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Jovial Foods, Inc. was founded by husband and wife team, Carla Bartolucci and Rodolfo Viola, who have always been passionate about food, farming and traditions. After discovering their daughter’s health issues were related to gluten sensitivity they embarked on a journey to use their professional skills in the organic food industry to go beyond organic and concentrate on high-quality gluten-free foods. Twenty-years later Jovial Foods, Inc has gone beyond just grain-related products, introducing lines of canned beans, tomatoes, sauces and more that complement their ever growing line of delicious organic gluten-free and Einkorn wheat products.
With this growth came challenges, one of them being the need for an expanded headquarters. Long time Savings Institute Bank & Trust customers, Jovial Foods, Inc. reached out to commercial lending expert Mark Light for assistance. The Bank was able to meet the business’s unique needs with a Commercial Construction Mortgage.
From Left to Right: Carla Bartolucci, Founder/Owner, Jovial Foods; Kathryn Tracey, Branch Manager, Savings Institute Bank & Trust, Mark Light, Commercial Lender, Savings Institute Bank & Trust.
“Savings Institute Bank & Trust has been there for us through the years, and when we needed room to grow they were able to help us. It’s amazing that we can continue our mission of delivering the best organic and gluten free foods directly from Italy here to the United States,” stated Carla Bartolucci, founder of Jovial Foods, Inc. and Bionaturae.
Savings Institute Bank & Trust is proud to be able to help Jovial Foods, Inc. accomplish their mission of allowing those with gluten sensitivity to enjoy delicious food again. Is your business considering a business loan to finance growth? We’d love to help you, too. To learn more, start by contacting Mark Light at 860-576-2623 or by email.
Mark Light provides commercial mortgages, term loans, lines of credit and small business loans in our Willimantic, Mansfield, North Windham, Hebron, Lebanon, Colchester, East Hampton, and Canterbury branches along with their surrounding territories. Mark has more than 19 years of banking experience in commercial relationship management. Mark is involved in the Willimantic community as Treasurer of Willimantic Renaissance Inc. Mark lives in Coventry, CT, and can lend to any business in the state.