Where is your Ike’s?

For years I have been meeting people at Starbucks for both business and pleasure. Then I heard a guy named Michael Shuman speak.  Michael wrote The Small-Mart Revolution. It’s about how local businesses are beating the global competition.  Not only was he armed with facts, research and great stories, he busted myths like there was no tomorrow.  I love myth-busters. AND he really made me think about what other changes I could make in my life.

Now instead of meeting at Starbucks (and I have NOTHING against them at all), I meet people at a locally owned coffee shop named Ike’s.  It’s convenient, the atmosphere is great and I know most of the money I spend is staying in my community.  My sustainable community. 

Where is your Ike’s?

2 thoughts on “Where is your Ike’s?”

  1. Bonnie Lewis says:

    I too have rediscovered Ike’s … but also Raging Sage, Cafe Passe, Rincon Market, and a half dozen other locally owned shops that are great places to meet up. I still love my Starbucks now and then, because the baristas are all my friends who have nurtured me for years. But I’m always on the look-out now for those little shops I love to support.

  2. gina says:

    And how could I forget Blue Willow and Coffee Etc? Someone also told me there is a new one at the Trader Joe’s on Campbell & River called it’s a grind. Will be checking it out.

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