Young Professionals Lunch

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Name: Young Professionals Lunch
Date: June 13, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Note: Speaker update

At this lunch we will hear about entrepreneurship from three unique perspectives. David Baxter falls into the 'serial entrepreneur' category with over 20 years of starting, running and growing successful businesses. Pete Prevost started with a hobby and grew it into full production pipe factory, which he relocated to Columbia in 2018. Kathryn York is in the early stages of entrepreneurship where she is finally realizing a life long dream of business ownership. Each speaker is in a different stage of the entrepreneurship journey, but all have a story to share. 

Meet the Speakers
David Baxter
Baxter grew up in Hohenwald, TN and moved to Maury County about 17 years ago.  Baxter graduated from Columbia State in 1994 with a nursing degree.  As a nurse, Baxter worked for various organizations but spent most of his time at Maury Regional, as well as, Columbia Oncology.
Baxter begin his entrepreneur career in 1997 when he purchased his first company in Hohenwald, TN called Medical Necessities.  Baxter worked with his wife to grow Medical Necessities to having 13 locations across TN/KY.

Over the course of 20 years while owning and operating Medical Necessities, he created other organizations such as:  Baxter Enterprises, Baxter Management, Muletown Rec, Bistro 822, DBs, S3 Resupply, Premier Sleep Center, and Reliance Mobility.  Baxter is currently working on two other business adventures as well.

Kathryn York
Kathryn York spent eighteen years in the hospitality industry before she decided to start a new adventure and  pursue a dream of owning her own business. She left her position after fourteen years as Director of Sales at Visit Franklin to open a home furnishing store in Columbia.  She and her husband, Adam own Smith & York Company, a modern home boutique.

Pete Prevost
Pete Prevost grew up in Bakersfield, CA and developed an early interest in music. That interest led to a career as a professional musician and a move to Nashville. During that time Pete started making handmade tobacco pipes as a hobby during downtime on tour. In 2012 Pete’s career took a decidedly pipe-centric focus, when he helped start BriarWorks, a tobacco pipe factory. Pete has been involved in every phase of development at BriarWorks, including design, production, and the daily responsibilities of running a business. In 2016, Pete was promoted to President of BriarWorks and now manages all of the day to day operations. In 2018 Pete moved BriarWorks to Columbia, and additionally opened a pipe, cigar, and beer lounge inside of their factory building located on Main Street. When Pete isn’t working hard at BriarWorks he spends most of his time being a husband and father to his lovely family Melissa, Bennet, and Lawson. 

About our Sponsor
Preventia was founded (9 years ago) on the basis that reliable home and business security solutions should be affordable.
We’ve combined this truth and our desire to build an integrity-based business to become one of the fastest growing security companies in Tennessee! We utilize a Five Diamond T(he)M(onitoring)A(ssociation)-rated monitoring service and hometown customer care to create a security solutions experience like no other in the industry.
We believe in earning your business every day, with over 30 years of experience and state-of-the-art technology to guide us. In an industry flooded with misleading sales contracts and inferior monitoring services, Preventia operates under a different approach:
“Treat each customer as if they are family and build our business by taking exceptional care of our customers, then let word-of-mouth do the rest!”
Event Sponsors:
Maury Hills Church
101 Unity Drive
Columbia, TN
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, June 13
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Contact Information:
Nicole Perry
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