Today’s post features Roxanne Rozmus—local Logan Circle resident and a co-owner of W. Millar & Company, a corporate catering firm, specializing in serving the downtown DC market.
Tell us about your business! When was it founded and what inspired you to start your business?
We are a corporate catering company founded 29 years ago by William (Bill) Millar. He retired this year and as of January 1st, 2020, we became the new owners. We all were thrilled to take ownership because this is a company that we have all been a part of for many years and we truly believe in it!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Karen, Roxanne & Jeff are the owners, each bringing a unique and special skill set to the table to encompass a well-rounded leadership team with extremely diverse backgrounds from all different walks of life!
What is unique about your business?
Since we have been around for so long, we have been able to transform and progress as the city around us changes! It has been almost 3 decades of us being located in Logan Circle and it is so interesting to see the neighborhood around us evolve and with it, our business!
Are you still operating during COVID-19? In what ways?
We are still operating and since our “normal” corporate catering business has been essentially decimated by the pandemic, we are pivoting in different ways – we are offering delivery and curbside pick up groceries, we have launched a pop-up market at our storefront for grab n go food, and mid-August we will be launching a new segment of business – take out! We will be doing breakfast burritos in the morning “Bub’s Breakfast Burritos” and pizza during the day & night “Pizza Policy” Eventually, when the bar scene comes back “Late Night Eats”
How can the community support you right now?
The community can support us by stopping by and ordering some grab n go food and eventually take-out when it launches! Also by spreading the word to their neighbors and networks about us!
What is your favorite thing about this community?
This community is truly special – this pandemic has really brought everyone together. It is so clear that the folks of this neighborhood want to and love to support each other! The lovely conversations we have gotten to have with people as they stop by our market and show their support keep us going! We love to be able to reach out and impact our direct neighbors now, which has not always been the case with our corporate catering days! Forming these new bonds and connections is the silver lining to all of this madness!
If you could tell all of the residents in the Logan Circle Main Street area one thing, what would it be?
Tough times don’t last, but tough people do! We are all in this together and as a community, we will get through this together. And also… Support Small, Support Local! 🙂
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