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We live in a community of master crafters. One doesn’t have to look hard to find people creating things on a big scale here in Springfield. From chocolatiers to brewmasters, our neighborhood is full of people working passionately on things they love.
Not too far from our office, there sits a remarkable chocolate factory called Askinosie Chocolate. After many successful years of being a defense attorney, Shawn Askinosie decided it was time for a life change. His passion for chocolate making began at home, and not too long after that Shawn found himself in the Amazon learning all he could about the cocoa bean. His chocolate factory has gained national recognition and was named by Forbes Magazine as “One of the 25 Best Small Companies in America”. Askinosie directly sources their beans from farmers on 4 nations. We love it because of the company’s dedication to fairness and sustainability – oh, and because chocolate.