Wednesday, June 26, 2013

#Panera Bread Sherman Oaks Ribbon Cutting

We were honored to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Panera Bread in Sherman Oaks on June 24th. 

Panera Sherman Oaks has already made a name in the community.  Prior to the cutting of the ribbon the store was recognized by different organizations in the community. 

Bob Cohen, president of the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce presented the store with a plaque to show they are apart of the community.  General Manager, Ryan Harris humbly accepted the plaque.  After 10 years of working for Panera he openly displayed his love for his job and his excitement about opening the new store.

Bob Cohen and Ryan Harris
Alice Roth of Councilman Tom Labonge office recognized Panera Sherman Oaks with a certificate.  Within the certificate it was stated best, "You are truly Angels in the city of Angels."

Alice Roth- Councilman Tom Labonge Office

Panera Sherman Oaks along with District Manager, Jacob Bustos have really made an impact in the San Fernando Valley by donating their time, money and bread to organizations like the  Center for Assault Treatment Services program at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, C.A.T.S  and Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission.  While both Craft and Lague expressed the hard work, caring and thoughtfulness they have received, the entire staff that was present stood modestly.  They genuinely love their job and sharing with others in need.  This display of caring and concern have prompted Ari and I to donate our time along with Panera.  We have always volunteered, but we want to add this to our list.  If you met these amazing people you would understand.

Ken Craft, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission

Mary Ann Lague, C.A.T.S
We would be remiss to not mention the food.  There were platters of sandwiches, salads and cookies.  We were so overwhelmed by the warmth and love in the room we will not be able to share the delicious food photos, because we did not take any.  But, best believe it was delicious.  As many of our readers have expressed you are fans of Panera so we are hoping you understand. 

Disclosure:  Sponsored/Compensated opinions are ours.

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