Marina Terzieva voted “First Class” by fellow employees, donates to local non-profit
Giving back to the community is a corner stone of many organization’s corporate culture; however, one local company is doing more to put community outreach in the hands of its employees. Mt. Pleasant based importer and supplier, Total Beverage Solution (TBS), is pleased to announce Marina Terzieva, as the inaugural recipient of the “First Class Award.” Fellow employees, Mea Brooks and Lindsay Waters, were also acknowledged for honorable mention.
“We wanted to institute a company practice to not only recognize outstanding performance,” said CEO, Dave Pardus, “but one that also allowed our employees to take a more active role in how TBS gives back to our community.”
Terzieva, Accounting Manager at TBS, was voted “First Class” by her colleagues for displaying qualities of dedication, positive attitude and extemporary teamwork throughout the year. Beyond the recognition and prize of $1,000, Terzieva was also given $1,000 to donate to the charity of her choice, Camp Happy Days.
Picking a charity came quickly and easily for Terizeva, after seeing Camp Happy Days beneficial work first-hand a few years ago. Camp Happy Days provides year-long services to children battling cancer with free programs and activities. “It was such an experience I’ve never had before,” reflected Terizeva, “to see children who have just gone through or are going through something like chemo, now having the chance to play and have fun. The joy on their face and the relief of their families, it just changes your perspective on life.”
Terizeva says working for an organization with a foundation of giving is essential. “I think it is important for a company to not just think about its bottom line but how it impacts and interacts with the community.” Terizeva adds, “TBS is a company that cares and it shows it by the way it treats its employees, and I am happy to see that same level of care extend to the community.”
For more information on Camp Happy Days, visit camphappydays.org.
About Total Beverage Solution
Total Beverage Solution is a Mt. Pleasant, SC based importer and supplier of premium beer, wine and spirits. Founded in 2002 by CEO and President Dave Pardus, the company has seen year-on-year growth for over 15 years. Building upon Pardus’ family values of altruism, Total Beverage Solution has a foundation of giving back that encompasses its 16-year history. The “First Class” award is another extension of the organizational culture, allowing employees to be more engaged in the company’s values.