John’s May Musings

REX Roundtable, if you are not aquatinted with this organization, you should be. Will Phillips the founder of REX Roundtable has written a brief blurb on what to expect from entry-level employees coming into the workforce. I believe you will find his content of interest.

Since joining the REX Roundtable family (as a vendor), I can’t say enough good things about the organization. The quality of clubs, the owners and managers, all with the purpose of helping each other and improving their clubs. The transparency of the REX members is truly inspiring. I encourage you to go to their website ( www.rexroundtables.com ) to learn more.

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Petra Towels – Essentials

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PetrA-1 is uniquely positioned as a manufacturer and distributor of our own linen products.  These products include bath, hand and wash towels, bar mops, sheets, blankets, aprons and various other items.   Our owned and operated manufacturing allows us to develop specialized, dedicated linen programs for our customers.   Through our various Golden Mills lines which include Classic Terry, Golden Camelot, Golden Jewel, Golden Cam and Golden Touch, we are able to offer products for various uses and budgets.  Each line offers a consistent, quality product which is governed by strict quality controls.    These products are distributed through our nationwide two-day delivery network and stocked in seven warehouses.       Continue reading “Petra Towels – Essentials”

Chocolate Equals Happiness

 

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by John Anderson 
Proprietor, Woodhouse Chocolate

My wife and I make chocolates for a living. In and of itself there is nothing strange about that, but while most chocolate companies are generations old businesses, prior to 2002 we had never made a chocolate in our lives. Not only were we going to hand make Belgian style chocolates (the most challenging in the world), but we were going to need to charge many times what Americans were accustomed to paying for them. So, what’s a couple to do? We started by making the deal that she would make the chocolates, and I would do everything else; an almost even split. My wife Tracy, a professional chef, spent the better part of two years learning the craft through training in Montreal, travel to Belgium to deconstruct their chocolates first hand, a great deal of reading, and, of course, a lot of trial and error. At the same time, my father-in-law and I gutted an 1890’s building back to stone and mud to build our store and kitchen. With that, we threw our doors open in April of 2004 hoping to succeed. Continue reading “Chocolate Equals Happiness”