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Just a note to thank you for taking a personal interest in Pizza 9. I enjoyed attending your meeting and getting to know your Board of Directors. And, thank you on behalf of my franchise holders for inviting us to support the STEPS' International Festivals and various other events, we do plan to participate in this year's Festival too.
Melissa & Jon Young
June 25, 2017
We are happy to send this testimonial on behalf of all of us at Fresh Bistro. This all began with a conversation at the Flying Star near Corrales. We had a dream of serving Fine, Fresh, Food in a charming, comfortable, and memorable setting - a 40-foot rolling bistro. We spent a lot of time with you and others (George Kenefic) from STEPS drafting our plan, we must have done 4-5 drafts. We used our, funds, friends' and money from The Loan Fund to buy the retired Channel 4 news bus, fixed it up to look like "The Orient Express" decor as our guide. It seats 12 and we take our customer diners on a fantasy voyage and destination of their choice.
We recently extended beyond our dream to lease about an acre of property on 4th St. with potential for our fantasy restaurant, rolling Bistro, a "Pub" to be, outside covered entertainment area, and a commercial kitchen is in the works, a grand garden and lots of off street parking. We have 5-8 employees depending how many things we have going on.
We are going to use our garden to teach local, grammar school children about "Fresh" dining and how vegetables play an important role. When the garden is producing we plan to buy them for our mini-gardeners.
We work, very hard, always have, and we are living our dream thanks to STEPS and Albuquerque!
Foundations 4 Success moved from Brooklyn, NY to Albuquerque two years ago. We met John via 1 million cups and pitched our idea at a STEPS Board Meeting. Since then, our relationship has been that of mentor/friend/resource connector.
John Moore not only understood our idea, concept, and goals but suggested a name for our campaign - STEM is Childs Play - which is what we ran with. It continues to be a success!
Through John's guidance, we have grown immensely, partnering with UNM, Sandia Labs, Community for Learning, as well as numerous APS and charter schools.
STEPS has played an instrumental part in growing our business and John has been a great inspiration for us. We consider him a partner/adviser and would not be where we are without him.
We highly recommend STEPS as a great resource for any new or existing business in ABQ.
I would like to give many thanks and gratitude to STEPS for making our expansion from Gallup to Albuquerque possible.
If it were not for the crucial relationships that John fostered between us and the local community, we wouldn't be here today.