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Young Entrepreneurs Serve Bloomington

01. December 2013

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Title: Young Entrepreneurs Serve Bloomington Author: Heidi Filbert Date: December 1, 2013

Laura Noell, a 2013 graduate of Geneva College and a member of the Bloomington, Ind., RPC, is in a unique position among people her age. Together with her brother-in-law Scott Reynolds, she owns a coffee shop and bakery—Crumble Coffee & Bakery in Bloomington, Ind. The bakery opened its doors in September, and Laura has been working 10-12 hours a day ever since.

“This was really Scott’s idea from the beginning,” Laura said. “He says he always wanted to open a coffee shop—a place in which he could drink tasty coffee and do some legal work for other small businesses at the same time.” Scott, who is married to Laura’s sister Evelyn, works full-time as a lawyer and is a course assistant at Indiana University. He takes care of all the business matters for the bakery, such as taxes and payroll. Scott also “enjoys working there some mornings meeting people, working the register, chatting with regulars. He’s the one most skilled in striking up conversation and making people feel at home.”

Laura is the baker and takes care of most of the day-to-day running of the shop. “I’ve had a ‘baking problem’ for…well, as long as I can remember, and since I have experience and training in baking…that’s another reason we wanted to open a shop like this.”

The shop uses coffee from Quarrymen Coffee Roasters, run by a couple from the ...

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