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YEC Nashville Cocktails + Connections Recap

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YEC members and invited guests in town for Inc's GrowCo 2015 chatted, smiled and drank whiskey at The Southern Steak & Oyster in downtown Nashville, TN last week. The event was produced with support from our telecommunications concierge provider, T-Mobile.

Members in attendance included Eric Holtzclaw, founder at Laddering Works; Robert Glazer, founder at Acceleration PartnersFaithe Parker, founder at Marbaloo Marketing; Avery Fisher, President at RemedifyAaron Vandergalien, Senior Partner at Deksia; Dave Smith, founder at TekScapeGreg Vetter, founder at Tessemae's All NaturalJ.R. Garrett, co-founder at LogoGarden; Curt and Mason Revelette, Owner and Partner/CEO at Jonathan's Grille; and more.

Also joining in the fun were friends of YEC Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Magazine; Donna Fenn of Inc; Ryan O’Connell of YEC partner Influence & Co; and Morgen Newman of IdeaPaint and MixedMade.

A great place to meet and chat, the event featured bar service and a knowledgeably led tasting of three high-end whiskeys. A selection of hors d'oeuvres were also passed around, including bayou crab cake, steak biscuits and oyster shooters. It was a fantastic space to mingle, talk and share lessons or inspiration picked up at the conference.

Highlights from the conference included seeing YEC members Shama Kabani Hyder, CEO of Marketing Zen GroupGreg Vetter, founder at Tessemae's All Natural; and Gary Solomon, co-founder at Solomon Group, all speak. Keynote speakers at the Inc GrowCo conference included Jessica Alba of The Honest Company speaking about her company's quick growth, Daymond John of SharkTank sharing his story of success and many other successful names in the business offering their insights.

A special thanks to Victory Marketing for event staffing and PrettyInstant for photography. Check out the full photo album from the night here.

YEC Members, make sure to check out our events page for upcoming YEC events (such as YEC Cocktails + Connections in Philadelphia on April 23rd).