Gege's Candles is an inspiring example of how small business owners can succeed and prosper at any age. McCoy had always dreamed of owning her own business and at the age of 70, she took the leap and founded Gege's Candles. Gege McCoy, owner of Gege's Candles, describes her company saying, "Gege's Candles is a cottage industry and is a great example of how anyone can achieve their dreams if they put their mind to it. I'm a 72 year-old woman who grew up in an age without computers, and with the help of my family and friends, I've done it!" The two year-old company has a product line that includes a variety of handmade soaps and candles that Gege has created using old family recipes that include all-natural ingredients such as goat's milk soap, a special soap for dogs with sensitive skin. One favorite is a lye soap that she makes using her grandmother's recipes.
Gege's products are not just for humans either. Gege, an animal lover and dog rescuer, has created a special soap for dogs with sensitive skin in honor of a special dog, Cara. Continuing, Gege states, "When Cara came to us, she was in bad shape. She was heavily infested with fleas and her skin was a mess, but she is a wonderful dog. Cara's Fresh Goat's Milk Dog Shampoo Bar is made from a special recipe created just for a dog's sensitive skin. With vitamins like A, E, C, B, amino acids, citric acids, fatty acids and zinc. It's ideal for skin that needs nourishing TLC."
The awards show will be held on October 1, 2012 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City. During the ceremony, awards will be presented in 42 categories, including Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Interview, and Best Documentary, among others. McCoy, continued, "I am very honored to be included in the awards show. Gege's Candles is a relatively new company and for us to reach this level of market exposure is very exciting. The event will be attended by more than 1,000 television and news media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists."
In closing, McCoy said of the event, "Imagine that, a McCoy of the historic feud between the Hatfields and McCoys and we're going to New York City! Somebody up there must love us!"
For more information, visit Gege's website at http://www.gegescandles.com.