LORI AND HEZEKIAH POAG – SOMETHING BAROWED
When Lori and Hezekiah Poag got married in 2013, they wanted a candy buffet for their wedding. When they could not find any local business that would do it, their business was born.
The three-year-old candy buffet business, Something BARowed, gives their service to all sorts of events. While weddings are most common, they have also served at baby showers, birthday parties, anniversaries, fundraising events and graduation celebrations.
The sweetness of the business is only rivaled by the couple’s affection for each other.
“Every time we celebrate our anniversary, we celebrate our business anniversary too because it started right after our wedding,” said Lori. “I always like to use the phrase ‘Sweets with my sweet,’ because we are each other’s sweetheart and we do sweets.”
The call to fame for Something BARowed is their candy buffets , themes and color coordination.
“Our candy bars are coordinated with event colors, that’s what a lot of people like,” said Lori. “It’s hard trying to track down different candy colors sometimes so they can just come to us and tell us what their event colors are and their theme. We love a good theme. We’ve done Ninja Turtle candy bars, Peppa Pig, Spongebob, anything you can think of.”
While working with each other is one of the couple’s favorite things, it also provides certain challenges.
“It’s not as bad as people would think,” said Hezekiah. “At the end of the day, we sit down and have conversations about each other and knowing our roles. Not stepping on each other’s toes but knowing what each other is strong in and respecting that.
“Sometimes we look at it as being a date night. During these events, it’s like we’re guests at the wedding as well.”
“We serve candy,” Lori said. “And after that, we serve on the dance floor.”
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