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by Clay Moffitt

Fresno, CA – New Fresno business owner LaTricia Adkins won her own chocolate factory — and there were absolutely no Oompa Loompas involved.

Adkins, 25, the new Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchise owner at Fashion Fair Mall, received her “golden ticket” by competing in a business plan competition while majoring in business management at Missouri Western State University. The competition was associated with the school’s applied entrepreneurship course.

As part of the competition, Adkins wrote a business plan along with financial projections and best practices on how to run a business. She presented it to a panel of judges, eventually winning her own business franchise.

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