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The One Who is Passionate & Persistent

Monthly Heroines

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The One Who is Passionate & Persistent

Debora Manusama-Sinaga

Summer is over but my family's craving for frozen treats lasts year-round. With J's allergies to peanuts, bananas, and dairy, we have been very selective in choosing our frozen treats. That's why I was so excited when I found out about the handcrafted, artisan

Savoy sorbet

. 1, because I've had enough of popsciles lol. 2, they're local!


Made with gluten-free, all natural ingredients, Savoy sorbet offers up to 17 unique flavors  (6 of them are available at Central Market!) that are vegan-friendly. To add flavor, they use alcoholic ingredients like potato vodka and rosemary  rosé, although the alcohols are completely cooked off in the production process (so no worries parents, the sorbets are kid-friendly!!). My favorite flavors so far are the


(reminds me of Indonesia!),


(with lime,yum!),

Coco Mo

(coffee), and




Initially, I visited their facility in Irving, TX, just to taste the sorbets and cover how they're made. And I was impressed!

Click play to get a glimpse of the Savoy Sorbet facility (it is baby-friendly! ;)


The sorbets are all made-to-order by an all-girl team who hand-writes all of the flavors on the packaging. And then I thought, "Wait a minute. There's more to the brand than just delicious, quality sorbets. I think I have found my September heroine!"

So without further ado, meet Angela Bates Keepman. A business owner, a mother, a heroine.

What made you want to start running your own business? 

I worked for two major hotel brands in event planning and sales for 10 years. It was time for a change. Once we started a family it was an easy decision. Although it is a lot of work, owning my own business has allowed me to be flexible with a 5 month old. Plus, It’s nice being the boss of myself   ;)


The best part of running your own business : 

The best part of running my own business is having a product that people genuinely love. Our fans are always so gracious and complimentary. Sorbet makes people happy. It's awesome to be in the business of feeding people sweet treats.


The most challenging part of running your own business : 

The most challenging part of running my own business is that there are never enough hours in the day. At any given moment I am feeling guilty about neglecting my child or my business.


The biggest lesson you have learned so far from doing both (mothering & running your own business)? 

The biggest lesson I have learned from doing both is that organization is key. I am a big fan of routine. We strive to stay consistent with our schedules to help us keep sane in the midst of all that goes on.


If you could give 1 piece of advice to people who want to start their own businesses (women/mothers in particular), what would it be? 

My advice to women and mothers who want to start their own business is first and foremost you have to be passionate about what you are doing. Owning your own business isn't easy--there are long hours, there are many hats to wear and sometimes the work can seem thankless. 


You also have to be persistent because guess what--you are going to make mistakes. It is how you respond to failure and the mistakes that can be the deciding factor in whether your business makes it or not.


Your favorite sorbet flavor : Coconut all day :)


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