Olivia Barnes is a vacationer and could say Southern hospitality is actual, and so are the amenities the Magic City has to offer.
“Birmingham has the quality food, we have the nice hearts, and most importantly, we care about the best of other humans in our network,” she said.
All of these factors have been on display for the duration of a recent release birthday celebration for Barnestending, a bartending catering provider, that drew more than 100 attendees.
“It gave us a possibility to network and show anyone what Barnestending is all about,” stated Marcus Barnes, who co-owns the business with spouse Olivia. “We have done weddings, birthday events, reunions, surprise events, and retirement parties. We want to elevate and develop through probably including more bartenders that proportion our equal goals and values.”
Working along with his spouse has been a beneficial enjoyment, stated Marcus.
“We have executed plenty to construct this organization in only some months; however, having religion in God made it viable,” he stated.
Barnestening is a full bar catering provider that prides itself on supporting customers “shake matters up” with the aid of growing tailored drinks and providing fast providers.
The concept for the enterprise came from Olivia bartending at her mom’s café.
“I dragged Marcus into working with us one night time many years ago, and he enjoyed it,” she said. “So we trained him, and it was simply a couple of years later that we decided to do our own aspect.”
The couple dated for 3 and a 1/2 years before marrying in December of 2018 and launching Barnestending in January of 2019.
They met on the University of Alabama campus in 2008. When Marcus set foot on campus, he had no idea that further to his essential in enterprise management, he’d additionally learn a lesson about love.
Olivia Barnes, her foremost, became management with a minor in Spanish. The pair caught glimpses of each other around campus, but it wasn’t until Marcus messaged Olivia on Twitter that matters truely started to flourish.
“We had our first date at Steamers at the strip in Tuscaloosa,” said Marcus, “and we have been building with every other ever because.”
While Olivia discovered business classes at her mother’s café, Marcus advanced a managerial mindset even as operating in customer service all through high college and college. He changed into able to study from well-rounded leaders and gain know-how.
“I worked at Jack’s Family Restaurant in Bessemer till 12th grade; then I started operating at Footlocker within the Galleria Mall,” he stated. “Working those jobs taught me how to address the public, which may be difficult at instances, and to be affected a person with clients. Teamwork and communique were matters we always pointed out at both jobs that Olivia and I use to achieve success these days.”
Marcus, 29, who grew up in the Dolomite network, attended A.G Gaston K-8 and Ramsay High School. Olivia, 25, who grew up in Birmingham, within the Brook Highland community, discovered leadership abilities by preserving busy with a myriad of sports as a teenager. She was a shooting guard for Oak Mountain High School’s basketball team, a Birmingham alumnae chapter of Delta Gems, and the enterprise manager for the Imperial Club Debutantes.
“I am extremely social,” she stated. “In university, I was a member of a company called SANKOFA, which delivered recognition to the black community at UA and additionally put on a high-quality play. During my senior 12 months, I became president of the Carl. A. Elliott Honor Society. I excelled at the increasing club and also served as the treasurer.”
During the summer, Olivia enjoyed taking journeys to visit her grandmother, Mildred, in Montevallo. She spent the rest of her time in Birmingham, admitting that the town’s existence added many pals, making it the ideal region to call home.
Olivia stated the couple enjoys being around exceptional human beings and “learning from them to make ourselves better at what we do.”
Marcus thanks his parents, Jimmie and Annette, for being their biggest guide system.
“They maintain us motivated and always provide words of understanding. Although we might not trust what they tell us all of the time, it’s always for our quality interest,” he stated.
The crew additionally stays lively visiting places like California and New York. Interacting with marketers in other cities lets them carry fresh thoughts to their logo.
“Networking is going to be our biggest plan to develop successfully,” stated Marcus. “We plan on staying in contact with our ever-changing society to make sure we’re following the lifestyle. We aim to stay aggressive and hungry.”