Co-Owner and Operator, Anthem Lounge
Carrie Kauffman-Washington is the co-owner and operator of Anthem Lounge in The Quarter at Tropicana Atlantic City. She attended Mainland Regional High School and began her long career in the service industry at Dejà Vu Nightclub in 1994, opening Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in 2003. In 2006, Carrie joined Guest Counts Hospitality, Cuba Libre/32 Degrees, where she worked for seven years as assistant marketing director and manager. In 2011 she and business partner Lambros Tsikouras purchased 32 Degrees and transformed it into the now-popular nightlife venue Anthem Lounge. Carrie is a highly active fundraiser and uses Anthem as a podium to work with local charities such as Boxx For Tots, to fundraise for those in need of help and to donate to local homeless shelters and food drives. She added Squeeze Me LLC to her resume in ’15 and worked with Ovation Catering and Live Nation to host Atlantic City’s summer concerts on the beach. Carrie attributes her success to her family, husband, business partner, friends, staff and local following. She looks forward to adding more business endeavors and taking on additional charities in the future that will help keep Atlantic City and her community strong.