Rebecca Climer to address RUTHERFORD Cable

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RUTHERFORD Cable is celebrating it's 10th anniversary and all five five founders will be honored at the group's August 14th meeting, and Founder Rebecca Climer is the keynote speaker. In addition, that includes local businesswomen Andrea Loughry, Robbie Uselton, Stephanie Brackman, and Terri Sterling Donovan.

RUTHERFORD Cable's meeting begins at 7:30AM Tuesday morning, August 14, 2018, at Stones River Country Club. Guests are encouraged to attend and can register at


Do You Need A "MENTOR"?

Have you ever wondered if you need a mentor to help you grow in your business or organization? To get an answer to that question, attend the August RUTHERFORD Cable meeting.


Rebecca Climer says the term "mentor" has evolved from being a noun, typically used to describe a more experienced professional guiding a younger protégée, to a verb that today describes an action that is dynamic, intentional and beneficial to both the mentor and the mentee.

She noted, "When people are entering the workforce for the first time, looking to change or enhance their careers, or simply wanting to master a new skill, the mentoring relationship can be key to achieving short-term and long-term goals."

In her presentation, Climer will discuss how the mentoring role has evolved over time, the benefits of the mentoring relationship to both mentor and mentee, roles and responsibilities of both and steps to establish and maintain a positive relationship, the difference between a mentor and a coach, and mentoring both in and out of the work environment.

Rebecca concluded, "I want people to come away from our morning together and be able to successfully articulate whether or not they believe they need a mentor or would like to be a mentor."

About Rebecca Climer

Rebecca Climer is a veteran healthcare communications professional and serves as "of counsel" to Jarrard Phillips Cate and Hancock agency clients in Nashville and Chicago. Jarrard Phillips Cate and Hancock is known nationally for its strategic approach to healthcare communications.

Before her retirement, she was Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for Saint Thomas Health, Ascension's Tennessee Ministry, and spent 36 years with the faith-based health system.

At Saint Thomas, Climer was responsible for the administration of all communications efforts for the nine-hospital system including budgeting and planning, marketing, internal and external communications, digital social media platforms and brand and reputation management.

Climer led a system rebranding effort and oversaw the development of the "Nothing shall be Impossible" communication platform that received more than 30 local, regional and national awards for healthcare advertising.

She began her career in Murfreesboro as Director of Staff Development for Middle Tennessee Medical Center, now Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

Climer's community service activities have focused on the American Heart Association, where she is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and a past chair of the Go Red Movement, Greater Nashville Council on Aging, Rutherford CABLE and Murfreesboro Junior League.

Climer received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Oklahoma State University.

Meeting 7:30AM, Aug. 14, 2018

In addition to the information shared in Climer's talk, attendees will also receive a list of resources about mentoring.

The cost for the meeting is $20 for members and $25 for non-members and includes breakfast. Reservations are available online at and must be completed by Noon Friday, Aug. 10. A limited number of seats will be available for walk-ups on a first-come, first-serve basis with an additional $5 late registration fee.


RUTHERFORD Cable is a 10-year-old organization of approximately 260 members promoting the professional advancement of women. The organization provides professional and personal development, as well as business growth, through building long-term relationships, structured networking and referrals. The organization is the first chapter of the 30-year-old Nashville Cable.

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Andrea Loughry, Murfreesboro, Rebecca Climer, Robbie Uselton, RUTHERFORD Cable, Stephanie Brackman, Terri Sterling Donovan, WGNS
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