On Thursday, June 28, Atlanta’s young professionals gathered on for the Humbl Hustlr’s Link Up. Held at Negril Village Restaurant in Midtown Atlanta, the event brought together a collection of entrepreneurs, influencers, and professionals to network with like-minded individuals. It was a display of Atlanta’s best and most talented professionals coming together to celebrate a continuous trend of innovation and progression.
Hosted by Humbl Hustlr founder Lorenzo Gordon and Esquire Branding Agency, the highlights of the night include food, drink, fellowship, and a panel of influencers moderated by Upscale Magazine Editor Satchel B. Jester. The panel comprised of special guests Dr. Lauren Elise (Social Media Manager), Riyahd Jones (Forex Trader), Mimi Johnson (CEO of The Glamatory), and Jordan Coburn (founder of REVIV Movement) and discussed important topics related to entrepreneurism and the business of social media.
Outside of the panel, many other influencers and successful entrepreneurs were able to attend including LVL_XIII CEO and designer Antonio Brown and Model/Actor Darryl Chambers.
Humbl Hustlr’s Link Up is the brand’s first event ever. Like any entrepreneur or party host, Gordon spent days and countless hours stressing over details and worrying about attendance. However, it seems that the impact of his brand superseded his expectations.
“I started the brand because I knew there was a need to highlight the movers and shakers behind the scenes that are humbly elevating in their career. When you come across a photo of a celebrity on the red carpet, you don’t see the hairstylist that did his/her hair, you don’t see the makeup artist that did his/her face, and you don’t see the stylist who actually styled them. Those are the people I want to showcase.”
Alumni of Alabama State University, Gordon is an entrepreneur who has put a lot a work into building his brand. Unfortunately, entrepreneurs don’t get overtime pay, but if they did Gordon and many other members of his network would be amassing millions simply from their hard work.
Though at first glance Humbl Hustlr looks like just another apparel brand, it’s actually a social campaign which aims to highlight influencers and entrepreneurs.
While most people only recognize the height of someone’s success, Humbl Hustlr celebrates the steady elevation of a person’s career. Strategically omitted from each word, the absent “E” represents the effort and hard work that the general public doesn’t see. Instead, they only acknowledge the success that is the end result of a person’s or organizations passion and determination. Like the “E” is not visible but still apart of the pronunciation, so is the effort which is never seen but still apart of the process.
With only 9 months of existence under its belt, Humbl Hustlr has spread its presence across social media and touched many young entrepreneurs and influencers in the process. After seeing how much the brand was able to impact others, Lorenzo Gordon decided to put together an event that would allow entrepreneurs, influencers, and corporate 9-to-5’ers to expand their network. More importantly, he presented an opportunity where young professionals can connect and benefit from each other while learning about business, branding, social media, and influencers.