For a few days every year, we break away from the daily bakery routine to attend the Great Harvest Annual Owners Meeting. We look forward to this event every year for several reasons. It's a chance to rejuvenate our bodies - exercising in the morning, laying by the pool, catching up on sleep -- easy to do this year, with the meeting in Tuscon.
Secondly, we rejuvenate our brains -- attending seminars to make our business even better. JP and I gained lots of information on upcoming trends in the food industry and learned how we can enable our customers to have a phenomenal experience at our bakery.
Finally, we rejuvenate our spirit -- our favorite part! We relish the time visiting with other owners. We are companions on the journey! We have a chance to talk to the owners who are excelling in different facets of the bakery business. We look for Greg from Owensboro to talk sandwich issues. We hunt down Dirk from Anchorage to get his latest checklists and find out how he has 7000 likes on his Facebook page! We cornered Jeanette and Jeffrey from Burke to talk Farmer's Markets details. Great Harvest is such a unique franchise - known as a Freedom Franchise. We embrace our individuality and our commonality with other owners. We are grateful for the wisdom that these folks share with us! We have learned so much from our Great Harvest family.