Networking Group After Hours

Having a network of professionals at your fingertips is a priceless resource. That’s the philosophy behind Clarksville Networking Group. The vibrant collective of business professionals meets twice monthly to discuss marketing concepts and trends in business.

Recently they changed things up with an After Hours party hosted by The Law Office of Mathis, Bates & Klinghard. The three law partners welcomed Clarksville Networking Group members and their friends to their office at 412 Franklin St., open since last December. Prominent inside is a large wooden sign bearing the names of partners Jacob Mathis, Amy Bates and Katie Klinghard. Asked about the sign, Amy Bates said it came from a cypress tree that was in Jacob Mathis’ yard when he was a child.

“I actually used to climb it!” Mathis said.

Betsy Sharp, the founder and first president of Clarksville Networking Group, said she started the group in 2003 because Clarksville didn’t have a networking group at that time. Current president Vince Taylor spoke at the party, inviting people to check out one of CNG’s meetings, held at the Best Western on Alfred Thun Road.

“We hope you come join us,” Taylor said. “We meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month.”

Meetings are 7:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m. For more information about Clarksville Networking Group, see