Maynard Group hosts event for minority participation in airport expansion

Jerry Maynard and Davita Taylor answer audience questions following the presentation.

Jerry Maynard and Davita Taylor answer audience questions following the presentation.

The Maynard Group recently partnered with the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) to host the inaugural Billion Dollar Network event. It took place last Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the downtown offices of Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis, LLP. The Waller offices are within a few short blocks of the offices of the Maynard Group on Deaderick Street.

This first-of-its-kind event was designed to provide networking and training opportunities, with the intent of actively seeking qualified vendors for MNAA certification. The event also served as a direct effort to engage businesses in a project known as the BNA Vision.

The BNA Vision includes a 1.5 billion dollar expansion at the airport. Program attendees had the opportunity to hear directly from Davita Taylor, who is MNAA’s director of Business Diversity. Taylor spoke extensively about the BNA Vision and gave vital information for participants to learn exactly how they may get involved.

“The Airport is proactively launching this initiative to search for SMWBE/MBE businesses who might gain business from the upcoming expansion of Nashville’s airport,” said Taylor. “The event explained to attendees how to do business with the airport and how to prepare for this extraordinary opportunity. We will have more information at the beginning of the New Year, but want to ensure that we are cultivating relationships now.”

The Billion Dollar Network event saw a large turn out of diverse business owners and entrepreneurs. The Maynard Group welcomed over 75 attendees, who were interested in learning how to do business with MNAA. The event provided business owners with a chance to hear directly from other MNAA officials and to learn more about this expansion effort and the opportunities that come with it. The Billion Dollar Network event not only presented a new opportunity for business owners, but also provided them with a unique space to network with other business owners.

“It was very exciting to partner with MNAA for this opportunity, and it was a truly unique event for small and minority business owners,” said Maynard Group founder Jerry Maynard, II. “It is vital for us to help small businesses in Nashville grow and expand, because they are the economic engine of the city. I see this event as a gateway for small business owners to get involved with the BNA Vision.”

The Maynard Group was founded by Jerry Maynard, II, after he served for eight years as an At-Large Metro Nashville Davidson County Council Representative. The Maynard Group provides consulting for the development and implementation of strategies for business & institutional development, advocacy & carrying out legislative priorities, regulatory compliance, and to further the financial, business and political interests of our clients. In addition, The Maynard Group helps businesses to strengthen their relationships with local, state and federal agencies, as well as elected officials.

As an attorney, councilman, and consultant, Jerry has established a reputation as the go-to, “get-it-done” guy in the city of Nashville. At The Maynard Group, Jerry brings his keen ability to solve problems, push development, create invaluable partnerships, and craft strategies to effectively communicate on behalf of clients.

With the experience, the knowledge, the resources, and the capacity to provide the highest level of individualized service for each client, The Maynard Group works to maximize opportunities and outcomes for clients by achieving mutually agreed upon goals and objectives.

For more information on the BNA Vision, visit