Doing Business Globally

Doing Business Globally
Event on 2014-11-18 08:30:00


Doing Business Globally is our first stop for Global Entrepreneurship Week.  Check in to receive your passport, and begin your globalization journey! Be sure to bring your passport with you to all NBIC GEW events for a stamp.  Any participant with three stamps or more is eligible to win an iPad at the mixer on November 20, 2014.  You must be present to win.  On this excursion, you will have the opportunity to interact with some of Nashville’s most successful global entreprenuers.   Doing Business Globally features a led panel discussion on global offerings, lessons learned, and success stories.  The panel will take audience questions as well.  Panelists include Darrell Freeman of Zycron, Darek Bell of Corsair, and Michelle Perry of Emerald Resource.


Moderated by:

Perri duGard Owens is partner and president of duGard Ellis Public Relations. She has developed strategies, launched and managed brands, as well as executed key communication efforts across multiple disciplines and industries.


Our panelist include:

Darrell S. Freeman Sr. is the executive chairman of Zycron, Inc., an information technology services and solutions firm he founded in 1991 in Nashville, Tenn. Zycron employs more than 330 professionals across the country.

Darek Bell is an entrepreneur, contractor, distiller, and author. He is a a partner at Bell and Associates Construction. He is also the owner of Corsair Distillery which distributes to 9 countries.


Michelle Perry founded Emerald Resource in 2004.  Emerald Resource is a federal contractor with several set-asides in the electrical, telecommunications, and low-voltage systems.  The company expanded into global offerings in 2014. 


Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of innovation, creativity, and opportunity.  This week is dedicated to those who create jobs, develop innovative products and services, and drive economic development.  NBIC celebrates this week by offering free entrepreneurship activities designed to inspire globalization.  This year, NBIC is offering more opportunities than ever before, creating a unique spectrum of events designed to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nashville and around the world. To learn more about Global Entrepreneurship Week, visit

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