Hospitality Comes Naturally to Stewbos’ Bo Henry and Stewart Campbell
Bo Henry, one-half of Stewbos, one of Albany’s top hospitality companies, never intended to work in hospitality. He played professionally in a band through most of his twenties (Henry still plays in his eponymous band today). But in 2001, he opened Harvest Moon in Albany, a restaurant that dishes out delicious pizzas and more with a side of live music.
A few years later, Bo’s brother-in-law Stewart Campbell bought into Harvest Moon to form Stewbos. Their initial team of twenty employees has since grown into a local empire with five restaurants, one inn, an events and catering business, and a wedding venue. They were even named Albany Area Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year in 2014.
Of course, the duo had to pivot their business because of the pandemic. “We just changed our steakhouse over to Osteria, an Italian place,” Henry said. “COVID-19 changed the way restaurants work. Our steakhouse was much more for corporate events, but we changed it a bit to have steaks as well as authentic Italian food.”
“Synovus has great local customer service, and people are very accessible.”
Henry has had a bank account with Synovus since he was 13 years old, which has evolved into personal accounts, business accounts, and more. Henry even serves on the local advisory board.
For each new location or additional business, Stewbos sets up a line of credit with Synovus. From there, Market Executive Pam Simmons continually refines the offerings for Stewbos to get Campbell and Henry what they need. Simmons is accessible and, having been with the company as it has continued to grow, is well-versed in Stewbos’ needs.
“Synovus has great local customer service, and people are very accessible,” says Henry. “They’ve worked well with us.”
The pandemic hasn’t slowed Stewbos down at all. The pair is in the process of opening separate taco and pizza restaurants, plus a pizza dough-making business, proving that there will always be a demand for good food with a heavy pinch of Southern hospitality.
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