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...and there sat the ice cream maker I'd just ordered from Amazon

Born in Chicago, raised on the West Side's North Lawndale neighborhood, Ida's career started as an insurance broker, transitioned as a Business Banker for JP Morgan Chase, then Branch Manager for SunTrust in GA. Missing her family and friends, she moved back to Chicago, and in just a few years, her life would never be the same.

 

After being laid off during the pandemic, Ida reimagined her entrepreneurial skills - unclear about the next step - took one look over her shoulder, and there sat the ice cream maker she had ordered from Amazon.  The purchase sparked initially by introducing a fun, new way for her and her family to enjoy the summer. Ida took her AMAZING cooking skills and applied them to making everyone's favorite dessert - ice cream! - and in 2020, Ida's Artisan Ice Cream and Treats was formed. 

 

Ida hasn't stopped here, she uses her business as a conduit for change, and introduced Ice Cream Social...Awareness:

 

"I want to be able to shine a light on that community and empower people and show what good can come from Lawndale because we have a bad reputation. There's high poverty and high crime, but there's a lot of outstanding people in that community that need a chance or some sort of motivation."

 

 To order Ida's Artisan Ice Cream, click here or call / text (773) 610-0369