In the hospitality industry, growth is generated two ways: boosting sales and opening new locations. At Stewbos, we’ve managed to do both by establishing profitable locations first, then steadily adding to our brand inventory.
Harvest Moon started with about 20 full- and part-time employees; now, including our seasonal and catering workforce, Stewbos puts about 200 community residents to work. Among our valued staff are people of all ages and credentials who come from diverse backgrounds, including people with special needs.
Stewbos has since added The Catch Seafood Room & Oyster Bar, Henry Campbell’s Steakhouse, Local Jerry’s, Merry Acres Inn, Merry Acres Event Center & Catering, Manor House Pub and Shackelford House to its portfolio. As such, our socioeconomic impact on Albany and Southwest Georgia is far-reaching. In addition to providing paychecks that feed families and pump money into the economy, Stewbos has business relationships with food brokers, beverage brokers, equipment technicians, event planners and many others. No wonder we were selected the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year.
We think Stewbos’ success can be attributed to two primary factors:
- First, there’s our overachieving, versatile workforce, all drawn from our hometown – from our cooks to our clerks to our servers to our managers, who excel in the service-driven hospitality profession.
- Second, and perhaps just as important, there’s our incredible community, whose support and loyalty over the years has been humbling and heartwarming. Indeed, it’s not through our bottom line but through our community that we measure our success and the lives we are positively impacting.
It is Stewbos’ mission to provide exceptional dining, entertainment and lodging experiences for everyone with whom we do business. So far, so good – and we must say that we are truly blessed.
Albany and Southwest Georgia have been so generous to us; we are excited about the opportunity to continue to grow and give back to the community that has so lovingly supported us.