- Why Stony Plain
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Founded in May of 2014, LauraBella Treats is a multiple award winning cake studio specializing in custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, cakepops and chocolates. Owner, Debra DeBernardo is the sole person responsible for all design, production and delivery of each and every one of her creations! This unique custom cakery is proud to claim that no other cakery in the greater Edmonton region contains Chocolaterie Bernard CallebautTM chocolate in every bite. Having started just over three years ago, LauraBella Treats has already been featured 8 times, in 3 different bridal magazines!
Owner Debra, is a mother of two young girls and is most proud of the fact that she is able to set the example that with hard work, perseverance, determination, and a little tenacity you are able to follow your dreams and turn them into a viable business. This cakery not only stands out because of its impeccable cakes, but because of the unique location of the business… This cakery is situated right in Debra’s own backyard!
After working 18 years in an educational setting, Debra knew it was time for a career switch. Debra and her family reside in The Town of Stony Plain, thus creating the desire to have a business location within Stony Plain as well. With Debra wanting to be able to work from home, foster her creative side, meet new people, and enjoy the work she does, it was decided to build a cakery with the convenience of it being in her backyard! LauraBella Treats has since started to participate in Edmonton wedding tradeshows, and events- thus establishing herself as a credible business that is well worth the drive out to Stony Plain. The Town of Stony Plain has been supportive with the initiatives that have been created to promote and showcase small businesses within the community. The Stony Plain Economic Development website and CultureFWD events are just two platforms that businesses are individually promoted on. The Town has also provided a supportive atmosphere for businesses by working with the Stony Plain Chamber of Commerce to provide support and resources to local businesses.
When asked if Debra would do it all over again, the answer was “Yes! Most definitely!” With low business taxes and many leasing/ buying opportunities to choose from, Stony Plain is a Town where businesses come to thrive!