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Celebrating One Year in IFA’s Hall of Fame

posted by Tariq Farid February 28, 2019

This week, the International Franchise Association (IFA) held their annual conference and I marked one year since I was granted the honor of joining the IFA’s Hall of Fame. It was an incredibly humbling experience to be given this award after such a long entrepreneurial journey.

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Celebrating “Momible” Moments this Mother’s Day

posted by Tariq Farid May 9, 2018

I try to take every opportunity I get to honor my Mother. Throughout my life she was always an incredible supporter. No matter how big my dreams got, she was always there to not only share words of belief and encouragement, but also to lend a helping hand whenever I needed one.

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Giving back to the community she calls home

posted by Alicia Thompson February 9, 2018

Two years ago, Junior Achievement of Southwest New England inducted me into their Business Hall of Fame. It was a wonderful honor and made special because my children were there to see me accept the award. It’s no secret that I got the entrepreneurial bug at a young age. I believe it is one of our greatest responsibilities to inspire and educate the next generation.

This week, the JA torch was passed to my oldest daughter Somia, a director here at Edible. JA announced her appointment to  the organization’s New Haven Advisory Board. I know that she will make a positive impact and continue to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs to follow their dreams.

As Somia tells it: “I’ve grown up in an entrepreneurial family. I admire innovation and education. I’m honored to be joining the board and contributing to empowering young people through JA programs. To be able to do this in the community that I call home is special to me.”

I think it’s special as well. Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My interview with Tyler Mathisen

posted by Alicia Thompson January 2, 2018

Media interviews are important and have really helped to spread the story and brand of Edible Arrangements. The interview I did with Tyler Mathisen of the “Nightly Business Report” was a thrill. My oldest daughter Somia was also part of the interview.  This is the full show.  My interview begins around the 22-minute mark.  Please watch and let me know what you think.