From a Lansing Community College press release –
LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE ANNOUNCES 2009 COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Biggby Coffee CEO Bob Fish to Speak May 1
LANSING, MICH. (April 13, 2009) – Lansing Community College has announced that Biggby Coffee CEO and Co-Founder Bob Fish will give the commencement address at its May 1 graduation ceremony. “Biggby Bob,” as he is known by many coffee aficionados, co-founded the company in 1995 with his partner, Mary Roszel, and opened the first café on Grand River in East Lansing. The first Biggby Coffee franchise was sold in 1999, and the company has virtually doubled in size every two years since then. It now has more than 100 cafes located in nine states. Bob earned his degree from MSU’s Hospitality Business School. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board of the Michigan Restaurant Association, Bob is a Board member of the Small Business Association of Michigan and Junior Achievement of Mid-Michigan. Lansing Community College selected Bob because of his significant entrepreneurial success, his innovative spirit, and his charismatic and inspiring personality. LCC’s commencement will take place at 7 p.m. at Breslin Student Event Center.