It is always a welcome time when Metuchen entrepreneurs
open a new business in town . . . and surely something to be celebrated! Lollipopland
Metuchen is your one-stop shop for gifts and favors made with candy and
lollipops - imagine a teacher's joy at receiving yummy treats beautifully
packaged at the end of a hard year or the look on your birthday baby's face when these
delightful packages show up as favors for the friends who come to the party!
Owned by two local moms, Michelle Schutz and Denice Quinn, Lollipopland
Metuchen is here to stay. See what the ladies who own the lollipops told us
about their thriving business:
MM: What inspired Lollipopland Metuchen?
Denice: Michelle and I have talked about the idea for a while. We
decided to display our work at the Metuchen Country Fair. Our products were so
positively received, we took the leap and took the idea to the next level. I
love to be challenged and to start new ventures.
MM: What are the services you are offering at this
Michelle: We provide favors, centerpieces and gifts
made with candy and lollipops. We can also provide candy tables for your
Since we pride ourselves on creating unique pieces
for each client, potentially our services are endless.
MM: What's the best part about being a small
business owner right here in your own town?
A: Denice - As a mom, I am very lucky
to be home when my kids get off the bus from school each day. However, the
"NY" in me is always looking for "more". Starting this
business has given me the chance to work outside of the house and be in the
workforce, however, it is on my own time schedule.
A: Michelle - I have a very creative and strong
personalitity coming from the Islands, and i'm very independent and i always
wanted to put my creativity to good use. I also wanted to show my
kids that i can be a great mom and still own my business. The kids have
had a lot of input in the beginning stages of the business. Denice's son
helped by coming up with the name, Lollipop Land, and my daughter and husband
designed the logo.
MM: Why was it important for you to take an office in Metuchen and make
this the touchstone for your business?
Denice and Michelle: We love
Metuchen and all it has to offer. We are lucky to live in a town that has local
businesses and have been able to keep the big chains out. We support local
businesses. We provide quality and profesional products and services, so we are
confident the residents of Metuchen will support us."
Check out the Lollipopland Metuchen ad on the right and click through
for information on their array of services and ordering instructions.