Simona Faroni, co-owner of G.S. Gelato & Desserts, a manufacturer of authentic Italian gelato and sorbet, received the 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year award by Enterprising Women Magazine. This award is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners.
To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many of the honorees also serve as leaders of the key organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship.
“I am honored to be chosen as a top female entrepreneur.” says Simona Faroni, co-owner of G.S. Gelato. “Now in my second year of recognition from Enterprising Women Magazine, I am humbled to be part of a group of such extraordinary female business leaders making a difference in their communities and their businesses. My husband and I started G.S. Gelato without even knowing English, and our double-digit growth every year since then is proof that you should never give up on your dreams.”
Simona will be joining the other award winners at the 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference on February 28, 2016 in Miami, Florida.
G.S. Gelato & Desserts Inc. specializes in the creation of authentic, Italian gelatos & sorbettos. The 26,000 sq. foot, state- of-the-art manufacturing facility resides in sunny Fort Walton Beach, FL and it is the first of its kind to receive approval from both the Food & Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture. The company consistently maintains an SQF 2000 Level 3 supplier certification from the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institute Program. G.S. Gelato serves several major private label retail customers and is the largest food service distributor of gelato and sorbet in the United States.