Jul

30

 A fabulous testament to the entrepreneurial spirit was visited by Aubrey and Susan and me during our trip to Pittsburgh. The complex was started by the Smuckers in 1911 as a farm producing swiss cheese where the Smuckers emigrated from Switzerland. It has since grown to a smorgasbord with an average of 500 diners a day, a magic show, a hotel, a bakery and an entertainment complex featuring mini golf and the history of the Amish and the Mennonites. It is worth a visit as all the operations grew out of hard work and ingenious reactions to the changing times. They were hit hard by 9-11 and the recession of 2008 but each time bounced back with new highs in revenues and profits.


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