Batch began in 2013 when three friends — Sam Davidson, Stephen Moseley and Rob Williams — were discussing the great, locally-made items being crafted in their hometown. Wondering how they could get these awesome goods in the hands of more people, the trio decided to offer monthly subscriptions and highlight the best of what Nashville had to offer.
Officially launching in August 2013 with its first shipment a month later, Batch has now sent over 16,000 boxes to recipients in all 50 states. Clearly, the idea has caught on and Batch has taken Nashville nationwide.
In January of 2014, Batch began offering a similar service — monthly subscription boxes and gift ideas — in Memphis. Charleston is now Batch's third city, with Austin set to start shipping in January 2015.
Batch also offer customized curated gifts with products from each city for companies, events and weddings, all with high-quality, hand-crafted items that folks love.
A serial entrepreneur, professional speaker, and published author, Sam Davidson likes to turn ideas into reality (or inspire others to do the same). Having grown up in Nashville, he loves the character and vitality the city has to offer and loves exploring local restaurants and shops when he's on the road, looking to grow and expand Batch's mission and vision. He's also been known to hoard the black and tan brownies with snickerdoodle crust from purveyor Dozen Bakery.
With a background in design, operations, and dreaming big, Stephen Moseley enjoys finding the best way to get something done. Growing up and going to college in Nashville, he has seen the city change and grow to become the cultural center it has today. When not running trails at Warner Park or sipping coffee from his favorite local shops, he's making sure customer orders are getting out the door and to our customers to enjoy and share. He also has a soft spot for locally-made items that take a walk on the spicy side.
As a designer, branding consultant, and art director, Rob Williams knows the power of imagery and its ability to invoke feeling and connection. Proud to call Nashville home after a stint in New York, he has seen this town become a place where brands can thrive if they're willing to be creative and consistent, which he makes sure Batch does with every new product or service offered. And whenever we get samples of items that claim to have touches of bourbon, he's first in line to sample.
A Nashville native, Caroline Rossini takes pleasure in sharing Nashville's friendliness and hospitality with each and every client. Whether it's a meeting planner looking for unique VIP gifts or a bride wanting to give her guests a taste of the city, Caroline's ability to develop customized curated batches for any occasion are rivaled only by the high quality of items inside each and every batch. And when Caroline's not walking her dog or hiking at Radnor Lake, she's taking a delicious cup of coffee at Thistle Stop Cafe.
Having recently come back to her Memphis home after time in Australia, Laura Younger is quickly rediscovering all Memphis has to offer. With a vibrant maker scene that is producing everything from baked goods to soaps and seasonings to granola, Laura is on top of all Memphis has to show the rest of the world.
After trading in her high heels for flip flops, Kelly Sherrill’s passion for Charleston continues to deepen. She loves exploring the dynamic local food scene (when not enjoying the beaches nearby, attending the endless festivals, or simply uncovering a hidden gem). She particularly loves going out of her way to discover the Lowcountry’s many unique treasures and sharing those with clients. With her great eye for style, taste and a flair for the local, Kelly’s sure to be found supporting local shops, restaurants, and Batch purveyors.
Living all over the U.S. and even overseas, Courtney has seen her fair share of awesome cities but none have compared to Austin, TX and the love she has for this town. From the abundant brunch options, music venues, local goodies, breakfast taco selections, the best festivals and new restaurants opening up on every block, there is never a shortage of fun to be had here. When Courtney isn’t hitting the pavement in search of the best, most unique local products, she and her fiancé are hitting the two step dance floor or filling their bellies with Yellow Jacket Social Club’s Cuban and tuna melt sandwiches.
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In each city, Batch partners with a local charity that is food- or farm-related, continuing our work of getting local food in the hands (and stomaches) of more and more people. Click below for more details on those partnerships and how you can join in on the good work they do, too.
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