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October 10, 2013

Hot off the shelves: Logan native's sauce hits local store

Logansport native's hot sauce hits local store

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The mild sauce, introduced in July, has larger sales than any of the hot sauces, Richey said.

Richey, who lived in Logansport for 20 years, graduated from Logansport High School in 1974. He and his wife were high school sweethearts. Richey and Joni left Logansport in 1987 to begin pastoring full-time. They are now at Calvary Assembly of God which also has a Christian school, Calvary Christian Academy. Joni and Richey have two daughters and four grandchildren.

During the past two years, Richey has learned plenty about business.

“I’ve learned it takes a lot of legwork,” Richey said. “It involves more than store-to-store contact. There has to be a call, a follow-up and then demos and various other steps.”

Richey advises that the craft market is exploding and ready for products. People in the market want unique, exciting items, he said.

“There really is a viable market,” Richey said. “Start-up takes a significant amount of money and time and if you can’t have fun or survive on fun, then stay out. It really can be done. Don’t be afraid to try.”

Information on Richey and the OMG Hot Sauce collection can be found on the product website, omg-hotsauce.com, or Facebook page at facebook.com/omghotsauce.

Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or amie.sites@pharostribune.com. Follow her: @PharosAES.

Learn more about OMG Hot Sauce WEBSITE: omg-hotsauce.com FACEBOOK: facebook.com/omghotsauce

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