TVBA Announces Association Relaunch, New Member Benefits for Veteran Business Owners

May 23, 2017

TVBA Announces Association Relaunch, New Member Benefits for Veteran Business Owners

Successful entrepreneur and Marine Corp veteran Dr. Eric W. Barton, along with TVBA Founder and Navy veteran Jonathan Williams, is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Tennessee Veterans Business Association, utilizing Barton’s skilled and diversified team to offer expansive membership offerings, including health protection and a variety of discount programs, in addition to small business solutions.

Dr. Eric W. Barton addresses the crowd, discussing his future plans for growth and expanded member benefits for the Tennessee Veterans Business Association.

Knoxville-based TVBA, providing education and support opportunities to veterans in the business world, is the only group of veteran owned businesses and champion partners that embraces the association’s vision of business development, growing the entrepreneurial spirit, government advocacy, education and training and career support to the veteran job seeker.

“My companies have long been supporters of TVBA, but when my company Business Owners Benefits Association – an advocate for small businesses – started getting involved in TVBA in 2015, it became clear to me that BOBA and TVBA could benefit and grow from one another,” Dr. Eric W. Barton, TVBA President and CEO, said. “As a business owner and veteran myself, I know firsthand the hurdles and pain points my companies went through as they began to flourish. I believe this has allowed me to focus on and bring forth benefits to TVBA members that will really make a difference for veteran individuals, businesses and employees.”

A proven successful entrepreneur and international business leader, Barton received the TVBA Veteran Innovator award in 2015, which recognized Barton and his government contracting business Vanquish Worldwide for pioneering a new road for small businesses in the transportation industry.

From left, Dr. Eric W. Barton, TVBA President and CEO, Jonathan Williams, TVBA Founder, and Jason King, Peak Technical Institute Hospitality Program Director and Instructor, pose for a photo during the May 11th TVBA Spring Mixer and Relaunch Party at the Villa Collina.

Through a partnership with BOBA, new TVBA member benefits are centered on:

  1. Saving individuals and businesses money
  2. Reducing risks
  3. Maintaining compliance
  4. Professional development opportunities

Other amazing new member benefits include health protection, including telemedicine, a prescription discount card available at over 60,000 pharmacies nationwide and fraud resolution. Other new membership offerings also include cash back incentives at nationwide retailers, discounts on travel and fuel, parcel delivery oversight, energy solutions and much more.

TVBA is now hosting monthly new member orientation, networking and professional development events on the second Thursday of each month in Knoxville.

With the new BOBA offerings, both BOBA and TVBA are focused on helping individuals as well as small businesses.

“I am excited to see the future of TVBA with the help of Eric and his team. With added support and staff, TVBA can grow and flourish,” TVBA Founder Jonathan Williams said.

In addition to new member offerings, TVBA will expand its Chattanooga chapter and expand across the state of Tennessee. TVBA is also hosting the first annual Golf Tournament June 22nd at Green Meadow Country Club in Alcoa to benefit future TVBA veterans events.

For more information about the newly renovated Tennessee Veterans Business Association, its member benefits or to join the association, contact TVBA Membership Coordinator LeighAnne Pentecost at 844-949-2622 or











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