February MBA Speaker Event

february, 2024

29feb11:30 am12:30 pmEvent OverFeaturedFebruary MBA Speaker Event


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Guests List Attending 29

HAROLD WEBBSteve VantreaseDavid SudberryHannah Stewart+1Harriette L SpiegelDonald Southern+1Gloria Pewitte+1George Pasley+1Robert Nunley+1Alisha MeltonChris McPhearsonCody MartinStacie Herrell+1Suzanne HarperVirginia GrimesBud GrimesStanley Evans+1Courtney EcholsJacob CroweJake BynumErin BraggMary Beard

Event Details

February MBA Event

Join us for lunch on Thursday, February 29th at 11:30am!

The Martin Business Association has purchased tickets for a limited number of MBA members to attend the City of Martin event, A Reflection of Martin Black History.  Lunch is included with the RSVP. Any MBA members wishing to attend should RSVP here.

MBA members who RSVP here do not need to register on Eventbrite.

Please RSVP by February 26th so we can plan for seating and lunch count.

RSVP for food preparation. Link below.

Interested in joining MBA? Learn more here or message us on Facebook or email [email protected]


Event Details:

A Reflection of Martin Black History

Date: Thursday, February 29th at 11:30
Location: Martin Event Center, City of Martin Public Library
89 Central Street, Martin, Tennessee

The City of Martin, Tennessee, invites you to commemorate its 150th anniversary with a special event honoring Black History. Join us for a reflection of African-American heritage in Martin, Tennessee.


Johnny Shanklin
Martin Community Member & Retired AT&T Employee
Mr. Shanklin will give an overview of City of Martin Black History, offering insights into the contributions and resilience of the local Black community.

Tara Tansil-Gentry
Martin Community Member, UTM Hall of Famer and Health, & Human Performance Lecturer
Ms. Tansil-Gentry will highlight the legacy of Black history at UT Martin and touch on the achievements and progress within the university’s Black community.

Awards and Recognitions:

The Alpha Award
Presented by Mr. Braxton Hobson, President, Tau Psi Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Inc.
Recipient: Dominique L. Crockett, MHA, Director of Equity and Diversity, Title IX Coordinator

The Harold Conner Award
Presented by Mayor Randy Brundige
Recipient: Anita and George Hayslett

The Torch Award
Presented by Ms. Tierna Miller, VP UTM BSA
Recipient: To Be Announced

Event Details:

Free admission, but pre-registration is required via Eventbrite.

  • Lunch will be available for $12, but pre-registration is mandatory on Eventbrite. Lunch will include a gourmet sandwich, fruit bowl, chcolate chip cookie, chips and drink from Vantage Coffee Roasters.

Come together with the Martin community to honor and celebrate the contributions of black individuals withtn the past 150 years of Martins history.


(Thursday) 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Martin Event Center

89 Central St.

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