Michael and Lisa Kittredge

Michael and Lisa Kittredge

Hometown:Leverett, MA

Title:Founder and former owner of Yankee Candle Company

Michael and Lisa are building the traditions of giving.

"When I arrived at HCC, I wasn't sure what my future would be. I found a wide array of courses that helped spark my creativity and gave me confidence to become an entrepreneur and build Yankee Candle Company. Now, the Michael Kittredge, III, Scholarship will give deserving students the help they need to achieve their dreams."

Michael Kittredge's entrepreneurial spirit has carried on to his son, Mick. With Mick's vision and Michael's experience, they have created Kringle Candle Company in Bernardston, MA. This new venture includes a factory store and an organic restaurant that serves locally grown organic food, from the restaurant's own gardens. HCC students from the Capstone Business Class were given the opportunity to perform a case study on the marketing of this unique father and son collaboration.


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