Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday Giveaway 2009 Update Part 2

If you haven't checked out my Holiday Giveaway 2009, do it now! The giveaway ends this Sunday night. Please leave all comments for the giveaway on the original giveaway post. Follow the link above.

Let's talk about a few more companies that are supporting this great giveaway. I have received some great products that I'm really excited about sharing with you. The following three companies have a little extra special significance for me. All three are local to where I live. I believe that there are so many companies in our own communities that need our support to thrive, thus making our towns and cities stronger.

KAI USA is the parent company to several knife and cutlery brands such as Shun, Kershaw, and ZT knives. They are located in Tualatin, Oregon, just a short drive from my house. Shun knives, pronounced "Shoon," are known around the world for their strength, durability, and exceptional quality. You can read here about Shun's construction and comparison to German cutlery.

Laurel's Sweet Treats is a dedicated gluten free small business located in Tigard, Oregon. I first met the owner Laurel Hutton about 9 or 10 years ago when she was selling gluten free mixes and baked goods out of her home. Laurel was diagnosed with Celiac in 1995 and soon after began developing gluten free mixes to replace treats that she was no longer able to enjoy. Laurel has since moved the business out of her home and now sells her gluten free mixes online and in many local stores in the Portland area including New Seasons Market. Laurel also has a dedicated gluten free bakery at her shop in Tigard that bakes fresh cookies, cupcakes, and hamburger buns every Saturday.

Sea Salt Central is a Portland, Oregon based company specializing in retail and wholesale cooking and bath salts from around the world. Sea Salt Central carries over 250,000 pounds of salt ready to be shipped from their Portland location. Their mission is to bring the finest and healthiest sea salts from around the world and make them accessible and affordable for the average consumer. Please visit Sea Salt Central online and check out their impressive inventory.

I'll be back with profiles of the remaining companies participating in my giveaway. Don't forget to check out my original Holiday Giveaway post for a chance to win something great.


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