he next time the Lord tells you something that concerns me and my work, wake me up so I can talk to him too.
Elma, New York (PRWEB) December 14, 2012
The Made In America Store is adding the finishing touches to their Elma, New York location for the annual “Great Made In America Store Christmas” event. The yearly event hosts live music performances, food catering from Dale’s Rollin’ Smoke BBQ and a chance to meet some of the Made In America Store’s own vendors, including Bubble’s Q Sauce.
Bubble’s Q Sauce is sold at the Made In America Store but the back story involves more than just the typical entrepreneurs spirit. Marion and Linda’s story starts back in 1996 when the couple had made their sauce and ribs recreationally. Linda would constantly remind Marion, or “Bubble”, that “One day we’re going to sell your ribs and BBQ Sauce.” Marion would laugh the idea off as if starting his own business was impractical.
A manufacturing company that knew of Bubble’s BBQ sauce had consistently tried to buy the recipe, to the point where they wouldn’t take no for an answer. That night, Linda prayed for an answer and the lord had told her to establish her own business. Upon telling Bubbles of her divine intervention, he could only reply with “The next time the Lord tells you something that concerns me and my work, wake me up so I can talk to him too.”
Bubble’s Q Sauce really picked up when a local YMCA was looking for vendors to sell their products at one of their events. The rest is History.
The Great Made In America Store Christmas will start at 10am and go until 4pm. The event will be catered by Dale’s Rollin’ Smoke BBQ, where he will be offering his signature Barbecued Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Salt Potatoes and Chicken Wing Soup. Consumers that visit the Made In America Store for the event will be given a chance to win a Christmas tree from local farmer, Berner’s.
The Made In America Store will be presenting Nashville Recording Artist, Ricky Lee. Ricky teamed up with the Made In America Store back in April of 2010 and since then, Ricky has performed numerous Made In America Store events, Country Music Concerts and Charity events. Fans and Made In America shoppers can enjoy some of Ricky’s original songs, Country hits of today and some Christmas jingles.
For the children, the Great Made In America Store Christmas will have live alpacas and Santa Claus is schedule to make a visit. Matt Hannah from ‘Insane Chain’ will be on sight all day long sculpting something special for the holiday season. Matt, with his uncanny ability to sculpt with just a chainsaw, has been at every Made In America Store events. Matt even has some of his artwork for sale at the store.
The Great Made In America Store Christmas will also bring some of the store’s vendors out to display their US made products. Robin Tolsma and Baldwin Hill Farm will all make a presence for the Christmas event. Robin Tolsma, the author of “Everything Changed,” will be doing live book signings and interviews. Bubble’s BBQ Sauce will on site to sample their signature sauce for anyone to try. Baldwin Hill Farms will also be at the event giving samples of their products. Baldwin Hill Farms is known for their Maple Syrup and delicious Maple Candies sold at the Made In America Store.
Back in 2007, Mark Andol had lost a multimillion dollar contract to a Chinese manufacturer at his steel fabrication facility, General Welding & Fabricating. The loss was so catastrophic; Mark was forced to lay off a third of his workforce just to stay afloat.
“It was one of the hardest things I had to do during the holiday season,” said Mark Andol. “Christmas just isn’t the same when you have to lay off your brother-in-law.”
Mark Andol, owner and creator of the Made In America Store, would like to let everyone know there is more to the store and the event than just a time to have fun. Mark makes it known to everyone that visits the store this time of year, it’s more important than ever to buy American.
“A lot of Americans don’t have jobs right now,” said Mark Andol. “If we can all spend just $64 this holiday, we can collectively create 200,000 US jobs. Feel better about your purchases that are American. Not only are you supporting a US based company, you’re saving and creating jobs this Christmas season.”
The Made In America Store is the only brick and mortar store that sells 100% made in the United States products from over 350 vendors. Consumers can visit http://www.MadeInAmericaStore.com or call 716-652-4872 to get more information or shop our catalog of over 3,500 items. Both Active Duty Military Personnel and U.S. Military Veterans receive a 10% discount every day. Followers of the “Made In America” movement can keep updated with the Made In America Store through Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, FourSquare and even their own blog on Wordpress!