Sept. 6, 2013 Reading, MA The Bacci family of Reading, owners of Bacci Chocolate Design of Swampscott and The Chocolate Truffle of Reading, have entered into a financial partnership with The Savings Bank of Wakefield, it was announced today.
The Baccis have refinanced their historic building at 494 Main Street, Reading, which serves as the location of the retail chocolate shop The Chocolate Truffle, as well as the family home.
According to Erin Calvo Bacci, “At a time when small businesses are facing financial challenges, there is a demand for banks that understand the strength and importance of local businesses and what those businesses bring to the community. We are thrilled to work with The Savings Bank, and with their support we can continue to build our business and serve our community.”
Larry Andrews, Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at The Savings Bank said, “The Savings Bank is pleased to support small businesses, and is especially pleased about The Chocolate Truffle. It has been a pleasure working with owners Erin and Carlo Bacci, who make and sell truly amazing products while delivering equally creative and quality driven customer service.”
The Savings Bank
Established in 1869, The Savings Bank is a mutual savings bank with eight offices located in the communities of Wakefield, Lynnfield, Andover, Methuen and North Reading. For more information, please contact Raichelle Kallery, SVP Marketing, at 78-224-5423.
The Chocolate Truffle
Erin Calvo-Bacci and Carlo Bacci purchased The Chocolate Truffle in 2003 and moved the business to Reading in 2006, the same year they launched Bacci Chocolate Design in Swampscott. Erin Calvo-Bacci is a board member of the Retail Association of Massachusetts, and serves on its Legislative Committee. Locally, she sits on the Buy Local task force of the Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce. Currently serving her second year as a Town Meeting member in Reading, she was a member of the Historical Demo Delay Bylaw Working Group, which crafted a local bylaw. She is also president of ECBstrategies, providing small business consulting services.
For more information about The Chocolate Truffle and Bacci Chocolate Design, Inc., please visit thechocolatetruffle.com and baccichocolatedesign.com.