Member Spotlight by Kathryn Dougherty, Founder & CEO of Spritz Beverages Co.
Spritz Beverages Co. manufactures and markets a line of softly sparkling, boldly flavored, craft tea infusions. Headquartered in Dublin Ohio, Spritz Beverages launched it’s first two products in Q1 of 2020 – a sparkling hibiscus tea, and a sparkling green tea. Spritz added to the line up in Q3 2020 with a sparkling white tea, and a sparkling black tea. Spritz Tea can be found online and in local Ohio stores.
Spritz believes that everyone has something unique to bring to the table, and a deserves a seat at it. We work to create a product that is healthy and delicious, and a brand that celebrates, inspires, and empowers women to unapologetically pursue their ambitions. As a female-founded, female-operated company, we are honored to reinvest our success back into our local community. We are proud to pledge 1% of all sales to support local female-focused nonprofit organizations and gender equality initiatives. It is one of the ways we can embrace our purpose every day.
What are the services you use the most (or are looking forward to using) from the Columbus Chamber?
Sharing our mission with other like-minded companies, benefiting from other’s expertise, sharing our own, and finding strategic partnerships that are mutually beneficial to our local business community.
How do you stay engaged with trends that you see in your industry?
We follow a variety of trade publications such as BevNet, and Drinkpreneur, as well as monitor consumer behavior through social media mining.
What is your company culture like?
Collaborative, supportive, courageous, and hungry for success.
What does it take to be a successful employee at your company?
A member of our team is successful if he or she brings their ideas and opinions to the table, and respects those thoughts that others bring. We then work together to determine the optimal path forward, and execute with precision and urgency.
What makes Columbus such a great place to do business?
The willingness of other business leaders to share their expertise and insights, and help the next generation of entrepreneurs accelerate their journey.