Tryon & Supplier Partners Team Up to Celebrate PRIDE

Tryon Distributing recently teamed up with supplier partners Owl’s Brew, Gundlach Bundschu, and Founders Brewing to march as one in Charlotte’s Pride Parade. About three dozen people across all companies volunteered their time to come together in Uptown Charlotte, where the group handed out thousands of wildflower seed packets to parade attendees while proudly marching.


President of Tryon Distributing Ed Johnston said, “When the idea of marching in this year’s pride parade first emerged, we were excited to make it a reality. The enthusiasm from our employees and supplier partners was truly inspiring. Tryon is very proud to have worked with our suppliers and Charlotte Pride on this event, and we are thankful that we share the same moral compass when it comes to demonstrating business leadership via community engagement and betterment. Events like this give us the chance to not only engage in our community, but to also create great camaraderie between business partners.”


Charlotte Pride is the leader in LGBTQ visibility in Charlotte and the Carolinas. Charlotte Pride presents and collaborates on programs, projects, and activities, including the annual Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade, Charlotte Latinx Pride, Charlotte Trans Pride, Charlotte Women’s Pride, Charlotte Pride Interfaith Programs, and Reel Out Charlotte, The Queen City’s Annual LGBTQ Film Festival, among others. Since its founding in 2000, Charlotte Pride has expanded its year-round programming and partnerships to better connect community members with its mission, vision, and values. Charlotte Pride is now one of the largest LGBTQ Pride organizations in the American Southeast.


Johnston continued, “The positive environment Charlotte Pride was able to create over the weekend was unparallel, and I can’t wait for us to participate again next year.”


Tryon Distributing is a Charlotte-based craft beer and wine distribution company started 38 years ago with three people and has grown into a statewide distributor with almost 300 employees. Tryon is proud to be family-owned and operated.