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Athensmade Storytelling Campaign

Updated: Dec 26, 2021

Through my position with Athensmade, we paired Athens entrepreneurs together to interview on another on their experiences living and working in the Athens community.

Entrepreneurship in Athens

This is an outtake from the second half of a two-part interview series between Chris Herron (CEO of Creature Comforts Brewing Company) and Lemuel “Life” LaRoche (Executive Director of Chess & Community). From beer to chess, both organizations are focused on having a lasting impact on Athens. In this clip, Chris talks about how Creature Comforts thrives by giving back to the community.

Athens' Greatest Assets Are Its People

Jordan Burke, executive director of Four Athens, is interviewed by local entrepreneur Ashley Steele about his perspective on Athens' business start-up community.

# SPREADLOVE Broderick Flanigan is an Athenian artist and community activist. He is the owner of the homegrown business Flanigan's Portrait Studio and assistant director of Chess & Community. Broderick's life motto is #SpreadLove, which is evident in his work. In this conversation, Broderick discusses this idea of #SpreadLove and his Athens experiences with Winterville mayor Dodd Farrelle and artist/teacher wife, Cameron Farrelle.

Athens' Musicians Make Great Software Developers

David Rowe, Vice President of Partner Software, speaks with friend and fellow tech industry leader, Alessio Artuffo of Docebo, about why musicians make great software developers and his ideas on how to retain and attract more talent in Athens.

Think Before You Move

Lemuel "Life" LaRoche, executive director of Chess & Community speaks with Chris Herron of Creature Comforts about how he is affecting lives of Athens' youth and the entire community one chess game at a time.


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