The Onida Chamber of Commerce inducted Brewbirds into the business community with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Chamber members Moriah Gross, Silver City Symphony; Sarah Ramler, Onida Electric; Kim Wickum, Crazy B’s Tees and More; Brewbirds’ Jen Soderholm and Holly Miles; Brenda Currier, BankWest; Trish Severson, Sunrise Bank; Marileen Tilberg, Onida Area Development Corporation; and Chamber President Jen Falkenhagen, Brewster’s Tavern and Grill were on hand for the festivities.

The Onida Chamber of Commerce inducted Brewbirds into the business community with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Chamber members Moriah Gross, Silver City Symphony; Sarah Ramler, Onida Electric; Kim Wickum, Crazy B’s Tees and More; Brewbirds’ Jen Soderholm and Holly Miles; Brenda Currier, BankWest; Trish Severson, Sunrise Bank; Marileen Tilberg, Onida Area Development Corporation; and Chamber President Jen Falkenhagen, Brewster’s Tavern and Grill were on hand for the festivities.

Since July 15, early morning coffee drinkers have ventured west weekday mornings to the location of the Brewbird’s coffee truck for their daily cup of Joe. The Onida Chamber of Commerce welcomed Brewbird’s to the business community during a ribbon cutting on July 21, and operators Jen Soderholm and Holly Miles say they’re planning the business’s grand opening for this Saturday, July 31 from 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Jen says the idea for partnering with Holly to offer coffee in Onida grew out of their trips to ball games. “Holly and I carpool together for basketball, and started discussing coffee,” said Jen. “I said I thought Onida could use a specialty coffee place, and since Holly had been a barista, we should open a coffee shop.”

Jen says she didn’t expect to have her teasing taken seriously, but when Holly grabbed on to the idea, she started doing some research.

Holly explains that she almost feels like she was waiting for someone to suggest a coffee shop. “I love being a barista,” said Holly. This is perfect for us; with Jen’s business background and my Barista background, we’re like two peas in a pod.”

Jen says that as the idea grew, she recalled the Brewbird’s coffee truck. “I hadn’t seen the truck in a long time, so I reached out to the gal who owned it,” said Jen. “Turns out she was trying to sell, so we worked with her to take over the business.”

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