Washington, D.C. — This week, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, named Two Peas Cafe of LaBelle, Florida as the U.S. Senate Small Business of the Week.
Rubio released the following video message to congratulate Two Peas Cafe as the Senate Small Business of the Week. A broadcast quality version can be found here.
“As Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, it is my pleasure to honor Two Peas Cafe of LaBelle, Florida as the Senate Small Business of the Week.
“Growing up in LaBelle, childhood friends Deborah Klemmer and Vicki Reynold worked for Deborah’s grandmother, Ella, in her restaurant Flora & Ella’s. After Flora & Ella’s closed in March 2011, Deborah and Vicki were determined to carry on her legacy, and they founded Two Peas Cafe in August 2013.
“Two Peas Cafe carries on the tradition of Flora & Ella’s famous homemade pies, as well as their original southern-style recipes. In addition to being a community staple, Two Peas Cafe is dedicated to giving back to their community.
“Deborah and Vicki recently organized a Relay for Life team to raise money for the American Cancer Society. At the LaBelle Relay for Life event this past March, the Two Peas Cafe team raised more than $20,000 and they placed second in the race!
“Deborah, Vicki, and the entire team at Two Peas Cafe demonstrate the tremendous power of determination and community involvement and serve as a great example to us all. And so I am proud to honor Two Peas Cafe as the Senate Small Business of the Week.”