Business N Brews: a gathering for the creative & kind folks of Asheville 


We know there are people who don't believe in having a beer with strangers, or sharing their struggle to success or collaborating with someone who could be viewed as their competition. We know those people exist. But that's not us and those aren't our people. We are the well-wishers, the comrades, the supporters, the lovers- of new folk and old folk alike. We are about community over competition and about people over everything. 

Business N Brews is an open invitation to the bloggers, the painters, the entrepreneurs, the photographers, the writers, the florists, the designers - the people of Asheville who have big dreams. Each month we will host a local speaker at a different bar or brewery followed by a Q&A and a chance to connect with other creative Asheville Folks.

 


Monday, September 21st at 7pm

Social Lounge -  Rooftop
29 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801

This is a free event. Just grab a beer or cocktail from the bar and head up to the rooftop. 

About the Speaker: Megan & Todd Walsh from Atomic Furnishings

Photo by Josh Coyle.

Photo by Josh Coyle.

Atomic evolved from our combined passion for design and appreciation for quality home furnishings that were built in the 50s and 60s. People usually find it humorous that we met because I bought a piece of mid century furniture from Todd off of craigslist while I was working on an interior design project. It didn’t take long for us to tie the knot and start our dream business. 

We search high and low to find these gems and then restore them to their original beauty. Each item is hand picked by us both and our general rule of thumb is that we wouldn’t purchase anything we wouldn’t want in our own home. This job is multi-faceted and on any day you can catch us on the road in our 1996 toyota truck picking up furniture, upholstering chairs and sofas, refinishing and restoring credenzas, photographing/staging new inventory, or conjuring up ideas/dreams of what Atomic could be one day. One thing is for certain, we are never bored and quite often told to take a day off. We love what we do and we are excited to share it with you all!


           Photo by colerian.com


           Photo by colerian.com

Monday, August 3rd at 7pm 

Social Lounge -  Rooftop
29 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801

This is a free event. Just grab a beer or cocktail from the bar and head up to the rooftop. 

About the Speaker: Jael Rattigan owner of French Broad Chocolates

As a self-guided, self-taught chocolatier, Jael Rattigan dropped out of business school to pursue her passion for making chocolate. Together with partner and fellow chocolatier, Dan Rattigan, she moved to Costa Rica, where she studied the botany of cacao at the source. After buying an abandoned cacao farm and playing with chocolate recipes, she and Dan opened up Bread and Chocolate, a café and dessert shop along the Caribbean Coast. In 2006, the duo moved to Asheville, North Carolina and founded French Broad Chocolates, and later, French Broad Chocolate Lounge. Through the continued success and expansion of this mom and pop business, Jael offers customers inspirational, hand crafted artisan chocolates that incorporate the vibrant culture of North Carolina food producers. - via Starchefs