The beginnings of Brownie & Co. are what dreams are made of. After making brownies for over 20 years for her children’s bake sales; friends and family urged Brownie & Co. owner Karen Cheeks- Lomax to consider starting a business. But it was not until her daughter Camille moved back to New York after graduating from American University in 2011, that she seriously considered this as a business option. Camille, the second of her three daughters gave creative shape to an idea that had been a dream of Karen’s for many years. For the past 2 years, Karen and Camille have given life to Brownie & Co. through their virtual bakery and pop-up shops.

“I am blessed to have my daughter Camille working side by side with me. Her business savvy and expertise in brand identity and strategy. I am fortunate to have the gift of a child as a colleague and business partner.” As a lawyer and the CEO of a non-profit in Westchester, Karen still finds time to do one of the most important things in her career — baking brownies.

"No matter what it may be, it is amazing what one can accomplish with determination."