Atlanta Business Radio interview

atlanta_business_radioSusan and Laura Stachler, of Susansnaps, were interviewed on Atlanta Business Radio.

Each Wednesday at 10:00 AM, from their studio in Sandy Springs, Lee Kantor and Amy Otto interview Atlanta, Georgia’s top businessmen and businesswomen to learn what makes them the best at what they do.

This week’s show was about coping with cancer. First up were Laura and Susan Stachler creators of Susan Snaps. Laura is the owner of Laura’s Divine Desserts and she created Susansnap ginger snap cookies as a way for her to help relieve the nausea her daughter (Susan) and her husband were experiencing when they were each going through chemotherapy. Ginger is a natural way to combat nausea. Their story is truly remarkable and their cookies are delicious. Their cookies and story have recently been profiled by Daryn Kagan, Paula Deen and Martha Stewart.

Also on the show was Susan Brown, certified Life Coach, who helps people recovering from cancer. She explained her philosophy in three words…recover, reclaim and rejoice.

The final guest on the show was Terry Lewinson, who runs the Patient Navigator program locally for the American Cancer Society. This amazing program helps patients navigate through the confusion a cancer diagnosis typically brings. A Patient Navigator works with doctors to identify patients who might benefit from this program they then go to the hospital’s oncology floor to proactively meet with patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Listen to the podcast of the show at

Susansnaps: A Good Thing

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

By Jennifer Bratt

Talk about a survival story.

with-martha-stewartLaura Stachler lost her sister, Sue, to cancer in 1977. A generation later, Laura sat with her husband and daughter, as both went through 28 rounds of chemotherapy. Read more

Atlanta Journal Constitution (2007)

by Jennifer Bratt

Laura (left) and Susan (right) with Martha Stewart

Susansnaps: A Good ThingTalk about a survival story.

Laura Stachler lost her sister, Sue, to cancer in 1977. A generation later, Laura sat with her husband and daughter, as both went through 28 rounds of chemotherapy. 

Ken Stachler began his chemo in the spring of 2003. A year later Ken and Laura’s daughter Susan began treatment for Hodgkin’s disease. There were days when father and daughter would sit side by side, receiving treatment.

A tireless supporter to her family, Laura came up with a sweet way to combat the enervating nausea that chemo produces: homemade gingersnaps, rolled in sugar crystals. (Ginger is a natural way to assuage nausea.)

It didn’t take long for word to spread of this special family business, Susansnaps – The sweet treats have garnered all sorts of ink, including a mention in Paula Deen’s Christmas magazine.

Last month, Laura and Susan were honored at the “Martha Stewart Living’s Dreamers Into Doers” gala. A 250-word essay that Susan penned told their story and earned the two a trip to the gala over the weekend of Oct. 22-24.

Laura Stachler was awarded a $1,000 gift from Stewart and $1,000 from Bank of America to put toward the business and a $250 Talbot’s gift card.

A portion of snaps proceeds benefit the Susan Carver Foundation, a non-profit organization benefiting cancer research that is named for Laura Stachler’s late sister. Their motto: “A Snap Today, A Cure Tomorrow!”