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The Sweet Side of Business: A Talk with Molly Moon's

March 23, 2021 - by Kensey Wentworth

Category Downtown Talks

The Sweet Side of Business

How Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream grew into a regional icon with a mission

In 2008, Molly Moon Neitzel left her career as a nonprofit executive and opened her namesake ice cream store. Thirteen years later, she’s built a regional chain known for excellent flavors and a fierce commitment to fighting for equity, equality and social justice in our community. Hear how Neitzel has grown her business with a belief that you can build success while building up your employees, partners and the places you serve.

Guest Speaker:

Molly Moon Neitzel  |  Founder & CEO, Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream

After a career in the political and music industries, Molly Moon Neitzel followed her passion for ice cream and formed a business with community in mind. She opened her first Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream shop in the spring of 2008, transforming a small space in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood into the beginnings of a phenomenon. She’s since opened nine scoop shops, including a flagship store in Downtown Bellevue, all with the goal of “making the world better one scoop at a time.” The company is frequently heralded for its workplace wellness and nonprofit partnerships, and the ice cream hailed as one of the best in the U.S. by Bon Apetit, Sunset, Food & Wine, and Travel + Leisure.


Patrick Bannon  |  President, Bellevue Downtown Association

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