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Community Highlights: Meet Shannon Smith of Just us Seasonings

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shannon Smith.

Hi Shannon, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I started my business because I have a daughter with SMA (spinal muscular atrophy). I needed a way to be there for her while making a living. I loved to cook and needed a way to incorporate that into my lifestyle. I was doing cooking videos for youtube and had an idea to come up with a seasoning line. I came up with a seasoning and breading line called Just Us Seasonings.

Can you talk to us about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
My road was pretty smooth when I decided to step out on faith and work my business full time. Most of my challenges came from a lack of funding, but I still had everything I needed.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Just us Seasonings?
The name of my business is called Just Us Seasonings. We have chicken and fish breading song with seasonings and olive oils. We have a seasoning shop located in Belleville, Illinois. My readings are also on,, and

Have you learned any interesting or important lessons due to the Covid-19 Crisis?
I learned that you have more than one avenue to reach your customers.

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