Brian Howell ’03, owner of the Bee Man Candle Co., is a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards competition. His company produces pure beeswax and bayberry wax candles that contain no metal wick, scents, paraffin or chemical wax fillers.
Howell, who majored in English at Cornell, writes: “I am the young, self-made, hard-working, scrappy guy that used my passion for honeybees to fuel the fire to burn brighter through each failure, every gut-wrenching set-back until the achievement of success. True entrepreneurs are the heavyweight fighters of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness – right?”
Winners will take part in an artisanal fair at Grand Central Terminal Oct. 17 and 18. The grand prize winner will win $10,000 and appear in the pages of December’s Martha Stewart Living magazine. Vote for Howell through Sept. 24.
Update: Howell won the contest.