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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

Thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of a third-generation Italian family, customers can now enjoy the wonderful Colosimo's European Market & Deli in Sandy.

Grandpa Ralph Colosimo was a master sausage maker. His sons, Gale and Ernie, carried on that proud tradition, and their store in Magna continues to be a magnet for those who relish the wonderful sausages and meats produced in their small factory and deli.

Gale's sons Paul, Joe and Larry marveled at the loyalty of the Colosimo customers. People would drive to Magna from all over the area to buy the Italian sausage and the chorizo, the bratwurst and the wine sausages. Following their father's example and recipe for success, the boys decided to open their own store.

Colosimo's European Market and Deli opened in March of 2004. It was an immediate hit. Today, the store makes 35 different kinds of sausage. I took home some skinless bratwurst, breakfast sausage, meatballs and Italian pasta sauce, and my family loved it all.

The store sells imported olive oils, pastas, olives, cheeses and great breads. Within the deli, you'll find a sit-down restaurant section where you can enjoy salads, calzones, pastas and sandwiches. In addition, in-house pastry chef Cynthia Uberty makes wonderful tiramisu, Italian cookies and chocolate tortes. And her carrot cake tastes delicious!

Ralph's grandsons are actively moving into the wholesale side of the business. They can produce more than 50,000 pounds of sausage each month. And sausage makers all over the world now use a marvelous machine invented by the boys' dad, Gale. More than 4,000 of these machines have been shipped to satisfied sausage makers.

Grandpa Ralph, Grandma Rose and son Gale are now gone. But their spirit is unmistakably present at Uncle Ernie's Colosimo's in Magna and the grandsons' store in Sandy.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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