Escanaba Native Matt Marenger to Open JO TO GO Coffee® on Lincoln Road
Green Bay, WI-- This isn't going to be your typical press release. I just hope you'll bear with me as I explain why.
As a publicist for a rapidly growing company, it's my job to place our franchisees and everything JO TO GO Coffee® related in the best possible light. I am the ultimate cup-is-half-full person in our office.
So when the Marketing Director pulled me aside and gave me the contact information for our newest franchisee way north up in God's Country, I began to hone the interview questions that I hoped would help me hit pay dirt, which for me is the details that would help me publicly celebrate all things Matt Marenger and JO TO GO Coffee®.
But--funny thing--every time I asked Matt about his accomplishments, he shifted the focus from himself.
He talked about his Dad's career as a successful small businessman selling farm equipment when I asked him about his motivation to open a sporting goods store as a senior at Escanaba Area High School. Many of you may be familiar with Mr. Bike Ski and Fitness. Like the name? Matt came up with it when he was eight years-old.
When I asked him the secret behind twenty-one years of business growth and success, he spoke with gratitude about the Escanaba community that cheered on an eighteen year-old kid as he chased his entrepreneurial dreams. He talked about the overwhelming support of Holly, his wife, trusted business partner and mother of his six children.
And when I asked him about the timely groundbreaking for the new JO TO GO Coffee® drive-thru coffee bar on Lincoln Road, he wanted me to be sure to point out how helpful the city was in working with him to obtain the proper permits.
As I sat at my desk, wondering what in the world I was going to say about Matt, it occurred to me that perhaps what I can't say about Matt is what is best about Matt: he is like a mirror that reflects the good that surrounds him--family, friends, and the Escanaba community. When he begins his new adventure as owner of JO TO GO Coffee® at the beginning of the year, I hope you'll stop in and say hi. I think you'll like what you see (and the coffee's really good too).
JO TO GO Coffee® is a leading specialty coffee drive through. Founded in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1998, JO TO GO Coffee® caters to busy lifestyles with speed, convenience, and fun. JO TO GO Coffee® has been hailed by Entrepreneur Magazine as the counterbrand to the
world's leading specialty coffee retailer and continues to add coffee franchise opportunities across the U.S. The drive-thru coffee bar has franchises under contract in Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New York and Wisconsin. For more information about JO TO GO Coffee®, please visit www.fabulouscoffeefast.com or www.jotogo.com.