Faces of Tourism

Tourism represents a $6 billion industry in the Charlotte region and employs more than 100,000 people. Without these individuals, the industry and Charlotte’s growth overall wouldn’t be thriving like it is today. When people visit Charlotte and have a great experience, it raises the destination profile to a new level in the minds of visitors, showcases the community’s southern hospitality, helps to foster a strong visitor economy and provides revenue to invest in our community. Learn more about some of the smiling faces in the Charlotte community who are contributing to the lasting impact of the visitor economy. We’ll continue to highlight these tourism all-stars month after month. 


Jamie Brown and Jeff Tonidandel 

Owners of Crepe Cellar, Growlers Pourhouse and Haberdish

“Charlotte is the perfect place to visit and the perfect place to live. With small neighborhoods quilting our city together with unique experiences, you’ll run into spots you can’t find anywhere else. When a person comes to Charlotte, a big part of their experience is what they eat. Often, visitors are looking for a place that is a non-chain, independently-owned restaurant. We are so proud to be able to fill that need and offer hospitality that gives guests a chance to really relish their dining experience at a one-location restaurant concept. Visitors bring a vibrancy to our town that allows us to share what’s unique about Charlotte with other people and cities. We’re a proud city and we want others to get a chance to see what a wonderful place we are.”

Justin and Sarah Brigham 

Owners of Sycamore Brewery 

“At Sycamore Brewing we pride ourselves in our guest experience, whether you’re one of our neighbors or from Raleigh. We have guests from all over the Carolinas and beyond come through our doors every week. No matter where they’re from, they’re always looking for something unique to do in Charlotte and that’s where we come in. We offer an experience that helps to make Charlotte special and memorable. These visitors are a key ingredient in helping us get our name out there and continuing our success. Charlotte tourism matters.”