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Join Tamara Eckles' dessertpreneur and founder of Jem of the South, a dessert media company, for Jem of the South Radio. Jem of the South radio is dedicated to giving a voice to small business owners who are carving out their niche in the billion dollar dessert industry.

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How do you find your voice and express yourself when you are the youngest of seven children? The answer: You take a lifelong passion and turn it into a sweet, artistic success! Pastry Chef Padua Player is as dedicated as they come and he... more

Alisha Nesbitt, is owner of Enchanted Events of Atlanta and the co- owner of Enchanted Blu Events. Enchanted Blu Events is a full service event planning, fundraiser organizing, and corporate meeting/team building planning company.... more

Jem Radio welcomes Nichelle Stephens as our first guest for 2013! Nichelle is a Southern girl who lives and works in Brooklyn. She is the co-founder of Cupcakes Take The Cake, the most popular blog about cupcakes. She is also the local... more

It all started with grandma's sweet potato cheesecake and her secrets to successful baking. During those precious moments, Shawn Brown discovered her natural artistic ability to revitalize a simple cheesecake recipe. Thus forming... more

What do you get when you combine the joy of childhood with the sophisticated tastes of gourmet desserts? Sweet Acre Farms Gourmet Caramel Apples. From pecan and chocolate to peanut butter cup to baklava apples, Sweet Acre Farms... more

Melissa Johnson is the Founder and Editorial Director of Best Friends For Frosting. A self-taught baker, she used the experience she gained from working at three different bakeries to launch Best Friends For Frosting, making her the... more

Ardra Tippett has been baking professionally for 10 years and was originally inspired by her Madear! Her Madear or grandmother used baking as a way to mend fences and bring people together. Her grandmother taught her that there... more

Santresa Glass is the owner and creative visionary behind Magnolia's Sweet Haven, LLC, an epicurean delivery dessert boutique that specializes in individual cheesecakes, chocolate covered strawberries, wine infused cupcakes, and... more

~ From Ballet Slippers to Banana Bread ~ After owning a dance studio for 12 years, Lisa Gunderson decided to hang up her tutu so she could be home with her two year old daughter Emily. A year later, Hannah arrived and soon... more

When Kevin and Robin decided to take on the big world of small batch fudge, they took it by the Texas horns. That means they weren't not messin' around with any of that rinkydink prissy fudge. So, they decided to fill er up. Way up.... more