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Justin Esch and Dave Lefkow have re-invented what it means to be entrepreneurs. The self-proclaimed “bacontrepreneurs” have catapulted their love of bacon into a successful business.
“Everything should taste like bacon; that’s the motto,” Esch said.
Their business began as a joke over drinks. During a lively discussion with friends about their common passion for bacon, the idea for Bacon Salt, a product mixing their two favorite flavors, was born.
The duo, who both had successful jobs at a technology company in Seattle, quit and began experimenting with different flavors of Bacon Salt.
“We took a bunch of bacon and poured in salt,” Esch, 30, said. “Turns out that’s disgusting.”
Once the recipe was perfected, Esch and Lefkow, 35, introduced Bacon Salt, and hickory and peppered varieties, to the market last year.
Watch this story: ‘Bacontrepreneurs’ Building Bacon Empire
The Mars Hill Church in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood is not your grandma’s church. On Sunday, the pastor’s sermon was being broadcast on large video screens to accommodate his laryngitis and the congregants in church were broadcasting on their iPhones.
They weren’t talking, but “Twittering,” typing in brief thoughts or messages for their friends to read in real time.
“How does the service impact them, what does worship feel like to them and its a good way for them to kind of tell their friends what church is about without their friends even coming in the building,” aid Kyle Firstenberg, Mars Hill Campus Administrator.
Twittering goes on throughout the entire service, with the messages, or Tweets, popping up on Facebook pages or the church’s official Twitter page.
Lichlin Payne is from Australia and is spending a year visiting numerous churches around the states.
He enjoys being able to Twitter his religious experience with far away friends, and says church etiquette hasn’t disappeared, its just evolved.
Read more and watch this story: ‘Twittering’ encouraged at Seattle church
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Staff Sergeant Timothy Scott was able to welcome in son, Brody Cole, into the world Friday even though he was a thousand miles away from the hospital.
Scott was able to witness the birth form the frontlines in Iraq thanks to a satellite network.
Watch that story: Soldier Virtually Present For Son’s Birth