Our Culture

Culture.  For us, it has a specific and important meaning.  We are thinking and working on our store cultures – or the work environments in our locations – every day.  For us, the store culture is THE employee handbook (not that paper copy with all the written policies in it).  It’s the unwritten rules and norms that determine… View Article

Hello, Bloomington!

HELLLLLLO BLOOMINGTON! We are thrilled to have opened a new location in Bloomington, IN! What an awesome store, community, and set of newly trained Azzip team this has turned out to be. We want to thank everyone who has helped us get here. From Dan Alcorn and Garmong Construction, C&T Design and Equipment and Weber… View Article

Farewell, Champaign

Well, crap.  A little over 2 years into our time in Champaign, IL, it has come to an end.  We will be closing the doors on Azzip Champaign at the end of the day on Saturday, October 7th.  It isn’t a good feeling closing a store, but we have learned a ton from this experience… View Article

Getting Social

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “How does Azzip use different social media platforms?” you’re probably either in marketing or working on a class project. Even if you aren’t, here’s a quick peek behind the curtain: Primarily, we use Twitter, Instagram, and as my grandma calls it, “the Facebook.” “The Facebook” is where we have… View Article

A Real Home Office

There are five Niemeier’s currently earning a paycheck from Azzip Pizza.  Those five would be myself, my mother (Laura), my father (Dan), my older brother (Andy) and my younger brother (Craig).  That makes it five for five for our family. Mom was in it from the start.  She had been working part time at Habitat… View Article

Chef Blake’s Pizza Party

I get asked by many of our customers, “How did you come up with that pizza? I would never have thought of putting (insert crazy delicious topping here) on a pizza! Sure our pizzas are nothing like the original Margarita pizza’s with red sauce, Mozzarella and Basil of Naples that were eaten by the poor because… View Article

The Start-Up

How did you come up with the idea for Azzip? I get this question a lot.  Whether I am in one of the stores or out at an event, people are always very interested in where the idea came from.  Did it just pop in my head like a light bulb going off?  Was it… View Article

Newly Blogging

Azzip Pizza is known for delicious pizza, warm, melty cookies, and thoughtful, insightful and downright thought provoking blog posts?  Okay so we can’t claim to be quite there yet with the blog thing. This is our first post so I guess you could say we are on the right track. So why did we start this blog?  And why should you spend… View Article