High Spirits Hospitality named Small Business of the Year
GREENVILLE, S.C.—High Spirits Hospitality has been named Greenville Chamber’s Small Business of the Year for 2021.
High Spirits Hospitality is the parent company of three businesses: Liquid Catering, High Spirits Events, and Bravo1 Protection. The first of these businesses, bartending company Liquid Catering, was established in 2011. The company expanded in 2013 with the creation of the downtown events venue, the Old Cigar Warehouse. In 2015, Bravo1 Protection, a security company, was launched. In 2017, High Spirits Events was formed, and has since coordinated events and large-scale festivals such as the Tacos ‘n Tequila Fiesta as well as the upcoming Hog & Barrel: A Bourbon, BBQ & Bacon Festival. In addition to these three companies, High Spirits Hospitality also manages Topside Pool Club, a seven-story high pool overlooking Falls Park.
This is the latest of many honors for this company. Last year, High Spirits Hospitality was named to the SC Biz NewsRoaring Twenties list, which recognizes the fastest growing companies in South Carolina. Tammy Johnson, the company’s CEO and President, is an active volunteer and community leader. She serves on the board of The University Center of Greenville, and is on the Advisory Committee for the Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center at Greenville Tech. Johnson has formerly served on the boards for the City of Greenville's Accommodations Tax Commission, Clemson Area SBDC, and the Board of Advisors for the Greenville Chamber. She was the 2012 Chair of PULSE, the chamber's young professional program, and is a graduate of Leadership Greenville Class 39. In 2017, Tammy graduated from the "Streetwise MBA" class as part of the Greenville Chamber's Minority Business Accelerator program, where she is now active as a mentor. She also has served on the board for euphoria, a food, wine, and music festival.
She has been recognized with many awards, including 2017 50 Most Influential by Greenville Business Magazine, 2018 Woman-Owned Business of the Year by Community Works, 2014 SC Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Small Business Administration, 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year by Business Black Box Magazine, and 2012 Greenville's Best & Brightest under 35. She was also a 2013 finalist for Greenville Chamber's Young Professional of the Year and a 2016 finalist for the Greenville News Emerging Leaders award.
“We’re honored to have been named Greenville Chamber’s Small Business of the Year,” Johnson said. “The pandemic has created a lot of challenges in the past 18 months, and we are honored to be recognized by our peers.”
About High Spirits Hospitality
High Spirits Hospitality is the parent company to four independent brand companies – Liquid Catering, the Old Cigar Warehouse , Bravo1 Protection, and High Spirits Events – as well as the lead operation for Topside Pool Club in downtown Greenville. What started as a small bartending service has now grown into a company with 30 full-time employees, over 100 part-time employees, and a single vision of providing exceptional, hospitality-driven service to each and every guest. Learn more at www.highspiritshospitality.com.
High Spirits Hospitality has been named one of the 40 fastest-growing companies in South Carolina for 2020 by SC Biz News.
Twenty large companies and 20 small companies have been named to the statewide list presented annually by SC Biz News. This honor recognizes the state’s fastest-growing companies based on both dollar and percentage increases in revenue from 2018-2019.
In order to qualify for the Roaring Twenties designation, companies must have a physical presence in South Carolina and be a for-profit entity or a nonprofit organization.
As a small company, High Spirits Hospitality was qualified for the award for small businesses due to revenue size ($10 million and under annually).
Profiles of the winning companies will be published in the winter issue of SCBIZ magazine. The winners will be honored with a virtual event on October 15th - be sure to check back for our company video that will be featured during the award ceremony!
GREENVILLE, S.C. -Sponsored by Duke Brands, The Eugenia Duke Woman Owned Business of the Year was presented to Tammy Johnson as the CEO of High Spirit's Hospitality. Both the Greenville Chamber and Community Works found Ms. Johnson to embody the legacy of female entrepreneurship that Eugenia demonstrated.
Each year, Greenville Business Magazine publishes a list of the 50 Most Influential People in Greenville. Our CEO, Tammy Johnson, was honored as a 2017 recipient of this award. Click here to read the article.
GREENVILLE, S.C. –WeddingWire has named Liquid Catering as a 2017 Couple’s Choice Award Winner for Catering in South Carolina for the fifth year in a row.
The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, professionalism, value and flexibility.
“We truly appreciate the positive feedback from all of our brides and grooms that made this award possible,” said Liquid Catering owner and founder Tammy Johnson. “We look forward to continuing to provide a high level of service to all of our guests in the years to come.”
Liquid Catering’s selection as a Couple’s Choice Award 2017 winner was based on the positive experiences expressed by past clients on WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with more than one million reviews. While many industry awards are given by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Awards winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Liquid Catering.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – WeddingWire has named The Old Cigar Warehouse as a Couple’s Choice Award Winner for Ceremony and Reception Space in South Carolina for the third year in a row.
It comes for a year where The Old Cigar Warehouse hosted more than 100 weddings as well as a CNN Presidential Debate. The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, value and flexibility.
As a Couple’s Choice Awards winner, The Old Cigar Warehouse is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 400,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. The venue was also named as a Couple’s Choice Award Winner for Ceremony and Reception Space in 2015 and 2016.
“We are proud to have been a part of many couples’ special day in 2016, and we are very appreciative for their glowing reviews that made this honor possible,” said Tammy Johnson, owner of The Old Cigar Warehouse.
The Old Cigar Warehouse’s selection as a Couple’s Choice Award 2017 winner was based on the positive experiences expressed by past clients on WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with more than one million reviews. While many industry awards are given by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Awards winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with the Old Cigar Warehouse.
The Old Cigar Warehouse is honored to be selected as one of WeddingWire's Couples' Choice Award winners for the years 2016 and 2015.
Liquid catering has earned the Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award for the years 2016, 2015, 2014.
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