CCB’s Award-Winning Solar Panel Efforts
Our College City Beverage team won an award — and it’s a big deal!
In January, a team of representatives including Christopher Sawyer (President), Ben Chell (General Manager, VP of Sales and Marketing), Jason Scherer (On-Premise KAM), and Justin Mulvihill (Off-Premise KAM) attended the Sales and Marketing Communication meeting for Anheuser-Busch in Houston, Texas. This meeting laid out the plans for Anheuser-Busch for 2020.
While there, College City Beverage won the Bright Idea award for our company’s commitment to environmental sustainability. President Christopher Sawyer answers a few questions about the award, what it means to us, and what our team took away from the event.
What credentials allowed College City Beverage to be considered for the award, and then ultimately win?
“We were selected as the winning wholesaler in the region for our environmental sustainability efforts cutting our energy usage in the building. We did this through community solar gardens, rooftop solar system on our warehouse, and LED lighting with motion sensors throughout the building.”
What was a favorite moment that the CCB team had from this trip (aside from winning the award, of course)!
“Seeing the great plans coming for the Anheuser-Busch brands for the coming year.”
Why is getting recognized with an award like this important to CCB? What is the biggest takeaway from getting this honor?
“It’s always nice to get caught doing good! We try to be as good of stewards for the environment as we can through efficient routing, recycling, energy efficiency, etc.. There are a lot of ABI wholesalers working hard to be environmentally responsible and it’s just a great honor to be recognized amongst our peers as one of the best.”
Anything else you would like to add?
“Dave Shonka (CFO) spent about 2 years researching the community solar gardens and eventually the rooftop solar panels and did an amazing job getting the approvals from Excel Energy and a Federal Grant…Dave Shonka really deserves all of the credit for the tremendous job he did.”