Atomic Object Becomes a Certified B Corp

This winter, Atomic Object became a Certified B Corporation, joining the movement of people using business as a force for good. B Corps consider the impact of their actions on not just shareholders, but on all stakeholders—including their employees, suppliers, community, clients, and the environment.

I sat down with Atomic’s CEO Carl Erickson and Business Manager Mary O’Neill to talk about why Atomic pursued B Corp certification, what it means for our company, and how it might influence us in the future.
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Carl Erickson on Urban Offices, Being a Good Neighbor, and the Value of Proximity

Atomic Object was recently named to the Inner City 100, a list of America’s fastest-growing companies with headquarters in older urban neighborhoods. It’s an annual recognition from the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, featured in Fortune Magazine.

I sat down with Atomic CEO Carl Erickson to talk about why Atomic keeps choosing Wealthy Street, and what Atomic and the neighborhood have to offer each other. Read more on Carl Erickson on Urban Offices, Being a Good Neighbor, and the Value of Proximity…

Atomic Grand Rapids Welcomes its 2017 Accelerator Cohort

Five new makers have joined Atomic’s Grand Rapids office as part of the Atomic Accelerator—a professional development program for newly-graduated developers. I asked each to tell me a little about themselves and to share their first impressions of Atomic Object and the Accelerator program. Read more on Atomic Grand Rapids Welcomes its 2017 Accelerator Cohort…

Atomic Welcomes Kelly & Mary to Operations Team

In addition to the 50-or-so designers, developers, and delivery leads who make software products for our clients, Atomic has another 10 employees who keep things running behind the scenes.

Two new Atoms joined the operations team this spring: Kelly Daniels in Ann Arbor and Mary DeYoung in Grand Rapids. I asked them to tell me a little about themselves and to share their favorite things about Atomic Object so far. Read more on Atomic Welcomes Kelly & Mary to Operations Team…

Mary O’Neill on Treating Employees Like Customers, Saying ‘No’ to the CEO, and Doing the Work that Needs to Be Done

Meet Mary O’Neill, workplace designer, artisanal bread baker, and Business Manager at Atomic Object. I recently sat down with Mary to hear her story. Read more on Mary O’Neill on Treating Employees Like Customers, Saying ‘No’ to the CEO, and Doing the Work that Needs to Be Done…

Introducing a 6th Atomic Value: “Think Long Term”

We’re expanding our company values to include “Think Long Term.”

Articulating our values is a team effort. Read Carl’s post “Company culture maintenance: Adding a 6th Atomic value” to learn how we got here.

Following through on our values is also a team effort. I wanted to know how Atoms defined “Think Long Term,” so I asked them. Below are some of their answers. Read more on Introducing a 6th Atomic Value: “Think Long Term”…