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Janean Chun

Hugger Reunites With Obama At Florida Rally

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 10.25.2012 | Small Business

Scott Van Duzer, the owner of Fort Pierce, Fla.-based Big Apple Pizza and otherwise known as the Obama hugger, struck again this week. This time, h...

WATCH: Obama Bear-Hugger On HuffPost Live: 'I Don't Regret Anything'

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.15.2012 | Small Business

Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza, spoke to HuffPost Live on Friday about the backlash that's come from bear-hugging Obama earlier this month....

Janean Chun

Obama Hugger Sees A 'Huge Bump' In Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 09.13.2012 | Small Business

Business is thriving at the Big Apple Pizza shop thanks to owner Scott Van Duzer's now-infamous bear hug of President Obama. Sales at his Fort Pie...

Obama Bear-Hugger Gets His Hands On A Fellow Obama Hugger

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.14.2012 | Small Business

Just when you thought Scott Van Duzer's 15 minutes of fame were up, the Obama bear-hugger has struck again. This time, former Governor of Florida C...

Anderson Cooper Gets The Bear Hug Treatment

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 10.04.2012 | Small Business

Bear-hugging POTUS: check. Bear-hugging your favorite journalist: double check. As we called it, Anderson Cooper was next in line for one of Scott ...

Scott Van Duzer, Obama Bear-Hugger, Gets Embraced By Media

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 09.11.2012 | Small Business

Just a few days ago, Big Apple Pizza owner Scott Van Duzer was known around Fort Pierce, Fla., mostly for his pizza and his work raising awareness for...

Obama Bear-Hugger's Business Takes Hit On Yelp

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.11.2012 | Small Business

Now there's yet another way to lower your business’s rating on Yelp: bear-hug the president. Scott Van Duzer, a Republican and the owner of Big A...

PHOTO: Obama Gets Picked Up

Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

In Florida for his bus tour on Sunday, President Barack Obama made an unannounced stop at Big Apple Pizza and Pasta in Ft. Pierce. There, the shop's o...