No Barriers

Mission & Vision with Kate Merrill

Episode Summary

Our hosts, Erik and Dave, talk with Registered Nurse and small business owner, Kate Merrill. Kate speaks to her experience opening a neighborhood bakery in the midst of a pandemic and her decision to return to her former hospital to help patients with COVID-19.

Episode Notes

Kate Merrill is a Registered Nurse who worked in a Trauma Intensive Care Unit for 22 years before taking the plunge to open her own bakery in Chicago. 

Edge of Sweetness was off to a strong start in 2020, hitting its sales targets and becoming a neighborhood favorite. Then, COVID-19 hit, and after months of adjusting and taking the necessary precautions, Kate and her staff made the choice to temporarily close. 

Kate then answered the call from the Governor for nurse support and return to work at the hospital she had worked in previously, to treat patients with COVID. Since she has been laying the groundwork for her bakery to make a triumphant return. 


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Check out “What’s Within You” to read more of Kate’s story