Foraging a highly successful career as a brand manager and marketing specialist for 8 years, Jessica Canning will embark on the next iteration of her hospitality career as owner/head of operations for Scone City to open in Chicago’s Wicker Park Winter 2015.
Graduating from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York in 2002, Canning, originally from Barrington, Rhode Island, earned an MBA from Boston University. Since graduation in 2006,she has followed a traditional marketing path, working at several corporations throughout the east coast and Midwest. Following two years as an associate brand manager at Hasbro in Rhode Island, Canning moved to Chicago in 2009 for a marketing manager position at Storck USA and then a brand manager at Dyson for two years.
While living in Boston, Canning met her husband Tim Canning. In 2009, the two moved to Tim’s hometown of Chicago. Tim opened up a café and market, Lemon Tree Grocer in Downers Grove, Illinois in 2010. Canning soon became the grocery manager, buyer and, eventually, operations manager of the store.
With the desire to expand their business to downtown Chicago, Jessica and Tim Canning decided to start a new endeavor together: a bakeshop and espresso bar, specializing in an expansive sweet and savory scone menu. Utilizing her years of marketing and experience working on an operational level at Lemon Tree Grocer, Canning is well prepared to take on the challenges of opening and running Scone City.