Don’t blink or you might miss her!
As the Events Manager for Heine Brothers’, Erica is constantly on the go – organizing and prepping for all the community events that HB contributes to. From festivals to races, picnics and fundraisers, Erica makes sure event-goers get their coffee (or tea!) and everything runs smoothly. On top of her work with HB, you can find Erica teaching Slique Yoga or helping deliver babies as a Doula!
But even when she’s at her busiest, she’ll always make time for you. Generous and extremely kind, Erica is a great person to have on your side. Next time you see her out-and-about, make sure to tell her hello!
What is your position at HB, and what does that position entail?
I am the Events Manager, which entails a healthy mix of computer work as well as physical labor. I spend a good chunk of time emailing vendors and our staff, coordinating days and times. I probably look at three different calendars at least twenty times in a work day! Once I’ve coordinated all of the logistics I start prepping for the event – I put in bean and dairy orders, I pull out all of the supplies that we’ll need, I make all the drinks that we’ll be selling, and then I create a menu on our iPad. On event day if I’m not working the actual event, I try to at least visit our booth to see how things are going, especially if we have new people working. After every event, a mini inventory is taken so that I can calculate an accurate sales report, showing our labor, sales, profits, losses, etc.
How long have you been working for HB?
I started working at VINT in September of 2011, and we merged with Heine Brothers a couple months after that. In January of 2017 I was promoted to the Events Manager.
Heine Brothers’ and Vint are partnering with We Day KY to collect personal hygiene items for underprivileged communities here in the Louisville area! Toothpaste, shampoo, soap, floss – all new personal hygiene items are accepted.
Donation boxes will be in all Heine Brothers’ and Vint Coffee locations starting March 24, through April 16 2018.
Will is definitely not shy. With his tattoos and love of motorcycles, and his thrash-metal punk band cred, he could cut an intimidating figure… in reality he’s anything but. Outgoing and generous with his time, Will is a favorite of customers and his co-baristas!
Ella, his Manager at HB-Schnitzelburg, says he is, “Interesting from his tattoos to his name, WILLIAM LITTLE FORREST. Customers LOOOOOOVE him… He is so sweet.”
And as if that wasn’t evidence enough of his character, a co-worker added, “Will is awesome. Second that!”
Which location do you work at?
SCHNITZ ONLY THE BEST.
How long have you been working at HB?
On and off since 2010, so around eight years.
What are you listening to right now?
It’s a toss up between Last podcast on the left and DJ Screw, as far as the first thing I put on when I get up.
We’re hiring for Store Managers!
Heine Brothers’ Coffee starts with a great cup of coffee, but our company is about so much more than great coffee, for our customers and for our employees. This all begins with our commitment to a spirit of business excellence and to running our stores profitably. Without this commitment to business excellence and profit, we would not survive long and would not get the chance to do all of the other things in our community and around the world that matter so much to us.
While we lead with great cup of coffee and a focus on profit, our company and the way we run our stores have always been about more than simply driving profit. From our founding, we have been focused on making a positive impact in our community and around the World. This commitment to a focus on both profit and impact is what so many of us love being part of.
The Store Manager’s job is to oversee the positive and profitable operation of their store. The biggest part of the store manager’s job will be to make sure we hire, train and keep baristas who are committed to delivering remarkable coffee shop experiences to our customers. It is critical that store managers understand how to create and maintain a healthy and positive store environment so that we keep baristas who will care about delivering the remarkable customer experience. Store Managers are expected to set the bar high for baristas in their store, to celebrate great work and to promptly and effectively discipline where necessary.
Store Managers will work closely with their respective Operations Director to promote our values-driven, for-profit culture, tell the Heine Brothers’ story and enhance the HB brand.
Heine Brothers’ is proud to announce the grand opening celebration of our newest location, at the new Omni Hotel at 400 S. 2nd Street in Downtown Louisville. The newest Heine Bros will be part of the Falls City Market, a 20,000 sq. foot urban market and food hall including grocery, brick oven pizza, florist, wine & spirits, and more.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Omni on their Louisville hotel. Including a Heine Brothers’ Coffee shop next to their Falls City Market is a testament to the Omni’s commitment to connecting with and celebrating Louisville. The entire project is going to make a big impact on our city.” Mike Mays, Co-founder and President
We’re celebrating the grand opening of HB-Omni Louisville on Friday, March 9 2018, with:
- The first 400 customers will receive an exclusive Heine Brothers’ + Omni Louisville reusable mug, filled with special offers only good at HB-Omni Louisville.
- Ribbon cutting with Mayor Fischer and Greater Louisville Inc. at 9am
- Louisville Free Public Library will be hosting a Pop-Up Library from 9am-noon
HB-Omni Louisville will be open 7 days a week from 6am-8pm.