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Ben Raney and Kelly Boyer come from Canton, GA, having known each other since elementary school and becoming best friends in the ninth grade. 

Their senior year of high school was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and they lost their senior festivities including prom and and a formal graduation ceremony for family and friends. They were upbeat and excited about college and that too was put on hold and they found themselves sitting in their rooms at home doing zoom calls. They had finally had enough. As very outgoing and energetic individuals, and working at McDonald's since they were 15, they were promoted into management. 

Excited about the new adventure, they learned everything they could but were still ready for something bigger.

The opportunity came to open a small place in Panama City Beach and they jumped at the chance. They started experimenting with coffee and tea recipes and Tiki Mike's Exotic Tea and Coffee Bar was born and the boys became the youngest business owners on the beach!!

Their hard work in renovating a building that was empty for 2 years has paid off. The little tiki hut serves creative, refreshing teas and the signature "Tikiccino" blend of frozen coffee and goodies!!!

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