Meet Jessie from Birch & Banyan!
"When I started thinking about actually acting on my life dream of opening a coffee shop, the big question became determining location. My previous career was in digital marketing, which means I worked in the corporate world, and was a part of the constant rat race living in downtown Milwaukee. I had my degrees, I was climbing the ladder. But I felt like a number; one of many getting lost. I wanted the calmness and sense of community that comes with small town life. I grew up in Delafield, so I decided early on that I wanted to be back in the Lake Country area. Hartland was a little quieter while I was growing up, but after starting to explore I realized how much it’s grown. and how much it’s still developing, all while maintaining its small-town roots. I tell my husband that I had a 1950's childhood because of growing up in Lake Country. We played night games, we rode our bikes everywhere, we even had an ice cream truck. That’s the lifestyle I wanted to find, and that’s exactly what I’ve found in Hartland. It’s the epitome of Small Town, USA. Because of all of the connections made, and how much I’ve gotten to know others in my community, I love collaborating with other business in town whenever possible. I’ve participated in Bed Barn’s Sidewalk Sale. I team up with Coda Yoga for “Sip & Stretch” coffee and yoga events. I bank at US Bank. I use Village Graphics for print needs. The best part about all of this is that I can walk to each of these places. I walk down the street and pass my regulars. I see my customers when I frequent other businesses. I go out for drinks and meals with employees and customers, alike. I recently got married, and my florist, DJ, and dessert vendor all came from connections I’ve made in town. I’ve never experienced a community like this before. Those networks and connections are the joys and advantages of starting a business in a small town. I have found my space in the world in this business, and have carved a place in Hartland with my shop. I wouldn’t trade my quiet life for anything, and wouldn’t dream of running Birch & Banyan Coffee anywhere else."
~ Jessie (Senglaub) Puzach . Owner of Birch & Banyan ~
It's hard to believe that Birch & Banyan has been open for just a little over one year. In that short amount of time, Jessie has quickly solidified her place as a Leading Lady in the local business scene. She is a Hartland Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and serves on the Business Improvement District marketing committee. In addition she's on the planning committees for Hartland's Neighborhood Night Out and the Hartland Street Dance and is highly involved in many of our local happenings. From serving coffee at Ice Age Trail events to hosting Santa at our annual Hartland Lights Jessie has definitely found her space in Hartland.
And we are SO lucky to have her!
To meet Jessie and get a taste of her heavenly coffee, stop by Birch & Banyan
150 E. Capitol Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
Monday - Friday 6:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm