Southern Wine & Spirits of Colorado Receives Patriotic Employer Award

Award from the Office of U.S. Secretary of Defense recognizes Southern for its support of the National Guard and Reserve Service

Dec 01, 2015, 10:27 ET from Southern Wine & Spirits of Colorado

DENVER, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Wine & Spirits of Colorado (SWS-CO), a division of Southern Wine & Spirits of America (Southern)—the nation's leading wine and spirits distributor with operations in 35 markets—is the proud recipient of the Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriotic Employer Award. The ESGR is a program of the U.S. Department of Defense and is supported by more than 4,600 volunteers in 50 states.  

The ESGR Patriotic Employer Award is designed to recognize employers for employment policies and practices that are supportive of their employees' participation in the National Guard and Reserve.

SWS-CO was nominated for the Patriotic Employer Award by its delivery driver Brian Dachtler who is currently on deployment. Dachtler joined SWS-CO as a route delivery driver in November 2014 and plans to rejoin the team in 2016 upon his return.

"We are humbled by Brian's service to our country and honored to be nominated for the Patriotic Employer Award," said Richard Crossland, executive vice president, general manager of SWS-CO. "We're proud to employ a number of men and women choosing to serve our country, and we pledge to continue our dedication to these brave Americans and their families."

For more information regarding Southern, visit www.southernwine.com.

About Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.
Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. is the nation's largest wine and spirits distributor and broker with operations in 35 markets. The multi-state distributor currently operates in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Kentucky, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming. Southern also holds operating licenses and permits in Nebraska and Texas. On a national basis, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. employs more than 14,000 team members. Southern urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve and enjoy its products responsibly.

For more information about Southern and its responsible consumption program, see: http://www.southernwine.com.

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