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Great Harvest Bread wins national award

April 09, 2014

Lake Orion's Great Harvest Bread Company, located at 1015 South Baldwin Rd., received the "Top Young Store" award during the company's recent annual convention in Marco Island, Florida. The bakery, which opened in 2012, was one of four young stores in the country to win this honor.

"Lake Orion bakery owners Jim and Louise Westcott and their great baking team are masters at their craft and have exceeded expectations in the short time they have been open," says Mike Ferretti, president of Great Harvest Franchising, Inc. "It felt great to recognize them. Not only do they create amazing fresh whole wheat bread, they also take joy in supporting the local community and providing superior customer service."

The Lake Orion bakery is known for its community involvement, especially as it relates to educating customers about the health and nutrient benefits of whole grains in the areas of endurance, weight management, and the prevention of diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. The bakery also frequently hosts slicing events at area functions, makes regular bread donations to local charities, and offers ample slices of their fresh breads every day.

"We are thrilled to receive this recognition," Jim Westcott said. "We work hard doing what we love in a community that's amazing. That's always been what drives us our craft, our customers and being connected to the Lake Orion community."