Barbara Caveda’s mother was ill and couldn’t work while she was growing up on Staten Island, New York. At age twelve, Caveda left school to go to work and take care of her mom. She says the only thing that made her mother happy was baked goods – cakes, pastries, and especially chocolates.
Today, Caveda is pursuing that passion with a small home business called Barbara’s Chocolates, which she runs out of her own kitchen.
She chose Dayton at random, by pointing her finger on a map. And came here looking for a fresh start.
This week on ReInvention Stories, Briana Ballard, a Dayton native who’s been interested in religion and different forms spirituality from a young age. Ballard owns Anything Under the Moon One Stop Pagan Co-Op in the Belmont business district. She took over the business in March of 2012.
This ReInvention Story was produced by Liz Cambron, Julia Reichert and Sarah Buckingham.