A good friend of mine at work used to always bring in all sorts of cookies and jerky. I remember looking forward to pizzelle season around the holidays because there was something about them that made them taste just a little better than most. The jerky was fantastic and I probably would have eaten it all if he’d have let me.
Lou always had that entrepreneurial spirit. I remember him talking about wanting to try all sorts of different businesses – a bar, a restaurant, a car wash. But I guess the answer was right in front of him the entire time.
Lou made a decision that the IT field just wasn’t for him anymore and I was thrilled to hear that Lou had opened a bakery in Bridgeville, PA called Traditions Bakery. He slipped me a sample of some of the cookies he’s selling and I can safely say that he’s gained a customer for life. They’re fantastic cookies.
The IT field is a tough one and at any given time you can hear people complaining that they’re going to start their own business and work for themselves some day. It takes a lot of courage to do that and most of the people that complain the loudest never make the move. Lou has the guts to follow his dream and I’m proud of him for it. He’s a great guy that makes great baked goods (and jerky!) and you owe it to yourself to give them a try if you’re in the area.
Get out there and support the little guy that has to compete with the giant grocery chains. You can check out their web site by clicking here.