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Couple brings salsa recipe from home to market with Olympus Fare

With the product demand established, the Pilleras moved production to Lansing-area Incu-Bake. The shared-used commercial kitchen space also came with the expertise and connections of owner Marcy Bishop Kates. The Pilleras said her help was “amazing,” but when Busch’s decided to carry Olympus Fare salsa, and the Pilleras were paying $400 a month to use the Lansing facility only once a week, they knew they had to move.

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Live in the D: Olympus Fare Salsa

Northbound I-275 closed at Michigan Avenue due to wrong-way driver crash Watch Local 4 News at Noon — December 12, 2017 Metro Detroit snow forecast: More snow expected Wednesday Macomb County Sheriff releases video of 4 suspects allegedly attacking deputy in Mt.

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Herculean Effort

When life gives you lemons … make salsa? That’s the recipe Dan and Stacy Pillera decided on after a series of layoffs for Dan. The 2008 recession forced many career changes. After Dan bounced between jobs from then until early 2014, the Pilleras decided it was time to reassert control over their lives.

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Husband & wife start their own salsa business

Stacy & Dan Pillar talk about the success of Olympus Salsa. ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit’s leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investigative reports, sports and entertainment. WXYZ 7 Action News is Detroit’s breaking news and weather leader. Channel 7 – on-air, online at WXYZ.com and always Taking Action for You.

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Holly salsa company wins national awards

HOLLY, MI — A Holly salsa business has been honored with two awards in the recent Fiery Food Challenge Awards in Irving, Texas. Olympus Fare’s Salsa took a second and a third place award in the fresh salsa category during the 2015 Fiery Food Challenge.

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Food competition brings out best of up and coming local talent

Inspiring friendly competition among local foodies while showing off what Flint has to offer was the theme of an event at the Flint Farmers Market Wednesday.All the participants prepared their best items and showed them off to a panel of judges at the Gen

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Exciting things happening for entrepreneurs featured in Mom’s a Genius reports

(WXYZ) – Just more than a year after Shauna and Matt Damman began a Kickstarter campaign to fund their unique idea to let kids and adults play with sidewalk chalk standing up, their product has taken off. Walkie Chalk is now being sold in five national retailers: Toys “R” Us, Michaels, Bed Bath & Beyond, Hobby Lobby and Ace Hardware.

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Michigan salsa rocks in Texas | Valentine at Applebee’s | Pick your bourbon | Craft beer collaborations

Detroit City Distillery in Eastern Market will offer tasting events in February to let patrons decide on which bourbon will launch this spring. Patrons will sample four single-barrel bourbons, each aged in a different way, using local ingredients. Tasters will vote on the “finest cut,” to determine which bourbon will ultimately become the distillery’s Butcher’s Cut Bourbon.

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Olympus Fare Salsa of Holly turns hobby into family business

What started as a hobby has turned into a family business for Danny and Stacy Pillera, a local couple that has gone “all in” with their salsa and specialty food company Olympus Fare Salsa. When Danny was laid off nearly two years ago, the family made the decision to make Danny’s salsa their combined full-time job.

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Couple sells salsa that is inspired by gods

Dan and Stacy Pillera knew they’d be up against tough competition when they started making and selling fresh salsa nearly two years ago. “We’re going up against the largest fresh salsa maker in the country,” Dan said, “and they make it in Michigan and we know we have our work cut out for us.”

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Economy drives mortals to make ‘heavenly’ salsa

GRAND BLANC – Like a lot of working class people, Stacy and Dan Pillera were hit hard by the recession which started around 2008 and struggled for a few years to find their feet in an age when the way business was done was changing all around them.

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Hometown salsa cleans up at ZestFest awards

GRAND BLANC – Local residents Dan and Stacy Pillera have not only recently fulfilled their goal of getting their fresh-made salsa onto local Kroger shelves, but just announced another year of awards which their product has received from the Fiery Food Challenge awards at the annual ZestFest competition in Texas.

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Mid-Michigan salsa maker goes nationwide

(11/12/15) – A Mid-Michigan salsa maker is going nationwide. It’s a big week for the local company and for a couple from Grand Blanc. Hard at work inside the Holly production kitchen for Olympus Fare Salsa is where the Grand Blanc couple is now cranking out 1,000 gallons a week.

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Local entrepreneurs define our ‘American spirit’

What sets this kind of person apart from an everyday worker is a strong determination to succeed in a very competitive marketplace, against all odds.  You’ll find these people leading their own businesses throughout the tri-county area, sometimes starting with nothing but a dream and a hope for the future.