Incredible brands and small businesses are being built all over Atlanta. The founders and entrepreneurs behind them tell the stories of their successes, failures, and even provide some inspiration on building a brand that lasts in the capital of the south.
Nedra Deadwhyler: Civil Bikes (Season 4 | Episode 21)
Often when we learn about history, whether it’s taking a stroll around a museum or watching a documentary, the learning process can be a one sided conversation. Our guest today is hoping to change that in Atlanta and facilitate a conversation between seekers of knowledge. So much of Atlanta’s identity and history has been shaped by the Civil Rights movement, but how much do we really know about this crucial period of history?
Today we’re sitting down with Nedra Deadwhyler, founder of Civil Bikes. The mission of Civil Bikes to bring attention to unseen and unheard stories about Atlanta. Listen on to find out more about what Nedra and her team are doing to connect the city through education.
Throughout history and even still today, Atlanta’s culture has been influenced by a spirit of justice and resistance. We hope that y’all are inspired to dive deeper into the history of this amazing, resilient city. To find out more about Civil Bikes and the work they’re doing visit their website civilbikes.com or find them on Instagram @civil_bikes.
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Zac Harrison: Fresh Harvest (Season 4 | Episode 20)
Do you know where the strawberries you just purchased from Publix were grown? Or what about those dozen eggs you picked up at Kroger? There’s nothing wrong with shopping at large grocery chains, oftentimes they’re the cheapest and most accessible option. But what if you could get fresh groceries like produce, meat, milk and more from local farmers without having to venture out to the farmer’s market? Turns out, you can!
Our guest today is Zac Harrison, founder of Fresh Harvest. Fresh Harvest is the farmer’s market you’ve been looking for online and delivered to your door. Zac and his team are creating a local food system that supports organic farms, creates jobs for refugees, and reduces food and packaging waste. Head to freshharvestga.com to get started and support local Georgia farmers!
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Rhea Perkins: Attyre Delivery (Season 4 | Episode 19)
In an Amazon driven, on-demand world shopping local isn’t always the easiest or most convenient option. And with the ongoing pandemic so many have turned to online shopping. But small and local businesses are what give life to our communities and we know supporting these entrepreneurs is as important to y’all as it is to us.
That’s why we’re so excited to introduce you to our guest today, Rhea Perkins, founder of Attyre Delivery. Attyre is an online platform that connects you with local small and ecommerce businesses, and offers you same day delivery!
Attyre is currently offering a special deal of one free delivery service, until February 16th at 4PM. Enter the code Attyre to receive this offer. You can find more information on their website attyredelivery.com or on Instagram @attyredelivery.
Shaune Huysamen: Whitetail Bicycles & Coffee Shop (Season 4 | Episode 18)
We found ourselves in Milton, Georgia for our episode this week. Our guest… Shaune Huysamen, founder of Whitetail Bicycles. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa Shaune moved to America after high school. In 2016, after working in real estate for many years, Shaune decided it was time to take the leap and combine his dream of opening a coffee shop with his love of cycling.
Today, we talk with Shaune about everything that goes into opening a bike store and why Milton was the perfect place to start! If you find yourself in the downtown Crabapple area, be sure to stop by Whitetail Bicycles for a cup of coffee or pint of one of their four local beers on tap!
Keep up with Shaune and the team on social media @whitetailbikes or visit whitetailbicycles.com.
Hollis Callaway: Montane Sparkling Spring Water (Season 4 | Episode 17)
Today we’re sitting down with Hollis Callaway, founder and CEO of Montane Sparkling Spring Water. Sparkling water has surged in popularity in recent years and we’re huge advocates of supporting a local alternative to big names.
What makes Montane so unique is that it comes from a spring with quartzite bedrock, which means it produces some of the purest water on the planet. We’re chatting with Hollis about the history of this unique spot in nature and how the water finds its way from the Earth into your can.
You can purchase Montane Sparkling Spring Water in grocery stores and restaurants across the South. To find out more head to their website montanespring.com.
Dr. Bara Cola: Carbice (Season 4 | Episode 16)
On this show, we’re always looking to find entrepreneurs that have built new and innovative brands in the city. We’ve had guests from a multitude of fields and this week we’re diving deeper into the tech industry.
Dr. Bara Cola is a professor of mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech and the founder and CEO of Carbice. Carbice is a materials solution company -- producing Carbice Carbon, which helps to lower temperatures within devices from space satellites to laptops. We sit down with Dr. Cola today to talk about his journey from playing Division 1 football at Vanderbilt to joining the faculty at Georgia Tech and why he felt Atlanta was the best place to grow his company!
If you’re interested in learning more about Carbice and the products they’re producing, you can find them online at www.carbice.com.
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These are the stories we need
Jonathan hits the nail on the head ATL Born & Brand. I’ve gotten a ton of value from hearing these real stories from other local business owners and brands. I wish every city had a great business focused podcast like this. I love how his voice and approach are authentic and how he gets such great stuff from his guests.
Great Host AND Guests
What a great show. Not only because of the content and the stories behind great Atlanta Brands but because of the host and delivery of the show. It’s smart, informative, entertaining and fluid. Great job!!!