MSNBC Your BusinessMarch 10, 2007
On March 11, 2007 home fragrance brand Chesapeake Bay Candle was featured on MSNBC's Your Business. Hosted by JJ Ramberg, Your Business focuses on America's small business entrepreneurs, featuring profiles, news, business advice, and tips. Chesapeake Bay Candle was selected by MSNBC Your Business ..Continue Reading
March 14, 2017
Trained since 12 to be a diplomat, entrepreneur Mei Xu gave it up and bravely walked a different path. Today she’s at the helm of a US$100 million candle business.March 6, 2017
Twenty-five years ago, when Mei Xu emigrated from China to the U.S., she loved going to Bloomingdale's to gaze at their housewares. She eventually started making candles in her basement with Campbell's Soup cans, an experiment that led to the multi-million dollar company Chesapeake Bay Candle.October 17, 2016October 11, 2016
Many years ago I discovered Chesapeake Bay Candle. At the time I was working at an antique shop. One of the dealers was selling these candles. The scent was amazing and I was totally hooked! Years passed and I never forgot about those candles. Recently while shopping at Target I found them in the scented candle isle. I was thrilled to see these wonderful candles at my local Target store. When it comes to scented candles I can be a bit of a snob.September 9, 2016
Mei Xu, co-founder and CEO of Chesapeake Bay Candle, is recognized by the Washington Business Journal through the 2016 Women Business Awards program. This profile piece highlights Mei's roots in China, her entrepreneurial success story in the United States, and some of the many outstanding contributions as a woman business leader that make her, without a doubt, a Woman Who Means Business.June 20, 2016
For Dean Atlan, a 37-year-old maintenance supervisor at the Chesapeake Bay Candles manufacturing factory in Glen Burnie, two decades in the industry has meant holding a lot of different jobs at a lot of different companies.
The Jamaica-born, New York-raised Atlan worked at Photocircuits Corp., an electronic circuit board maker...February 1, 2016
In this day of constant and instant communication, home designers say they are seeing more clients wanting to hit the pause button. Yoga and prayer rooms, soft lights and soothing paint colors are among the hottest design trends that foster peace and reflection...March 9, 2013
Despite the sequester, the stock market is soaring and at a new record high. The Dow closed at 14,397 Friday -- up more than 300 points for the week. That's about 2.2 percent. Strong job growth in February helped boost stocks. And some of those jobs came from companies making products in America again...