• wadestembridge

Colorado LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 Business Leaders

Grateful to be included on the Colorado LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce 40 under 40 list!


Sometimes a closed-door allows opportunity to knock. When he lost his job over the holidays a few years ago, Wade experimented with making chocolates as gifts. What started as a hobby became a thriving small business in 2018. Coco Gusto now ships artisanal assortments nationwide. Its success is a function of Wade’s long experience in marketing, branding, photography, and design. He has worked in the startup, financial, and tech sectors. In his business and personal life, Wade always seeks to give back. Coco Gusto partnered with the non-profit OneTreePlanted to fight deforestation by cocoa farms. Wade mentors youth, including those with special needs, through CASA, Colorado Young Leaders, and Turn Community Services.


Colorado has allowed Wade to be both “out” and “out and about.” He and his 2 dogs are frequent state park visitors.



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