Name: Hunter East

Company: US Health Advisors

Email: hunter.east(at)ushadvisors.com

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I am a licensed health insurance agent with US Health Advisors. I can shop all plans in the state of Tennessee so I’m not cornered into just one market or company. I am able to provide plans that are exempt from the Affordable Care Act/Federal Healthcare Reform/”Obamacare” as well. Many clients I speak to are not happy about having their rates increase every year and one of the ways I combat that is by locking in rates for up to 3 years. This keeps people happy with the coverage they have at the price they want. Continue reading

Name: Emily McClendon

Company: Alphagraphics

Website: Franklin.Alphagraphics.com

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I am an account manager for Alphagraphics. Alphagraphics is a marketing and print solutions company. My job is to help individuals, businesses, and business professionals, find solutions to marketing and print challenges. We offer services such as: custom web-to-print portals, outstanding design/creative services, marketing strategy, graphics-to-print on almost any substrate in any format, large format services, mailing services, and so much more. Continue reading

Name: Tim Wilhoit

Company: Your Friend 4 Life Insurance Agency

Website: YourFriend4Life.com

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I started Your Friend 4 Life from scratch in January 2010. I wanted to build an agency platform for producing insurance agents to have a home where they had marketing systems and products to sell to new and existing clients. We now have about 100 agents in 30+ states representing our products. We represent over 70 insurance companies with life insurance, supplemental insurance, disability insurance, “nest egg” or retirement products and dental/vision plans. We wanted to be able to shop for the best products for our clients, at the best rate, for their unique situation. Continue reading

Name: Kerry Stiles

Company: DSI

Website: DataSuppliesInc.com

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Printing and Promotional Products

Where do you see yourself in 10-years?        

I am 60, assuming I am still alive, I’ll probably be retired but busy completing my bucket list along with church activities, music, acting, and family. Continue reading

Name: Justin Kraus

Company: CSS Alarms

Website: CSSnashville.com

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We are celebrating our 30th year serving Middle Tennessee as a premiere Burglar and Fire Alarm company.  In the early 90’s we began to work with more and more new construction home builders and noticed that there was a real need for other services like CCTV Camera Surveillance Systems, Whole House Audio Systems and Phone/TV/Internet Wiring.  We knew that if we applied the same level of care and value that we offer with our life safety systems, we could really be a unique concierge level option for our clients and builder clients alike. Continue reading

Name: Kim St. Pierre

Business: Heartland Payment Systems

Website: HeartlandPaymentSystems.com

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I am a full merchant service and payroll provider who provides credit card processing at “true cost ” no surcharges. Endorsed by over 250 Associations including National Restaurant Association. I help businesses become more successful. Continue reading

Name: Dorothy Thornton

Company: Engage Media Group

Website: www.EngageMediaGroup615.com

 

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Engage Media Group is a Marketing Agency focused on engaging customers/fans to your brand. Our specialty is digital content marketing including blogs and social media. Serving businesses ranging from large-scale events, non-profit organizations, financial services, and service-oriented retailers in the Nashville area, we ensure our busy clients are engaged daily with their customers/fans. Continue reading

Name: Carlos Cooper

Profession: Author/Publisher

Website: CarlosCooper.com

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I am a full-time author. I currently have three different series: The Corps Justice series. The Chronicles of Benjamin Dragon. The Mentor Code series. I’m also a regular contributor to the popular writer’s blog, The Write Practice.

Where do you see yourself in 10-years?

I write a lot, so I’m planning on having a lot of books published. Writing from the beach wouldn’t be bad either 🙂

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In my opinion, one of the most misused words in the business world is mastermind.  I hear the term used to describe a meeting of more than three people to discuss  a “best practices”, or a “think tank” of marketing ideas, and even just a “networking meeting”. None of these has anything to do with the mastermind. Most business people today don’t know where the term mastermind even came from, let alone know what it means. Let’s explore where the power of the mastermind originated.

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