Thanks to the Bitty & Beau’s example, Wrege had a clear vision in mind. In 2017, during her freshman year of college, she told family and friends her plans, and everyone was eager to help. Nick Wirtz, chief operating officer, and Michael Evans, chief financial officer, have been instrumental from the beginning. “They are both NC State students and commit a tremendous amount of time and energy to 321 Coffee,” Wrege notes. They started by doing pop-up events on the NC State campus and around Raleigh, and word spread fast. “Someone would see us at an event and say: ‘Oh my gosh, I have a daughter, or neighbor, or special ed teacher that would love to get involved.’” Wrege continues. “We’ve grown significantly in a short amount of time thanks to everyone’s support.” TOP: LINDSAY WREGE’S YOUNGEST SISTER, SYDNEY, WITH 321 COFFEE EMPLOYEE MATTHEW SCHWAB. BOTTOM: 321 COFFEE FOUNDER LINDSAY WREGE WITH HER SISTER KAILEY.
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