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contents September 2011
13 features 9 Chains Falling 13 Artist Pieces Life Together 17 Man vs. Mountain 21 No One Left Behind 22 The Bison Bicycle Classic
Tim Burg Tina Julich Bob Searl Ken Stafford Mindy Wood
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picking a winner... Recently a question was presented to us on what we thought about how someone could start a business in today’s economy and or how to determine what needs in the economy might need to be filled. Or in the simplest of terms, “what does your crystal ball say about niche business needs in our area?” The answer is of course, it depends. This is the land of opportunity where often a need is met by someone willing to provide a solution. Almost every business in today’s global economy has a need that they want resolved, better, faster and at less cost. The trick is finding out what those items are and determining if you can efficiently and effectively meet that need, while earning a living at the same time. No problemo, right? While we could tell you that the correct answer would be to start an espresso or a diaper delivery service it would only be a guess on our part. We haven’t done our homework to know if either of those would really be viable business endeavors. One could assume these enterprises might make a great business bundling opportunity, as we all know young parents need both diapers and an espresso boost when dealing with babies! Whether that is enough to warrant starting a business that would be profitable is an entirely different story. Similarly if you are looking for the next sure thing you may wish to look around you at your location and at the demographics of that area. Here’s a hint about America. We are aging and we are hard pressed to cram much more into our lives. What can you provide to seniors or those with limited amounts of time that they need and can’t otherwise now obtain? How can you determine what that might be? Possibly you can ask them, or do some investigation of what is being offered to them in other similar sized communities or locations, that they’re not getting here? Whatever you find out might be needed in today’s economy, and one that could be the start of a new business venture, determining what that might be is the challenge. But what isn’t so daunting is what you do to separate yourself from others, once you get ready to launch your business. Your advantages just might be some very basic business practices that separate you from the rest of the pack. While far from a startling revelation, can you be nicer than your competitor? Are you willing to go above and beyond basic service to give your customer outstanding service? Will you provide a friendlier service being sensitive to all of your customer’s costs and time constraints, before your own? Could you engage existing and new technology in your own methods of reaching your existing or new customers? What can you do different that sets you a part from the pack and be their first choice? Yes price is king, but in today’s world service, reliability and execution of the services or products being delivered or rendered is as equally important as anything else. Be different, cause your customer and their needs are changing…. 6
bacon What is it about Bacon that makes us love it? I cant think of any meat with a more distinct flavor or smell that is used in so many different ways. We have bacon for breakfast and B.L.T. ‘s for Lunch. We put bacon on our salads, baked potatoes, burgers, and in our green beans for that extra flavor. If we are not putting bacon on it or in it, then we are wrapping bacon around it. Bacon wrapped Sea Scallops are one of my favorite meals. Chicken livers wrapped in Bacon become Rumaki while shrimp wrapped in bacon and skewered become Shrimp Brochettes. It’s a regular bacon bonanza! The most famous bacon wrapping is of course the Filet Mignon. The bacon wrapped Filet Mignon originated not as a flavor enhancer but rather to make the most use of the whole tenderloin. The tail pieces of the Tenderloin would be butterflied, inverted, wrapped in bacon and skewered to form an additional steak. Sometimes two of the smaller tail pieces would just be put together and then wrapped to form an additional steak. People loved the new flavor and the rest is history. If you’re hungry now and cant wait to wrap something in bacon here is a neat little recipe for some “Mock Filets”. They certainly cant take the place of a nice center cut Filet, but they’re easy to make, taste great, don’t cost $14.00 a pound, and yes they are wrapped in Bacon!
Combine 2 lbs ground beef, ¼ cup finely chopped onions, ¼ cup finely chopped bell bepper, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon Lawreys seasoning salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, 2 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce, and 1 beaten egg. Mix well by hand and pack tightly in the form of patties about 1 inch thick. Wrap the patties with one slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Cook on the grill or bake in the oven at 350 degrees until done. So why do we love bacon so much? Because it tastes great! Or maybe its just as we say, “One of those southern thangs.”
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