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Thanks              From Cliff Prescott, Fat Towels

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From: Joseph of Turnersville, New Jersey
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2007 6:52 AM
To: Bruce Camber
Subject: Mo's

I just watched a program on PBS Small Business School about Mo's business practices. Well, my wife and I were at Mo's in 1975 and in 1999 and the quality does not compare. Their desire for profits totally destroyed the quality of the original Grand Mothers Chowder. I will never go back to Mo's.  I can just buy a can of chowder which has about the same quality. In 1999 there were less clams, cream, etc. ... just a poorer product. Mo's is a great example of a typical American Business, higher price, poorer quality.

Joseph of Turnersville, New Jersey

From: Bruce Camber
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2007 3:50 PM
To: Joseph
Subject: RE: Mo's

Hi Joseph –

May I pass this note along to Cindy?  I think she should respond directly to you.

When we met her in Washington, DC, she was quite humbled; her eyes were overwhelmed with all the celebrations.  She had a sweet humility and her hands were rough and strong. We could feel a basic quality of goodness about her. Oregon’s business advocates couldn’t say enough about her; everybody bragged.  Then, when we went for a visit, we were not disappointed by what we heard from her employees, her neighbors, and the town’s folks.

We certainly do not go back as far as 1975.  Yet, I was born in Boston; and in ‘50s and early’ 60s I spent my summers with Nana up in Bremen, Maine, just off the Midcoast.  Lobsters and chowder simply do not get better.  And, when I had Cindy’s chowder, along with many of her other customers at that time, we all enjoyed it tremendously.

Maybe it wasn’t quite up to her grandmother’s.  I certainly have no way of knowing.  But it was up to my own grandmother’s!

We go to great lengths to find businesses where the business advocates of the area say, “These people are role models for us all.”  That is, they give more than they take; they create jobs, create wealth for their employees and in the community, and make our world a better place. Though that's the simple by-line of this show, it works.  Cindy and Mo’s did not let me down.

You are a tough critic, Joseph.  And, for you and your experience, I am sure you are not being just an old salty cynic or you wouldn’t have taken time to write.  Are there any examples of businesses that thrill your soul?  If so, I would love it if you would nominate them.  Thanks.


PS.  What company makes the best chowder in the world?  Campbells?  Who would be the best judges?  Maybe we should get something going here.

PPS.  I have a confession to make, Joseph.

Bruce Camber 
Small Business School, Inc. (SBS)