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Meet a Business: River City Flame Sauces & Rubs

Meet a Business is a new series featuring the person behind some of your favorite locally-owned businesses. 


What is your name?
Paula Horne

What's your hometown?
Williamsburg, VA

What is your business name?
River City Flame Sauces & Rubs


How many years have you owned/managed your business?


What did you want to be as a child?
An adult! :-)

What is the most popular item you sell?
Hot sauce; Cherrywood smoked sea salt rub

What local business can you not live without?
Hunan East Chinese Restaurant

What's the first thing you do every morning to set the tone for your day?

What tool, object, or ritual could you not live without in your workday?

How did you come up with the name for your business?
Original name was Chilli Richmond, but a certain restaurant took offense. :-) I came up with the name through the help of a marketing firm when I needed to rebrand.  I like River City Flame even better.

How did you get the idea for your business?
From making my sauce at home and having it become popular with friends & family.

What does the world need more of?
Compassion and a love of God!

What's your favorite thing to do in Richmond when you're not in your business?
Meet friends for a meal at a favorite restaurant

What's your hidden talent?
Interior Design

What was the first concert you ever attended?
Earth, Wind & Fire

What do you love most about Richmond?
The Northside! The old homes; Crepe Myrtle trees; the green! You feel as though you're in the country but only a couple minutes from downtown.

What's the best thing about being a local business owner?
Meeting others in the same business and sharing trials as well as joyous moment along with collaborating together.

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