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Intellectual Salon: HOPE

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Nov 13, 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Rocklin Campus LR Stacks Cafe (Library)
5100 Sierra College Blvd., Rocklin, CA 95677
Joe Medeiros, jmedeiros@sierracollege.edu

Sustainable and Socially Responsible Business Practices

Event Details

Sierra College continues its Intellectual Salon Series this Fall, discussing the topic “Hope” as a theme. 

Sierra College students demonstrate a hopeful future of sustainable business practices that are also socially responsible. Cello Chocolate is a Subsidiary of Cello Student Enterprises Inc., a local 501c3 that allows local college and high school students the opportunity to run a real business. Our students are members of Cello Placer County Chapter.


Salons are free and open to the public.

Provacateurs: Sierra College Business Department advisors are professors Dennis Wingate, Anne Diamond and Denise Bushnell

Location: 5100 Sierra College Blvd. in Rocklin, CA 95677

Parking: There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Permits can be purchased at dispensers located throughout the parking lot.

About Cello Chocolate: Cello Chocolate was founded by Ned and Debi Russell in 2013 and began as a home-operated chocolate company with the intent of not only providing quality chocolate with delicious flavor, but also paying a premium directly to the farmers that grow the cacao beans, ensuring aid to third-world and growing economies while building a relationship with each farmer. Cello Chocolate works with farmers from multiple countries to create 70% dark chocolate, single origin bars made with the same three ingredients: cacao beans, organic sugar, and cacao butter. The bars derive their flavor from the genes of the bean, unique to each home country.

Today, Cello Chocolate is living its mission: being chocolate that not only tastes good, it does good. This business gives students invaluable experience and all the company’s proceeds are used for student scholarships and other student-oriented philanthropic causes, all while ethically sourcing all its cacao beans, ensuring sustainability and creating jobs globally. Through its rich, handcrafted chocolate, Cello Chocolate is able to build connections with people and communities around the world.

Sponsored by: The Library, Friends of the Library, Sierra College Press and ASSC

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