A Day in the Life of Marcellian Bonnie Hanyak, Owner of Chocolate Pizza Factory

I asked Bonnie to tell me both what she loves about her job and what is hard about it.

"Because I started the business, I have had the opportunity to work each and every part of the business -- I must admit that my 'favorite' part is seeing a customer's smile after tasting our decadent chocolates! So developing new chocolate products would be at the top of my favorite list," she said.

"The hardest part is time management -- since I enjoy my customers so much, I can be easily swayed to stop and chat with them whenever possible."

Bonnie spends her free time with her family, including five grandsons.

"When my family isn't available, I enjoy visiting other chocolate and gift shops, and watching the Food Network (which I am happy to say, our store has been featured on)," Bonnie said. "I also enjoy reading (trade magazines, of course) and walking in the village."

Bonnie has been asked many times to host parties for events like birthdays and baby showers. She is currently in the process of opening a new "party room" right next to the store. They are aiming to open sometime after the holidays.

The Chocolate Pizza Company is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays (seasonal). The store is located at 60 Main St. in Marcellus. For more information about their products and services, call 673-4098 or check out their Web site at chocolatepizza.com.

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