Rockford candle company lights its own birthday candles

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — A Rockford candle company is celebrating a milestone birthday.

Candle Crest, located at 1418 20th St, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

“Hardly any make it to 10 years,” says Judy Bieck, Candle Crest Owner. “So for us to be able to make it to 10 years… it’s just a tremendous milestone.”

The shop opened it’s doors back in 2009 after the owners, Judy and Dave Bieck had spent a year experimenting with candle making in their garage.

Moving into the storefront offered up more room for bulk manufacturing of Candle Crest’s wholesale and individual item products. From lip balms, to candles and soaps, the shop takes pride in having provided the community with its product for the last ten years. The Biecks say their success is all in debt to the community members supporting small business.

“Supporting a small business within your city, you’re giving back. You’re giving back to your own community instead of a big corporation,” says Judy. “So I mean, if we can all support our local mom and pop shops and our local stores, it just makes us better as a whole.”

The store will be hosting its Ten Year Anniversary Fall Extravaganza this Saturday, September 21 at its shop on 20th Street in Rockford. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with giveaways, whole store markdowns and more.

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