BOBA Partners with Peak Technical Institute to Offer Professional Development Opportunities

Evolving to stay on track with its mission and better serve its members, Business Owners Benefits Association (BOBA) has recently partnered with world-renowned Peak Technical Institute to offer education and professional development opportunities as one of its four key BOBA Service Areas. BOBA holds monthly member meetings, including networking and information sharing opportunities. BOBA members can also attend professional development and customized training seminars covering a variety of industry topics, including Communication Skills in the Workplace, Conflict Resolution, Dining for Business and more. BOBA utilizes Jason King, Program Director and…

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DREAM…BUILD…WITH THE POWER OF MANY

When small business owners have the tools needed to build their dreams, everyone wins! They employ more than 130 million Americans, they create 60% to 80% of all net new jobs annually, and they bring in the largest amount of revenue. Small business owners drive the success of the U.S. economy. Despite increased health care insurance rates, banking restrictions and fees, and workforce changes, they still endure so they can build their dream. At Business Owners Benefits Association (BOBA), we have the privilege of providing the tools small business owners…

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Vanquish, BOBA & Peak Technical Institute – proud sponsors of the 2016 Smoky Mountain Airshow – on hand at lineup announcement

Representatives from Vanquish Worldwide, Business Owners Benefits Association & Peak Technical Institute - all sponsors of the upcoming 2016 Smoky Mountain Airshow - were on hand yesterday as the remainder of acts joining the previously-announced Blue Angels were unveiled.   The full-line up of acts include: • US Navy Blue Angels • Greg Koontz • Matt Younkin • Jacquie Warda “Jacquie B” Airshows • Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing “Warbirds” • Aeroshell Aerobatic Team   [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] Pictured, from left to right: Eric Barton, CEO; Anna Love, CFO;…

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Knoxville Chamber Excited to Announce Partnership with Business Owners Benefits Association (BOBA)

We are excited to announce the launch of a partnership between the Knoxville Chamber and Maryville, Tenn. based Business Owners Benefits Association (BOBA). We are proud to have BOBA as a Small Business Services Sponsor and look forward to our growing relationship and partnership over the next three years. BOBA is a national membership-based association committed to returning financial balance to those contributing the most new jobs, services and revenue to the U.S. economy – small businesses. BOBA unites small businesses and non-profit organizations, giving them the leverage afforded to…

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Business Owners Benefits Association CFO Anna Tilley named Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s 2016 ‘40 under 40’

Business Owners Benefits Assocation is pleased to recognize Chief Financial Officer Anna Tilley, who was recently named to the prestigious Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s 2016 40 under 40 awards. The honor recognizes 40 individuals younger than 40 who are leaving an imprint on the Knoxville area through their professional and philanthropic efforts. Tilley along with the other honorees are profiled in the January 2016 issue of the Business Journal and will be honored today, Thursday, Jan. 14th at the publication’s annual Book of Lists reception at the Knoxville Convention Center.…

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Teknovation.biz on Eric Barton, PART 3: Community service part of Eric Barton’s philosophy

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final article in a three-part series focused on Eric Barton and the Vanquish Worldwide portfolio of enterprises.) By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C. Strategy, a keen sense about business opportunities, and a desire to support his community clearly drive Eric Barton as he guides the continued growth of Vanquish Worldwide LLC. “The military is a thread through many of the things we do,” the Owner, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Maryville-based company says. The knowledge gained from his…

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Teknovation.biz on Eric Barton, PART 2: Eric Barton personifies “plan your work and work your plan”

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a three-part series focused on Eric Barton and the Vanquish Worldwide portfolio of enterprises.) By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C. Eric Barton of Vanquish Worldwide LLC clearly personifies the old adage of “plan your work and work your plan.” In a little over two decades, the soft spoken resident of Friendsville has gone from being an enlisted 17-year old in the U.S. Marines to earning a Meritorious Commission to becoming an U. S. Army Chaplain and, most recently,…

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Teknovation.biz on Eric Barton, PART 1: Vanquish Worldwide family continues to grow

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a three-part series focused on Eric Barton and the Vanquish Worldwide portfolio of enterprises.) By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C. The Vanquish Worldwide family of companies numbered three a little over two years ago. Today, Eric Barton says the count stands at 28. To say that the Maryville-based enterprise has grown exponentially since its founding in 2007 would be an understatement. We sat down recently with the company’s Founder, a former Marine turned entrepreneur, to learn more about…

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Smoky Mountain Air Show return takes flight with Vanquish Worldwide and sister company sponsorships

Vanquish Worldwide, along with sister companies Business Owners Benefits Association (BOBA) and Peak Technical Institute (Peak), are showing their support for the long-awaited Smoky Mountain Air Show’s return April 16-17 at McGhee Tyson Airport. On Thursday, Oct. 20, Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority Board Chairman Howard Vogel introduced Maryville-based Vanquish Worldwide as premier sponsor, along with BOBA and Peak as supporting sponsors. Together the three companies donated a substantial monetary gift in support of the air show, which is expected to bring in about 200,000 spectators. [caption id="attachment_3768" align="alignleft" width="300"] Vanquish…

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BOBA establishes headquarters in Maryville

By Melissa Erickson, The Daily Times A membership-based company that provides cost savings and risk reduction services to small businesses and nonprofits is settling in to the former Social Security Administration building on Keller Lane. The SSA closed its Blount County office, located at 222 Keller Lane, between the Maryville Post Office and Foothills Bank and Trust off Foothills Mall Drive, in March 2014. The building sat empty until the Business Owner Benefits Association moved in during July. BOBA was founded by John Ballinger in Chattanooga in 2007, and earlier…

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