When he was 16, Ryan Novak began working at the Chocolate Pizza Company in Marcellus. Now the Marcellus native is the owner.
Novake, 21, played football for Syracuse University and graduated just this year with a bachelor’s degree from the Maxwell School, where he studied entrepreneurship.
He said that working at the Chocolate Pizza Company gave his experience in running a small business, from the most menial tasks like washing dishes to paperwork and balancing the books.
Since taking over for his former employer Bonnie, Hanyak, Novak has opened a new store in Manlius, improved the company’s online presence, and released several new products.
Still, the store’s standby chocolates, its pizza and peanut wings, are the most popular items. Novak’s favorite product? The dark chocolate pizza.
Address: 60 E Main St, Marcellus, NY 13108, USA
Chocolate Pizza Company website
Date and time: Jul 30 2011 – 10:00am – 11:00am
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