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RTB Acworth - A Decade of Exceptional Bar Rental Services

If you're looking to make an impression at your next celebration or event, few services take your gathering to the next level like Raising the Bar. At RTB, we mix superior service and delicious spirits with the finest bar rentals in Acworth, GA. We pride ourselves on creating unique, delectable drinks backed by impeccable service to keep your event stress-free and streamlined, so you can focus on your role at the party while attendees have the time of their lives. our guests will not only be impressed by our high-quality craft cocktails - they'll be blown away by the entire process, from setting up to break down. Unlike some bar rental companies in Acworth, we prioritize professionalism, attention to detail, and customer service.

Having served such brands as Ferrari and Delta, we know what it takes to turn a mediocre event into something special. Our team of bartenders have the experience to keep your guests happy and the flair to give them a memorable time, no matter what kind of function you're organizing. From summertime shindigs in the sun to corporate team building events, we've seen and done it all, and we're here to serve you as well.

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Here's a quick snapshot of what we can do for you:

Full-Service Packages

Full-Service Packages

we'll arrive early, set everything up, run your bar service, keep your guests entertained, and clean up after ourselves when we're done. We'll focus on your mobile bar service while your guests admire how awesome your event turned out.

Brand Activations

Brand Activations

Launch your product with branded bar setups or support your event with customizable drinks, satellite bars, and giveaways. We don't just handle the drinks; we keep the party flowing.

Corporate Events

Corporate Events

From exciting team-building exercises to formal affairs, we have worked on hundreds of corporate events in Acworth. Regardless of the size of your corporate event, our team will handle all the details, from customized bars with company logos to a custom menu of craft cocktails.

Weddings

Weddings

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. As such, your reception is one of the biggest parties you'll ever thlmb-row. It needs to be perfect, and it needs to be fun. We've got you covered on both fronts and then some. Contact our office today to learn more about how we keep your guest's glasses full and your bar rental beautiful.

Mobile Bar Rentals

Mobile Bar Rentals

If you're looking for the highest quality mobile bar rentals in Acworth, look no further than RTB. We've built our business around bar rentals and have everything from sleek, modern bar tops to rustic-chic beer taps. Our team is here to offer guidance as you choose your bar rental. Once you do, we'll handle every detail - from set up and break down to staffing and drink service.

Bartenders

Bartenders

Already have your bar setup planned but still need bartender staffing in Acworth, GA? Our bartenders are experts in their trade and will undoubtedly raise the bar when it comes to your upcoming event.

Why Choose Raising the Bar?

RTB was built on hard work and kindness. With more than a decade of experience in the private event business, we have worked with some of the biggest brands in the United States. We pride ourselves on excellence in every service we offer, from bar rental setup for weddings to large brand reveals and everything in between. RTB isn't just here to mix and serve drinks at your next party - we're here to offer guidance, advice, and expertise every step of the way. From suggestions on how much alcohol to have stocked at your party to trusted vendor referrals for your corporate event, we're here to help.

At the end of the day, our goal is to ensure that our clients get the hard work and attention they deserve. When you choose Raising the Bar, know that we will do everything in our power to make you, your guests, and your event feel extra special. We are dedicated to giving every one of our clients a white glove experience, whether your purchase a full-service package or need an experienced bartender.

Bar Rentals in Acworth, GA

The idea of thlmb-rowing a big party or get-together for your friends or co-workers is an exciting prospect. When it comes down to the logistics of your bar service, however, planning can become a nightmare. Thankfully, there's an easier, more efficient way to arrange for a stunning bar setup - bar rentals from Raising the Bar. When you hire RTB, you can rest easy knowing we have all the details covered.

We are proud to offer the most streamlined bar rental services in Acworth. Our doesn't just arrive at your location and start slinging drinks.

Setting up your bar rental is important, of course, but we also handle all the requirements your bar may need:

  • Set Up Bar Rental
  • Handle Purchase Orders
  • Arrange for Alcohol Delivery
  • Ensure Bar is Stocked
  • Maintain Excellent Quality Control
  • Provide Fully Trained, Fun Bartenders
  • Provide Cash Control and Inventory Management
  • Custom Cocktail Creation
  • Provide a Fun, Memorable Bar Rental Experience
  • Collect Glassware After Event Ends
  • Break Down Bar and Clean Up After Event Ends
 Bartenders For Parties Acworth, GA

Of course, what kind of mobile bar service would we be if we didn't provide the most innovative, tasty beverages for partygoers to enjoy? RTB stands tall above all other portable bar rentals in Georgia with custom-made cocktails to fit any themed event and even customized menus for your guests. Example events that are perfect for RTB bar rentals include sales meetings, real estate open houses, holiday staff parties, software release parties, team building mixology meetings, birthday parties, barbecues, and more.

At RTB, we earned our stripes by showing off what we can do in front of thousands of people. With our extensive experience, innovative cocktails, and top-notch bartenders, you can't go wrong with Raising the Bar.

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Benefits of Bar Rentals in Acworth

We get feedback from our amazing clients every day, telling us how we helped make their event bigger and better than they thought possible. We're in the business of making your party or gathering unforgettable, but we also provide convenience and peace of mind for busy people planning events.

Here are just a few more reasons why our customers love our bar rentals in Acworth:

Custom Bar Rentals for Unique Events

Custom Bar Rentals for Unique Events

Our mobile bars can be personalized to match nearly any theme and any type of event. Need to have your company's logo on display? We can make that happen. Have a fun custom cocktail idea for your wedding day? Give us a shout - we'd love to hear what you're thinking. Unlike some of our competition, we encourage our customers to get creative with us. There are many options to make your bar rental stand out, from LED lighting coupled with a sleek, modern bar to luxurious displays with custom cocktail menus.

Less Stress

Less Stress

Planning a party can be a blast, that's for sure. But trying to handle event setup and logistics? Not so much. Setting up tables, chairs, and other items is time-consuming and frustrating. RTB eliminates this stress by arriving at your event location with everything ready to go - from your mobile bar setup to drink service and more. You've got more important things to worry about than whether the lemons are fully stocked at the bar. Let us take care of the "nitty-gritty" while you focus on enjoying your event.

Save Money

Save Money

Because RTB supplies you with everything you need for your bar rental service, most customers end up saving money in the long run when they work with us. Common costs that we can help alleviate for you include purchasing barstools, glasses, garnishes, mixers, sodas, and more. Additionally, our team sets everything up, breaks everything down, and cleans up after the party. This service also saves our customers money, who would otherwise need to make arrangements for storage as well as a clean-up crew at the end of the night.

Bartender Staffing in Acworth, GA

At Raising the Bar, we understand how important it is to have a qualified, trustworthy team of bartenders at your event. From drink service to limiting alcohol consumption, you need to be able to rely on your bartender from the moment your event starts until it ends. We are proud to have skilled, fully insured bartenders who are ready and waiting to make an impression at your next big event. Unlike dull, run-of-the-mill bartenders, our team won't suck the life out of your party - we'll keep your guests entertained and their glasses full so that the good times keep rolling.

 Bar Rentals & Bartender Staffing Acworth, GA

Curious what kind of events our bartenders can help cover?

Here are just a few of our specialties:
 Portable Bar Rental Acworth, GA
Bartenders for Weddings in Acworth

We will work with you to supply a professional bartender at your wedding, so you can say "I Do" without worrying about your drink service.

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Bartenders for Corporate Functions in Acworth

RTB can provide bartenders for your upcoming company dinner, award ceremony, team building exercise, and more. Our bartenders will be dressed for the occasion and will provide service that is tailored to your occasion.

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Bartenders for Social Gatherings in Acworth

Our enthusiastic, high-energy bartenders make a great addition to any party or social gathering, big or small.

 Mobile Bar Service Acworth, GA
Bartenders for Private Events in Acworth

Thlmb-rowing a private birthday bash? Perhaps you're thinking about a small celebration for your anniversary. Whatever the occasion, RTB will supply a hardworking, professional bartender for your private event.

Depending on the type of event you have in mind, our bartenders are also trained for more "out of the box" events as part of our signature service packages. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Mixology Classes
  • Mixology Demonstrations
  • Beer and Wine Sommelier
  • Bourbon Master
  • Craft Cocktails
  • Build Your Own Mule Bar
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Concessions Services in Acworth, GA

In addition to bar rentals in Acworth, GA, Raising the Bar also offers a suite of concessions services for events in Georgia. RTB concessions were born out of the desire to provide a next-generation beverage experience. This service is tailored to brand sponsors who wish to provide consumers with an elevated cocktail experience in a large setting. Special events and festivals in Georgia are only glmb-rowing in popularity. Today, consumers attending these events expect a wider variety of drink choices. They crave a personalized experience, and Raising the Bar is the perfect partner to choose when executing such an event

For brand sponsors, having a partner that provides a memorable consumer experience is crucial for maximizing ROI. Our ability to work with all trade partners (venue owners, brand owners, and distributors) makes their sponsorship money work harder. With more than a decade of experience, a highly trained staff of bartenders, and customizable bar services, we stand tall as Acworth's most trusted boutique concessions provider. Having worked with many large-scale festivals, sporting events, and corporate events, we are confident that our beverage program gives consumers an unrivaled experience. Equally important, we give brand sponsors a key source of income.

 Bartenders For Events Acworth, GA

We're Ready to Serve Up a Great Time

Ready to learn more about how Raising the Bar can transform your boring party into a fun, exciting party?

Our team of experts is ready to help you get started. Contact our office in Acworth today at 404-826-5945. Before you know it, you'll be sipping a craft cocktail next to a branded bar rental while your guests rave about your amazing event.

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Out and About in the ATL | June 13-20, 2022

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - It sure is hot in Atlanta but there are still plenty of cool things to do this week. Check out the latest list.Jana Horn performs at The Eastern on Old Flats Shoal Road NE in Atlanta. The Texas musician’s debut folk album is titled “Optimism.”The ATL Hoedown is happening at Best End Bre...

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - It sure is hot in Atlanta but there are still plenty of cool things to do this week. Check out the latest list.

Jana Horn performs at The Eastern on Old Flats Shoal Road NE in Atlanta. The Texas musician’s debut folk album is titled “Optimism.”

The ATL Hoedown is happening at Best End Brewing on White Street in Atlanta. Join Hissy Fit Comedy for a standup comedy show.

The World of Coca-Cola is celebrating summer with Enjoy! Patio Party Mondays through Fridays. There are seasonal sips, yard games, festive summer decor, colorful photo ops and more.

Venkman’s on Ralph McGill Boulevard NE in Atlanta is home of ATL’s most legendary jazz jam, hosted by Joe Grandsen and his house band. Music starts around 7 p.m.

Taste Urban Atlanta is honoring Juneteenth during its June event at The Foundry at Puritan Mill on Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard NW. Black-owned restaurants, bakers, chefs, food trucks, caterers, and spirit companies will be featured. There will also be DJs and vendors.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents “From Paris to Piedmont” on Piedmont Park’s Oak Hill. Associate Conductor Jerry Hou leads the ASO in an all-French program including selections from favorites such as Bizet’s Carmen, Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Debussy’s Nocturnes.

Family Fun Night in downtown Woodstock is all about Super Heros this month. There will be a costume contest, trivia contest, food/beverages, face painting, craft projects and a movie.

A 3-day event for kids is happening at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. There will be 20 inflatables, music, game trucks, 300 vendors, obstacle courses, live music and more.

Colony Square’s annual Summer Solstice event will feature yoga at 6 a.m. with Dancing Dogs Yoga owner Shelley Carroll. Participants will receive a healing stone and seed paper.

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s around the country are hosting free, family-friendly activities, including catch-and-release ponds and giveaways, this weekend.

Head to The Fox Theatre in midtown Atlanta to watch “The Godfather,” which chronicles the Corleone family from 1945 t 1955. Club seats include premium seating in the front balcony, early entry to the Marquee Club presented by Lexus, complimentary food from a film-inspired menu, private bars and restrooms, and rooftop access. GA tickets also available.

A1A is bringing their Jimmy Buffet tribute show to MadLife Stage & Studios in Woodstock. A1A was born in 1991 when lead vocalist/guitarist Jeff Pike asked Atlanta Parrot Head Club and PHIP Founder Scott Nickerson to join his one-man tribute band.

Raspberry Pie, who combine late 70s funk and disco with humourous lyrics, perform at Tin Roof Cantina in North Druid Hills.

The Lost Art Music Fest at Foxhall Resort in Douglasville will feature performances by Gabe Lee, Durand Jones & The Indications, Rayland Baxter, The Lone Bello, Southern Avenue and more. Artist experiences include Fishing with Durand Jones & The Indications, Rayland Baxter ATV/Hayride Tour, Southern Avenue & Cathead Cocktail Making Class, The Lone Bellow BBQ & Wild Heaven Beer Pairing, and the Chattahoochee Riverwalk with Margo Cilker.

Shop local arts, handmade goods and support small businesses during Markets in the Garden in East Atlanta. There will also be a live comedy show.

Pullman Pops: A Tribute to Motown and R&B is happening in the Pullman Art Center’s amphitheater on Rogers Street NE in Atlanta. Pullman Pops’ 45-piece orchestra and Spectrum, a first-class vocal quartet, will perform.

The River Rock Concert & Festival in Canton will feature live music, food trucks, beverage vendors, a children’s area and more. The Celebrity All-Stars will perform.

The Hot Legends Tour will stop at Walmart Buford from 8 a.m. to noon. This family-friendly event will feature the best of Atlanta’s eclectic car culture, Hot Wheels Garage of Legends life-size cars, an array of onsite experiences, and collectibles that are only available on the Tour.

Drag superstars Violet Chachki and Gottmik are bringing their Pride Tour 2022 to Future Atlanta on Lower Alabama Street. There will be burlesque and rock-inspired drag performance. Hims and Hers will also be on hand to provide free access to mental health services.

The Sweet Zensations truck will be at Logan Farm Park for the City of Acworth’s Juneteenth Celebration. The Total Package Band will take the stage at 7:00 p.m. with an Earth, Wind, and Fire tribute concert.

Sunset Sessions at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park will feature Cody Lee Bolden, Nikki & The Phantom Caller and Sara Jean Kelley. Sunset Sessions is a FREE weekly alternative music concert series.

If you’d like to submit an event for Out and About in the ATL, send an email with details to joyce.lupiani@cbs46.com.

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How this special bookshelf can protect kids in the classroom

Acworth company is creating bullet-proof bookshelves that can protect kids in the classroomACWORTH, Ga. — As the nation grapples with a series of mass shootings, one man said he has a way to help protect children in school: a bookshelf.Pete Facchini is the CEO of Protected Solutions in Acworth and has helped create a subtle way to deal with what seems to be an increasing problem."All of these mass shootings, the significant loss of life is because he gains access to the room," said Facchini.Facchin...

Acworth company is creating bullet-proof bookshelves that can protect kids in the classroom

ACWORTH, Ga. — As the nation grapples with a series of mass shootings, one man said he has a way to help protect children in school: a bookshelf.

Pete Facchini is the CEO of Protected Solutions in Acworth and has helped create a subtle way to deal with what seems to be an increasing problem.

"All of these mass shootings, the significant loss of life is because he gains access to the room," said Facchini.

Facchini helped create a bookshelf that can keep shooters out of the classroom and protect children inside. The former Army Ranger and father of three said it took years for them to develop the right barrier and that finally came to fruition in 2020.

"My children go to school in Cherokee county, my wife is a teacher in Cobb County, so I have a vested interest for my family alone," said Facchini.

The bookshelves blend into the classroom which he said is crucial.

"We didn't want a kid to sit in the classroom and look at something every day and say 'that's in case of an active shooter,'" he explained.

He added that they can be used as real shelves. But along the back and sides, there's a layer of Kevlar.

"It has ballistic protection that keeps people from shooting through it and the big thing is, it prevents anyone from gaining access to the room," Facchini said about the bookshelf.

Facchini says once a lockdown happens or an alert goes out, it would only take a teacher or a couple of students a few seconds to pull the shelf out from the wall, line it up up and lock it into place.

And it's not just schools that can use the shelves, stores can have them in their stockrooms and some churches and synagogues have also reached out about purchasing the bookshelf.

Facchini said it may not solve the overall issue but it's another layer of safety to consider.

"We could've saved those kids and we have to stop thinking it's not gonna happen to us," said Facchini.

He said right now these bookshelves are already being used in schools in New Jersey, but he hopes to place them in districts in Georgia and across the nation.

Campus News: Samford University Dean's List for Spring 2022 Semester

Jun. 11—Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama recognized 1,720 students named to the 2022 spring semester Dean's list.Among them were the following locals:— Bailey Spaulding of Marietta, GA— Mary Lowe of Marietta, GA— Samuel Taylor of Marietta, GA— Ryan Kean of Marietta, GA— Camryn Cowan of Marietta, GA— Madelyn Wideman of Marietta, GA— Andrew Current of Marietta, GA— Sarah Moses of Marietta, GA— William Harpe...

Jun. 11—Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama recognized 1,720 students named to the 2022 spring semester Dean's list.

Among them were the following locals:

— Bailey Spaulding of Marietta, GA

— Mary Lowe of Marietta, GA

— Samuel Taylor of Marietta, GA

— Ryan Kean of Marietta, GA

— Camryn Cowan of Marietta, GA

— Madelyn Wideman of Marietta, GA

— Andrew Current of Marietta, GA

— Sarah Moses of Marietta, GA

— William Harper of Marietta, GA

— Ada Burris of Marietta, GA

— Courtney Krueger of Marietta, GA

— Alyssa Holbrook of Marietta, GA

— Macie Pfeuffer of Marietta, GA

— Riley Davis of Marietta, GA

— Payton Benoit of Marietta, GA

— Zachary Brown of Marietta, GA

— Meagan Setchell of Marietta, GA

— Jake Moultrie of Marietta, GA

— Jenna Powell of Marietta, GA

— Emma Spencer of Marietta, GA

— Catherine Frank of Marietta, GA

— Emma Bratcher of Marietta, GA

— Lucille Abballe of Marietta, GA

— Christianna Hornigold of Marietta, GA

— Brittney Hoard of Marietta, GA

— Allison Middendorf of Marietta, GA

— Serena Patel of Marietta, GA

— Emma Loftin of Marietta, GA

— Olivia Conklin of Marietta, GA

— Ashby Webber of Marietta, GA

— Chandler Smith of Marietta, GA

— Stephen Thomas of Marietta, GA

— Faith Jones of Smyrna, GA

— Anna Scott of Smyrna, GA

— John McLeod of Smyrna, GA

— Emily Hansen of Smyrna, GA

— Allison Raymond of Smyrna, GA

— Eastyn King of Acworth, GA

— Ellen Conley of Acworth, GA

— Anna Stevens of Acworth, GA

— Madison Locke of Acworth, GA

— Carly Hambrick of Acworth, GA

— Shelby Blalock of Acworth, GA

— Braden Murray of Acworth, GA

— Emily Rogers of Powder Spgs, GA

— Carolyn Knapp of Powder Springs, GA

— Rileigh Dietter of Powder Springs, GA

— Lauren Parks of Powder Spgs, GA

— Benjamin Hardin of Powder Spgs, GA

— Emma Latham of Powder Springs, GA

— Jillian James of Kennesaw, GA

— Hannah Vann of Kennesaw, GA

— Jerrod Abee of Kennesaw, GA

— Elizabeth Earp of Kennesaw, GA

— Brianna Garcia of Kennesaw, GA

— Emily Jimenez of Kennesaw, GA

— Olivia Brumbelow of Kennesaw, GA

— Ryan Condra of Kennesaw, GA

— Bayley Levine of Kennesaw, GA

— McKayla Brown of Kennesaw, GA

Accushield's Love Meter Tackles Isolation in Senior Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities

ATLANTA, June 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the past nine years, Accushield has been an innovative leader in digital sign-in. Additionally, they have developed a healthcare visitor management system...

ATLANTA, June 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the past nine years, Accushield has been an innovative leader in digital sign-in. Additionally, they have developed a healthcare visitor management system designed by executive directors to help senior living communities, nursing homes, and hospitals detect who is in their building. For example, a case study performed at Celebration Village in Acworth, Georgia, an AgeWell Living Community, utilized the Accushield Love Meter to measure each resident's visitation data in correlation with isolation and loneliness.

Isolation is one of the most pressing issues facing seniors today. According to AARP, more than one-third of Americans over age 45 report feeling lonely or isolated on a regular basis (Anderson & Thayer, 2018). Even more surprising is that this number increases in the senior population, with the most common predictors of loneliness being their social network, physical isolation, age, depression, urbanicity, anxiety, and overall health (Anderson & Thayer, 2018). Accushield aims to identify and address the need for preventative healthcare in senior living communities. With more seniors suffering from chronic loneliness, this new technology provides community managers with the tools to identify the problem at the source.

For Celebration Village in Acworth, Georgia, the Love Meter plays a vital role in the community's Masterpiece Living program.

"The Accushield Love Meter is a powerful tool that combats isolation at Celebration Village, Acworth. It promotes social, intellectual, and spiritual growth within our community, part of the Masterpiece Living philosophy. The Love Meter feature prevents isolation and loneliness among residents by having easy access to reports that illustrate who is getting visitors and who is not." — Keith Magnan, Vice President of Operations, AgeWell Living.

Accushield created the Love Meter technology to assist providers in tracking social isolation by using data and analytics. Designed to increase awareness about isolation levels at the facility level, the Love Meter provides facility leaders with a real-time snapshot of how connected their community members are and where they might need more support. Tracking this data makes it easy to determine the quality of interactions between caregivers and residents in senior living communities and prioritize the decrease of loneliness as a critical preventative healthcare issue for seniors.

The Love Meter is a data point pulled from the community visitor history that provides the ability to see the least-visited residents in the building.

"Isolation and depression go hand-in-hand," says Charles Mann, Co-Founder & CSO of Accushield. "So understanding who the least-visited residents are can improve overall community health and prevent move-outs from unhappy residents."

Benefits of utilizing Accushield's Love Meter technology include:

To learn more, visit https://www.accushield.com/.

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About Accushield

Since 2013, Accushield has been the innovative leader in staff, visitor, resident, and third-party caregiver sign-in and health screening solutions. The Accushield solution was designed by Executive Directors to help senior living communities, nursing homes, and hospitals know who is in their buildings, enabling the creation of a safer and healthier environment. Accushield's tablet-based kiosk replaces the manual paper logbooks with a streamlined sign-in and health screening process for all visitors, staff, third-party caregivers, and residents who enter and exit the building. To learn more, visit: https://www.accushield.com

Anderson, G. Oscar and Colette E. Thayer. Loneliness and Social Connections: A National Survey of Adults 45 and Older. Washington, D.C.: AARP Research, September 2018. https://doi.org/10.26419/res.00246.001

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Clemson official visit 'definitely set the bar high' for Peach State OL

One of the nation’s top center prospects took in his first official visit at Clemson this past weekend.The Clemson Insider caught up with Kennesaw Mountain (Acworth, Ga.) three-star interior offensive lineman Connor Lew, following his official visit to Tiger Town from June 3-5. In an exclusive interview with TCI, Lew detailed everything from his experience back on campus to where Clemson currently stands in his recruitment.“The visit was good,” Lew said in a phone interview Monday. “I had a really good t...

One of the nation’s top center prospects took in his first official visit at Clemson this past weekend.

The Clemson Insider caught up with Kennesaw Mountain (Acworth, Ga.) three-star interior offensive lineman Connor Lew, following his official visit to Tiger Town from June 3-5. In an exclusive interview with TCI, Lew detailed everything from his experience back on campus to where Clemson currently stands in his recruitment.

“The visit was good,” Lew said in a phone interview Monday. “I had a really good time. I didn’t really know what to think. I knew it was gonna be a big event with a lot of recruits there, but I ended up really enjoying it and so did my family.”

What stood out to Lew during his first official visit?

“It was impressive to see how Clemson focused on character development and preparing their student athletes for life,” he said. “It starts up with Coach Swinney and he did a good job of explaining to us and describing the process and how there’s tools and resources for everyone to grow as a person and develop their character while they’re at Clemson.”

This was Lew’s first time back on campus since Clemson pulled the trigger on a scholarship offer on May 20. Lew participated in the Dabo Swinney Camp last summer and he went up for Clemson’s 19-13 win over Boston College back on Oct. 2, 2021, but this was his first time back in Tiger Town since.

“It was big,” he said regarding receiving an offer from the Tigers. “Clemson was on me relatively earlier in building a relationship with me. Their process is drawn out and very deliberate. Knowing that I got a Clemson offer finally, it means a lot, because I know how much a Clemson offer means to everyone.”

What did Lew hear from Clesmon’s coaching staff when he was back on campus?

“They were excited because this was my first time back since the offer,” Lew said. “They were kind of on the fence about offering me for a while and they finally pulled the trigger. They were happy to see me again.”

Lew was happy to see Thomas Austin, as well as Robbie Caldwell when he was back on campus. The more familiar faces, the better, though, up until this past visit, Caldwell was the offensive line coach for Clemson when Lew had been on campus in the past.

Since Caldwell retired from his on-field role, Lew has continued to build a strong relationship with Austin.

“It’s been good,” he said regarding his relationship with Clemson’s offensive line coach. “I started my relationship with Coach Caldwell and, obviously, he stepped down from the coaching aspect and went more to the office, but just being able to pick up where we left off with Coach Austin, he makes it really easy. I really like him as a coach.”

The Peach State offensive lineman still has a really good relationship with Caldwell, who congratulated him on his offer, which was certainly special to him. He still has a lot of relationships there, even though Caldwell is now Director of High School Relations and Sophomore Transition.

That’s not the only relationship Lew was able to strengthen this weekend. While he was hosted by Clemson redshirt sophomore offensive lineman, Trent Howard, he bonded with some of the current players and recruits alike.

“He was great,” Lew said, “and it wasn’t just him. All the o-line recruits grouped up together, so him, Walker Parks, all those guys, we had the opportunity to talk to them and kind of just asked any questions we wanted and they were really open with us. We were able to learn from them, just kind of what it’s like to be a player at Clemson and their experience.”

The best way that Lew could describe this past weekend, among 31 official visitors, is that it was like a family gathering.

“I really liked Clemson going into this,” he said. “Everytime that I go up there, Clemson kind of sells itself, if you will. I can’t really compare it because that was my first official visit, but they definitely set the bar high.”

Lew indicated that Clemson helped themselves with him this past weekend.

“There were a lot of questions that I still needed to get answered,” Lew continued, “and I walked away with no questions.”

After Clemson, Lew will take three official visits in three weekends. He’ll be at the University of Miami, followed by Auburn and then the University of Georgia, all in that order.

All four of those schools round out Lew’s final four.

With Lew hoping to have a decision made before the start of his senior season, what are some of the more important factors he’s looking for in a school at the next level?

“I would say the four biggest for me are the relationships, the education at the school, the development from the coaches and the overall fit or the vibe that I feel at the school,” Lew said.

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