BIOGRAPHY

For Democrat Bill Beck, it's always about People, NOT POLITICS.  Bill Beck has always been a people person.  Raised in Madiosn and Whites Creek, Bill Beck served in the Tennessee Air National Guard, started two businesses here in District 51, practices law in Inglewood, and volunteers his time helping seniors at the Madison Station Senior's Center. 

Bill is married to Pam Beck and they have one daughter, Meredith, who is currently enrolled at Belmont University.  Belmont University is where Bill received his Bachlor's degree. 

Bill practices law with his mother, Martha Lu Cone Beck in Inglewood.  They both attended Nashville School of Law at the same time! 

Bill Beck's involvement in the community has included:

Bill led the push for the revitalization of the Madison Community.President, Board of Directors for Discover Madison, Inc. Amqui Station, 2012 to 2013
Vice-President, Board of Directors for Discover Madison, Inc. - Amqui Station, 2006 to 2012

President, Board of Directors for Madison-Rivergate Area Chamber of Commerce, 2007
Also served as Member, Executive Committee for chamber, 2004 to 2006

President, Board of Directors for Kiwanis Club of Madison TN, 2008
Also served as Member, Executive Committee for club, 2006 to 2007

Member, Board of Directors for Allegro School of Music

Chairman of Deacons, Inglewood Baptist Church

Member, 100 Club of Nashville TN,

Past Member: Downtown Civitan Club | Metropolitan Board of Beautification - Parks and Recreation

Chamber of Commerce invites the Madison community to breakfast

2013: Chamber of Commerce invites the Madison community to breakfast

Published: The Community Ledger

Business leaders, community leaders, city officials, and politicians joined the Madison-Rivergate Area Chamber of Commerce last week for their annual Madison Community Breakfast. Held at Amqui Station, the event was extremely successful despite the heat.

 

Chamber of Commerce honors many at 60th anniversary banquet

2013: Chamber of Commerce honors many at 60th anniversary banquet

Published: The Community Ledger

On January 17k, members and guests of the Madison-Rivergate Area Chamber of Commerce gathered for their annual banquet. The 60th anniversary event recognized the organization's past and celebrated its future.

 

Thank you, Senator Joe Haynes

2012: Thank you, Senator Joe Haynes

Published: The Ledger

We honor State Senator Joe Haynes for the many years of outstanding service and support he has rendered to the people of the State of Tennessee and our communities.

Caption below photo: Supporter

 

Discover Madison hosts inaugural Amqui Station Gala

2011: Discover Madison hosts inaugural Amqui Station Gala

Published: The Ledger

On Saturday, June 25, the non-profit organization, Discover Madison, Inc. (DMI) hosted its first Amqui Station Gala at the Amqui Station & Visitor's Center in Madison. The elegant evening featured esteemed honorees, talented local musicians, and approximately 70 donors and supporters of the Amqui Station.

The program began with an invocation offered by Board Member Larry Odom. Guest speakers of the evening included Nathan Massey, DMI Board President, and Carson William Beck, DMI Board Vice-President.

 

Kiwanians sponsor Davidson Academy athlete at annual awards dinner

2009: Kiwanians sponsor Davidson Academy athlete at annual awards dinner

Published: The Ledger

Its mission is to "promote and develop the power of amateur football in developing the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, competitive zeal, and the drive for academic excellence in America's young people," and that is just what Middle Tennessee's chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc., did on Tuesday, March 10.

The Kiwanis Club of Madison TN was proud to sponsor Matthew Ivan Lockhart from Davidson Academy, who more than fit this glowing profile.

Says Carson W. "Bill" Beck, president of the Kiwanis Club of Madison, "Davidson Academy is just one of the several North Davidson County schools we support through our administration of scholarships, book drives, and a myriad of other service projects. So, when young people such as Matthew Lockhart prove how great our youth of today can be, it more than makes the efforts of our club worthwhile.

 

Annual breakfast brings community together

2009: Annual breakfast brings community together

Published: The Community Ledger

On Thursday, July 16, the Madison-Rivergate Area Chamber of commerce hosted its annual Community Breakfast, sponsored by Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery and Maybelle Carter Retirement Life Community.

It is a tradition each year to present awards to person who have made a difference in the Madison Community. This year, Carson William Beck of Beck & Beck Attorneys said it was his honor to recognize an environmental activist of, not only the Madison community, but our state and nation. Virginia "Happy" Birdsong was speechless to be presented with a limestone birdbath designed and created in her honor by Charlie Hunt and Richard Schultz of Hunt Memorials, Inc., In Inglewood.

 

Kiwanians install new officers at banquet

2008: Kiwanians install new officers at banquet

Published: The Ledger

"As incoming president for the Kiwanis Club of Madison, I have been thinking a lot about what we want to accomplish as a club this next year. We need to, more than ever before, focus on our mission of serving the youth in the community, to instill in our boys and girls strong character-building traits that will carry them into productive adulthoods."

The roster of new officers for the 2009 year includes President Carson W. "Bill" Beck. Beck shares a law practice with Martha Cone Back, and he is very active in community service, not only as a member of Kiwanis, but also as vice-president of Discover Madison, Inc., as a member of the Advisory Board for the Allegro School of Music, and as a deacon for the Inglewood Baptist Church.

 

Look ahead to 2008, readers and officials chime in

2008: Look ahead to 2008, readers and officials chime in

Published: The Tennessean

From better development to guiding teenagers to restoring a local landmark, readers, community officials, and local leaders have plenty of ideas of what North Davidson County needs in 2008.

 

Haynes announces Amqui Station Grant

2007: Haynes announces Amqui Station Grant

Published: The Messenger

Democratic Caucus Chairman Senator Joe Haynes announced recently that the Tennessee Department of Transportation will provide Davidson County with an enhancement grant in the amount of $550,624. to assist with the development of the Amqui Station Depot Restoration and Rehabilitation project. The project is located in Madison near where the historic train depot was built just after the turn of the century.

Once the restoration project is complete, the Amqui Train Station Depot will serve as a visitor center with educational material on the role that railroad transportation played in the history of Madison.

 

Amqui Station awarded $550,624 Enhancement Grant

2007: Amqui Station awarded $550,624 Enhancement Grant

Published: The Ledger

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, will be a time in history that Madison will never forget because it was on this date that Governor Phil Bredesen awarded an Enhancement Grant in the amount of $540,624 to help in the restoration/rehabilitation of the Amqui Station Train Depot (transportation museum).

 

 

2007: Madison-Rivergate Chamber inducts new board of directors

2007: Madison-Rivergate Chamber inducts new board of directors

Published: The Messenger

"This is the year for positive thinking!"

These words from outgoing 2006 Chairman, Gilda York, set the tone for the evening as over a hundred Chamber members, family, and friends gathered at the Embassy Center on Due West last Thursday to 'honor the old, ring in the new.'

Carson Wm. "Bill" Beck, who would later be installed as the 2007 Chairman of the Board, welcomed special dignitaries in the audience, including Senator Joe Haynes and Judge Barbara Haynes, Judge Amanda McClendon, Judge Carol Soloman, Don Majors and Don Deering from Congressman Jim Cooper's office.

Following his induction, Beck began his Chairman's Comments by saying that "Zip Code 37115 is the greatest place on the face of this earth. The heart of the Madison-Rivergate area is you, the heart is me, and the life blood of this chamber is membership."

"I am honored to have been chosen to lead the chamber this year, and I ask you to march with me up and down the halls to get what we want and need for our community. I invite everyone here tonight to get on board! We are moving forward, and you are going to move with me as we make this Chamber the most important and motivated civic organization this community has ever seen."

 

Whistlestop Dinner raises over $40,000 for local senior citizens

2007: Whistlestop Dinner raises over $40,000 for local senior citizens

Published: The Community Ledger

The annual Whistlestop Dinner sponsored by Dollar General Corporation, Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery, Odom's Tennessee Pride Sausage, Inc., and the Memorial Foundation, raised over $40,000 for Madison Station Senior Center. Funds raised at the event support the center's programs, classes, and activities.

 

Mayoral candidates speak out

2007: Mayoral candidates speak out

Published: The Community Ledger

At the invitation of President of the Board of the Directors for the Madison-Rivergate Area Chamber of Commerce, Carson W. "Bill" Beck, candidates gathered last week to give a brief statement of their platform and answer questions from the audience.

 

Madison-Rivergate Chamber honors many at annual banquet

2007: Madison-Rivergate Chamber honors many at annual banquet

Published: The Community Ledger

The Madison-Rivergate Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual membership banquet on January 17 at the Madison Station Senior Center. Outgoing 2007 Chamber Board Chairman Bill Beck, of Beck & Beck Attorneys, presented several awards.

One of the highlights of the evening was a presentation by Senator Joe Haynes, Representative Gary Moore, and Representative Mike Turner to the Chamber and Discover Madison Board of a $75,000 Community Enhancement Grant for the development of Amqui Station, a historic train depot that was once owned by Johnny Cash.

 

Madison-Rivergate Area Chamber of Commerce brands I-65 water tank for positive community recognition

2007-Madison-Rivergate Area Chamber of Commerce brands I-65 water tank for positive community recognition

Published: The Messenger

The Joslin and Son Signs Team, made up of Wayne Poole, Scott Wills, and Troy Holcombe, hoist the mesh banner to be attached to cables that had already been installed by Joslin on the water tank.

Chairman of the Board for the Chamber, Carson W. "Bill" Beck, christens the new 'billboard' on the?I-65/Madison water tank.

Fox 17 News covers the 'unfurling' by filming an interview with Bill and his father, Bob Beck, who helped Bill come up with the idea for the branding.

Several chamber members come out for the event.

It was almost a half year in the making, but finally on Thursday, August 30, the water tank on Boyd's Hilltop Road off Old Hickory Boulevard in Madison got a new look.

At approximately 9:15AM, a mesh canvas 'billboard' spotlighting Madison Zip 37115 as the "greatest place on earth" was unfurled for travelers to take notice of a community on the rise.

It all started an idea from Bob Beck, sr., an established realtor, whose son Carson W. "Bill" Beck, became Chairman of the Board of Directors for the chamber in January of that year. Feeling that the notion of using an existing water tank as a marketing tool was a great one, the two Becks went to Vicki H. Moser, Director of Marketing and Promotion for both the Madison-Rivergate Area Chamber of Commerce and Discover Madison, Inc., and asked that she develop a couple of designs for something that might be painted on the tank to be submitted to the Board for approval. It was later decided that the best course of action might be not to paint, but to instead make the tank into a 'billboard frame' and to install a cable and pulley system, so as to not compromise either the tank or the water inside the tank.

 

 

2007-Annual Banquet sets the Tone for a Year of Positive Thinking at the Madison-Rivergate Area Chamber

2007-Annual Banquet sets the Tone for a Year of Positive Thinking at the Madison-Rivergate Area Chamber

Published: The Community Ledger

"This is the year of positive thinking."  These words from outgoing 2006 Board President Gilda York set the tone for the evening, as over 100 chamber members, families, and friends gathered at the Embasy Center on Due West to honor the old and ring in the new.

Senator Joe Haynes stepped up to the podium to install new board members and executive officers.  Judge Amanda McClendon administered the oath of office to 2007 President Bill Beck, Attorny at Law with Beck & Beck Attorneys, PLLC.

Following his induction, Beck began his president's notes by saying, "Zip Code 37115 is the greatest place on the face of the earth.  The heart of the Madison-Rivergate area is you...the heart is me...and the life blood of this chamber is membership.  I am honored to have been chosen to lead the chamber this year, and I ask you to march with me up and down the halls to get what we want and need for our community.  We are moving forward to make this chamber the most important and motivated civic organization this community has even seen."

 

 

2009-Madison Kiwanis Collects 1,100 Books for Schools

2009-Madison Kiwanis Collects 1,100 Books for Schools (Bellshire, Chadwell Elementaries Receive Donations)

Published: The Tennessean

The Kiwanis Club of Madison recently collected more than 1,100 books for two local elementary schools.  The club began simultaneous book drives for Bellshire Elementary Design Center and Chadwell Elementary School in mid-September with the goal of collecting approximately 700 books, enough for each child at each school to be able to take one book.  The book drive ended with more than 1,100.

"To say that thse book drives were an overwhelming success is an understatement," said Bill Beck, Kiwanis president for 2009.  "People in our community come forward in a big way to support these two community schools, and we could not be more pleased."

 

 

2009-Kiwanis Club of Madison Buys Flags for Twenty Classrooms in Area Middle Schools

2009-Kiwanis Club of Madison Buys Flags for Twenty Classrooms in Area Middle Schools

Published: Tennessee Tribune

"When we found out the kids at Ewing Park Middle School were basically pledging allegiance to 'no' flags, just chalkboards, we decided we had to do something."

Kiwanis President, Bill Beck, was quick to bring a request for the purchase of flags before the membership of the club, and the members just as swiftly passed the motion that Ewing Park could have what they needed so desparately for each of their classrooms.

"We exist to serve our children, one community at a time, and any chance we have to make a difference for a school just makes a perfect fit."

 

 

2010-Local Attorney Dives into Community Service for Madison-Rivergate in a Big Way

2010-Local Attorney Dives into Community Service for Madison-Rivergate in a Big Way

Published: The Community Ledger

"The fabric of our community is made up of our churches, schools, and civic organizations.  As active members of an association that has served millions of people, young and old, for many years, it is our duty to gather the community around to help our neighbors in need.  We need to be the responders.  And, the call for us to provide support and assistance has never been greater than it is right now, as North Davidson County struggles to rebound from a devastating flood that destroyed homes and hurt businesses."

Local Attorney Bill Beck spoke these words with strong conviction at a recent luncheon meeting when he challenged his fellow Kiwanis Club of Madison TN members to become more involved in community service.  Beck served as President of the Board of Directors for the club from 2008 to 2009, and he continues to be an active member today.

In closing, Beck said, "I love our community.  Community service is not about doing things so that one might be proud and arrogant about it.  It is about gaining a great appreciation for the sense of human compassion."

 

 

2010-Youth Football League Wins Title, Learns Valuable Lessons

2010-Youth Football League Wins Title, Learns Valuable Lessons

Published: The Tennessean

The fledgling Neely's Bend Tigers Youth Football League in Madison might be new to the Mid-State Youth Football League, but one of the league's teams made its presence known by taking home a championship title in November.  The Neely's Bend Tigers BBB team, which is for 9- and 10-year-olds, finished the regular seaon undefeated with a 7-0 record.

For these youngsters, the league is a rare chance to be involved with organized sports.  Because the Madison league is a young non-profit, it relies heavily on donations to keep it running.  The Kiwanis Club of Madison recently chipped in $500 to help.

"We are honored to sponsor a non-profit organization that is committed to providing both girls and boys in the Madison area with a foundation for building positive attitudes and molding character, while also teaching them good sportsmanship and team spirit," said Bill Beck, past president of the club.