Sponsored by Lane Powell

Talent

| Print |  Email
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Talent.jpg

John Stocking, founder of Endangered Species Chocolate Company of Talent, reached a settlement with the new owners of the company, DZ Enterprises, in December, a surprising end to what looked to become an acrimonious courtroom battle. (See BITTER CHOCOLATE, September 2005 issue.) Details of the settlement were not disclosed but Indianapolis-based DZ, which became the majority owner of the company last year, issued a statement expressing regret about any negative impact on Stocking’s reputation and integrity. “I feel very vindicated,” says Stocking. The settlement also included an undisclosed financial sum and a noncompete clause that doesn’t preclude him from getting back into the chocolate business in the future. Stocking has remodeled the Talent plant into a workout facility for young women athletes, including his daughter, who plays volleyball for Ashland High School.

 

More Articles

5 things to know about veterans in the workforce

The Latest
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
070215-vetsthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

There are more than 10 million former military members working in the United States.


Read more...

No Boundaries

June 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Floor plans embrace the great wide open.


Read more...

Sun set

June 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE

The right sunglasses can protect your eyes and look cool at the same time. This being the 21st century, select shades are socially conscious, too. Portland brand Shwood uses wood and other natural materials and manufactures locally. Founded by Ann Sacks, the brand Fetch dedicates a portion of its profits to animal welfare. But whether you choose classic tortiseshell or aviator chic, please, shed the sunglasses when you walk in the door — and, of course, at night. 


Read more...

Green workplace 2.0

Linda Baker
Thursday, May 28, 2015
IMG 2808BY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR

Reinventing capitalism. Office dumpster divers. Handprints versus carbon footprints.


Read more...

Fixing Oregon’s broken roads

The Latest
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
RUCCostComparison rev4-30BY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

The technology at the center of Oregon’s road usage fee reform.


Read more...

Downtime with John Helmick

June 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Live, Work, Play: CEO of Gorilla Capital.


Read more...

Department of Self-Promotion

Linda Baker
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

061715-awards1Oregon Business wins journalism awards.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS