When I say the name Wrigley, I am pretty sure I know what you are thinking. It is the name of the man who popularized chewing gum, but that is not how he got started. According to Mental Floss magazine, he started in his father’s soap business. As a premium to those who bought his product, he would give his customers baking powder. Then the baking powder got more popular than the soap, so he had to sell baking powder and come up with a new prize. He started giving away chewing gum. That became so popular it became his business—that and the Chicago Cubs.

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A third generation preacher, Mike Shannon is Professor of Preaching at Cincinnati Bible Seminary of Cincinnati Christian University. He has served as a preaching minister, church planter, and college professor. His most recent preaching ministry was at the historic First Christian Church of Johnson City, Tennessee. In his nearly two decades at Cincinnati Christian University, Mike has served as both professor and Dean of the Seminary. He has also been an adjunct professor at Milligan College and Northern Kentucky University. Mike is the author or co-author of several books.

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