BIGGBY COFFEE WELCOMES U.S. SENATOR STABENOW AND SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR KAREN MILLS TO COMPANY HEADQUARTERS


BIGGBY COFFEE WELCOMES U.S. SENATOR STABENOW AND SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR KAREN MILLS TO COMPANY HEADQUARTERS
Leaders meet Monday to hold roundtable on small businesses as the driving force in Michigan’s economy

 

EAST LANSING, MI. August 25, 2011 – BIGGBY COFFEE is happy to welcome U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and U.S. Small Business Administrator Karen Mills to company headquarters on Monday, Aug. 29 for a press conference highlightingMichigan’s small business community as the backbone of economic growth and job creation in the state.

 

“Small businesses are the economic engines in our state, creating the majority of new Michigan jobs. Creating an environment where Michigan small businesses can flourish is one of my top priorities…” Stabenow said.

 

Bob Fish, BIGGBY COFFEE CEO and Co-founder, will join Stabenow and Mills, along with Rob Fowler, President and CEO of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM). Fish is also a member of SBAM’s board of directors.

 

“Small Businesses like BIGGBY COFFEE appreciate Senator Stabenow for cutting the red tape and providing an environment for small businesses to grow and succeed,” Fish said. “We are also grateful for the support from the SBA because they are instrumental in providing financing, among other services, to many of our franchisees, allowing BIGGBY to grow.”

 

Stabenow and Mills will hold media availability beginning at 11 A.M., followed by a roundtable with Fowler and small business owners starting at 11:20. The Roundtable will provide the opportunity to discuss ideas and plan action needed to spur small business growth in Michigan. (This meeting is closed to media).

 

“We are very excited to be participating in this event as BIGGBY COFFEE is one of Michigan’s great small business success stories,” says Fowler. “Entrepreneurs like Bob Fish are who power job creation in Michigan, and we look forward to providing input to Sen. Stabenow and Administrator Mills on how the federal government can help foster further job growth in the future.”

 

WHEN: MONDAY, August 29, 2011

11:00 A.M.—Media Availability

11:20 A.M.—Roundtable (Closed to media)

 

WHERE: BIGGBY COFFEE Headquarters

2501 Coolidge- 3rd Floor, Suite 302

East Lansing

 

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 surprises 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 135 cafes open or under contract across seven states including Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Texas.  For more information, visit www.biggby.com.