August 01, 2021

Upstate alumni take roundabout route to owning successful brewery

By: Chardonnay Ismail

Brian and Nicole Cendrowski are UofSC alumni and owners of the Fire Forge brewery in Greenville, S.C.

Brian is a 2003 MBA graduate, and Nicole is a 2002 English and Honors College graduate. What started as a "happy accident" turned into a business. 

During the pandemic, Fire Forge faced challenges, like employee layoffs and developing a crisis strategy. Brian says his MBA helped prepare him to be an entrepreneur.

Read the full story, written by Page Ivey, on the university website.

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