Sierra Nevada Republican Women honored Hallelujah Toffee owner Jeannie Burns as their 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year. Her award was announced by SNRW committee Chairwoman Jann Fargnoli at the club’s recent lunch meeting.
Jeannie Burns was nominated by club member, Jan Engle in recognition of the success of Jeannie’s 20-year-old business, as well as her contribution of 100 percent of this year’s profits to the Ukraine for heating issues, and to Kenya for scholarship outreach in rural areas.
Jeannie coordinates all aspects of Hallelujah Toffee with the help of her family. This includes the purchasing of supplies and organizing a staff of 80 volunteers who cooked 5,000 pounds of toffee this year. She also oversees the advertising, sales, shipping and customer service.
A candidate for the club’s annual award must be a Republican woman who has operated her business in Douglas County for the previous 12 months. The selection is based upon her contribution to community welfare and displaying integrity and leadership characteristics in her business career. Jeannie Burns certainly is a worthy recipient of SNRW‘s honor and recognition.