Monday, June 29, 2009

This just in -- from Owosso BIGGBY!

Lisa said...

This is by far my favorite store...all of the employees know exactly how to brighten your day and make you feel welcome. I drive out of my way most of the time to come to this store, as a business major I can say wholeheartedly that these guys know what they are doing! Keep it up!

This just in -- from Tom www.twitter.com/T_C_B

From a conversation Tom Butz was having with a FB friend :)

Re: Hey...

"Yesterday for dance recital I had my husband pick up Biggby for some of the parents, and let me tell u, it was the ones who are "Starbuck" fan ...they are in love with u now! Yea your company! Even my friend Mary from Grand Rapids was in for a visit and now she says she has to drive an extra 10 min to go to Biggby (she lives in East GR walking distance to DT East and all there is is a Starbucks..hummmmmm...location idea?????) Have a super day!"

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Friends I met at Kazoo SPOT BOB!

Thanks Darrell and Kitty :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Medicine Crow @ Charlotte BIGGBY

He played with Zappa...


Charlotte MI (BIGGBY) Blog

WEST MICHIGAN BUSINESS -- MLIVE

Opinion: Finding the balance in health and wellness

by Bonnie Jean Feldkamp
Wednesday April 15, 2009, 8:00 AM

FeldkampIt's that time of year again. It's the time when enthusiastic New Year's resolutions of January have dwindled down to standing in the kitchen debating between cheesecake and a grapefruit.
We're considering the work wellness programs and the weekly Jenny Craig weigh-ins. Blood work with a low cholesterol reading will save you $5 on your monthly health insurance premium, according to corporate. Yes, it's all very enticing. But at 10 p.m., I'm up against the Moose Tracks in the freezer that the kids couldn't go without.

The articles online boggle my brain. No worries trying to find diet ideas. Just pick your favorite one. It's either an overload on meat or no meat at all. Eat a boatload of fruit, but skip the bread.

Where's the balance?

This is a common predicament, says my friend Patrick Smith. He's a personal trainer. He tells me that he sees two types of people, the exercise addict and the couch potato. He says they are equally unhealthy. The exercise addict runs their body into the ground, and the couch potato will gasp their way up a flight of stairs.

I know that game. I used to rise early every morning to hit the treadmill before waking my daughter for school. My frustrations were pounded out step by step as I jammed to the tunes on my iPod. I ran like I was out to kill somebody.

Who'd have thought the person I was killing was me?

Everything I read said the key to stress relief was more exercise. On stressful days my choices were run until the sweat stung in my eyes or down a shot of whiskey after the school bus drove away with my kid. I was making the healthy choice, I thought.
I liked the impact of a good run, until I woke one day to my knee looking like a big mushy grapefruit. Hey, they say you are what you eat. Now what? I can't run ... good grief, I can barely walk.

I struggled to find balance. I read 25 different opinions on what the word "wellness" really means. Skinny doesn't necessarily mean healthy, and chubby doesn't always mean unhealthy.

Sigh. Instant gratification is the American creed. The Internet is plastered with weight-loss gimmicks for the 30-second attention span of the cyberspace surfer.

Employers seem to care. They want their employees to stick around a little longer, and the capitalist mentality of corporate likes the money saved on insurance premiums, I'm sure. Alabama went so far as to introduce the "fat tax" and workplace weigh-ins.

So let's balance, shall we? Let's pace ourselves as we continue on with our New Year's resolutions. Take a deep breath and look for ways to relieve stress and be well, without blowing out knees.

Motivate yourself with work-place perks, and when you hit the Biggby's drive-thru, order that mocha latte "skinny, skinny," made sugar free with skim.

Do I want that mocha with whip? Of course I do.

That, my friends, is what I call balance.

Bonnie Jean Feldkamp is executive director of the Richland Area Community Center

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

B-Happy -- by Kelly :)

B-Happy by Kelly or Go To her BLOG :)

It’s 8:05am and class has started. Don bought me a coffee…my first one in about a month (I know, down from my weekly addiction…but I’m a grad student, funds are low). I got to the front of the line and ordered my Tall, Skinny Wild Zebra (with whipped cream on top) and a bagel (sliced, toasted, with butter) to go. And the lady at the counter said, “The guy behind you is buying drinks today." I thought she meant for his work…like he’s taking ten drinks to his office. So when she said, “It’ll be $1.67” I replied with, “Are you going to charge me for the drink?”

I know, it wasn’t even 8a at that point. I walked down the counter and asked the lady making my drink, “Who is that guy?”

“Oh, that’s Bob. …The co-founder of Biggby.” He’s also the CEO.

That made my day. Don was going to buy me a coffee but heck, when the co-founder of your favorite coffee place buys my coffee, Don takes a back seat. Sorry hubby…you can have the front seat on the way to the airport Sunday.

I blog because that made my day. I would have loved to stay and chatted with Bob but I had to get off to class…man, this class is definitely getting in my way! First, the wedding, now this… (Note to self:) I guess I should take a hint that summer was never meant for classes.

Bob has a blog: www.behappylounge.com. He also told me there are tons of drinks not on the menu. Why not? I’d probably venture outside of my norm.

Thanks for the Coffee Bob!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

BIGGBY -- Open Mike Night in Shelby (awesome stuff)

Watch it all if you have time or advance to 2:10 and listen (you'll love what you hear) :)