BIGGBY COFFEE TO BE HONRED AT REGIONAL GROWTH CELEBRATION IN LANSING
BIGGBY COFFEE TO BE HONORED AT REGIONAL GROWTH CELEBRATION IN LANSING
Company honored among three other local businesses by the Lansing Chamber of Commerce
EAST LANSING, MI., Oct. 31, 2011 – The fastest growing coffee chain in America, BIGGBY COFFEE, will be honored by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce at the sixth annual Celebration of Regional Growth on Thursday, Nov. 10.
BIGGBY COFFEE is among three other mid-Michigan based businesses to be honored including, Dowding Industries, Gillespie Group and Air Lift Company. The celebration is part of the monthly Lansing Economic Club luncheon and is held at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.
“The Celebration of Regional Growth has clearly defined itself as the showcase business and economic celebration for the Greater Lansing region,” LRCC President and CEO, Tim Daman, said. “The four organizations deservedly being honored this year join an impressive list of 32 businesses that have been recognized the past five years and have combined to invest more than $1 billion in our region.”
Along with being ranked as the fastest growing coffee chain in American by CNBC, BIGGBY COFFEE was also recently named a top 30 food franchise based on franchisee satisfaction, by national independent research firm, Franchise Business Review.
“The success of BIGGBY COFFEE all started right here in East Lansing and it wouldn’t have been possible without the continuing support, positive outlook and the devoted individuals in our community who support small businesses like BIGGBY,” Bob Fish, CEO and co-founder said. “It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized by the Lansing Chamber of Commerce and to be celebrated alongside very successful area business such as, Dowding Industries, Gillespie Group and Air Lift Company.”
About BIGGBY COFFEE®
East Lansing, Mich.-based BIGGBY® COFFEE opened a single store in March of 1995 based on the founding principle that coffee-lovers and the coffee-curious alike would benefit from a less pretentious approach to the standard gourmet café paradigm. BIGGBY COFFEE introduced connoisseur-worthy drinks with pronounceable names like Teddy Bear and Caramel Marvel, and barista staff surprised guests with simple gestures like free kazoos and bouncy balls for no other reason than to brighten their day. The “Big ‘B’” on the orange background caught on, and today BIGGBY COFFEE has 136 cafes open or under contract across six states including: Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Texas. For more information, visit www.biggby.com.