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Davis-Kidd Bookstores co-founder to speak at APSU June 29

Davis-Kidd co-founder and life coach Thelma Kidd will speak on Balancing Your Life: Knowing What Is Important at This Stage of Your Life this month at APSU.

Her appearance is part of the Women in Business series sponsored by the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce and the APSU-Tennessee Small Business Development Center. The event will be held at noon, Tuesday, June 29, in the University Center.
Davis-Kidd co-founder and life coach Thelma Kidd will speak on “Balancing Your Life: Knowing What Is Important at This Stage of Your Life” this month at APSU.

Her appearance is part of the Women in Business series sponsored by the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce and the APSU-Tennessee Small Business Development Center. The event will be held at noon, Tuesday, June 29, in the University Center.

Kidd began her career as a therapist after receiving her Master's in Social Work from the University of Michigan. After five years of working with individuals, couples and families in the mental heath and family service sector, she became the co-founder of Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Nashville. Within just a few years, the small general bookstore became a super-store with a café and became widely regarded as Nashville's best bookstore by the local community. By 1996, Davis-Kidd Bookstores had opened stores in Memphis, Knoxville and Jackson.

After selling her successful business, Kidd decided to pursue other ventures, which led her to become a life coach. Speaking on her topic for the luncheon, “Balancing Your Life,” she says, “At different times in our life, we are focused on different things. Sometimes in the midst of the hectic pace of everyday life, we lose track of ourselves and fail to notice that we may be moving into a new life chapter, a chapter with new priorities.”

“The focus of my time with the Women in Business group will serve to help them evaluate their current situation in relation to their personal and professional goals and needs. I am looking forward to meeting these women and sharing my experiences with them.”

All members of the Clarksville business community are invited to attend. The cost for the luncheon is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members. Those interested in attending should telephone Melinda Shepard at (931) 551-4313, ext. 222, or e-mail cacc@clarksville.tn.us to R.S.V.P. no later than Monday, June 21.