Shortcake Bakery Grand Re-Opening

Good old-fashioned letter writing campaigns still work. The people demanded their sweets, so Shortcake Bakery had to oblige. 

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Here's the happy baker herself, "Ms. Cheryl", beaming with pride.

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It was a packed house...

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...and we hadn't even cut the ribbon yet!

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This is the ribbon cutting before the ribbon cutting. Never mind the child labor law violations. This is what your Saturdays look like when your mama and your grandmama work at the chamber of commerce.

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Great photo with everyone in it EXCEPT THE PROPRIETOR AND HER STAFF!!! Herding cats, man. That's what I do.

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O-kay! Chauka's talking and everybody's listening...

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...cause Chauka has these big-ass scissors in her hands and nobody dares make her repeat herself!

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And now some words from our chamber President...

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...who better get this right because now his wife has the big-ass scissors in her hands.

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A few words from the owner.

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And now we are officially re-open!!!

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Chamber family photo op. That's Donna Bryant, the finance manager. She works for the chamber, but she also keeps the books for small businesses through her own company, so be sure to reach out to her if you need help. Tax season will be here before you know it and there may be some things you'd be better off doing by December 31st. Donna can help.

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Another chamber family photo op. This is Mark Lawrence, owner of Inncuvate, a Chamber of Commerce business, along with his little angel picking out exactly which cupcake she wanted. Details matter. That's a CEO in the making. 

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Reading of the proclamation from the Prince George's County Council.

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Be sure to stop by on November 25th for an afternoon tea. Contact Ms. Cheryl at ShortcakeBakery.com for more info.


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