My Conversation With Saho Witton: Leading Immigrant Who Made Nashville

Saho Hirose Witton was born in Shimane, Japan. She grew up in the countryside of Japan with her younger brother, parents and grandparents. Her mother and father owned a construction and rock quarry company. She was raised in Japan so her first language is Japanese, but she also speaks English meaning she is bilingual. She attended Kobe Women’s University for college where she obtained her bachelor's degree in Literature and education. Then she went into teaching and even taught at the school that she attended when she was younger. She met her future husband, who was an American teacher, in Japan. After she and her husband married, they moved to California in the United States. [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Meghan Michel

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Meghan Michel My first job was a barista at a local coffee shop when I was 15. I have been hooked on the hospitality industry ever since. Throughout my life I have worked as a host, cashier, server, bartender, lead trainer, “fill-in” cook, banqueter and manager. Currently, I am a Manager of Real Estate for Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, Inc. While I definitely enjoy the travel component, the best part of my job is that, if I do my job well, I help to create 200 jobs in every community that we go in. That is a feeling like no other, to be [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Travis Smith

With over 11 years of mortgage banking experience and successfully originated over $200 Million in residential & commercial real estate, I have developed a thorough understanding of the ever-changing mortgage industry. There many layers and moving parts when it comes to a mortgage; From marketing, origination, secondary market (Mortgage Backed Securities, Rates/Pricing), post closing and servicing. Through out the years, my experience ranges from product development and research, wholesale, correspondent lending, portfolio lending, brokering, banking construction lending, Private Wealth management and commercial financing. Throughout the years, I have aligned myself with some of the TITANS in the real estate industry as well as other strategic business partners that assists the client in every facet of [...]

WillliamsonBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Cynthia M. Beard

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Cynthia Beard In 2014, Cynthia M. Beard accepted the position of Managing Broker/Realtor for RE/MAX Fine Homes Spring Hill. She has over 20 years of experience as a Realtor in Middle Tennessee. During her career, she has sold more than 700 homes. Prior to beginning her career in real estate, Beard served in the legal field as a certified legal assistant. She went on to become the Owner/Manager and closing agent for several title companies, including Mid-State Title & Escrow. Beard was an award-winning sales person for John Maher Builders for 18 years. During her tenure with the company, Beard was ranked in the top 10 [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Lisa White

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Lisa White Lisa White, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, hails from a family of ministers and psalmists. Having overcome the pain of her past, which resulted from unwise decisions, choices and emotional abuse, Lisa has discovered the freedom to live victoriously, while applying God’s word to her life. She speaks openly and practically about her experiences so that others can apply what she has learned to their lives. With passion, she declares, “Real people heal people!” Her resilience is definitely displayed through her first book, A Messenger from God Delivered by God, and she is currently writing her second book. Ms. White is also a member [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading Women 2018: Debbie Greer Chamberlain

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Debbie Greer Chamberlain Debbie Greer Chamberlain is the Marketing and Sales Coordinator for Jon Sidwell of Farmington Mortgage. In her current position, she combines her talent of building strong and lasting relationships with her passion of motivating and encouraging others. Debbie believes the ultimate outcome of these relationships is to reach beyond the business deal and extend the relationship to a partnership of growth for all. Debbie encourages and works with those that possess integrity to themselves and those they work with. Many know Debbie through her work with the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home (TBCH). It is there that Debbie and her siblings were dropped off [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading Women 2018: Kathie Moore

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Kathie Moore Kathie Moore is a REALTOR with Benchmark Realty, LLC. Moore has been a successful, top producing REALTOR since 1998. She holds a Broker’s license in the State of Tennessee. Prior to becoming a REALTOR, Moore was CEO of Pathways, in Martin Tennessee. During that time, she was on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Centers and served as President. Additionally, she was a management consultant specializing in professional coaching and quality management, Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Tennessee at Martin, a nursing instructor at Union University and Director of the Nursing Lab at Medical College of [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading Women 2018: Carrie Zeier

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Carrie Zeier Carrie Zeier and her two sons, Zeke and Ike, have made Tennessee their home for the past eleven years. She is a native of Georgia, where she grew up in a family who owned a chain of 50 supermarkets. Within that company, they purchased and leased real estate. Here, Carrie learned about leases, commercial real estate, and eventually residential real estate investments. After graduating from the University of Georgia, where she earned a Business Administration Degree in Speech Communications, she began investing in properties in strategic areas of coastal Georgia and Florida. Ultimately, this led Carrie to a full-time career in real estate with [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading Women 2018: Laura Dahl

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Laura Dahl Laura Dahl, Principal Broker and Owner of Music City Experts, LLC a deliberately different residential real estate firm located in Franklin, TN. Laura is the daughter of a successful Realtor and can remember asking her mother at the dining room table if they could talk about anything other than real estate. Now, her children do the same to her. Laura brings over 20 years of experience selling residential real estate. She has been a broker in VA, SC, and in TN. Laura earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University where she intended to pursue a career [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Michelle Moore

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Michelle Moore Michelle Moore understands what it takes to produce at a high level. Abandoned as a child by both her parents, Michelle evolved into a powerhouse business woman. Michelle has earned over 40 sales, leadership, and literary awards throughout her career. And most recently, she became the second person ever from Tennessee to originate a national designation for real estate agents. She travels the country as an award-winning author, inspirational and motivational speaker, leadership coach, and sales trainer. Also, Michelle serves at WHTN as an on-air interviewer and talk show host. She enjoys coaching, motivating, and inspiring men and women looking to achieve the highest [...]