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Cowerks University The Evolution of a Local Brand w Holly M, founder Rook Coffee

Holly will share her story of how Rook Coffee began, how the company is unfolding into a locally recognizable brand, the challenges associated with growth and what is the potential future for Rook Coffee.

About The Presenter:

Holly Migliaccio was born and raised in Monmouth County. After spending several years experiencing the city life between New York and San Francisco, she returned to her Jersey roots and settled back in Monmouth County in 2008.

Holly spent the first part of her career working the fast-paced world of the Internet for top companies such as Yahoo! and TheLadders.com. Holding various management positions over seven years in sales, marketing, operations and training, she built a well-rounded set of business skills that would eventually prepare her for her own entrepreneurial venture.

In 2008, Holly took a leap of faith and resigned from her corporate career to spend three months traveling throughout Southeast Asia with only a backpack. Upon returning to the states, Holly and longtime childhood friend, Shawn Kingsley, decided to open a business based on a shared passion...coffee.

Holly co-owns and operates Rook Coffee, a visionary coffee company complete with four coffee bars, a roastery and distribution center, a cold brew bottling business and an online retail business.

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  • Scott B.

    Excellent presentation by Holly, and the storm kept things exciting! Best of luck to Rook Coffee as they continue to grow their brand. Thanks also to everyone who offered to sign up and test out our MVP launch of www.bizyhood.com - we launch this Sunday night 6/30 and really look forward to everyone's feedback!

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • John R.

    Great time last night. Good to see everyone and I really look forward to continuing our conversation soon enjoying a cup of rook coffee!

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed learning about Holly's experience co-starting her own business. The evolution of Rook serves as a great story for any aspiring entrepreneur. Looking forward to trying Cold Brew!

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Ricardo J. Zulueta, J.

    Not going to make it...

    June 26, 2013

  • John R.

    Plan to be there tonight!

    June 26, 2013

  • John R.

    Not feeling well have to pass. Hope someone gets my seat

    June 26, 2013

  • Loreto E. T.

    Looking forward to it...

    June 21, 2013

  • John R.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone.

    June 5, 2013

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