The date is June 20th and with the Bill Roberts Thunder Road Auto & Marine Business After Hours at the Liberty Park Marina, Summer is officially here in Clarksville. The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce hosts these gatherings to foster business-to-business contact and interactions and this is the summer’s premiere business gathering in Clarksville.
With static boat displays and free boat rides launching from the marina docks, the sunny skies and breezes made the marina a pleasant place to be. Crossroads Band provided the musical setting and the smell of hot dogs kielbasa, and brats roasting away on the grill made everyone hungry for the treats. With a big tent canopy and tables at the ready, Clarksville’s business community social extravaganza launched the season in fine fashion.
Faces and names mingled among the many guests as new contacts were made. Networking was very much a part of the scene as business cards were readily exchanged amid lively conversation and much laughter. Jump Start Agency CEO Roger Miller along with Web Development Direct Ray Hughes moved among the crowd eagerly shaking hands and getting to know fellow Chamber members. Bill Roberts floated amid the assembled business community, ensuring all were happy with the provisions his team had set up and answering about the boats on display.
Wayne Oldham, Charlie Koon, Lee Erin, Norris Ming, Keith Svadba, Beth Wyatt, Kevin Kennedy, Viviana Milam,Dan Calderon and Cecil Stout were just a few of the many personalities on hand. North Central Institute, Reflections Salon & Spa, Conroy-Marable & Holleman, Heritage Bank, Budweiser of Clarksville as well as Ajax Distributors, Kennedy Law Firm, Mann-Smith & Cummings Insurance, WCKV-TV, Jump Start Agency, Water Dogs Scuba & Safety, Bill Roberts Thunder Road and the Clarksville Marina are but a few of the business names that filled the air as the 200-plus crowd enjoyed the afternoon sun and fun.
With its ‘Margaritaville on the Cumberland,’ the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce made summer welcome in the Queen City.
[Photos by Turner McCullough/JazzWaves Imaging]