Lauren G.R. Johnson, Leader of the Pack (vrrrooom!) & CEO of Newport Avenue Market, An Employee Owned Business
Lauren was born and raised in Bend as a fifth-generation Oregonian. Twenty years after leaving Bend for a change, she returned to the family business. After many family meetings, the desire to ensure Newport Avenue Market’s legacy continued in the community and the want to share the success of the business with employees, the company was sold to the employees and is now a 100 percent employee owned as of 2015! Being first, best or different is a belief that is the core of Newport Avenue Market’s success. As an employee-owned store, Newport Avenue Market appreciates the customers who choose to shop with them!