McAllen Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Edible Arrangements® Franchisee Maurice Welton with 2012 Top 5 Small Business Award


The hard work and dedication demonstrated during this past year has once again earned Maurice Welton, owner of four Edible Arrangements® stores in Texas (McAllen, Harlingen, Brownsville and Weslaco), well-deserved recognition from his local community. Coming off the heels of accepting the President’s Award at the 7th Annual Edible Arrangements Convention in August, Maurice was acknowledged on November 19th with a Top 5 Small Business Award from the City of McAllen Chamber of Commerce.

“I truly feel that this is like the Hall of Fame of businesses, of earning something, in the city of McAllen,” said Maurice. “I can’t say thank you enough, not only to (the city of) McAllen, but to the people of McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, everybody and anybody who has been touched or been given an arrangement throughout the five years. I just want to say thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Representing one of the fastest growing regions in the country, the McAllen Chamber says their Top 5 Small Business Award not only assesses the success of one business within a calendar year, but is truly “held in honor of those businesses, which have been the foundation for the economic growth, which McAllen has experienced over the last several years”.

View Maurice’s inspiring and motivational acceptance speech, as he describes his journey (thus far) with Edible Arrangements®.