The Tennessee Veterans Business Association (TVBA) officially relaunched with a networking event at Villa Collina. The lakeside mansion served as the perfect backdrop for the event. With comfortable temperatures and clear blue skies, the weather drew guests outside and encouraged them to take full advantage of the venue’s spectacular outdoor spaces.
Founded in 2010, TVBA is a nonprofit organization providing entrepreneurship training, business development assistance and networking opportunities for military veterans and their families.
Villa Collina’s owner, Dr. Eric W. Barton, recently assumed leadership of TVBA and is expanding the organization’s reach and impact for Tennessee’s military veterans by helping them start their own businesses or find job opportunities.
Hosting the relaunch event earlier this year at Villa Collina was a good move in that direction. More than 50 prospective members attended the event, and new membership sign-ups began that evening.
As a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and entrepreneur heading more than 23 companies, Barton looks forward to sharing his expertise with other veterans.
Barton also is happy to see Villa Collina being instrumental in helping many organizations engage with their audiences and serve the community in diverse ways.