Moonflower Macarons, LLC, was a home-based baking business located in Aurora, NY, specializing in the French macaron. The owner and primary operator, Theresa Mendez, is a self-taught pastry chef who has worked for several local restaurants and bakeries. In 2018, she began packaging and selling her pastries at area farmers’ markets and events. The commercial space that opened in August 2020 allowed the business the opportunity to sell online and ship nationally, as well as sell direct to local customers from their storefront.

CEDA Specialists assisted Theresa in acquiring a loan from the City of Auburn’s Small Business Assistance Program.

  • Location:  Auburn
  • Project:  $56,500
  • Incentives:  $45,000 loan from Auburn Small Business Assistance Program
  • Jobs Created:  2 full-time