When John Calvelage first envisioned a gathering place without barriers, and with music he couldn’t have foreseen the success of Coffee Amici. Known as one of the “heartbeats” of Findlay, it is the meeting place for everyone from students and professionals to housewives looking for a good latte or smoothie. It is a safe place to visit, chat, and of course listen to great live music. It has come a long way since the thirty dollar expresso machine they started with. John is quick to give credit for it’s success to his partners and to their five great employees.
John was an account analyst at Marathon for 25 years. He graduated from THE Ohio State University with dual degrees in Accounting and Computer Science. He became a CPA in 1983. Married to Lynne with three children, John and his wife are expecting their first granddaughter in October. When he is not working with his partners at Coffee Amici, John volunteers for United Way and the Red Cross. He supports his wife who works with Red Cross and NAMI.
John and Lynne like to travel and visit Florida twice a year. His mantra is “Giving is what makes you what you are.” His mom, dad and aunt Ev were all role models for enduring and persevering through hardship and instilling a sense of community.