AMERICUS – The Sumter County Chamber of Commerce presented the November “Small Business of the Month” to Café Campesino Coffee House &Sweet Georgia Baking Co.
Cafe Campesino owners Bill Harris, Lee Harris and Tripp Pomeroy opened the company’s Americus coffee house in 2007, which has become Southwest Georgia’s best source of small-batch-roasted, 100 percent fair trade, organic coffees that are sold by the cup and by the bag. In 2015, they moved the shop outside of the roastery to its current location across from the Windsor Hotel in Americus.
Sweet Georgia Baking Co. was established in 2012, by owner Lee Harris. His unique, Southern-inspired, “made-from-scratch” sandwiches and baked goods landed Sweet Georgia on Trip Advisor’s list of top 10 best restaurants in Americus and “100 Plates Locals Love” on Explore Georgia, the official travel and tourism website of the state of Georgia He is also a graduate of New England Culinary Institute and a former co-owner of Cypress Restaurant in Tallahassee.
Small Business of the Month businesses are selected based on the following qualities: customer service, reputation for integrity and honesty, supporting economic growth by bringing new jobs into the community, supporting the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce by serving on divisions and/or sponsoring events, and showing support through giving of time and/or donations to local charities, groups, and events.
Now, we want to hear from you! If you know a business that makes a sustainable effort to strengthen our community through exceptional business practices and outreach efforts, please nominate them at www.sumtercountychamber.com or call Carolyn Wright at the Chamber 229-924-2646 for more information.
The purpose of the Business Development Division is to establish a platform for innovative thinking and policy education to support entrepreneurial and business growth; and to provide increased exposure and opportunity through training, mentoring and networking. To learn more about the Business Development Division and its program of work, as well as our three other divisions, please contact the Chamber at [email protected] to get involved.
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