Congratulations to Miss Sassy's BBQ Sauces and Rubs for winning first place in their category in the national 3rd Annual "Gettin' Sauced!" BBQ competition in Austin, Texas. Miss Sassy's Southern Style Original won the 'Multiple-Based' category for sauces with more than just vinegar, mustard or ketchup as their base—Miss Sassy's uses all three. Marion F. Craig, company owner, is very excited about this win as it is their first ever entry in a national competition and said, "Just goes to show that even small companies from rural SC can compete with the big national companies." ECI worked with Miss Sassy's in 2012 providing market research to help their brand expand nationally and internationally.
The Savory Sister was featured in the April/May issue of popular Charleston based magazine Garden & Gun as a new Southern Partner of their G&G Club. The Savory Sister, a Columbia, SC gourmet cheese wafer baking company started by three sisters, now offers discounts to G&G Club members. Read the sisters' reaction on their blog.
The Savory Sister | www.thesavorysister.com
Sallie's Greatest, ECI client Sallie Porth's jam brand, was featured in the April 2012 issue of NASFT's magazine Specialty Food. She is quoted giving advice on some less conventional ways of using her jams such as mixing the Strawberry Basil Jam (her most famous flavor) with balsamic and olive oil to make a vinaigrette. Sallie's Greatest is made using South Carolina grown ingredients and can be found on her website as well as in select stores.
Sallie's Greatest | www.SalliesGreatest.com
On April 19, Innovative Composites International (ICI) opened up a new manufacturing plant, the only one of its kind, in Orangeburg, SC. This plant manufactures houses that can be assembled in one day with only five workers. Better yet, the houses are earthquake resistant. The new ICI plant will be able to manufacture up to 5,000 affordable, incredibly durable houses per year and is expected to being 300 new jobs to South Carolina. The panels used for these houses utilize ICI's unique technology such as a RmorSkin Coating to give them their unprecedented durability. Read more about the new plant here.
ICI | www.innovativecompositesinc.com
Congratulations to Mother Shucker's Original Cocktail Sauce, an ECI client. The sauce won the Best of Atlanta award for The Best Condiment!
Mother Shucker debuted her award winning sauce at this year's annual September Market, an America's Mart event spotlighting superior gourmet products and celebrating achievement in taste, originality and packaging.
Mother Shucker's Original Cocktail Sauce | www.mothershuckersauce.com