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Episode 41 – Cookie Cake and Corporate Citizenship with Michael Coles

In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits with Michael Coles. Michael is an entrepreneur, father, author, avid volunteer, co-founder and former CEO of the Great American Cookie Company, former CEO of Caribou Coffee, and has set two transcontinental cycling records. Michael and his family fell in love with Jackson Hole after spending one night in 1974 on a family road trip to the national parks. One night was enough to come back in the 80s to purchase a home in the valley.

In this episode, Stephan and Michael talk about overcoming obstacles in childhood, starting and operating businesses, learning from mistakes, giving back and of course….cookie cake.

Find Michael Coles book at local book stores in Jackson and on Amazon: Time to Get Tough: How Cookies, Coffee, and a Crash Led to Success in Business and Life

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Music in this episode is provided by Luke Taylor. The Jackson Hole Connection is edited by Michael Moeri. Website and social media support by Tana Hoffman.

About the author, Stephan C

Hello podcast world. I am Stephan Abrams the host and creator of The Jackson Hole Connection. I’ve been living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming since the summer of 1999, when I moved here to visit with my brother. I immediately fell in love with this place and knew I would call Jackson Hole my home...

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