SOE Award Recipient
2015 • Hospitality/Tourism
Lynette La Mere
"Every day I am fully engaged, challenged and captivated, getting to create a company and do the work I love. Making jobs for good people, seeing them reach their potential and succeed is a joy."
Starting with one big stockpot, Lynette built her company from the ground up 14 years ago. Eight years later she got her first loan and bought her building that now includes a beautiful commercial kitchen, two-story warehouse, five offices and a conference room all right downtown. Pure Joy Catering is a full-service, special event planning, production and catering company. Their venue website helps local and destination event planners and brides find creative venues in this area. They have always emphasized local and seasonal foods and make everything from scratch.