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Mastrorocco's Meats with Vincent Mastrorocco

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Mastrorocco's Meats with Vincent Mastrorocco

Jane has the extreme pleasure of interviewing her cousin Vincent Mastorocco on this edition of Voices Of Vision. It's always so cool to see someone you love, do what they were put on the planet to do. In this case, it's making sausage. Vincent has a passion for making sausage and he puts his loving energy into every single batch. His secret family recipe is 100 year's old. Tune in to hear how hard work, dedication and willpower will eventually make Mastrorocco's Meats a household word in the near future. It's Vincent Mastrorocco on Voices of Vision!

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VVincent_Mastrorocco_341302741.jpgincent Mastorocco took over the family grocery business in 1999. He was the fourth generation to run the store. His great grandfather started Mastrorocco's market in 1910. He started working in the store as a 10 year old boy in 1976. His father wanted him to try other things before he settled on taking over the market. He worked in an auto parts store for six months before joining the army. When he returned from the service he began his education in 1989. He started in the meat department but learned all aspect of the business, spending time in all departments. He eventually went back to his favorite, the meat department.

After he took over as owner operator, his father stayed on as his mentor for the next 10 years. All five of his children worked in the store. His grandfather still came to the store each day until his health would no longer allow it. GrandPap was always willing to point out the little things that made the store special and friendly. "Don't forget to pick up all the cigarette butts in the parking lot", while Vinny had to deal with the larger aspects of keeping the market alive. Mastrorocco's Market was always about customer service.

The market was in the small town of Derry, Pennsylvania. and was the largest employer in that town. Vinny was always a pillar of the community. Vinny was a large part of a revitalization group called DARCee. The size of the town and the economy finally caught up with the store. He tried to keep it running for as long as possible. Despite all his efforts, it was forced to shut down last year.

Not wanting to let the legacy to end he started up a new enterprise Mastrorocco's Meats. Vinny was unwilling to be defeated but rather to rise up and make something great out of the Mastrorocco name once again. He took all the traditions he learned as a young man and brought them to his specialty, the meat department The famous sausage recipe is the backbone of the new company. It is mixed in small batches, with the best cuts of pork and spices. The recipe has been in the Mastrorocco Family for over 100 years. The sausage is now being sold throughout western Pennsylvania with the long term goal of taking Mastrocco's Meats nationwide. Please connect with Mastrorocco's Meats on Facebook.


About Jane Asher:

Jane Asher is a natural connector, who got her start in the media world through radio in Michigan in 1980. She soon migrated west and has worked at legendary radio stations such as KTYD Santa Barbara, KGB, KSON and KIFM in San Diego. She was awarded the prestigious Marconi Award for her work at the Smooth Jazz station KIFM in 2005.

She researched, wrote, edited and produced the highly regarded and award-winning public affairs program San Diego Update. The Advertising Council recognized Jane for her continued commitment to effecting positive social change. While Jane's network continued to expand, so did her desire to grow her own business. She branched out into the world of voice over with a home studio in the 1990s. She is currently the voice of Cartier, Ferragamo and Michigan State University's program RELAX-Alternatives to Anger.

In 2010 her natural curiosity led her to expand her knowledge and business again, by including marketing and social media for businesses and non-profits. When anyone asks her what she does for a living she responds; "I connect inspired people with one another, especially those with a desire to help others." Helping to elevate other people is one of her personal passions.

Jane has been involved in many international missions. She is part of a team that has been building homes for the impoverished over the past five years in Tijuana. She has traveled to El Salvador to feed the homeless on a humanitarian mission in 2011. Recently, she traveled to Malaysia to help build a school on Borneo. She was so moved by her visit; upon her return, she raised money to pay for the education of thirteen children in a school in Keningau.

Her vast connections across all media platforms bring a wealth of passionate and empowered individuals to her show. If you are doing something to make this life experience more rewarding for others...she wants to talk to you.