GREENVILLE, NC – The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce presented Matthew Scully, owner of The Scullery Coffeehouse and Creamery, with the 2016 Small Business Leader of the Year Award during the Small Business Awards Breakfast on May 2.
“I’d like to thank the Chamber of Commerce for this wonderful honor,” said Scully. “It is such a pleasure to be here in Greenville. I want to thank Mr. Hudson and Hudson Brothers Construction Company for all of the wonderful work that they do. We are so excited about the future of our business in Greenville.”
Matthew and his wife, Erin opened The Scullery Coffeehouse and Creamery in 2011 as a café with a simple menu and a space for catering. They were winners of the 2011 City of Greenville Revitalization Commission’s Business Plan Competition, which helped to fund The Scullery with a small loan. The café, where almost everything is made from scratch, provides the community with a friendly, fresh and healthy option for breakfast and lunch. It also offers space to the community and welcomes various meetings or gatherings.
Currently, The Scullery has 28 employees with 16 being full-time and all Scullery employees are paid well above minimum wage. Scully believes in the importance of investing in employees and feels that it ensures stability, improves morale and demands that he maintains a highly motivated and skilled team.
Scully frequently uses his resources at The Scullery to help many different groups within the community. The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina, community shelters, Emerge Art Gallery and the ECU School of Music are just a fraction of the organizations that have benefited from his contributions. Under Scully’s leadership, The Scullery has received several awards including: 2014 Uptown Greenville Small Business of the Year, 2016 PICASSO Community Hero and 2017 Greenville Times Best Soup – Coffee – Breakfast. The Scullery will be celebrating its six year anniversary in June of 2017 and continues to maintain a philosophy of growing slowly while focusing on taking care of guests and staff.
The Chamber hosts the Small Business Awards Breakfast each year to honor leaders in the Pitt County Business Community who have demonstrated successful operations of their business as well as made a significant impact on the community. Finalists are selected from nominations from their peers and later recognized at this event. In addition to Scully, Lynn Hudson, president of Hudson Brothers Construction Company, was also recognized as a finalist for the 2016 Small Business Leader of the Year Award.
Also highlighting this event each year is the presentation of the First Citizens Bank Forever First Award, formerly the First Citizens Bank Customer Service Award. This year, First Citizens Bank took the opportunity to recognize all of its past recipients of the Forever First Award.
For more information, visit www.greenvillenc.org/sbla or contact the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce at (252) 752-4101.