Lisa Murdock, owner and barista of Blondie’s Espresso stand in Junction City looks
toward the arrival of her daughter Mackenzie making her way to take over her
shift from her mother. Many of the small town’s businesses are owned by
families in the community. A side effect of that is people may develop closer
relationships with vendors than in larger cities.

“Our customers have been quite loyal despite the Dutch Bros. stand moving in
next door,” Lisa says, “Customers typically are greeted by name and claim the
service and quality is better than corporately owned places who use hasty
techniques and cheaper ingredients.”

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