Chocolatiers attend Chicago conference


Provided photo Doug and Barb Dressman of Esther Price Candies of Dayton and Laurie and Joe Reiser of Winans Chocolates + Coffees of Piqua joined nearly 500 other Retail Confectioners International (RCI) members in Chicago from June 12-16 to celebrate the association’s 100th anniversary.


CHICAGO — Doug and Barb Dressman of Esther Price Candies of Dayton and Joe and Laurie Winans Reiser of Winans Chocolates + Coffees, based in Piqua, joined close to 500 other Retail Confectioners International (RCI) members in Chicago from June 12-16 to celebrate the association’s 100th anniversary.

Both Esther Price and Winans Chocolates + Coffees are multi-generational RCI members and combined, the two local chocolatiers have almost 100 years of membership in RCI. Doug Dressman is a past president of the association and Joe Reiser is currently third vice president and set to be president in three years.

Over the years, both companies have hosted RCI tours and training classes at their facilities and the two couples have become good friends while attending RCI meetings together.

Provided photo Doug and Barb Dressman of Esther Price Candies of Dayton and Laurie and Joe Reiser of Winans Chocolates + Coffees of Piqua joined nearly 500 other Retail Confectioners International (RCI) members in Chicago from June 12-16 to celebrate the association’s 100th anniversary.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_Chocolatier.jpgProvided photo Doug and Barb Dressman of Esther Price Candies of Dayton and Laurie and Joe Reiser of Winans Chocolates + Coffees of Piqua joined nearly 500 other Retail Confectioners International (RCI) members in Chicago from June 12-16 to celebrate the association’s 100th anniversary.