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Kelley Pullman

Chocolate connoisseur

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Chocolate connoisseur Kelley Pullman has always had a sweet spot for making people smile. And her recently developed business Kelley's Chocolate Berries is the perfect way to fulfill her commitment to bringing joy to the faces of as many chocolate lovers as she can.

Kelley describes her childhood growing up in Atlanta as a "Willy Wonka fantasy." Her mother was in the chocolate business, and her best product testers were her children. "We always had sweets, even for breakfast," Pullman says.

After graduating from the University of Georgia, Pullman worked in marketing for many years before her grandmother became ill with Scleroderma, a chronic connective tissue disease that causes hardening of the skin and organs. "I really wanted to give back to something that I am passionate about," she says. Kelley's Berries was her answer ... a way to make people smile while donating 10 percent of her proceeds to the Scleroderma Foundation.

Pullman loves the way she becomes "an instant rockstar" when she enters a room with her uniquely decorated berries.

Pullman's Internet-based enterprise provides a great way for people to market their own business ventures. She personalizes each berry order to meet her clients' needs. She loves to get involved with restaurants and says the tuxedo berries are the perfect addition to a wedding reception. Check out www.kelleysberries.com.

In her spare time, Pullman also teaches children's yoga. In light of her grandmother's illness, it has become even more important to her.

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