New Retail Brand, Chocolate Chippy, to Offer Animal Related Stationary and Products for Animal Lovers With a Silly Sense of Humor

RALEIGH, NC – May 26, 2015 – Tracy Maniaci has announced the launch of Chocolate Chippy, a retail brand that offers witty and “waggish” animal related stationary and products for animal lovers with a silly sense of humor. The brand is named after Maniaci’s Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Chip, who inspires many of the products and branding for the business.

“I’m one of those people who just loves their dog more than anything else. Chip is a silly Chocolate Lab with an enormous amount of personality and I want to share silly animal related items with all the animal lovers in the world that love animals and humor as much as I do!” says Maniaci.

Maniaci has always been an animal lover and recently became involved with the Launch Program, a year-long intensive for retail-minded artists through the Visual Art Exchange (VAE) in Raleigh, NC. Through guidance of the Launch Program, Chocolate Chippy was born when Maniaci’s passion for animals and design became apparent. This passion, love and talent are present in all the products that Chocolate Chippy offers. Products will range from greeting cards, stationary, and silly animal related items for pets and owners alike, amongst others.

Chocolate Chippy’s products are currently available at the VAE’s gallery at 309 West Martin Street with new inventory unveiled each First Friday and will also be sold in the SPARKcon bazaar in September.

Tracy Maniaci, the owner and designer behind Chocolate Chippy, is a designer and maker who channels her creativity into custom, unique designs and items. Maniaci also owns Autumn Glow Design, a small business that offers creative graphic design services, custom invitations, and handmade items for individuals, businesses and brides through this business.

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