gourmet retailer; offering food lovers, professional chefs, and tea enthusiasts a gourmet shopping experience filled with unique gifts and culinary delights. Guests are encouraged to “Come In and Smell The Spices®,” roam the rustic product displays, and discover their inner chef. The store offers an abundance of products from which to choose, with more than 140 spices and herbs, over 75 exclusive hand-mixed blends, 12 naturally-flavored sugars, 24 salts from around the world, and more than 30 exotic teas. The Spice & Tea Exchange® also offers recipes, gift boxes and accessories to complement spice and tea selections.

Grand Opening Festivities begin on Friday, April 4 with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 2 p.m. Mayor Pasquale (Pat) Menna will join new owners Howard Bernstein and Lisa Prepon for the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, followed by a sampling of their most popular spices, blends, salts, sugars, and teas.

Saturday, join The Spice & Tea Exchange® at 1 p.m. for a chance to meet Brian Kelley, former New York Giants linebacker and 2010 College Hall of Fame honoree. Kelley joins The Spice & Tea Exchange® to support the charitable giving fund of high school senior hockey player Mikey Nichols. On January 4, 2014, Mikey Nichols experienced a life-altering injury during a Monroe Township hockey game; injuring his spinal cord and limiting his mobility. Throughout the day, 10% of all store proceeds will benefit the cause for Mikey Nichols. In addition, a “Nickels for Nichols” canister will remain in the store throughout the weekend to support the cause.

Sunday, April 6, The Spice & Tea Exchange® will be hosting a cooking demonstration with Chef Ricardo Prado at 1 p.m. Prado has spent much of his career in private catering and experimental cuisine. After studying at the French Culinary Institute in New York, he worked with famed chefs such as Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud. Now, he brings his experimental expertise to the table at The Spice & Tea Exchange®.

Before and after Chef Prado’s demonstration, guests can also take part in the annual Red Bank Street Fair and Craft Show– hosted just outside the store in downtown Red Bank. The Spice & Tea Exchange® is thrilled to extend this invitation to the community, and is looking forward to the exciting weekend of events to come.

For more information regarding the Grand Opening events, or any of the guest appearances above, please call 732-741-3590 or email redbank@spiceandtea.com. The Spice & Tea Exchange® is located at 12 Monmouth Street, and is open Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Ashley Mills of The Spice & Tea Exchange® Attains Certified Franchise Executive Designation

March 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
25 March, 2014

ASHLEY MILLS OF THE SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE® ATTAINS
CERTIFIED FRANCHISE EXECUTIVE DESIGNATION

PALM HARBOR, March 25, 2014—Dunedin, FL resident Ashley Mills, of The Spice & Tea Exchange®, LLC was recognized at the IFA’s Annual Convention as a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives. Mills completed a comprehensive course of study in franchise management offered by the institute, which is the academic branch of the International Franchise Association’s Educational Foundation.

The International Franchise Association is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide and hosted the presentation during its annual convention in New Orleans, February 22-25, 2014.

ashleymills_thespiceandteaexchange_2014Ms. Mills began her career with The Spice & Tea Exchange® in October of 2010, as a Franchise Operations Trainer. Her journey began with new stores; training on site during the opening process. She now serves as the Senior Field Consultant for The Spice & Tea Exchange®, consulting new and existing stores in their daily operations and sales processes.

Mills joined the IFA three years ago, and immediately began the path towards her CFE Designation. In 2012, Mills was awarded the Gray Plant Mooty Scholarship by the IFA Educational Foundation. It is with great honor and excitement that she joins her peers in the IFA as a Certified Franchise Executive.

More than 1,800 franchise executives are now enrolled or have received certification. More than 300 IFA-member companies currently have one or more executives enrolled in the program that provides benefits such as specialized knowledge, industry recognition, peer-level networking and professional standing.

Candidates are required to complete a rigorous course of study to earn the CFE designation, which includes attending institute-sponsored educational seminars and workshops. The program enhances franchise professionals’ understanding of the industry’s fundamental and complex aspects.

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Amy Freeman Graduates from Institute of Certified Franchise Executives

March 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
25 March, 2014

Amy Freeman Graduates from Institute of Certified Franchise Executives

Palm Harbor, FL – March 25, 2014 – On February 24, 2014, Amy Freeman, a founding partner of The Spice & Tea Exchange®, LLC graduated from the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives™ (ICFE) with her Certified Franchise Executive™ (CFE) designation.

The Spice & Tea Exchange® is a specialty retail franchise offering premium-quality and exotic spices, herbs, salts, sugars, and teas from around the world. The highlight of the stores are the hand-mixed seasoning blends such as meat rubs, seafood seasonings, salt-free blends, curry powders, and gourmet toppings. The concept became a franchise in 2008 with 5 founding partners and one retail store. There are now thirty-five franchise stores in operation around the country, including four company-owned stores, one of which is in Downtown Disney.

The mission of the ICFE is to enhance the professionalism of franchising by certifying the highest standards of quality training and education. ICFE offers a wide range of continuing education programs for professional development. Meeting the 3500 credit requirement of the program and completing the course of study leads to the CFE designation. Since its inception in 1991, there are less than 1100 people in the world that have achieved the CFE designation. Ms. Freeman is the first Managing Partner of The Spice & Tea Exchange® to graduate from ICFE.

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