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Impressive Business After Hours

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010, at 7:32 AM

Last night was great. Sound like water cooler chat about a big date? Well, kind of, but this one was more on the business side. If you were at the first Business After Hours you know what I am talking about.

We saw friends and associates that we have not seen in a while and met a number of new folks. Shelbyville may be small to some, but it has grown bigger than I can handle when it comes to knowing my neighbors in the business community. Last night was a great start back.

Besides having delicious food and great facilities, Heritage Medical Center staff sure put out the welcome mat. We even got to see the "doctor's lounge" when we stored our coats. Always wondered what that might look like.

Hearing their plans for doctors, services and technology coming in the next few months was amazing and impressive. I can see a lot less need to go out of town.

Congratulations BAH committee and Heritage. You had a super kick-off event.

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I hate that I missed this. I had class until 6:30 and would have been arriving as everyone else was leaving. I will plan better for the next one.

It's a great deal as Murfreesboro's(Rutherford co's) cost is $5 for chamber member and $10 for non-members. Free is always nice :)

-- Posted by gottago on Fri, Feb 26, 2010, at 9:00 AM

Yea it was a great way to meet more people and even got a few customers, met a new neighbor. The CEO is very approachable as well, Very nice man and I can't wait to work for him on his project.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Fri, Feb 26, 2010, at 8:59 PM

We also got to meet better-halves that we might never meet. Nice to meet yours EM.

From a business point of view, I made enough contacts to fill a week of calls on new customers, so it was surely well worth the time. I can't say the expense since it was free. Great price!

-- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Feb 27, 2010, at 7:31 AM

Business After Hours?

Please tell us more about this. What is Business After Hours? What is its purpose? Who can participate? When is the next one?


-- Posted by Midnight Rider on Sun, Feb 28, 2010, at 1:02 AM

Midnight Rider,

It was announced on the T-G.com, on the blog and I found out on Facebook when it was sent to me as an invite to their page. Anyone with a business, or starting one, or a service or a civil servant etc. Basically, if you breathe, you can go:)

It was nice because you can meet with a lot of the people you live, work and play around and introduce yourself. I met a few new people that live right down the road from me and work at the hospital. So it was pretty cool.

Plus I met Steve's wonderful wife and her mother while he met my wife. I probably met 7 new people while re-affirming a few others and gaining two really firm jobs and 3 leads. So, it was beneficial and I really have to thank Heritage Medical Center for a nicely organized, beautifully setup and good selection of food and guests.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Sun, Feb 28, 2010, at 1:09 AM

The Chamber of Commerce would be a good place to get more information. It is starting out as an every-other-month gathering, but many of us would like to see it become monthly.

They will all have their distinctive ambiance because of the host and location, but the main objective is to meet our fellow business community members and develop business in or for Bedford Countians.

I believe the next one is being hosted by M&L Greenhouse in April, but the Chamber will know all the details. Unless I am incapacitated somehow, I will also post here when we get closer to date.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Feb 28, 2010, at 7:55 AM


-- Posted by Midnight Rider on Sun, Feb 28, 2010, at 9:47 AM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.