High Noon – June, The Story of Kimmie Candy

Event Series Event Series: High Noon

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Story of Kimmie Candy

Joseph F. Dutra
June 20, 2024 – Noon

Virtual Program. Register: https://events.washoecountylibrary.us/event/11983474

Nevada Historical Society presents High Noon with Neal Cobb, a wonderful history series that delves into fascinating Nevada topics with local experts. Neal Cobb is a passionate historian and honorary curator for the Nevada Historical Society. He loves all things Nevada. Join Neal Cobb and our monthly speakers as we explore interesting topics and join in the audience conversations.

Title of Program: The Story of Kimmie Candy

Summary of Program: The story of the American Dream and how a farmer from Sacramento, California, can have a dream and start a candy manufacturing company, Kimmie Candy in Reno, Nevada.

June speaker: Joseph F. Dutra

Bio: Joseph F. Dutra hails from Sacramento, California where he began his career journey. As a farmer, he excelled in the various agricultural fields he ventured before transitioning into entrepreneurship in the late 1980s. After that in 2000, he was thrilled to pursue a different rare opportunity that happened to him and came up with the concept of establishing a confectionary company; after inputting much work, Kimmie Candy was born.

Joe is community-oriented, as he enjoys giving back to the Northern Nevada community. Ornamented with a dynamic personality, he prefers to take the extra step in staying unique and reaching his aspirations. Creating jobs and an opportunity to encourage the American dream is the driving force behind everything he does.

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Kimmie Candy Company: Kimmie is a confectionary masterpiece, known for exceptional products, including one of the original Sunbursts®, and the prestigious, “2003 Product of the Year” award-winning ChocoRocks®. Dutra blends both his over three decades of experience in entrepreneurial ventures and his explicit knowledge in candy manufacturing business to craft only the finest, purest, all natural chocolate confectioneries in Reno, Nevada.


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