Dan and Sue Beihoff, owners of Eagle River Roasters and longtime residents of Eagle River, have supported Angel On My Shoulder in every way possible, from sponsoring a food hole on the golf course, to creating and offering Angel coffees and teas at their store and on their website with proceeds going to the charity.
Proud parents of four children (Dan, Nick, Elena and Max), the Beihoffs have become part of the Angel family.
“My kids have volunteered at some of the camps and have come away with a new respect of what others are experiencing in life,” Dan said.
Dan spoke of Lolly Rose with great affection. “She became a regular customer and a friendship developed,” he said. “One of the table and chair sets is known as ‘Lolly’s office.’ It has a large collage of Angel On My Shoulder Polar Plunge pictures above it, as we have had our own team for many years now.”
Dan said Lolly told them the story of Angel’s founding and it touched their hearts. “We do private label coffees and teas for Lolly with profits going to support Angel On My Shoulder,” he said.
“Lolly and Angel On My Shoulder have welcomed us into her family as she has become more than a dear friend,” Dan added. “She is part of our personal family, too.”
Golf Honorees in 2017 for the Angel Golf Spectacular, Dan and Sue also presented and sponsored Angel’s newest offering last year: The Eagle River Roasters Oasis on the Patio that included their own Roasters breakfast specialties.
Dan has an entrepreneurial backgroundthat has been vital to their own business and helped with their efforts to contribute to Angel On My Shoulder. Adeveloper of business and cultivator of opportunities, Dan hails from the well-known Beihoff Music Company of Milwaukee.Sue is acreative and gifted graphic artist in her own right. The couple owned and operated the Cranberry Gift House for a number of years, later transforming it into the Eagle River Roasters.Last year they fulfilled a long-time dream of Dan’s by creating and introducing the newest addition to their coffee house, a uniquely elegant “Cupping Room.”
The Roasters is well–represented by itsTeam of Plungersat the annual Original Northwoods Polar Plunge, a tremendouslysuccessful fundraiser with Angel as the recipient. TheBaristas bravely plunge into the icy waters of Spirit Lake after collecting an incredible amount of donations in the form of pledges.
When asked what he would say to someone looking to get involved with Angel On My Shoulder, Dan said, “If anyone is looking for an organization to become involved in that directs such a high percentage of donations directly to the programs—this is it!”
“It is truly rewarding to know that we are able to help some of our most vulnerable in a society today,” Dan said. “Our children, even for just a little while.