How a family-owned business is giving back to Cache Valley

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LOGAN, Utah (ABC4 News) – One of the largest cheese makers in the nation is located in Logan. If you eat it, chance are you’ve had some Gossner Foods cheese.

It’s a 55-year-old, multi-million dollar – family owned business that is doing its part to help employees, family dairies and the community.

“My grandma and my family strongly believe the reason Gossner Foods has been so successful as it is because we continue to give back to the community and provide good wages for our employees and the best price we can possibly get for our milk farmers,” said Kristan Earl, CEO & President of Gossner Foods.

After working most of her adult life at Gossner Foods, Kristan Earl, the great-granddaughter of founder Edwin Gossner Sr. is now the new CEO and president.

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“All cheese that goes out the door been aged at least 60 days,” said Earl.

And like those who ran the company before her, she is making sure to share with the community of Cache Valley.

“The donation the Gossners made really and truly allowed us to start this project. Without that donation we wouldn’t be able to have this considered,” said Suzanne Eliason, Gossner Cancer Center Oncology Manager.

Gossner Cancer Center Oncology Manager Suzanne Eliason is talking about a recent $2 million donation from Gossner Foods to Intermountain’s Logan Regional Hospital.

The donation now allows patients in Cache Valley to get the same care they’d get in Salt Lake City.

“They can get all their radiation oncology their medical oncology their infusion needs right here in one center and they don’t have to drive or travel especially when they are not feeling well – especially with their cancer treatment,” said Eliason.

Kristan says Gossner Foods made the donation because they have lost five lives to the disease.

 “Our family has really been touched by cancer,” said Earl.

She says her family believes doing business in the community means helping in a community, so in addition to creating nearly 600 jobs and making products consumed around the country, she says the Gossner Family also wants to help Cache Valley families.

“They’re going to see the same medical oncologist team that you would see in Salt Lake or St. George.”

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