ABOUT EWA BEVERAGE GROUP, INC.
EWA BEVERAGE GROUP, INC. a wholly-owned and operated minority-, veteran- and woman-owned small business for over 20 years, specializes in bottled water and beverage sales and distribution in collaboration with our parent company, Edward Washington & Associates. The company was co-founded by Edward Washington and his wife Dr. Paula Greenfield Washington. It is now a wholly woman-owned and operated small business. We began business in 1994 with our headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. We are in partnership with several excellent bottlers in the United States to produce private label and brand water.
Additionally, EWA Beverage Group Inc. was the exclusive minority broker/partner with Crystal Springs Water in providing bottled water to all athletes and all other venues and concessions at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
We also provided private label bottled water to Delta Airlines Worldwide for seven years and were awarded their supplier of the year in the $6 Million sales and above in 1998. Our current prominent customers include SODEXO, SYSCO and USFS nationwide.
We also provide emergency bottled water for the U.S. Corp of Engineers in the continental United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam.
OUR PARENT COMPANY
EDWARD WASHINGTON & ASSOCIATES was co-founded by Edward Washington and his wife Dr. Paula Greenfield Washington in 1992 as a minority, veteran, and woman-owned small business. Still located in Atlanta, it is now a wholly woman-owned and operated small business, providing marketing & sales consulting services.
Both Mr. Washington and Dr. Greenfield Washington provided consulting services to ARAMARK School Food Services at Southern University, and Mr. Washington also provided same services to Grambling University. Mr. Washington also provided marketing and consulting services to the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University. For many years, Mr. Washington provided marketing and consulting services to the 100 Black Men of Atlanta's annual Football Classic held in Atlanta.
Dr. Paula Greenfield Washington currently provides consulting services to the Emory Alumnae Association and Emory Laney Graduate School in its joint innovative Mentoring Program.
Key customers of EWA have included:
Sodexo USFS Sysco Emory Healthcare Emory Dining Georgia Lottery Druid Hills Golf Club Delta Airlines Worldwide Enterprise Rent-A-Car Delta Technology Emory University BP Gourmet Services, Inc. ARAMARK (school food service division) Georgia Institute for Technology Southern University Hyatt Regency Atlanta Host Marriott Boy Scouts of America Atlanta Peach Movers Jekyll Island Authority McLane CoreMark Reynolds Plantation (Linger Longer Communities golf courses) PROM Catering Vocal City Entertainment Compass Foods The Hamman Day Spa Wade Ford Levy Restaurants 100 Black Men of Atlanta and America Troutman & Sanders Law Firm Georgia Aquarium Atlantas Americas Mart World Trade Center
AWARDS AND CREDENTIALS
EWA Beverage Group, Inc. was the exclusive minority broker/distributor for Suntory Water Group, Inc. and was partner with Crystal Springs Water in providing bottled water to all the 1996 Olympic athletes and selling at all Olympic venues and concession locations.
Selected Awards include:
Atlanta Tribune's 2008 25 Top Black Businesses in Georgia
Delta Air Lines Supplier of the Year
Supplier of the Year for the GMSDC
U.S. Small Business Administration Administrators Award for Excellence in Business
Finalist for Subcontractor of the Year, U.S. Small Business Administration
Minority Joint Venture Partner with Suntory Water Group as exclusive provider of all bottled
water at the 1996 Olympic Games
NMSDC Advanced Management Education Program, Kellogg Graduate School of
Management, Northwestern University
EWA Beverage Group, Inc. is proud to participate in numerous community activities as an active organizational member as well as an event sponsor by providing products and services.
Examples of our current and past community involvement include:
Member of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Member of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) and
reciprocal member of all other Minority Supplier Development Councils in the United States
Member of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta
Member of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
Sponsor of the Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless Campaign
Sponsor of the Emory Center for Women
Sponsor of the annual Paul Hewitt Golf Tournament
Sponsor of the annual NFL Players Association Charity Golf Tournament
Sponsor of the GMSDC Annual Golf Tournament
Sponsor of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta Football Classic
Sponsor of the Georgia Tech Athletic Club
Sponsor of the Atlanta Tip-Off Club
Sponsor of Emory Universitys Farm-worker Outreach Program
Sponsor of the Emory Laney Graduate School Mentor Program Breakfast
Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services Back-to-School Community
Friends of the Center for Women at Emory
Grady Hospital Physical Therapy Center