Candace Riddick is a mother of six and an innovative entrepreneur with several businesses under the Truly Treasure, LLC umbrella. Recently, Candace moved Truly Treasure from New Jersey to Robeson County, North Carolina. The company frequently hosts pop-up events to provide a platform for community members to grow their small businesses.
Candace is one of ten women who received a 2022 Royal Neighbors Nation of Neighbors℠ empowerment award and grant. With the grant, Candace plans to begin a nonprofit organization to expand educational and networking opportunities, offer financial assistance to women entrepreneurs, and host free community events.
Nancy McCoy, an independent life insurance agent appointed with Royal Neighbors, nominated Candace for the empowerment award and grant. “All of Candace’s events and programs are centered around empowering women and young females to pave their own lane to success and create opportunities for girls and women to gather and flourish,” said Nancy. “I have been inspired by Candace’s proactiveness to identify a gap in the community and respond to that need.”
“This grant will allow us to cast a broader net in the community and host more events,” said Candace. “In addition, we will be able to focus more on our young leaders, by boosting their self-esteem through mentoring and education with the goal of opening a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) summer camp for young girls next year.”