Once again, Total Beverage Solution recognizes one great employee with the “First Class Award” for 2019. This year the title has been given to our Operations Manager, Lillie Norris.
Lillie has worked for TBS since 2018, when she was hired for the role of Operations Associate and has recently been promoted to her current role. Voted by her peers, Lillie receives the “First Class Award” as she best displayed the qualities of dedication, positive attitude and teamwork over the past year. Lillie works with almost everyone in the company in some capacity, and with the distributors to which we sell our brands.
In addition to $1,000 prize money for receiving the “First Class Award,” TBS matches that amount in a $1,000 donation to the non-profit charity of the winner’s choosing. This year Lillie has chosen Carolina Youth Development Center, a local non-profit organization helping children and families in foster care.
When asked why she chose CYDC to receive this donation, Lillie said, “There are a lot of people in my family who were either adopted or part of the foster care system, so it’s a charity that hits close to the heart for me. I chose this local charity to be able to help the children and families of the Lowcountry.”
Last year’s First Class Award winner, Andrea Brady, also chose a local charity for a donation to One80 Place, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending homelessness in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
In addition to charitable donations, TBS also gives each employee two paid days off from work each year to volunteer in the local communities our employees live and work. This past summer, a few of our team members from our Mount Pleasant, SC office helped Pattison’s Academy move to their new facility, while wearing our “Be The Change” volunteer t-shirts.
Lillie Norris said she, “loves that TBS lets us [take time off to volunteer] because it’s so important to give back to your community, by donations or getting involved. I’m glad I work somewhere that thinks that is important, too.”
For more information on Carolina Youth Development Center, to donate or volunteer, visit cydc.org.