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Strovis, Chamber of Commerce name Moe’s Original Bar B Que as October’s Business of the Month

September 28, 2018 at 2:55 pm

From left, Strovis Holdings Chief Marketing Officer Mark A. Stevens, Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Beth Stedman and Moe’s Original Bar B Que owner Meg Lonon at Thursday’s Business of the Month presentation. (Photo by Jennifer Norman)


It’s all about being Southern at Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Pawleys Island – from the delicious food the eatery cooks up to the neighborly way of lending a hand in a time of need.

On Thursday, Sept. 27, Moe’s was recognized by Strovis and the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce as the Business of the Month for October 2018. Moe’s was honored for its service and dedication as a Chamber member but also for its recent work to make sure emergency workers and National Guard troops received good, hearty meals during these past few weeks in the aftermath and flooding from Hurricane Florence.

Georgetown Chamber President and CEO Beth Stedman praised owner Meg Lonon for always being an advocate for the community. “We appreciate what you do so much,” she said. “You truly deserve this honor.”

Located on the thoroughfare of Highway 17, J.J. and Bridgett Murphree teamed up with Meg Lonon and brought the first Moe’s Original Bar B Que to the Pawleys Island area, which is known for its leisurely, laid-back way of life. With an open kitchen and a full bar, Moe’s serves up Alabama-style barbecue and southern sides in style whether seated inside, on the patio or on the covered, screened porches. The restaurant offers a carefree feel that is great for locals, families and visitors to come eat a great meal while watching a game or enjoying music. The restaurant also offers full-service catering for parties and events.

Moe’s is open in Pawleys Island seven days a week.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que was founded by Ben Gilbert, Mike Fernandez and Jeff Kennedy. After meeting at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, they instantly became friends and had a mutual interest in all things Southern: barbecue, blues, college football, and whisky. In 1988, Mike hooked up with Moses Day in Tuscaloosa and began learning to fire roast meats. The men were lucky to learn from Moses and his distinct style makes up Moe’s original flavor of barbecue.

The company now has franchises, like the one in Pawleys Island, in 17 states.

The Business of the Month Award honors Chamber-member businesses for being leaders in the community, and Strovis is proud to serve as the official corporate sponsor. A special 7-foot-tall banner is displayed at the chosen business throughout the month, signifying the establishment as an award-winning Chamber member. In addition to the banner, a special framed certificate is also presented to the honored business.

Moe’s is located at 12827 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island and is open daily from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Strovis Holdings Chief Marketing Officer Mark A. Stevens represented Strovis at Thursday’s presentation.

Strovis Holdings Chief Marketing Officer Mark A. Stevens, left, speaks during the presentation for the Business of the Month award at Moe’s in Pawleys Island. Also pictured are Chamber President and CEO Beth Stedman and Moe’s owner Meg Lonon. (Photo by Ben Doty)

“Strovis is so proud to be a part of this great program,” Stevens said. “Highlighting Chamber businesses each month gives us the opportunity to support local businesses. Strovis was founded 20 years ago in Georgetown County, so we love being able to honor our neighbors right here at home.”

Strovis has served as the award’s official corporate sponsor since 2017.

Strovis was founded in 1998 and has served clients in 32 states. The company has three divisions: Strovis Insurance, Strovis Payroll & HR and Strovis Benefits.

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