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Gelt For Grown-Ups: Chicagoan Virtually Abandoned Medical Field To Create Artisanal Chocolate Treat

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Story by Justin Breen, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago:

LOGAN SQUARE — Three years ago, Edgewater resident Heather Johnston was a successful pediatrician at the University of Chicago, where she worked in a hospital clinic, was an assistant professor on track for faculty status and helped direct the medical school program.

But Johnston in 2010 virtually abandoned the medical profession to start a fine chocolate company — Logan Square-based Veruca Chocolates — despite having no background in how to run a small business and a minute amount of experience creating chocolates.

Her business has since gained national recognition for its Gelt for Grown-ups chocolates, but some wondered what she was thinking.

Read the whole story at DNAinfo.

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