Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The real deal....Opening Day in Fenton, with Laurin!

This unedited video reflects the passion and energy that our operators have.

For Laurin, this is a dream come true...but this dream was full of obstacles...none of which stood in her way. Laurin was approved as a franchisee based on our belief in her steadfastness....it is with great fondness that I have the opportunity to conduct this interview...it is with honor that I stand in front of her on opening day.

Congratulations Laurin...you know who you are, and we love it!


Anonymous said...

YOU ROCK! Congrats! You'll do great.
Mary H

Anonymous said...

Laurin - I got pretty choked up reading Bob's entry. "Those of us who travel further than the obstacles will know a different kind of life from that time on." Enjoy and celebrate this awesome accomplishment - I'm honored and proud to work with - and for - you.

The Butz Clan said...

Laurin - the same determination that got you to opening day will be the determination that will make you a GREAT owner!

Proud to serve you and couldn't be happier for you!

Anonymous said...

Great doesn't even come close.... You are inspiration and proof that if you want it bad enough... You will do whatever it takes! I love what you have done and know you will only get better with time. Look out world... Her she comes! The bar has been raised on our standards! Congrats and good luck! See you Saturday with the entire Haworth clan! We can't wait! Cathy

Lady Di said...

Barista Lady Di here
from above the 45th....

Congratulations and best wishes. Hope you all have as much fun as we do Up North.
Best of luck to you each and every day.

Much BIGGBY love,
Barista Lady Di
above the 45th

Tony said...

Laurin -
You're the best!! All of your hard work and determination paid off. BIGGBY COFFEE would be lucky to have more franchisees like you.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to my Big Sister!! Laurin, you have traveled a very long path and right now we could not be more PROUD OF YOU!! Russ, Meg and I really wish that we could have been there for your big day, but once we come back home..you can bet that we will make a bee line to your store, not only to get some Great Coffee, but to also get a supply of some Ground to take back to Oregon with us!!

Love always, Terri, Russ and Goobet

JD said...

Well, it sounds like Opening Day was huuuuuuuge! That's great, and I guess no big surprise given the mob scene we had during the last two days of training week when we were giving away free drinks to give the trainees practice...boy did they get practice!

Congrats Laurin and Chris, you deserve it! -Jeremy

Anonymous said...

Bob St. Mary's Health Care (SMHC) and the Diocese are creating a green space mall across from SMHC in Grand Rapids. Small shops will be in the development across the street from SMHC. How about a Biggby Coffee? I am a great fan of Biggby and go there ALL the time. I work at SMHC and I was hoping this might be a good location for another store for you.

BIGGBY BOB said...

smhc, I'll pass it on to Sandy Green (real estate guru) and the GR operators...thanks!

Anonymous said...

Congratulation on your opening! We now know the "pain" of the interview! Best wishes for a busy summer!

Tammy and Julie
manager training classmates
Big Rapids franchise

KSHAIR said...

Laurin! What a surprise!! I was browsing the website and saw your video. Congratulations girl! Good luck and come see me again for your hair!!
Karen in Holt