Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 05, 2013
When the new Alumni Council members at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business arrived in Durham this week, they were greeted with a gift box of cookies from Anna’s Gourmet Goodies made by Chris Duke, class of '87. Chris received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business and Co-Founded the company with his wife Debbie.
Fuqua is known for its focus on building teams, community and strong ties among its alumni base. Anna’s Gourmet Goodies has been providing gifts for special events at Fuqua for the past six years. “The cookies are fantastic and the fact they were actually made by one of our alumni makes the gift even more special” said Erin Gasch, Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving.
The alumni base at Fuqua is quickly approaching 20,000, is global in scope and covers a broad range of professions. “I can’t say that I was actually planning to own a gourmet cookie gift company when I was on campus 26 years ago” said Duke. “But I do believe the fundamentals of business management, teamwork and marketing I studied at Fuqua have been a tremendous asset in every aspect of my career – including cookies!”
Anna’s Gourmet Goodies was founded in 2001 by Chris and Debbie Duke. Debbie was a full time mom raising their daughter and business namesake Anna. Chris was working at a dotcom startup. The business was hatched after Chris won a Cheesecake Bakeoff contest at SciQuest with an original recipe for Apple Bourbon Cheesecake.
Initially, they delivered desserts to local restaurants. After building up a steady clientele, Chris left his job to build the business. In 2004, Anna’s Gourmet Goodies expanded into baking and selling cookies and brownies as gifts via the Internet.
Today, Anna’s Gourmet Goodies makes, bakes and ships cookies and brownies as personal and corporate gifts throughout the United States and to Military bases around the globe. They provide customized branding for corporate clients, as well as managed gift services.
For more information on their cookie and brownie gift products, visit the website at http://www.AnnasGourmetGoodies.com or call toll free to 888-864-4832.