A Table for Entrepreneurs

June 24, 2013

We have invested a small fortune in IKEA furniture. Actually, it may not be that small.  Providing furnishings to a 103,000 square foot building takes a lot of desks and tables. IKEA certainly helps our budget but when it came to buying our first community table for our Atlanta Ventures’ office, I wanted it to be something special. Local. A table that had a story. A table made by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. A table that encourages conversation and community. Our end result was phenomenal– a custom table built with 100 year old reclaimed wood from a small town in rural Georgia, handcrafted by the folks at Lamon Luther.Lamon Luther began a few years ago when Brian Preston (Founder and Chief Story Teller) was able to forge a relationship with TC, a man who was homeless and had been living in the woods for years but had a talent for craftsmanship. This unlikely friendship was the foundation for Lamon Luther. Brian and TC began their own startup with Brian’s gift for marketing and business and TC’s talents as a craftsman. They are building hope in Atlanta's homeless community, and creating jobs with sustainable work and a huge heart.Lamon Luther is another Atlanta startup, producing an exceptional product and paying it forward. It couldn’t have been a better match for ATV. In a previous blog post our founder, David Cummings, challenged us to create a rhythm in our lives by balancing our time with giving back. This table was a neat opportunity to do just that by making an intentional purchase to support this awesome organization.Brian, TC, and fellow builder Carl delivered the table themselves and shared their story with our Atlanta Ventures team this past week. Check it out below. A table built by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. It’s pretty awesome.

June 24, 2013
Karen Houghton