local talent

by Brian Clarey

Brandy Lee Hemrick — Bar trainer, High Point Hooters

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Man we love us some bartenders here on Page Three — and not just because we have an affinity for strong drink. Brandy Lee Hemrick, who works as the bar trainer for the High Point Hooters and is about to get her associates degree in business administration, will get our back when we say that tending bar is great training for the business world. “You have to know how to interact with people,” she says. “People don’t realize how your interaction with others can inform every aspect of business.” On top of that, she says, “I have a system — you have to keep up with all the restaurant drinks, all the bar customers and their beers, you have to answer the phone and work the register and you have to do it all at once. I have a lot of business owners who come in and say they want me to come and teach their employees how to work with a system.”