JKLM Franchises LLC has been in business since July 2007. Originally the company held the asset of Pet Butler Dayton (a franchise in Dayton, Ohio). In June of 2016, James and Lynne successfully sold the assets of their Pet Butler Dayton franchise (primarily the franchise agreement, marketing material, goodwill, and client list).
In January of 2018, James and Lynne decided to use the JKLM Franchises LLC that was from their original business and create Fifty5 Rivers Cold Brew as a DBA. The branding and mission was developed during 2018. Fifty5 Rivers possessed the ability to do business to business transactions by the end of 2018. The 55rivers.com ecommerce site was officially launched in the first quarter of 2019. The ecommerce site offered cold brew coffee bean blends and do-it-yourself at home cold brew coffee kits. In addition to providing a great product, James and Lynne also wanted their business to satisfy a life long goal of giving back to the community through establishing an entrepreneurial leadership program for young adults. They soon rewrote the operating agreement of their LLC to be a social enterprise. The couple then decided to dedicate 20-50% of their profits to their entrepreneurial leadership program. The Mowery’s knew their next step was to find a facility that allowed them to produce ready to drink cold brew coffee and tea. The location of their own would also allow for a place to host programs for their entrepreneurial leadership program.
Adhering to this strategy, a building located in Fairborn, OH was acquired on August 1, 2019 and through renovations will be the first processing facility for Fifty5 Rivers Cold Brew known as The Innovation Lab. During renovations the Mowery family nicknamed the building “The Turtle” because the outside framework reminded them of a turtle with its shell. Through renovations, The Innovation Lab’s second floor has been tailored towards an education and collaborative working space. In addition to supporting the entrepreneurial leadership program, it has the capacity to support various training programs. The second floor can host classes, business strategy sessions, and coffee related competitions. The Innovation Lab renovations throughout the building are finally complete! The grand opening of The Innovation Lab is August 1, 2020.
Upon grand opening, Fifty5 Rivers Cold Brew will produce cold crafted cold brew coffee and tea for consumers and businesses alike. Fifty5 Rivers Cold Brew offers ready to drink cold brew coffee and tea in convenient on the go pouches from 750 ml to 3 L bags as well as a “bag-in-box” up to 20L. Although there is ready to drink cold brew, customers may also opt to buy do-it-yourself cold brew home kits for coffee and tea.
James Mowery, CFE has over 17 years of franchising experience as a franchisor, franchisee, and supplier. James has been a Certified Franchise Executive since 2007 and specializes guiding startups, and advising businesses looking to expand and “turn around” initiatives within the franchise industry. He possesses an extensive technology background along with years of project management experience. Since 2010 James has been a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute and also obtained a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration of Computer Information Systems. He has worked in a variety of industries such as the service industry, small to medium business consulting, medical and health, manufacturing, and Department of Defense. James enjoys combining his experience and skills in guiding others to achieve their business goals.
Most recently, James was the President of Fetch! Pet Care, Inc. in Dayton, Ohio. Prior to becoming the President of the company in February 2017, he served as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from March 2014 until February 2017.
Before Fetch! Pet Care, he was the Director of Information Technology and Process Improvement at DNA Diagnostics Center in Fairfield, Ohio from January 2012 until January 2014. Previous roles before this include being the Chief Information Officer, Chief Operating Officer and President of a nationwide tax franchise from March 2006 until March 2010. He was also President and Partner of a Pet Butler franchise in Dayton, Ohio from September 2007 to June 2016.
James is currently a Member at Large for the International Franchise Association Foundation Board. He has a passion for teaching franchising and mentoring others in the franchising industry; in addition to developing leadership skills in anyone willing to learn, James has made it his life mission to help young adults develop their leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
Lynne received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Dayton (Education) as well as a Masters in Social Agency Counseling. Her early careers focused on teaching and child/family therapy.
After taking time away from working to raise her children, Lynne decided to pivot her career field and became the Vice President and Partner of a Pet Butler Dayton (a franchise in Dayton, Ohio). She ran the day to day operations of the business and maintained superior customer service from September 2007 to June 2016.
Lynne soon became an avid color guard mom when Kayla, their oldest, joined marching band in spring of 2015. She loved to watch her daughter on the football field during marching band shows and at winter guard competitions. She also served as President of the Carrolleers, the band booster organization. Around the same time, James Isaac, their youngest, began playing volleyball in grade school. He continues to play in high school and Lynne is ecstatic to watch him play his final high school season as a senior this year.
Lynne's primary focus within Fifty5 Rivers Cold Brew will be on operations, the customer experience, and marketing.
937-949-0470 (ask for Lynne Mowery)