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VOL. 35 | NO. 1 | Friday, January 7, 2011

Conventions 'lining up'

Music City Center proponents offer bookings as proof of concept

For Butch Spyridon, it was never so much “if you build it, they will come,” but more like “they’re coming, so build it.”

Music City Center bookings

Convention reservations through 2025

Keeping sales team intact following flood helps Opryland keep convention momentum

As unusual business years go, it would be hard to top the one just wrapped up at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

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Energy program might include businesses

Nashville businesses may soon receive funding for money-saving energy retrofits if an initial program for homeowners is deemed successful.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society's annual “Show & Tell” Program will be held Saturday. Members will share their collections, artifacts and unusual treasures found in their genealogical research. Some may even dress in period clothing and talk briefly about their heritage. 1 p.m. at FiftyForward Knowles Senior Center, 174 Rains Ave. www.mtgs.org.

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Harpeth Greenway expansion set

The next expansion of the Harpeth River Greenway will extend from the Bellevue Exchange Club Section near Reese Smith Jr. Ball Park on McPherson Drive to the Morton Mill trailhead at Morton Mill Road and Old Harding Pike.

GREEN BUSINESS

Unique website connects contributors, tree planters

Anything seems possible on the Internet, so why not a site that would enable users to simultaneously buy music and plant a tree.

GET A JOB!

Essential qualities all employers seek

Not everyone has all the same abilities and characteristics, which is the reason an employer goes through the search process to find the right person for a job.

I SWEAR

Mental workouts show benefits in later years

We Americans spend billions on our physical well-being, “but there are no comparable efforts to keep people mentally agile and strong.”

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Cook’s text messages reveal a sweet mess

Cooks young and old have been whipping, beating, slicing, dicing, browning, and boiling these past few weeks. New cooks have experimented, and seasoned cooks have prepared the perfect dish. After all, isn’t that what family holiday gatherings are all about?

STATEWIDE

Tenn. revenues improve; projections delayed again

NASHVILLE (AP) — Revenue collections are showing continued improvement in Tennessee's finances, but the state panel responsible for setting projections for the next budget year has punted that task for another month.

VUMC reacts to abortion complaint

NASHVILLE (AP) — Vanderbilt University Medical Center said Wednesday that students in the nurse residency program will not be required to participate in abortions.

Report: Warnings in Nashville flood came late

NASHVILLE (AP) — The National Weather Service failed to warn of major flooding in Nashville in the spring until after it had already taken place, and residents did not heed warnings because they didn't reflect the urgency of the flooding, which killed 22 people around the state, a new report shows.

Tenn. congressman updates information on controversial loan

JACKSON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher has filed new information about a $250,000 campaign loan that was the subject of controversy during the election.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Tenn. lawmaker: Free contractors from local rules

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State Rep. Glen Casada says local governments should not have a patchwork of policies toward businesses.

New Tenn. House speaker shakes up committee system

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New state House Speaker Beth Harwell is shaking up the chamber's committee system in an effort to streamline the legislative process.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Banks repossess 1 million homes in 2010

NEW YORK (AP) — The bleakest year in foreclosure crisis has only just begun.

UAW renews effort to organize southern auto plants

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is positioning itself as a car company partner rather than an adversary as it renews a campaign to sign up workers at U.S. plants owned by foreign-based car companies.

Fed survey: US economy ends 2010 on strong note

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy ended last year on an encouraging note, with all parts of the country showing improvements. Factories produced more, shoppers spent more and companies hired more — pointing to a stronger economy in 2011.

Grocery chain Kroger pumps up gas biz

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Kroger Co. will open gas station No. 1,000 on Wednesday, a milestone that underscores the growing link between groceries and gas in the drive to build customer loyalty.

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