A Good Pour: Beth Shipley

Meet Beth

Beth Shipley is the community manager of one of my favorite spots in Gallatin – 106 Public Square. She also manages several other properties in Public Square, LLC, a sustainable real estate development and brokerage company founded by Gallatin native Clay Haynes. 

Beth is wife to Jeremy (the Chair of the Philosophy Department at Vol State), mom to two daughters (ages 11 and 4), and owner of a house full of fur babies. The family moved to Sumner County in 2016 from the Chicago area.

I first met Beth at a One Hour Wonder event where Megan Lange said, “you have to meet Beth, and you two should have a Good Pour conversation.” I’m so glad we had coffee because I love running into Beth on the Square or Chamber events. She loves this community and enjoys getting to connect, welcome, and serve our community members. By the way, these characteristics make her fantastic at her job.  

I’ve heard a lot of questions about 106 Public Square, so I thought I would take this opportunity to explain it a bit more. 106 Public Square is a flexible workspace environment for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and businesses. You can rent a private office, dedicated desk, or meeting space. Beth’s goal is to help businesses thrive in their establishment by maintaining a sense of community. The building also houses a yummy Black Press Coffee cafe. So go stop by, get some work done, and say hello to Beth! She loves giving tours of this beautiful, historic property we are lucky to have in Gallatin.


What is helping her right now? 

  • Her family – a supportive husband, plus lots of supportive women in her life such as her inspiring girls, a businesswoman mother-in-law who is full of good advice, and her mother, who is also her best friend and her go-to person for solving all the world’s problems

What is an organization or cause near and dear to her heart?

  • Gallatin Mutual Aid – a neighbor-helping-neighbor Facebook group, created by Beth’s husband during COVID
  • Safe Place for Animals
  • Spay & Neuter Alliance 

What is a movie, television show, podcast, writer, song, etc., to add The Good List?

  • Grateful Dead – always good for a bad mood
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Game of Thrones
  • Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 


(Read more from The Good List.)

Her marketing question …

Should we spend more time on Facebook or Google? 
Well, it depends on the task at hand. Generally, these days, Facebook is best for brand awareness and community engagement; Google is for website traffic.   

Beth – I love seeing you around town and am so excited to be working with you this year! – KG