Challenger Spotlight: Michael Wright, Kohi Cafe
Kohi Café is located in Marion, Virginia and is a community focused café that offers breakfast, premium sandwiches, locally roasted coffees, specialty coffee drinks, and gourmet teas. They offer delicatessen services at competitive prices. Many groups regardless of their political parties or denominations are welcome to have their discussion groups at Kohi Café. “We also host Friday night game nights for all ages,” says Michael. No purchase is necessary to participate. Kohi Café keeps a good reputation in the community. Their business is listed in the Appalachian Train guides as well as many motorcycle guides. Additional services include their notably free mail and package holding as well as a free Internet station with a webcam. Future expansions include a second location. This would open up doors for the community and create several part-time positions for the new location as well as a management position. While participating in the Cup challenge, Michael feels that it will be beneficial to him when understanding the expansion process. Based on the types of future funding there are different business expansion models to choose from. Those models are to either go mobile or have an actual physical location.