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Georgia Business Radio – NOWaccount $130M in transactions and Lamon Luther Custom Furniture Tiny House Giveaway

Pro Business Channel

Lara Hodgson, President & CEO NOW CorpNOWaccount is the first payment solution for businesses that sell to other businesses and governments.Guest BIO:Lara serves as President & CEO of NOW Corp, a company she co-founded to free small businesses from the burden of funding trade credit and to enable small business growth. The concept for NOW Corps NOWaccount stems from the challenges Lara faced when growing her manufacturing business, Nourish. Lara experienced the challenge of managing cash flow in a growing business and having to fund the trade credit required to support growth. Not finding a solution that worked, she partnered with John Hayes and launched NOW Corp and NOWaccount, the first payment solution for B2B. NOWaccount enables businesses to get paid immediately in a way that is not a loan, feels like but costs less than taking a credit card for payment and is largely invisible to their customer. NOWaccount will change the way small businesses manage cash flow, has done over $130M in transactions and aims to turn a portion of the $1.2T of trade credit that small businesses hold into cash. NOWaccounts innovative structure is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study.Lara spent 5 years at Dewberry Capital Corporation, an Atlanta-based commercial real estate development and investment firm, where she served as the companys Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing development, sales & leasing, property management and marketing.Lara was the Executive Vice President of Dunk, a performance footwear and apparel manufacturing/retail company built on the concept of mass customization and founded with Shaquille ONeal & Mike Piazza. She built the operations, IT and sales & marketing groups..Lara is an internationally recognized speaker, leading seminars on creativity, innovation and access to capital. Internationally, Lara has worked in Koriyama, Japan with the U.S. Defense Departments EAGLE Japan Program and served as the Ambassador to Lebanon for the 1996 Olympic Games.Lara received an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BS in Aerospace Engineering with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She was featured in USA Today as one of the top 20 students in the US and was the ODK National Leader of the Year. Lara was a scholarship member of the varsity Track & Field team at Georgia Tech.Lara has served on several Boards including: Georgia Tech Alumni Association Board of Trustees, Georgia Techs Scheller College of Business, the Georgia Tech College of Engineering, ACE Loans, Atlanta Heights Charter School, Flag Bank, Georgia Techs Alexander Tharpe Fund, and Society of International Business Fellows. Lara is a member of the Leadership Georgia Class of 2005 and the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2004. Lara taught finance as an adjunct instructor in Georgia Techs MBA Program for 10 years. Lara was appointed by the Governor of Georgia to serve on the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) Board. Lara was recently honored by the Georgia Tech Athletic Association with the Total Person Alumnus Award and by the Georgia Tech Women in Engineering as the Alumnus of the Year. She is a member of the Georgia Tech Young Alumni Hall of Fame, was a recipient of a Womenetics 2013 POW! Award honoring Purposeful Women and was named to the 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year.Topics/Questions:The challenges of a startup versus a scaleupHow a small business should use the right capital at the right time for the right use or the business becomes a hobbyWork-Life BalanceWhy more businesses grow out of business than go out of businessWeb Site and Social Media:www.NowCorp.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/now-corp- https://www.facebook.com/NOWaccountNetwork/ https://twitter.com/NOWaccountBrian Preston, Founder Lamon LutherCustom furniture builder employing homeless individuals in Atlanta.Topics/Questions:What is Lamon Luther?

32mins

28 Aug 2019

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"A Manufacturer on a Mission: The Lamon Luther Story"

Supply Chain Now

“A Manufacturer on a Mission: The Lamon Luther Story”Supply Chain Now Radio, Episode 139Learn more: www.TodayInManufacturing.com Hosted exclusively by www.SupplyChainNowRadio.comEpisode 139 features Kelsey Daniels and Laura Madajewski. Kelsey Daniels works as the Project Manager and Sales / Design Specialist for Lamon Luther, a custom furniture company that employs folks that have experienced extreme life hardships (addiction, homelessness, imprisonment, etc.). Kelsey studied Sociology at the University of Georgia and worked for an anti-human trafficking and social entrepreneurship non-profit after college. She hopped into a sales role for an Atlanta brewery before transitioning into the furniture industry. When she's not working, Kelsey enjoys going on walks through her Midtown neighborhood, cooking for friends, looking for treasures at thrift stores, and supporting local artisans. Learn more about Lamon Luther here: https://www.lamonluther.com/Laura Madajewski, CPA, MBA is a Principal in the Audit and Advisory department of HLB Gross Collins, P.C. She leads the firm's Manufacturing and Distribution Practice, as well as the ERISA Practice of the firm. She has extensive experience helping clients improve controls, strengthen management, enhance governance roles and oversight and streamline operations through diligence to facilitate positive changes and growth for her clients' operations. As a trusted advisor, she gets to know each client in order to provide a customized approach to their assurance and accounting needs. In her spare time, Laura enjoys charitable and volunteer roles throughout the Atlanta and North Fulton communities supporting various initiatives. She also is an avid barbeque fan and enjoys judging contests as a Kansas City Certified BBQ judge. Learn more about HLB Gross Collins here: https://hlbgrosscollins.com/Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this EpisodeConnect with Kelsey on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelsey-daniels-41057b40/Connect with Laura on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-madajewski-cpa-mba-10233113/Connect with Jason on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonsmoss/Connect with Scott on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottwindonluton/2019 AIAG/SCAC Supply Chain & Quality Conference: https://myscma.com/scac-events/2019-supply-chain-quality/Georgia Manufacturing Summit on October 9th: https://www.georgiamanufacturingalliance.com/annual-summiteft Logistics CIO Forum in Austin, TX: https://tinyurl.com/y5po7tvw Reverse Logistics Association Conference & Expo: https://rla.org/calendar/1SCNR to Broadcast Live at MODEX 2020: https://www.modexshow.com/SCNR on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/scnr-youtube Check Out News From Our SponsorsThe Effective Syndicate: https://tinyurl.com/y5k7wdrh APICS Atlanta: https://conta.cc/31d7ROJ Learn more about APICS certification training at Georgia Tech: https://www.scl.gatech.edu/apicsbootcamps TalentStream: www.talentstreamstaffing.com Verusen: https://www.verusen.com/ Georgia Manufacturing Alliance: www.georgiamanufacturingalliance.com ProPurchaser.com: https://tinyurl.com/y6l2kh7g Supply Chain Real Estate: https://supplychainrealestate.com/ Vector Global Logistics: http://vectorgl.com/This episode in the Today in Manufacturing series was hosted by Scott Luton and Jason Moss. For more information, please visit our show page at www.supplychainnowradio.com/episode-139

1hr 2mins

9 Aug 2019

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LYP 049: When Mission and Good Business Collide: Brian Preston of Lamon Luther

Executive Minds Podcast: Professional Development and Career Tips for Entrepreneurs, Executives, and Non-Profit Leaders

The Launch Youniversity Podcast helps go-getters, like you, discover what it takes to turn good intentions into reality in their career, business, and life.

37mins

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LYP 049: When Mission and Good Business Collide: Brian Preston of Lamon Luther

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The Launch Youniversity Podcast helps go-getters, like you, discover what it takes to turn good intentions into reality in their career, business, and life.

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Georgia Business Radio – NOWaccount $130M in transactions and Lamon Luther Custom Furniture Tiny House Giveaway

Pro Business Channel

Lara Hodgson, President & CEO NOW CorpNOWaccount is the first payment solution for businesses that sell to other businesses and governments.Guest BIO:Lara serves as President & CEO of NOW Corp, a company she co-founded to free small businesses from the burden of funding trade credit and to enable small business growth. The concept for NOW Corps NOWaccount stems from the challenges Lara faced when growing her manufacturing business, Nourish. Lara experienced the challenge of managing cash flow in a growing business and having to fund the trade credit required to support growth. Not finding a solution that worked, she partnered with John Hayes and launched NOW Corp and NOWaccount, the first payment solution for B2B. NOWaccount enables businesses to get paid immediately in a way that is not a loan, feels like but costs less than taking a credit card for payment and is largely invisible to their customer. NOWaccount will change the way small businesses manage cash flow, has done over $130M in transactions and aims to turn a portion of the $1.2T of trade credit that small businesses hold into cash. NOWaccounts innovative structure is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study.Lara spent 5 years at Dewberry Capital Corporation, an Atlanta-based commercial real estate development and investment firm, where she served as the companys Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing development, sales & leasing, property management and marketing.Lara was the Executive Vice President of Dunk, a performance footwear and apparel manufacturing/retail company built on the concept of mass customization and founded with Shaquille ONeal & Mike Piazza. She built the operations, IT and sales & marketing groups..Lara is an internationally recognized speaker, leading seminars on creativity, innovation and access to capital. Internationally, Lara has worked in Koriyama, Japan with the U.S. Defense Departments EAGLE Japan Program and served as the Ambassador to Lebanon for the 1996 Olympic Games.Lara received an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BS in Aerospace Engineering with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She was featured in USA Today as one of the top 20 students in the US and was the ODK National Leader of the Year. Lara was a scholarship member of the varsity Track & Field team at Georgia Tech.Lara has served on several Boards including: Georgia Tech Alumni Association Board of Trustees, Georgia Techs Scheller College of Business, the Georgia Tech College of Engineering, ACE Loans, Atlanta Heights Charter School, Flag Bank, Georgia Techs Alexander Tharpe Fund, and Society of International Business Fellows. Lara is a member of the Leadership Georgia Class of 2005 and the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2004. Lara taught finance as an adjunct instructor in Georgia Techs MBA Program for 10 years. Lara was appointed by the Governor of Georgia to serve on the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) Board. Lara was recently honored by the Georgia Tech Athletic Association with the Total Person Alumnus Award and by the Georgia Tech Women in Engineering as the Alumnus of the Year. She is a member of the Georgia Tech Young Alumni Hall of Fame, was a recipient of a Womenetics 2013 POW! Award honoring Purposeful Women and was named to the 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year.Topics/Questions:The challenges of a startup versus a scaleupHow a small business should use the right capital at the right time for the right use or the business becomes a hobbyWork-Life BalanceWhy more businesses grow out of business than go out of businessWeb Site and Social Media:www.NowCorp.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/now-corp- https://www.facebook.com/NOWaccountNetwork/ https://twitter.com/NOWaccountBrian Preston, Founder Lamon LutherCustom furniture builder employing homeless individuals in Atlanta.Topics/Questions:What is Lamon Luther?

32mins

4 May 2017

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Episode 3: Brian Preston of Lamon Luther

The Field Treasure Show with Andrew Bacon

My guest today is my friend Brian Preston, who describes himself as a social entrepreneur who leverages free enterprise in order to help others.  He does this specifically through his companies Lamon Luther and Shelter Supply Company. Brian started Lamon Luther (which is a furniture company) in January of 2012 in his garage while admitting that he "knew nothing about furniture".  He started with one homeless craftsman making benches out of pallets and selling them on craigslist.  Lamon Luther has turned into an incredible brand, employs 20 craftsman, and has given away 2 tiny homes.  Their latest project is building the tables for the new Atlanta Falcons (Mercedes Benz) Stadium!  You are gonna dig this convo!  Brian is a passionate story teller, and you are gonna love hearing the behind the scenes look into his life and work.  

1hr 4mins

5 Feb 2017

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Pro Business Onsite - Leadercast - Lamon Luther

Pro Business Channel

8mins

8 May 2016

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Georgia Business Radio - NOWaccount $130M in transactions and Lamon Luther Custom Furniture Tiny House Giveaway

Pro Business Channel

Georgia Business Radio - NOWaccount $130M in transactions and Lamon Luther Custom Furniture Tiny House GiveawayLara Hodgson, President & CEONOW CorpNOWaccount is the first payment solution for businesses that sell to other businesses and governments.Guest BIO:Lara serves as President & CEO of NOW Corp, a company she co-founded to free small businesses from the burden of funding trade credit and to enable small business growth. The concept for NOW Corps NOWaccount stems from the challenges Lara faced when growing her manufacturing business, Nourish. Lara experienced the challenge of managing cash flow in a growing business and having to fund the trade credit required to support growth. Not finding a solution that worked, she partnered with John Hayes and launched NOW Corp and NOWaccount, the first payment solution for B2B. NOWaccount enables businesses to get paid immediately in a way that is not a loan, feels like but costs less than taking a credit card for payment and is largely invisible to their customer. NOWaccount will change the way small businesses manage cash flow, has done over $130M in transactions and aims to turn a portion of the $1.2T of trade credit that small businesses hold into cash. NOWaccounts innovative structure is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study. Lara spent 5 years at Dewberry Capital Corporation, an Atlanta-based commercial real estate development and investment firm, where she served as the companys Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing development, sales & leasing, property management and marketing. Lara was the Executive Vice President of Dunk, a performance footwear and apparel manufacturing/retail company built on the concept of mass customization and founded with Shaquille ONeal & Mike Piazza. She built the operations, IT and sales & marketing groups.. Lara is an internationally recognized speaker, leading seminars on creativity, innovation and access to capital. Internationally, Lara has worked in Koriyama, Japan with the U.S. Defense Departments EAGLE Japan Program and served as the Ambassador to Lebanon for the 1996 Olympic Games. Lara received an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BS in Aerospace Engineering with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She was featured in USA Today as one of the top 20 students in the US and was the ODK National Leader of the Year. Lara was a scholarship member of the varsity Track & Field team at Georgia Tech. Lara has served on several Boards including: Georgia Tech Alumni Association Board of Trustees, Georgia Techs Scheller College of Business, the Georgia Tech College of Engineering, ACE Loans, Atlanta Heights Charter School, Flag Bank, Georgia Techs Alexander Tharpe Fund, and Society of International Business Fellows. Lara is a member of the Leadership Georgia Class of 2005 and the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2004. Lara taught finance as an adjunct instructor in Georgia Techs MBA Program for 10 years. Lara was appointed by the Governor of Georgia to serve on the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) Board. Lara was recently honored by the Georgia Tech Athletic Association with the Total Person Alumnus Award and by the Georgia Tech Women in Engineering as the Alumnus of the Year. She is a member of the Georgia Tech Young Alumni Hall of Fame, was a recipient of a Womenetics 2013 POW! Award honoring Purposeful Women and was named to the 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year.Topics/Questions:The challenges of a startup versus a scaleupHow a small business should use the right capital at the right time for the right use or the business becomes a hobbyWork-Life BalanceWhy more businesses grow out of business than go out of businessWeb Site and Social Media:www.NowCorp.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/now-corp- https://www.facebook.com/NOWaccountNetwork/ https://twitter.com/NOWaccountBrian Preston, FounderLamon LutherCustom furniture builder employing homeless individuals in Atlanta.Topics/Questions:What is Lamon Luther?Why were you inspired to employ homeless people in our city?What is the Tiny House Giveaway?How can people register to win?How does the Tiny House Giveaway impact your ability to employ more people?Press release here: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/lamon-luther-to-give-away-a-tiny-house-to-raise-money-for-homeless-employees-2112375.htmWeb Site and Social Media:www.LamonLuther.com tinyhousegiveaway.coFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/lamonlutherInstagram: http://instagram.com/lamonlutherTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/lamonlutherPress Release: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/lamon-luther-to-give-away-a-tiny-house-to-raise-money-for-homeless-employees-2112375.htmGeorgia Business Radio hosted by:Rich CasanovaInterviewing industry leaders throughout Georgia each week live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta.To view guest photos from this show, visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:http://www.meetme.so/GeorgiaBusinessRadio

32mins

4 May 2016