2017-18' Athensmade Ambassadors


This honor is extended on a yearly basis to a select few from among the very best representatives Athens has to offer. Being an Athensmade Ambassador also represents a commitment on the part of the individual or business to help act as the public face of our city. 

Together, we tell this story first to ourselves, helping change Athens’ own narrative about what it means to live, work, and grow here. We also tell it to the world outside, lending our Ambassadors’ unique perspectives to the story we project to potential investors in Athens brands, companies considering putting down roots here, and the collective consciousness of anyone who thinks Athens is still defined by the bands we’ve birthed and our commitment to the city we all love and call home.


Creature Comforts

Chris Herron

Avid Bookshop

Janet Geddis


Alessio Artuffo

Chess & Community

Lemuel ‘Life’ LaRoche


Ashlea Harris