VOL. 38 | NO. 31 | Friday, August 01, 2014
In sales, it’s all about leads. And Nashville is about to get 2,500 of them in the highly-competitive field of hosting major conventions.
The Wildhorse Saloon rode onto Second Avenue in 1994 on a wave of Garth Brooks’ music and country line dancing, the start of a 20-year roller coaster ride for the gigantic downtown Nashville venue.
Rutherford County and Murfreesboro are leading a hotel boom in the Greater Nashville region, driven by the area’s overall economic growth and demand by youth athletic tournament participants and parents.
IN THE WEEDS
As the food scene grows in Nashville, so do the businesses that support it. Jesse Goldstein, a chef and former brand manager at the iconic Loveless Cafe, started his own company, Food Sheriff Consumable Branding (food-sheriff.com), in January.
Forbes magazine has included Nashville in yet another list of wonderfulness.
January through June 2014 residential real estate transactions of $500,000 or more for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
Ever since the seventh-round pick won the kick return job in 2010 and went on to play in the Pro Bowl that season, Marc Mariani has been a favorite of Titans’ fans.
KNOXVILLE – Don’t look for University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones to play favorites when fall training camp begins Friday (Aug. 1).
William F. Carpenter III, chairman and CEO, LifePoint Hospitals, will continue to serve as chairman of the Nashville Health Care Council board of directors for the second year.
There’s no denying virtual scrapbooking site Pinterest’s explosive growth, now boasting more than 40 million active users per month.
THE WORLDLY INVESTOR
Ni hao! I write to you this week from Hong Kong. For the next 12 months I will be working remotely from China in order to closely evaluate conditions within the Asian economies.
One of the chief complaints I hear from job seekers is that their lousy college education is to blame for their poor career success.
I was checking something out online the other day when I came across the word glamazon.
KAY'S COOKING CORNER
Cornbread salad in summer is like chili in winter – a must-have. It’s like a cool garden salad with Southern charm. It’s also a potluck favorite.
NASHVILLE (AP) - The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Three Southeast flowers are now protected under the Endangered Species Act.
NEW YORK (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have agreed to combine their broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity.
DETROIT (AP) — Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in July from a year ago, its best performance for the month in nine years.
As General Motors prepares to report monthly sales results on Friday, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record spate of safety recalls.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is closing out its worst week in two years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of U.S. consumer confidence slipped in July although it remained at levels signaling further gains in consumer spending.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For millions of workers, happy days aren't quite here again.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers. In an election-year dare to Republicans, Obama said congressional obstinacy would only embolden him to take even more aggressive actions on his own.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the economy is getting stronger and, quote, "engines are revving a bit louder."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $10.8 billion bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states through the summer construction season and the fall elections.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and head home for a five-week summer break boasting of acting to address the crisis.