The owners of the Penny Ice Creamery in Santa Cruz got a telephone call from Vice President Joe Biden last week. He wanted to call and thank them for making a YouTube video about how federal stimulus dollars helped them build a new business and hire dozens of people in the process.
They had a dream of opening an ice cream shop that would sell homemade ice cream flavors. With a loan from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, they designed, built and staffed their new shop, which opened two months ago.
Biden, who said he loved ice cream and wanted to visit the shop soon, also invited the business owners to the White House, and said their store was a “template” for how the Obama administration envisioned the stimulus funds being spent.
(HEAR Biden’s call and read more at Santa Cruz Sentinel)
WATCH their You Tube video below…