Matthews 1812 House Announces New President

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Matthews 1812 House, a small business offering handmade specialty cakes, cookies, brownies, bars and savories, is pleased to announce Cynthia Matthews von Berg is assuming the role of President. Founders Deanna and Blaine Matthews will be retiring.

We are happy to see our daughter and granddaughter continue that tradition.

Matthews 1812 House announces that Cynthia Matthews von Berg has assumed the role of President. Founders Deanna and Blaine Matthews, who started the baked goods company in the family farmhouse in 1979, will be retiring.

Cynthia Matthews von Berg is the daughter of Deanna and Blaine Matthews. She is a graduate of Yale University and Pratt Institute. After beginning her career in the catalog industry, she has spent the last 10 years in the toy industry, most recently as Creative Director of Mudpuppy. Ms. Matthews von Berg will be relocating to Connecticut with her husband and infant daughter to continue the business in its current location in Cornwall Bridge.

Deanna Matthews started the company in 1979 when her daughters were small. "We started this business because we wanted to be home with our children and engage with them on a daily basis," says Mrs. Matthews. "We are happy to see our daughter and granddaughter continue that tradition."

"I am thrilled to be introducing the beautiful Northwest Corner of Connecticut to our young daughter and showing her what an entrepreneurial lifestyle looks like," says Ms. von Berg. "Matthews 1812 House has a tradition of great products and a terrific staff. I look forward to growing the business."

Matthews 1812 House started their family business in Cornwall Bridge, CT in 1979 and currently ships nationwide. They bake in small batches with high quality ingredients. Their selection includes traditional cakes and bars as well as sugar free and gluten-free varieties. For additional information about Matthews 1812 House and to see their full line of cookies, cakes, brownies and bars visit, email info (at) 1812house (dot) com, or call 1-800-662-1812.

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