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Atlanta Born & Brand
50 minutes | 5 days ago
Lawrence Johnson & Andrew Fincham: Helix Cleaning Services (Season 4 | Episode 11)
Integrity. Accountability. Transparency. Dedication. These are the core values guiding our guests this week. Lawrence Johnson, founder and owner of Helix Cleaning Services, is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan and served in the United States Army for nearly 7 years. The values instilled in him through his service are present in his work and entrepreneurship today. We sit down with Lawrence and manager of Helix, Andrew Fincham, to discuss the triumphs and challenges they have faced this year, how they plan to continue supporting the Atlanta veterans community and plans to move Helix forward. To book an appointment with Helix, head over to helixcleaningservices.com. Find the team on social media @helixcleaningservicesllc. Make sure to subscribe to Atlanta Born & Brand in Apple Podcasts or wherever you happen to be listening. If you like the show we’d really appreciate a review and a rating. And of course, share it with your friends. Keep up with the show on social media: we’re @atlbornbrand on Instagram and Twitter, and you can also like our Atlanta Born and Brand Facebook page. Finally, you can find all the previous episodes of the show on our website atlborn.com.
54 minutes | 13 days ago
Michael Lennox: #ATLFamilyMeal, Electric Hospitality (Season 4 | Episode 10)
It’s no secret that the hospitality industry has been one of the hardest hit throughout this pandemic, and with winter approaching they’re bracing for another challenge. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael Lennox founded #ATLFamilyMeal, a non-profit with the goal of feeding, as well as providing jobs and resources for the hospitality community. Restaurants, chefs, food service businesses, community leaders and more have come together to support those experiencing food insecurity and joblessness due to the pandemic. Today, we sit down with Michael to hear how he got his start in the restaurant business and what we all can do to support this incredible industry and “Feed the Fam” through the winter! The hospitality industry and it’s workers are a huge part of what makes Atlanta so great. We want to do all we can to see them through this challenging time, so when this is all over we can gather and celebrate together again. To get involved and donate today, head to atlfamilymeal.org. Then head on over to social media and give them a follow @atl_familymeal to stay up to date on all their latest efforts. Make sure to subscribe to Atlanta Born & Brand in Apple Podcasts or wherever you happen to be listening. If you like the show we’d really appreciate a review and a rating. And of course, share it with your friends. Keep up with the show on social media: we’re @atlbornbrand on Instagram and Twitter, and you can also like our Atlanta Born and Brand Facebook page. Finally, you can find all the previous episodes of the show on our website atlborn.com.
34 minutes | 20 days ago
Umama Kibria: SweatPack (Season 4 | Episode 9)
In recent years, Atlanta has become home to the fourth largest tech hub in the country -- Atlanta Tech Village. We’ve been lucky enough these last few seasons to host a few founders of tech companies from ATV and today we have the awesome honor to host another. SweatPack is an app designed to help you find group workouts and sports leagues in your area. It provides an accountability source as you set new goals to stay active and is an awesome way to stay connected with friends or even make new ones! Today, we’re sitting down with co-founder Umama Kibria to talk about how the coronavirus has impacted SweatPack and her vision for the app moving forward! To stay up to date with Umama, give her a follow on Instagram @smallandstrong.co, then head to sweatpack.co to join a team and check out the app! Make sure to subscribe to Atlanta Born & Brand in Apple Podcasts or wherever you happen to be listening. If you like the show we’d really appreciate a review and a rating. And of course, share it with your friends. Keep up with the show on social media: we’re @atlbornbrand on Instagram and Twitter, and you can also like our Atlanta Born and Brand Facebook page. Finally, you can find all the previous episodes of the show on our website atlborn.com.
37 minutes | a month ago
Jesse Grossman & Jacey Lucus: Community Bucket (Season 4 | Episode 8)
Back in 2012, Jesse Grossman was a recent college graduate looking for a way to serve his community and make a few new friends. It was with this idea that Community Bucket, a nonprofit dedicated to building community connections through social volunteering, was born. Started right here in Atlanta, Community Bucket has now grown to Austin and Denver. Today we sit down with founder, Jesse Grossman, and President of the Board, Jacey Lucus, to hear how they’re helping these communities “Make An Impact Where You Live”. To keep up with the latest from the Community Bucket team and “Make An Impact Where You Live” head to communitybucket.com. Make sure to also give them a follow on social media @communitybucket.
33 minutes | a month ago
Jeff Delp: FCS Ministries, Carver Neighborhood Market (Season 4 | Episode 7)
In an urban area, a food desert is defined as a community located more than one mile from a reliable source of fresh produce. There was a time when the community of South Atlanta was home to many neighborhood grocery stores. Sadly those local stores have been pushed out and replaced with large supermarkets, located miles away. This week we’re talking with Jeff Delp, Director of Economic Development for FCS Ministries. FCS is the team behind Carver Neighborhood Market, one of the only neighborhood groceries stores in South Atlanta. We sit down to talk about how they are hoping to bring food justice to the South Atlanta community through access to fresh produce and other healthy foods. Jeff and the team at Carver Market want to provide access to fresh and healthy foods without changing the South Atlanta community. To find more information about the work they’re doing head to fcsministries.org.
25 minutes | a month ago
Candace Mitchell: Myavana (Season 4 | Episode 6)
A constant theme with so many of the guests on this show, is that their businesses have been born out of a need within their communities. Who better to find a solution to a need or problem than those directly dealing with the issue themselves? Our guest this week is no different. Candace Mitchell is the co-founder and CEO of Myavana, an app that combines technology and science to help women through their hair journey. Today we talk with Candace about how she is leading a startup revolution and how her education at Georgia Tech encouraged her to get here. Candace and her team at Myavana are using a combination of artificial intelligence and hair experts to guide women to healthier hair. To give the app a try head to myavana.com and make sure you follow them on social media @myavanahaircare. Make sure to subscribe to Atlanta Born & Brand in Apple Podcasts or wherever you happen to be listening. If you like the show we’d really appreciate a review and a rating. And of course, share it with your friends.
56 minutes | 2 months ago
Horace Williams: Get Empowrd App (Season 4 | Episode 5)
Civic engagement improves our communities. Whether it’s working to get out the vote, campaigning for officials you believe in or volunteering with advocacy groups -- being engaged in your community helps to affect real change. With the Get Empowrd app it’s never been easier to make a difference right in your own neighborhood! This app places democracy right at your fingertips by giving you access to local officials and news. Today, we sit down to talk with Horace Williams, founder and CEO of Empowrd, to hear how he hopes the app will inspire change in local communities across the country. Empowrd’s goal is to inspire civic engagement beyond elections by giving you access to local officials, engagement events and community groups. An update of the app is launching October 12 -- head to the iOS App store or Android App store to download and get involved today.
52 minutes | 2 months ago
Drew McBath: Banner Butter (Season 4 | Episode 4)
One of the best parts about doing this show is that we get to learn something new with each guest we bring on. Today’s guest gave us a chance to learn a different side of the food industry, the ~butter~ side you could say. On a trip to France, Drew and Elizabeth McBath became enamored with the small French creameries and how they were selling their butter. The butter was all locally sourced and made, churned right on the very farm the cream came from in many cases. Inspired by the French, upon returning home the two decided to take the plunge and start churning out their own small batches of slow-cultured butter. In the United States, most of the butter we eat has natural flavorings added to it and there are only a small amount of suppliers. The team at Banner Butter is on a mission to change that, one batch at a time. You can find Banner Butter throughout the southeast and Texas in your local Whole Foods, Earth Fare and Central Markets. Don’t have one of those shops around? Have no fear, you can also order online at bannerbutter.com.
41 minutes | 2 months ago
Rasheed Philips: Philips Barbeque Co., The American Barbecue Showdown (Season 4 | Episode 3)
From the very beginning, we’ve tried to make this podcast about building community. If that’s truly the case, you don’t interview people and forget about them. We think of the people who’ve been on this show like friends, or family even. That being said, when a family member has tough times, you pick them up and when they have a major breakthrough, you celebrate -- and celebrate is what we are here to do today. On September 18th, 2020, Netflix released The American Barbecue Showdown. It’s an 8-episode reality show pitting some of the nation’s best barbecuers against each other in a competition-style format -- and one of the eight was Atlanta's own Rasheed Philips, founder of Philips Barbeque Co. We originally met Rasheed in season two of the show, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to bring him back for a catchup about this incredible experience. If you haven’t already, you have got to check out The American Barbecue Showdown on Netflix. And check out everything else Rasheed has going on at philipsbarbeque.com. Also, Rasheed is launching his own podcast as well! Search Entro Podcast on your favorite podcast app to find it.
52 minutes | 2 months ago
Dr. Key Hallmon: The Village Market ATL (Season 4 | Episode 2)
The sad truth is, that in today's economy Black-owned businesses have a shorter lifespan and make far less money than comparable white-owned businesses that provide the exact same service. Our guest today is doing everything in her power to change that! A few weeks back we jumped on a Zoom call to chat with Dr. Key Hallmon, founder and CEO of The Village Market. The Village Market team has coined the phrase, “Support is a verb.” Through various educational and community events, Dr. Key is on a mission to empower Black entrepreneurs and unite her community. Amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, so many small businesses have had to pivot their business plan and The Village Market is no different. To stay up to date and find out how you can get involved, head to thevillagemarketatl.com or follow @thevillagemarketatl on social media!
35 minutes | 2 months ago
Steven Carse: King of Pops (Season 4, Episode 1)
We are back this week to kick off season four! And what better way to start the season than sitting down to chat with one of the men behind the rainbow umbrella? Today, we’re sitting down with Steven Carse, founder of Atlanta favorite King of Pops. After being laid off from his corporate finance job back in 2009, Steven took a leap of faith and -- inspired by frozen treats he had tasted on his travels through Central America -- started King of Pops. A few months later, his brother Nick joined the team. 10 years on, the pair are still working every day to create UMoHs (Unexpected Moments of Happiness) for the community. To keep up to date on all the latest UMoHs, follow @kingofpops on Instagram or for more information check out kingofpops.com/partners.
2 minutes | 3 months ago
Coming Soon: Season 4 - Atlanta Born & Brand
We're so excited to announce that season 4 of Atlanta Born & Brand will begin next week! We will continue to introduce you to the stories of the city’s top startups and small business men and women. We can’t wait to see where this new season will take us! Make sure to subscribe to Atlanta Born & Brand in Apple Podcasts or wherever you happen to be listening. If you like the show we’d really appreciate a review and a rating. And of course, share it with your friends. Keep up with the show on social media: we’re @atlbornbrand on Instagram and Twitter, and you can also like our Atlanta Born and Brand Facebook page. Finally, you can find all the previous episodes of the show on our website atlborn.com.
18 minutes | 3 months ago
ATLumni: David Clapper, sCAMPer Van (Season 3 | Episode 31)
This week we’re catching up with Atlanta Born & Brand Alumni, David Clapper, co-founder of the camping adventure company sCAMPer Van. David was one of our very first guests on the show back in Season One. Today, we talk about the roller coaster ride that has been COVID-19 and how sCAMPer Van has started to see record breaking traffic, as folks look for a safe escape in nature. To keep up with sCAMPer Van follow them on Instagram @scampervan or head to www.scampervan.com.
18 minutes | 3 months ago
ATLumni: Krystle Rodriguez, Hodgepodge Coffee House (Season 3 | Episode 30)
Today on the show, we’re catching up with Atlanta Born & Brand Alumni, Krystle Rodriguez. Krystle is the owner, co-founder and boss lady extraordinaire behind Hodgepodge Coffee House. We first spoke with Krystle at the very beginning of March, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was about to pick up steam. Being a traditional brick and mortar store, Hodgepodge has faced some challenges the last few months. But Krystle and her team have found a way to pivot their business and give back to the community at the same time. Without further ado, we proudly present to you, Krystle Rodriguez. To follow Krystle and her team, follow them on Instagram @hodgepodgecoffee or head to their website www.hodgepodgecoffee.com.
15 minutes | 4 months ago
ATLumni: Scott Fuller, The Studio Temporary (Season 3 | Episode 29)
Today on the show, we're catching up with Atlanta Born & Brand Alumni, Scott Fuller. Scott is owner of The Studio Temporary, where he uses his graphic design talents to help businesses build a standout brand and identity! We catch up with Scott to hear about a few of his ongoing projects and what we can expect to see from The Studio Temporary in the future. Without further ado, we proudly present to you, Scott Fuller.
16 minutes | 4 months ago
ATLumni: Rasheed Philips, Philips Barbeque (Season 3 | Episode 28)
Today on the show, we catch up with Atlanta Born & Brand Alumni, Rasheed Philips. Rasheed is the founder, owner and pitmaster of Philips Barbeque. In this episode, Rasheed tells us how Philips has had to pivot their business model the last few months, as we’ve seen many large catering events cancelled and delayed. We’ll hear about the challenges the pandemic has presented and the future for Philips Barbeque. Without further ado, we proudly present you Rasheed Philips. To keep up with Rasheed, follow him on Instagram @philipsbarbequeco!
15 minutes | 4 months ago
ATLumni: Michael Chasteen, Campbell High School Young Entrepreneurs (Season 3 | Episode 27)
Today on the show, we catch up with Atlanta Born & Brand Alumni, Michael Chasteen. Michael teaches young entrepreneurs at Campbell High School in Smyrna. We spoke with Michael back in March of 2019 about the program, which is designed to give students practical work experience during the school day. We caught up with him to hear how these students are doing and how the program has had to adapt as schools go virtual amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
14 minutes | 4 months ago
ATLumni: Victoria Lemos, Archive Atlanta (Season 3 | Episode 26)
Today on the show, we catch up with Atlanta Born & Brand Alumni, Victoria Lemos. We first got to chat with her back in February about her stellar podcast, Archive Atlanta and all things Atlanta history. A few weeks ago, we caught up with Victoria to see how the show is doing and how coronavirus has impacted the Atlanta History Tours. Without further ado, we welcome back, Victoria Lemos. For more information and to keep up with Victoria, follow her on Instagram @archiveatlanta and make sure to give her show a listen wherever you get your podcasts!
12 minutes | 5 months ago
ATLumni: Fred McGill, Simple Showing (Season 3 | Episode 25)
Today on the show, we’re going to feature Atlanta Born & Brand Alumni, Fred McGill. Fred is the co-founder of real estate startup SimpleShowing. At the time his episode aired back in November of 2018, SimpleShowing was just getting the ball rolling. A few weeks ago, we caught up with Fred to see how things have since changed with the business and how they’re moving forward amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information and to keep up with Fred and the Simple Showing team, follow them on Instagram @simpleshowing or head to their website www.simpleshowing.com.
48 minutes | 5 months ago
LIFT ATL 2020: Alex Radford and Lauren Tatum, The Edge Agency (Season 3 | Episode 24)
Today we’re going to spotlight Alex Radford and Lauren Tatum, co-founders of The Edge Agency. For so many small businesses, branding is a tough nut to crack and can sometimes make or break a business. That’s where our guests today come in! Edge takes on the task of putting your brand in the best position possible to succeed, whether it’s through visuals, online presence or even event management. You can help Edge, by referring them to your friends and tagging them on social media as your branding & design go-to! Follow them @theedgeagency. Edge is also offering a VERY generous special to our listeners. They are launching a “Stimulate the Economy” campaign, where Edge is offering 50% off of their services to anyone who comes to them through Atlanta Born Brand! If you know of a small business in need of help at this time, please share their story with us! Use the hashtag #LIFTATL2020. We are building a database of social media posts, graphics, and audio clips for you to download, share and use how you see fit. We hope all of you will latch on to this cause and share the needs of those in our community. For more information visit liftatl2020.com.
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