This past week for me has been amazing. First my wife, Connie Haley and I attended the Music City Walk of Fame for Steve Cropper, E.W. “Bud” Wendell, Miranda Lambert and one of my all-time favorite Country Music Legends, Johnny Cash to receive their stars. The Honorable Mayor Megan Barry was there to speak and did an amazing job of welcoming everyone in attendance. It was a bucket list event for the two of us and it was all made possible by the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation, also known as the CVC – thanks to Butch Spyridon, Executive Director and his wonderful Team!
I then got to spend four days at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC, with my sweet and beautiful wife Connie Haley celebrating our seventh wedding anniversary, and did I say she is also my best friend and an awesome life coach. You should check out her articles in the Your Williamson Magazine. This great and memorable getaway would not have been possible without the help of Tod Roadarmel, Director of Sales and Nydia Navarez, Director of Room Operations with the Omni Hotel here in Nashville – you two, plus Dan Piotrowski, the General Manager and the rest of the team are the very best!
I also was invited to speak at the local GBTA chapter on the topic/concept of Long-Tail Spend. For those of you not familiar with the concept, join the club (you can learn all about it by down loading the white paper on the internet by GEP). But I did learn a tremendous amount about the topic from several industry experts and visitors to our chapter; they were Thom Zak, Chief Client Officer of the Parking Spot, Robert J. Hairston, C.P.M, CPSD of HealthTrust, Brian Tarble, Sr. Director of Product, Insight & Analytics of Concur and Chris Froelich, Vice President, Business Development of Dinova. Our event was hosted by the Embassy Suites at the Airport. The hotel’s accommodations were spectacular, the staff super friendly, the food delightful and the General Manager, Rone Middler made it all happen perfectly.
And to wrap up the week I was invited to speak at an YP Williamson, Inc. event called Meet the CEO’s. A one of a kind event designed to allow young professional to meet one-on-one with local CEO’s in their communities. I was allowed this honor to participate compliments of John Lowry, JD, executive Director of the Spark Center, Lipscomb University and the Williamson County Chamber. All in all it was an awesome and amazing week for me! Isn’t it great to live in the Greater Metropolitan Nashville area and to be part of all the amazing things that are happening in our amazing and great city – the It City, or even better Music City! I sure think so.