January 9, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (January 9, 2018) – A Nashville entrepreneur who built a $38 million information technology company from the ground up will share his insights in a presentation sponsored by Tallahassee Community College and the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce.
Darrell Freeman, the founder of Zycron and the only two-term chairperson of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, will speak about his experiences Tuesday, February 20, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at TCC’s Center for Innovation. “Rags to Riches: The American Dream in 60 Minutes” is a lecture offering under the flagship of TCC Spark, the College’s entrepreneurship initiative.
“Creating a community culture that nurtures entrepreneurs starts at the individual level,” said Kimberly Moore, TCC vice president for workforce innovation. “Darrell Freeman is uniquely suited to inspire budding and experienced entrepreneurs in the Big Bend region.”
A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Freeman rose from humble beginnings and was the first person in his family to attend college. Shortly after graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, he launched Zycron in an office smaller than a closet. The company now provides IT plan assistance to the Tennessee Valley Authority, Nashville Electric Service, and other large corporate and government clients.
Freeman is also co-owner of Pinnacle Construction Partners and co-founder of Reliant Bank, as well as the recently-named chairman of S3 Asset Management, a technology and medical equipment recycling company.
Sean Pittman, founder and board chair of the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, said Freeman serves as an example of the economic empowerment that can be realized through entrepreneurship and small business ownership. The Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce champions a mindset that envisions leading over following and persevering until the dream is realized.
“This is the mindset Mr. Freeman exemplifies,” said Pittman.
Freeman’s talk costs $20 for the general public and $10 for students. Tickets are available at darrellfreeman.eventbrite.com. Seating is limited and registration is required.
The TCC Spark initiative is sponsored by a major grant from First Commerce Credit Union, a full-service financial institution with locations throughout North Florida and South Georgia.
TCC’s Center for Innovation is located in the former Mary Brogan Museum at 300 West Pensacola Street, in the heart of downtown Tallahassee.
For information, contact TCC’s Workforce Development Division at (850) 201-8760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.