How a Sore Throat Led to a Business
By Emily Overholt
Tim O’Connor had a painfully sore throat — but he didn’t want to gargle with salt water, as he thought it tasted vile.
So — with the help of his wife, January, a nurse — O’Connor created GoGargle, an effervescent tablet made with salt, honey and chamomile.
“This is one of those remedies that doctors and medical professionals and moms and grandmas have been touting for years on what you should do for a sore throat,” he said. “So, realizing there wasn’t any- thing in the marketplace, we decided to find a lab to manufacture it.”