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113 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine worked for several companies prior to owning her own sandwich and bakery shop. She joined The Bread Basket, LLC, in 2015 as a general employee. By 2020, she had escalated to the ranks of co-owner and chief executive officer – roles she continues to hold today. The Bread Basket is located in Floyd, Virginia. Previously, Ms. Yoder served Auker’s Greenhouse as a sales manager from 2007 to 2011 and Zimmerman’s Butchering as a processor from 2010 to 2014. Prior to joining The Bread Basket, she was a supervisor at Fresh & Flavorful Market between 2012 and 2015. She attributes her immense success to her faith in God, who provided her with the intelligence and perseverance to ascend to the helm of her own business. Additionally, she credits her husband, who was a wonderful listener and encourager of her dreams. Outside of her primary endeavors, Ms. Yoder has contributed her time civically to Columbia Christian Ministries and the Wills Ridge Mennonite School. As a testament to her resounding success, she has received numerous accolades over the years. She has been recognized with the Best Sandwich Shop Award and the Best Bakery Award for several consecutive years and has been highlighted in Who’s Who in America in 2021. Looking toward the future, Ms. Yoder intends to experience the continued growth and success of her career. Ultimately, she wishes to keep her business local in order to satisfy her diverse customer base. In August 2021, she also opened her café, titled Crossroads Café. It is a major attraction for all locals and will be an attraction for summer and autumn tourists, as it is eight miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and 13 miles from Lover’s Leap. E quipped with a lifelong dream of producing quality products for satisfied consumers, Kathleen R. Yoder first began working at the age of 16 at her father’s store. Deciding from that point forward to invest in her own business, she KATHLEEN R. YODER CO-OWNER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER The Bread Basket, LLC Floyd, VA ENTREPRENEURS