06 Aug FatBoy, A Century in the Making
Small businesses are essential to the success of an economy. The FatBoy Ice Cream Sandwiches which you have grown up loving are actually made by one of these successful small businesses.
Casper’s, an ice cream plant located in the small town of Richmond, Utah, has been in the ice cream industry for 95 years. Casper’s makes more than 200,000 FatBoys a day, which are then distributed amongst 6,800 retailers across the nation.
Paul Casper Merrill, President and CEO of Casper’s, was just named the 2018 Utah Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). He, along with the help of loyal customers, has helped Casper’s grow exponentially, even during times of recession.
The Backbone in American Communities
Without small businesses like Casper’s FatBoy Ice Cream, the American economy would suffer.
Linda McMahon, administrator of the Small Business Association (SBA) said:
Small businesses truly are the engines of our economy — and our communities. Over half of the U.S. workforce either owns or works for a small business, and small businesses create two out of every three net new jobs in the private sector. Small businesses may not put their names on stadiums and skyscrapers, but they likely put them on the uniforms of their local Little League and bowling teams. They are the delis and salons and retailers and manufacturers that make each community special. Across our great country, neighborhoods and families depend on the success of small business.
Making a Difference
Small businesses are the heart and soul of each community. When consumers purchase from small businesses, they’re helping their local economy to really thrive. They’re helping the average Joe to provide for his family. They’re ensuring that the money made from that small business will go back into their local community to help other businesses grow. They’re making a difference.
Without people like you, Casper’s FatBoy Ice Cream wouldn’t be where it is. Thank you!