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5 LOCAL COUPLES | Jeff & Janet Sorensen of Naperville



OWNERS OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY SHARE ON LIFE & LOVE

NAPERVILLE–Jeff and Janet met as accountants at Encyclopaedia Britannica in downtown Chicago. They were married in Janet’s hometown at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Streator, IL in 1995 and honeymooned in The United Kingdom.


Although they have continued working as full-time CPAs, they have also been active members of the community and supported their children’s organizations throughout the years, beginning with being board members of Hobson Co-Operative Nursery School, Neuqua Valley Theater Parents Association, and Neuqua Valley Orchestra Parents. Janet is also a current board member for Sharing Connections, which is dedicated to helping individuals and families in crisis providing needed furniture, household items, clothing and more.


With a little more time on their hands now that their kids, Jack (23) and Catherine (21) are grown, Jeff and Janet saw a business opportunity that connected their passion for serving the community while giving back to the city they love, and purchased Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in south Naperville in 2021.


“We were in awe of the reach this business has in the community and wanted to ensure it continued,” Janet shares. “We have been especially touched by the regular customers that visit…their stories touch us, and it’s an honor to serve them with great products.”


The couple uses their shared sense of humor, love for laughter, and common core values to complement their personal and professional lives while immersing themselves in family, friends, faith, and franchising.