Assemblymember Weber Nominates Spring Valley Dessert Shop "Small Business of the Year"

Friday, July 27, 2018

Assemblymember Weber Nominates Spring Valley Dessert Shop "Small Business of the Year"

Assemblymember Weber Nominates Spring Valley Dessert Shop "Small Business of the Year"

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber nominated SnoIce, an award-winning Spring Valley dessert shop owned by Dianne Manansala and Jayrell Ringpis, as her Small Business of the Year.

“Dianne and Jayrell have seen a need to build community in the Spring Valley and Paradise Hills area,” Weber said. “They have used the success of their business to awaken the community’s creative spirit, help other entrepreneurs and change negative perceptions about the community.”

When the couple opened Snoice, they were delighted by its popularity, but also surprised and unsettled by the neighborhood’s reputation as run down and dangerous. They set about to change that perception.

“We saw so many great people here with so much positive energy and so much potential,” Dianne Ringpis said. “Our goal is to inspire and empower creativity hidden in these communities. We developed a night market as an opportunity to display the remarkable hidden talents of people here. We want them to know they have a lot to be proud of.”

The owners have a commitment to encourage the neighborhood’s entrepreneurial spirit.  Dianne is trained in marketing, and Jayrell, who grew up in Paradise Hills, has extensive experience with business startups.

“We want to use what I’ve learned, having both successful and unsuccessful business ventures, to help entrepreneurs make the most of their ideas,” Jayrell said.

The couple will be honored at a ceremony in San Diego on July 27th.