Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The other Martha

Martha Olson started the "Sweet Martha's Cookie Jar" company together with her husband Gary and two other partners. This cookie business guru spoke at our weekly Eagan Rotary lunch meeting about their start in 1979, some challenges and the success of building up a hugely popular chocolate chip cookie stand at the annual Minnesota State Fair. And she brought platters of samples! Gregory Foods in Eagan makes their frozen cookie dough for grocery store distribution.



13 comments:

  1. Martha's smile must be as sweet as her cookies! You captured both quite well. Head's Up, Leif. Did you forget about theme day?

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  2. Wow! I'm sure that after more than 30 years she has a lot of stories to tell.

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  3. I need one of dem for my coffee!
    V

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  4. Warum hast Du kein Theme Day Photo gemacht?
    Gibst es in Eagan keinen favorite part for you?
    Oder hast Du es vergessen? Ich liebe chocolate chip cookies...yummy! Herzliche Grüsse von uns:)

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  5. Hun ser "sweet" ut !
    Akkurat som produktet!
    Og jeg er alltid imponert over folk som bygger opp noe nytt, gir arbeid til flere, videreutvikler og lykkes med det de gjør!

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  6. I like this Martha much better! What a wonderful smile, and I imagine her cookies are as interesting as her stories!
    But I'm suffering from sampler envy now.

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  7. Congratulations to this friendly entrepreneur. It is tough starting a business and succeeding for a long time as she and her partners have.

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  8. Martha's smile is contagious...looking at this photo made me smile too. The cookies must be yummy. I'd like to have one.

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  9. This must be your favourite place, right?

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