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Pino Gelato Raises Hope for Animal Rescue Organizations

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., June 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pino Gelato, an authentic gelato company, announced they will continue to provide funds and raise awareness for animal rescue organizations. Pino Gelato gives back 5 percent of its annual sales, every year to animal rescue organizations. Local partners in South Carolina include Maranatha Farm, Palmetto Animal League, Noah's Arks Rescue, and Hilton Head Humane Association. Inspiring customers to get involved in their "Scoop Some Hope" campaign Pino Gelato has focused on spreading the message that animal rescue groups provide care for animals all around the world, and so does Pino Gelato. "Your Scoop of Happiness is Their Scoop of Hope" will encourage the mission of animal rescue organizations joined with Pino Gelato's shared beliefs, so that animals continue to bring Happiness into our homes.



Ramona Fantini, Chairman and CEO of Pino Gelato, has received the 2013 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award and 2013 Enterprising Women of the Year Award. Giving back to the community is a recognized part of both of these awards. Previous awards include 2012 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award as well as selected runner-up in the 2012 U.S. Small Business Administration Person of the Year for South Carolina "in recognition of Pino Gelato's outstanding staying power and innovation." Pino Gelato was the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber Small Business of the Year recipient in 2010. "Pino Gelato sets itself apart by offering each customer 'an experience' and the genuine taste of Italy with every scoop," said Fantini, adding, "We have made a commitment to our company values of respect, integrity, quality, service, sustainability and community."

About Pino Gelato: Pino Gelato is headquartered in Hilton Head Island, SC, and operates under a licensing, rather than a franchising, business model. Pino Gelato is in its ninth year serving customers its signature product that has a wholesome and distinct flavor that only genuine gelato can provide. Using a unique recipe its gelato and sorbetto are made from premium ingredients. Blended with care, Pino Gelato is full of flavor, yet is much lower in fat, cholesterol, and calories than traditional American ice cream. Pino Gelato is a certified Women's Business Enterprise - WBE- and Small Business Administration -SBA (8) - company. For locations, products, and information about Pino Gelato visit www.pinogelato.com.

CONTACT: Ramona Fantini Chairman and CEO, Pino Gelato 843-842-2822

Source:Pino Gelato, Inc.