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VOL. 35 | NO. 8 | Friday, February 25, 2011

Needed: More office space

New construction could be critical to luring ‘40 or 50 companies’ per month eyeing Nashville-area relocation

Nashville’s commercial real estate industry is beginning to consider a question that no one dared to even ask during the depths of the recession – when will the next large office building be built?

Aging boomers squeezed by limited real estate options

Retiring baby boomers caught in the real estate crash are fueling three senior housing trends – smaller homes, cheaper furnishings and renting instead of owning.

Chef Tandy Wilson gaining national attention

For the past three years, Tandy Wilson has been impressing diners at his Germantown restaurant with a unique blend of soulful Southern fare and rustic Italian cuisine.

GREEN BUSINESS

Simple idea leads to Belle Meade garden

As the Director of Food Service for Park Manor, an independent senior living community in Belle Meade, 24-year-old Brandon Frohne puts a lot of care into the meals he creates. With a culinary background that includes stints at Nick and Rudy’s, The Palm Terrace and training at the Culinary Institute of America, quality has always been the key ingredient.

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EVENTS

22nd annual Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, Thursday-Sunday, features more than 20 live gardens and is the largest gardening event in Tennessee. The show also features speakers, thousands of blooming flowers and plants, a floral design gallery, and 250 exhibit booths filled with horticultural products and services, gardening and lawn equipment, outdoor living decor, and a variety of plants, seeds and bulbs. State Fairgrounds. Information: 876-7680, nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com

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GET A JOB!

How to navigate the ‘hidden job market’

Many career experts estimate that up to 75 percent of jobs in America are never advertised. They instead circulate in the murky world commonly referred to as the “hidden job market.”

NEWSMAKERS

Southeast Venture named Developer of the Year

The Nashville chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) has named Southeast Venture 2011 its Developer of the Year. Additionally, Southeast Venture broker, J.T. Martin, has been nominated as a finalist for the Developing Leader award. Both awards will be presented at the NAIOPs annual gala March 10 at the Hutton Hotel.

I SWEAR

These errors are not 'faketitious'

Let’s start by quoting some reader mail:

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

It's just fried bread

Square, round, thin, braided, lumpy, stuffed, drizzled, drenched, soaked, dunked and smothered. Fried breads can be found all around the world, at home, in fine restaurants and in the street. “Beignet,” a traditional New Orleans treat, is one of the most universally recognized names for fried dough desserts; however, this same fried bread can be found in just about any cuisine! In the South, we have – what else – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts! (Just kidding).

NASHVILLE AREA

Science teachers group is 37th to book center

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville's new convention center, which is still under construction, has landed another large event.

Professor sues Meharry Medical College for $12M

NASHVILLE (AP) — A professor at Meharry Medical College is suing the school for $12 million, claiming he was discriminated against because he is an Arab and a Muslim.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Senate passes bill to protect cow owners

NASHVILLE (AP) — A proposal that would give Tennessee cow owners immunity from lawsuits for so-called "bovine activities" has passed the Senate.

Haslam: Education bills can pass without Dem vote

TULLAHOMA (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is prepared to push through his education proposals even if they don't get support from Democratic lawmakers.

Bill that would restrict local rules stalling

NASHVILLE (AP) — A proposal that would restrict Tennessee local governments' extension of anti-discrimination policies has stalled in the Legislature.

Bill to allow students to opt out of activities

NASHVILLE (AP) — A measure that would allow Tennessee parents to opt their children out of extracurricular school activities is advancing in the House.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Unemployment aid requests fall to near 3-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people requesting unemployment benefits last week plunged to a nearly three-year low, bolstering the likelihood that companies will increase the pace of hiring this year.

Retailers report solid gains in February

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers braved February's chill to hand retailers surprisingly strong sales gains, extending the momentum from a strong holiday season and providing evidence of a strengthening economic recovery.

Oil falls to near $101 amid Libya mediation hopes

Oil prices eased below $102 a barrel Thursday but remained near highs last seen in 2008 as fighting between rebels and government forces in Libya intensified amid efforts to reach a mediated resolution to the conflict that has cut crude supplies by more than half from the OPEC nation.

Stocks point to gains ahead of weekly jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks appear headed for gains at the opening of trading, ahead of a weekly report on the job market.

UN: Food prices hit record high in February

ROME (AP) — Global food prices reached new highs in February, a U.N. food agency said Thursday, warning that oil price spikes could provoke further increases.

BP withholds majority of 2010 bonus payments

LONDON (AP) — BP is blocking bonuses to executives who were responsible for operations in the Gulf of Mexico during last year's disastrous well blowout, including former CEO Tony Hayward and former head of exploration and production Andy Inglis.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Biden, lawmakers to start talks on spending cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama dispatched Vice President Joe Biden to Capitol Hill on Thursday to begin negotiations between Republican and Democratic leaders on how much to spend to keep the government running through the end of the fiscal year in September.

Bush back in Washington to unveil Frist portrait

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tap-tap-tap went George W. Bush's feet under his chair in the Old Senate Chamber Wednesday as he waited through a speech by his longtime friend, heart surgeon and one-time majority leader Bill Frist.

Obama has security confab, meets Mexico president

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is focusing mostly on foreign affairs Thursday.

Reality leads US to temper its tough talk on Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is tempering its tough talk on Libya with a dose of reality, explaining that even a no-fly zone over the country would require a military attack on Moammar Gadhafi's regime. The Pentagon made it clear that it didn't want war.

SEC backs rule that would delay executive bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission took steps Wednesday toward curbing risk-taking at big Wall Street firms and reducing the influence of credit-rating agencies, two factors that contributed to the financial crisis.

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