This particular Chamber Champion is not just one business in Canton, but multiple; all owned by one woman-Shirley Franzoni.

This particular Chamber Champion is not just one business in Canton, but multiple; all owned by one woman-Shirley Franzoni.  The Chamber would like to recognize Shirley  and the businesses she operates as the Chamber Champion of the 4th Quarter 2018 for her impact and innovation.

Shirley Franzoni is a business person who never stops. If there is a need in the community, she fills it!  She has a heart that compels her to add on to her already hectic, frantic life to benefit others.

Shirley is the all-star entrepreneur starting the Black Crow Candle Company in a basement 11 years ago. This company has put Canton on the map in 47 states and every province in Canada, with their locally manufactured product stocked in 1,400 stores across North America.  These candles are long lasting, slow burning, and scented to the very bottom, creating one of the best candles on the market today. Each candle is hand poured and made right here in town. Every effort is also taken to purchase all of their supplies locally.

In addition to the candle company Franzoni’s businesses in town include Crow Hollow Boutique, Blessings Food Hub, Blessings Primitives, and Epic Time Game Hub.  Many of the people Shirley employs are family members, and while they may not all be actually related, being part of her team means being part of one big family that depends on one another to create the best products  and opportunities they can. Shirley is also a good corporate citizen, going above and beyond to benefit Canton in many ways. Candles have become the “fundraiser of choice” because the products are EASY TO SELL and worth the cost. Shirley has supported hundreds of local organizations each year and continues to be a huge piece of this community. The largest fundraiser so far was for the schools and buddy bag program, raising $5000 each.

Epic Times Game Hub provides a fun atmosphere for gamers of all ages & interests a place to hang out and enjoy quality gaming experience.

Crow Hollow Boutique is a new age chic boutique with clothes for all women and styles
Blessings Food Hub is the first incubator kitchen in the Fulton County Area! They offer a great space for local food entrepreneurs and a great event rental location for any group or organization. They also sell local baked goods and locally sourced products.

Blessings Primitives offers a wide range of home decor, primitives and antiques. Black Crow candles provides local craftsmen and entrepreneurs a place to display and sell their goods
Shirley Franzoni has gone above and beyond for this community and the Chamber of Commerce Member & Public Relations committee is proud and honored to recognize her and her many businesses as our Chamber Champion.  
Congratulations thank you for your support and hard work in the community!