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Transcript for March 29th

Welcome to March 29th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate the untold fortunes of those brave enough to chase the American Dream.  More after the break from our founder, Marlo Anderson.

Rick and Margie Segel founded National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day in honor of Rick’s parents who opened a hat store in 1939 that grew to a 10,000 square foot, $2 million dollar clothing store. It’s as if a mighty oak appeared from the acorn of their dream. Of course it takes a village of support to water that tree, along with their hard work and dedication, but the value it brings to our community is literally priceless.   Today there are over 27 million small businesses in the United States. On National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, may we see the forest for the trees and do our part to keep them going!

The recipe for chiffon cake was a closely guarded secret for years.  While the angel food cake was already popular in the 1920s, Henry Baker feverishly believed he could make a lighter, richer cake. The insurance salesman turned caterer tinkered with ingredients until in 1927 when he stumbled upon the perfect combination of ingredients and methods to produce the light airy richness he was looking for.  Knowing that he had struck gold, Henry offered his services to the Brown Derby Restaurant in Los Angeles which catered to Hollywood’s elite.  Until 1947, Baker was the only person to bake chiffon cakes until he sold the recipe to General Mills for an undisclosed amount and the rest is baking history.  On National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day bake your own bite of gold and enjoy this prospector’s legacy.

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