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Sticky Spoons Jam Opens New Commercial Kitchen and Store

Niles, MI - July 21, 2023 - Sticky Spoons Jam opened a new licensed commercial kitchen and retail store at 11801 Pucker Street, Niles with a ribbon cutting on Friday, July 21

"This ribbon cutting punctuates years of preparation to share my passion for homemade jams with the community," said Aiye Akhigbe, Sticky Spoons Jam founder.  "I know how to make delicious jams, but the Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Cornerstone Alliance coached me with business tips to get to this point. The WBC team was with me all the way providing startup assistance and guidance to make my dreams a reality.”

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, community leaders and government officials joined the public in exploring the new store’s wide variety of jams and preserves, traditional recipe classics and innovative, new tastes. Jams and preserves will be made in this new, licensed commercial kitchen behind the retail store.

Store shelves also offer pure Michigan maple syrup and a special “Veteran-Made” section, featuring food products produced by veteran companies from across Michigan. Akhigbe is a Navy veteran who served aboard the USS Tortuga based in Sasebo, Japan. She was an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist Engineman Third Class Petty Officer and earned a honorable discharge in 2011. 

Sticky Spoons Jam is celebrating a Grand Opening Weekend through July 23rd, where visitors can taste their exceptional flavors with complimentary samples. They’ll also have special promotions, giveaways, and exclusive discounts to add to the festive atmosphere.

“We were honored to work with Aiyenede Akhigbe to build her concept of what Sticky Spoons Jam could be,” said Kristen Patzer, Director of the Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance during the ribbon cutting.”  “Her passion, skill and commitment blended well with WBC resources and the guidance we could provide.  As always, collaboration results in a stronger impact.  We congratulate Aiye and Sticky Spoons Jam on their significant expansion and look forward to their continued (and very tasty) success.

For information on Sticky Spoons Jam offerings, visit www.stickyspoonsjam.com.

If you want to start a business or grow your existing business, the Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance offers experience and resources to keep you on an efficient path to results.  To get started, visit www.cornerstonewbc.com and set a time when we can meet.