Washington, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship today honored Callie’s Biscuits, a Charleston-based grab and go restaurant, to be highlighted as Sunday's Small Business of the Day in recognition of National Small Business Week. This business, which was nominated by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), will be recognized in the Congressional Record of the U.S. Senate.
Callie’s Biscuits, founded in 2005 by Carrie Morey, has received national recognition for their menu items and products. Morey started the company as a way to replicate some of her mother’s recipes and today the company has since expanded to three operating locations, including Charleston’s Upper King District and the Charleston City Market.
“I had a chance to meet Carrie in person and there is no question she exudes the exact traits required of someone determined to run a prosperous business,” said Scott. “Congratulations to her and her team for their continued success and for the positive impact they are making in the Lowcountry and beyond.”
When Morey first started the company, she only used part-time help. She now employees 65 members who help her carry out her business’s day-to-day operations.
“When I started Callie's Biscuits in 2005, my goal was twofold: I wanted the opportunity to build a business around my passion - Southern food - but I also wanted to create a job opportunity for myself and others that allowed the flexibility to still be very present as a mother and a primary caregiver,” said Morey. “Being a small business owner has allowed me the freedom to raise my three girls, while also setting an example for them by balancing a challenging and rewarding career.”
"Congratulations to Callie's Biscuits for receiving this recognition," said Senator Jim Risch, chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. "Our nation relies on its 30 million small business owners to keep our economy moving forward, and I'm glad we can highlight their individual and collective achievements this week."
For over 50 years, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. As chairman, Risch honors America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Senate regularly.