PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pleasantville community recently honored Annette Colasuonno, owner of Lil’ Chocolate Shoppe, as its 2015 Business Person of the Year at Trattoria 160.
The April 27 event was the 17th ceremony to present these awards, whose recipients are selected by the members of the Chamber for demonstrating business excellence, vision, innovation, leadership and community spirit.
Colasuonno opened the Lil' Chocolate Shoppe in 1986 on Manville Road in the building that currently houses the Jacob Burns Film Center.
Lil' Chocolate Shoppe moved to its present location at 15 Washington Ave. more than 20 years ago. The store specializes in making personal, one-of-a-kind designed chocolates for all occasions. Colasuonno works with her clients to create gifts and favors for anniversaries, parties and weddings.
The Lil' Chocolate Shoppe has a selection of classic boxed chocolates and gourmet truffles as well as seasonal and holiday-themed favorites. Colasuonno has instructed children in “Chocolate Making” classes for the Chappaqua, Briarcliff, and Armonk Recreation Departments. She currently supports the Northern Westchester Shelter, Pleasantville Food Pantry and Rosary Hill Hospice.
The Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce presented Colasuonno with a plaque in honor of the occasion. Hosted by president Bill Flooks, Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, the event also featured proclamations from the Village of Pleasantville by Mayor Peter Scherer and from the Westchester County Board of Legislators by Legislator Margaret Cunzio, whose district includes the village.