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1. CFMT awards more than $2.6M in local grants -

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in Middle Tennessee and beyond, announces $2,664,888 in grants to 439 local nonprofit organizations as part of the 2021 annual grantmaking process.

2. Feds urge schools to provide COVID-19 shots, info for kids -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is encouraging local school districts to host clinics to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to kids — and information to parents on the benefits of the shots — as the White House looks to speedily provide vaccines to those ages 5 to 11.

3. Middle Tennessee private schools directory -

All tuition prices are for the 2021-2022 academic school year unless otherwise noted. Tuition prices are subject to change. Additional fees, payment plans and other programs such as need-based financial aid, tuition breaks for siblings or religious affiliation or other types of aid are not included. Contact schools directly for the most current information.

4. YWCA names 2021 Achievement honorees -

YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is recognizing five women and one corporate honoree who have made their mark in Nashville. This group will be officially inducted into the 2021 Academy for Women of Achievement in spring 2022.

5. Williamson County school board approves mask mandate -

FRANKLIN (AP) — School officials in an affluent Tennessee county south of Nashville have voted to implement a temporary mask mandate for elementary school students, staff and visitors.

Local news outlets report that the school board in Williamson County made the decision Tuesday evening after a nearly four-hour meeting that saw frequent disruptions from attendees opposed to mask mandates. One person was escorted from the room by deputies, and dozens of other parents opposed to mask mandates also walked out in support.

6. Events -

Youth Job & Volunteer Fair. For those 15-18 who are seeking employment and volunteer opportunities in Gallatin. Hosted by Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce, American Job Center, Gallatin Economic Development Agency & Gallatin Shalom Zone. American Job Center, 1598 Green Lea Blvd, Gallatin. Wednesday, 3-6 p.m. Free. Information

7. Top Davidson County commercial sales for March 2021 -

Top commercial real estate sales, March 2021, for Davidson County, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.

8. Nashville, Middle Tennessee private school listings -

All tuition prices are for the 2020-21 academic school year unless otherwise noted. Tuition prices are subject to change. Additional fees, payment plans and other programs such as need-based financial aid, tuition breaks for siblings or religious affiliation or other types of aid are not included.

9. 'This isn't a new conversation for us' -

Rene Syler remembers having to confront a South Carolina shop owner for targeting her daughter for “shopping while black.”

Damien and Christina Charley remember that after a high school football game their daughter was told to go back to picking cotton.

10. Tennessee schools, towers, hotel join National Register -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Seven Tennessee properties have been added to the National Register of Historic Places and two others have had their registries updated and expanded, the Tennessee Historical Commission announced this week.

11. Summer camp guide 2020 -

Camps provide children and teens a chance to connect with nature, participate in team-based activities and develop relationships. From academics to athletics, there is a camp for everyone at every age, with any interest. Here are just a few.

12. Community Foundation announces grant recipients -

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has announced $2,397,870 in grants to be awarded to 365 local nonprofit organizations as part of the 2019 annual grant-making process.

CFMT is a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee counties and beyond.

13. Events -

Metro Schools to Host Career Fair for Prospective Teachers. The networking opportunity will allow prospective teachers to interview with MNPS principals from elementary through high school. Appointments are not required. December college graduates are encouraged to attend and job offers may be extended to join the MNPS team as early as January 2020. MNPS is looking to fill more than 100 teacher vacancies. Thursday, 5-7:30 p.m. Martin Professional Development Center, 2400 Fairfax Avenue, Nashville. Information

14. Laffer Investments now part of ButcherJoseph -

Laffer Investments, Inc., an SEC registered investment adviser based in Nashville, has been acquired by ButcherJoseph Financial Holdings, LLC, an investment banking firm.

Offices of the firm will be in Charlotte, Nashville and Phoenix.

15. Baker Donelson selects Broadwest for new home -

Baker Donelson law firm has signed a multiyear lease and will move its Nashville office in 2021 to Broadwest, the new urban, mixed-use community rising in Nashville’s expanding core.

Baker Donelson will occupy about 70,000 square feet of Class AA space in the top three floors of the 21-floor office tower being built on a full city block at 1600 West End Avenue, across from the West End-Broadway split.

16. Middle Tennessee's private schools -

Key information, including tuition costs, for private schools in the Middle Tennessee area. All tuition prices are for the 2019-2020 academic school year unless otherwise noted. Tuition prices are subject to change. Additional fees, payment plans and other programs such as need-based financial aid, tuition breaks for siblings or religious affiliation.

17. Private education moves to SoBro -

Kalee Barbis isn’t doing things the same old way. As head of school at the new Templeton Academy, she even bucked the trend on location, choosing downtown Nashville.

Barbis, who looked at more than 30 properties, says the school needed a location that would help inform the student population and – to be truly diverse – be centrally located and near a bus stop, accessible to the East, West, North and South sides. Down to Germantown and its ultimate Second Avenue spot, she knew the area south of Broadway would be ideal.

18. Grand Hyatt shows off its indoor spaces -

The 25-story Grand Hyatt Nashville, opening in the fall of 2020, has released updated renderings of its indoor event spaces.

Located on Broadway within the 17-acre, Nashville Yards development, the hotel will be surrounded by shopping, restaurants, bars and entertainment

19. Bone McAllester adds veteran attorney Sloan -

Doug Sloan is joining Bone McAllester Norton PLLC to lead the firm’s land use and zoning practice.

He has more than 15 years of experience in government relations and land use and zoning regulations.

20. Stonebridge unveils webinars for athletes, entertainers -

Nashville-based Stonebridge Wealth Management and the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants are launching a program of joint quarterly webinars for professional athletes and entertainers.

21. TN facing longterm shortage of health care workers -

Samantha Rooks, a registered respiratory therapist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, says she always wanted to work in health care, though no one in her family had ever chosen that path. She loves what she does, she adds, and has been at Vanderbilt for nearly 20 years, working exclusively with children.

22. Latest US News rankings boost VU grad programs -

Vanderbilt University’s schools of nursing, education and medicine have moved up on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 graduate school rankings.

The nursing’s master’s program jumped from 14th to eighth, while its doctorate program in nursing practice rose from 11th to fifth.

23. From sports to science, a camp for every interest -

Camp provides children with the opportunity to connect with nature, participate in human-powered activities and benefit from personal and primary relationships. From academics to athletics, there is a camp for children of almost every age or interest. Here are a few to consider when trying to find the best option for your family.

24. Franklin Synergy opens new location -

Franklin Synergy Bank will open its newest branch in Franklin, 5040 Carothers Parkway, Suite 109 in the Carothers Crossing development.

The bank continues to expand the bank’s Middle Tennessee footprint. “Franklin Synergy Bank’s expansion in Franklin is an investment in our community,” says Richard Herrington, Franklin Synergy Bank Chairman and CEO. “While it adds to our convenient locations for our local clients, it also enhances our position as a key player in the development of the communities we serve.”

25. Auto parts firm picks Antioch for HQ -

LKQ Corporation has opened its North American headquarters in Antioch.

LKQ Corporation, with operations in Europe and Taiwan, is a provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles.

26. Community Foundation awards $2.72M+ to 453 organizations -

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee counties and beyond, announces $2,726,800 in grants to 453 local nonprofit organizations as part of the 2018 annual grantmaking process.

27. Compass launches in Nashville market -

Compass, which touts itself as a real estate technology company, has announced its entrance into the Nashville market.

The company welcomes eight agents/teams, which collectively represent more than $135 million in collective sales volume. The agents come from Synergy, Village, Zeitlin Sotheby’s, Parks and Chateau Properties.

28. VUMC ranked among nation’s ‘most-wired’ -

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has again been named one of the nation’s “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its innovation and leadership in medical technology and health care information management.

29. Nashville, Middle Tennessee private school tuition costs, information -

Information, including tuition, student-teacher ratio, enrollment numbers and more, for Nashville and Middle Tennessee private schools.

Schools listed include:

Davidson County

Abintra Montessori School, Akiva School of Nashville, Bambini Montessori, Casa Dei Montessori, Children’s House of Nashville, Children First Montessori, Christ the King School, Christ Presbyterian Academy, The Covenant School, Davidson Academy, Donelson Christian Academy, Ensworth School, Episcopal School of Nashville, Ezell-Harding Christian School, Father Ryan High School, Franklin Road Academy, Goodpasture Christian School, Green Hills Child Development, Harding Academy, Harpeth Hall School, Holy Rosary Academy, Jonathan Edwards Classical Academy, Lighthouse Christian School, Linden Waldorf School, Lipscomb Academy, Madison Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy, Montessori Centre, Montessori East, Nashville Christian School, Oak Hill School, Overbrook School, Saint Ann School, St. Bernard Academy, St. Cecilia Academy, St. Clement Christian Academy, St. Edward School, Saint Henry Elementary School, Saint Joseph School, St. Paul Christian Academy, St. Pius X Classical Academy and University School of Nashville

30. HCA pays $1.5B for NC’s Mission Health -

HCA Healthcare has announced it will acquire Mission Health for approximately $1.5 billion.

Under the definitive agreement, Nashville-based HCA will substantially buy all of the assets of the nonprofit North Carolina health system.

31. Turning ‘what might have been’ into ‘what might be’ -

From the exterior, the low-slung building among the industrial warehouses and the like on Allied Drive bears no resemblance to Kevin Costner’s famous Iowa cornstalk-surrounded “Field of Dreams.”

32. Entrepreneurs’ Organization adds 15 new members -

The Nashville chapter of The Entrepreneurs’ Organization recently added 15 members to its group of Middle Tennessee business owners, retaining its standing as the largest EO chapter in the United States and the third largest in the world, behind only Tokyo and Mumbai.

33. Memories of friendships and neighborhoods past -

Sitting on George M. Gordon’s porch swing on 10th Avenue South on a couple of occasions in the last few days allowed me to survey this gentrifying neighborhood – this is urban Nashville, after all – that since the 1980s has been one of the places where I’ve found peace.

34. Bargain hunters take fresh look at Fairview -

When best friends Larry Ferguson and Mike Polito and their families moved from the West Coast to Nashville, they settled in a community many natives of the city probably have never visited, much less considered as a place to purchase their next home.

35. Dorman to expand in Portland, add 215 jobs -

Dorman Products, an automotive parts manufacturer, will invest more than $55 million to expand operations in Robertson County.

Headquartered in Colmar, Pennsylvania, Dorman is a leading aftermarket supplier of original replacement parts, automotive hardware, brake parts and fasteners for both automotive and heavy vehicles.

36. Don’t write a check your indecisiveness can’t cover -

With parents beginning to make their spring break plan, the spring real estate selling season must be near. Once the children return to school following the break and trees leaf out, the season will be in full bloom.

37. Events -

Battlefield Illumination Ceremony. The ceremony to commemorate the Battle of Franklin’s anniversary will be at Carter Hill Battlefield Park, Thursday, 4 p.m. Brief remarks followed by the names of causalities. Visitors are allowed to walk throughout the luminaries to experience the somber event. Carnton and Carter House will be open to the public for a free walk-through from 5-7 p.m. Information: 794-0903

38. Nashville, Middle Tennessee private school tuition costs, information -

Information, including tuition, student-teacher ratio, enrollment numbers and more, for Nashville and Middle Tennessee private schools.

Schools listed include:

Davidson County

Abintra Montessori, Akiva, Bambini Montessori, Casa Dei Montessori, Children’s House, Children First Montessori, Christ The King, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Covenant, Davidson Academy, Donelson Christian Academy, Ensworth, Ezell-Harding Christian, Father Ryan High, Franklin Road Academy, Goodpasture Christian, Green Hills Child Development, Harding Academy, Harpeth Hall, Holy Rosary Academy, Jonathan Edwards, Lighthouse Christian, Linden Waldorf, Lipscomb Academy, Madison Academy, Montessori Academy, Montessori East, Montessori Centre, Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville Christian, Oak Hill, Overbrook, Saint Ann, St. Bernard Academy, St. Cecilia Academy, St. Clement Coptic Orthodox, St. Edward, St. Henry Elementary, St. Joseph, St. Paul Christian Academy, St. Pius X Classical Academy, University School of Nashville

39. St. Bernard, St. Matthew schools earn national recognition -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has named two schools in Tennessee as 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

The department announced the awards last week for 342 schools nationwide.

40. Lawyers of the Year selected -

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP and Waller had seven and five, respectively, of the 32 Lawyer of the Year selections for the Nashville area as compiled by Best Lawyers in America.

Recognition is based entirely on peer review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

41. Gallatin prepares for the best/worst-case scenarios -

What if you gave a party and everybody came? I mean a “scary’’ number of guests.

That’s the predicament Gallatin finds itself in as the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 approaches. The city is right in the path of totality, the big moment arriving on Aug. 21 at 1:27:25 p.m. and lasting 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

42. Tennessee deputy given national award after helping child -

FRANKLIN (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff's deputy has been given a national award after he was credited with saving the life of a child who was choking at school.

The Tennessean reports Williamson County Deputy Kevin Teague performed the Heimlich maneuver on a child who was choking in the cafeteria at Bethesda Elementary and unable to speak. Teague is the school resource officer at Bethesda.

43. Long-time Franklin CFO, assistant administrator retires -

Russ Truell, Franklin’s assistant city administrator and chief financial officer, has announced his retirement effective December 15.

Truell has worked for the city for the last 13 years and oversees Water Management, Sanitation and Environmental Services, Finance, Information Technology, Municipal Court, Purchasing and Transit.

44. How a Trump win might affect Tennessee -

Radical change may be the cry of Donald Trump supporters, but questions loom large over a potential presidency for the Republican nominee.

His policies are largely undefined, and his relationship with the Republican Party is tenuous at best. His slogan is “Make America Great Again,” but he’s been unclear how he will achieve such a goal. And whether Republicans get on board with a Trump administration is a mystery, too.

45. Growth limits Williamson school options -

Williamson County’s public schools have been luring new residents to the affluent county for years, providing an alternative to private education. But these days, there’s more to it than finding a home in the right district.

46. Nashville, Middle Tennessee private school tuition costs, information -

Information, including tuition, student-teacher ratio, enrollment numbers and more, on Nashville and Middle Tennessee private schools for grades pre-kindergarten through high school.

Schools listed include:

47. Knapp succeeds Garfield as Bridgestone Americas president, CEO -

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has announced the retirement of its CEO, President and Executive Chairman Gary Garfield, effective Dec. 31, 2016. Gordon Knapp, the company’s chief operating officer, will become Bridgestone Americas’ president and CEO on Sept. 1, 2016, and William “Bill” Thompson, the company’s chief financial officer, will succeed Knapp as COO on that date.

48. Barry gets high marks for first year on the job -

Not yet a year into her first term, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry is standing shoulder to shoulder with Metro Nashville Police and the black community in an effort to avert disaster.

“The heart wrenching tragedies in Dallas, Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights were painful to experience as a mayor, as a mother, as an American,” Barry says. “But they have served to sharpen our focus and bring sometimes uncomfortable issues to the forefront of our national conversation.”

49. Principal Dyson: 'I’ve made myself a qualified candidate' -

The Music City Miracle run. The outstretched hand reaching toward the goal line in Super Bowl XXXIV. When talk turns to the Tennessee Titans’ glory days and that magical 1999 season, Kevin Dyson’s name always comes up.

50. 'Be Nice' campaign could become state license plate -

FRANKLIN (AP) — A Nashville-area school district's "Be Nice" anti-bullying campaign could be about to spread all the way to state license plates.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1RpIn3A ) reports that Tennessee license plates emblazoned with the Williamson County school district's "Be Nice" logo are being offered as part of an online presale for $36.05.

51. Shop a safe haven for barber, his customers -

Mister T puts a straight razor to the busboy’s throat. “I like it here because of the comfortability,” says Larry Johnson, 32, the busboy, as Mister T finishes his surgically precise separation of whiskers from neck and chin.

52. Nashville Public Library selects Meacham for honor -

Acclaimed presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Nashvillian Jon Meacham will receive the 2015 Nashville Public Library Literary Award and will join Nashville’s own American history buff and country performer Tim McGraw for a free public lecture and conversation on Dec. 7.

53. Faithful bid farewell to Melrose Sylvan Park Restaurant -

Anyone wishing to dine like Eddy Arnold or Jerry Reed has just a few days left to enjoy what for years was among their favorite spots.

“Eddy Arnold used to eat lunch here every day,” says Lisa Greer, sparing a few minutes toward the end of the workday to talk about the place on Franklin Pike that will close Sept. 30.

54. 10 named to panel to review Tennessee K-12 education standards -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam and the speakers of the House and Senate have appointed the 10 members of a committee established to review K-12 education standards in Tennessee.

Haslam appointed Sharen Cypress, dean of education at Freed-Hardeman University; Tracy Franklin, principal at Steekee Elementary School in Loudon; Amy Gullion, instructional coach at Smyrna Elementary School; and Doug Hungate, academic director at Cheatham County Central High School.

55. Kelsey’s new voucher plan looks a lot like Haslam’s -

Momentum is building this session for voucher legislation that would allow state dollars to follow students from struggling public schools to private and religious institutions.

But it is hardly etched in stone.

56. Events -

First Saturday Art Crawl. Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents paintings by juniors Marlos E’van and Aaron Harper at its downtown gallery WAG during the Feb. 6 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. The monthly visual arts event is presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts and takes place in that historic entertainment district of downtown Nashville. On the first Saturday of every month, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., an alliance of art galleries and museums collectively invite the public to explore the vibrant Nashville downtown art scene. More than 20 art venues participate. Admission free. Information: www.nashvilledowntown.com/play/first-saturday-art-crawl.

57. Events -

Financial Fitness Friday. Regions Bank is offering free financial reviews. Meet the financial team at any of Middle Tennessee’s 88 offices and learn more about getting financially fit in 2014. Experts will be available to discuss anything from budgeting, buying a home or car, managing debt, savings and much more. This year’s program also serves as the launch of a video series outlining financial “workouts of the week” on topics including planning, savings, tax preparation and retirement. Information: www.regions.com/advice.rf.

58. Events -

61st annual Nashville Christmas Parade. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with the lighting of the Mayor’s Tree in the Public Square. Following fireworks, the parade will start at 7 p.m. Friday at the top of Woodland Street Bridge at Union. It will continue down Second Ave. and turn onto Broadway, continuing to Ninth Ave. “Nashville” actor Eric Close will serve as grand marshal.

59. Nashville, Middle Tennessee private school tuition costs, information -

Information, including tuition, student-teacher ratio, enrollment numbers and more, on Nashville and Middle Tennessee private schools for grades pre-kindergarten through high school.

Schools listed include:

60. Pendulum swings for Crieve Hall clocksmith -

Scott Zaft “jumped the wall” and made it out of corporate America to a life in which he’s his own boss and lives in tick-tock precision down a steep driveway and to the rear of a 1950s Crieve Hall rancher.

61. Finalists are announced for entrepreneur awards -

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center have announced the finalists for the fourth annual NEXT Awards. These awards recognize excellence in business and entrepreneurship in Middle Tennessee.

62. Watkins welcomes Papel, Warfield as Trustees -

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film has added two members to its Board of Trustees, attorney Laurence M. (Larry) Papel and William (Bill) Warfield, president of Brookside Properties, Inc. Each will serve a three-year term.

63. 9 finalists announced for top Tennessee teacher -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nine finalists for Tennessee Teacher of the Year have been announced by the Department of Education.

They are:

West Tennessee: Karen Vogelsang, Keystone Elementary; Rebecca McBride, Brighton High; Kerry Newsom, Margaret Newton Elementary; Middle Tennessee: Tracy Harmon, Franklin High; Chris Simpson, Ingram Sowell Elementary; Shannon Streett, Woodbury Grammar; East Tennessee: Cecily Williams, Cleveland Middle; Heather Burkhart, Pigeon Forge Middle; Ashley Carter, John Adams Elementary.

64. Events -

Bellevue Clean Up Day. Shredding, large-item, electronics/computer and prescription drug drop-off, tag renewals, emissions testing and Goodwill collections. Not accepted: paint, fluorescents or other hazardous materials. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, at Gower Elementary School.

65. Events -

Real Estate Investors Network Real Estate Investors Network. Ca$h Flow & Millionaire Maker Games. Learn financial strategies without having to invest any of your own hard-earned cash. These games are fun and educational ways to learn about wealth creation, managing assets and liabilities and escaping from the “rat race.” Today, 6 p.m., REIN Education Center – Belle Meade, 4525 Harding Road, Ste 200, Nashville. Information: reintn.org.

66. Events -

Real Estate Investors Network Real Estate Investors Network. Williamson County Lunch Group. Rehabbers, builders, commercial, mini-storage, wholesalers, private lenders, transaction funders, hard-money lenders, bankers, title attorneys, realtors, and vendors discuss deals, the state of the market, and how they can help each other prosper. Today, 11:15 a.m., Bosco’s Restaurant & Brewery, 2000 Meridian Blvd, Ste 110, Franklin. Information: reintn.org. Additional April opportunities include:

67. Murfreesboro sees surge in upscale, multi-family housing -

Cruise down Medical Center Parkway in the Gateway area of Murfreesboro, just east of I-24, and you’ll see a $60 million construction project dominating the horizon.

Henley Station’s 403 apartments are being constructed on Robert Rose Drive, featuring a mixture of three-story brick townhomes, garden apartments and flats that owners say will create “an experience,” not just a place to live.

68. Events -

People’s Law School. Conclusion of the free program that provides an overview of legal issues that a typical person might face. Taught by Legal Aid Society attorneys and volunteer attorneys, the final session tonight at Cohn Learning Center is "Worried You Might Lose Your Home to Foreclosure?" 6-7 p.m., 4805 Park Avenue. Registration, Information: 298-8050.

69. What Middle Tennessee’s private schools cost -

All tuition prices include fees and are for the 2013-2014 academic school year unless otherwise noted.

Some tuition prices are subject to change.

Some schools have additional fees, payment plans and other programs such as need-based financial aid, tuition breaks for siblings or for religion, or other types of aid.

70. No longer a one-horse town -

Fifth-grade teacher Carolyn Allen and her friends attend Zumba classes in the building that once was a gymnasium for workers at the nearby General Motors Saturn Division plant. Not far away, the automaker’s former headquarters now houses a call center and an incubator for start-up businesses.

71. Events -

Goodwill Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting. The public is invited to the Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee’s grand opening and ribbon cutting at 1203 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 135. Event starts at 8:30 a.m. Information: carol@williamsoncountychamber.org

72. Events -

Christian Scholars Conference. John Dean, former White House counsel for President Richard Nixon and key witness for the prosecution before the Senate Watergate Committee and the Watergate trials, will be one of three keynote speakers at the 33rd annual Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars’ Conference (CSC), to be held through Saturday. Dean will speak on “The Ethical Legacy of Watergate” at 10:45 a.m., Saturday, June 8, in Collins Alumni Auditorium. A book-signing will follow at 12:15 p.m.

73. TriStar Centennial names chief medical officer - Jeffrey Guy, M.D., M.S.c., M.M.H.C, F.A.C.S., has been named chief medical officer of TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

Guy joined TriStar Centennial as the chief medical officer of TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s hospital in September 2012 and has been serving as interim chief medical officer of TriStar Centennial since November 2012.

74. More work to be done in bettering Metro schools -

When Bill Purcell was mayor of Nashville, he had a favorite Realtor story, much to the chagrin of Nashville Realtors, I might add. One of the more painful aspects of the tale is that it is true.

Here’s how it goes. Mike Neal was hired to become the president of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. The term “area,” when used in this context, does not refer to Williamson County, Franklin or Brentwood, as each of them at that time had their own chambers of commerce.

75. Events -

24th annual Nashville Lawn & Garden Show. The theme for this year’s show is “Jardins du Soleil,” French for “Gardens of the Sun,” and will feature gardens of internationally inspired designs. The show also offers the opportunity to hear free presentations by horticultural, landscape design and gardening experts. This year’s featured speaker is Frédéric Nancel, operations and events director for the Chateau de Chantilly near Paris, France. Thursday-Saturday, 10-8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Information: nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com.

76. Haslam, state officials hold school safety summit -

FRANKLIN (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam told participants in a school safety summit on Tuesday that the state is committed to doing what it can to provide better security at Tennessee schools.

The event was organized to discuss current safety resources and practices as well as to hear from leading state and national experts on safety, law enforcement and mental health.

77. Events -

Real Estate Investors of Nashville Rehab Homes Tour. Tours of properties that REIN members are currently renovating for rental or re-sale. An information sheet is available for each property that outlines the scope of the project, actual or anticipated costs, projected profits, suppliers and contractors utilized, and other relevant information. At each property, the Presenting Investor will make introductory comments about the property and then be available to answer follow-up questions. Registration begins Saturday at 8 a.m. at the REIN Educational Center, 2416 Music Valley Drive, # 151. Information: reintn.org, 885-5454. Additional upcoming events for REIN include:

78. Events -

Weekly Business Mastermind Luncheon. Join other small business owners and entrepreneurs in a peer-to-peer advisory session over lunch. Share your ideas, challenges and insights while you share a meal together. Group meets Wednesdays at 11:30 at Nero’s Grill. All business owners welcome, but advance registration required. Register: http://nashvillesuccesssummit.com/events-2/

79. Abstinence-centered bill passes Senate 28-1 -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A measure that would require "family life education" curricula taught in schools to be abstinence-centered has passed the Senate.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Jack Johnson of Franklin was approved 28-1 on Thursday. The companion bill is awaiting a vote in the House Education Committee.

80. Merrill returns as VUH chief of staff -

Cardiothoracic surgeon Walter Merrill, M.D., a member of the Vanderbilt faculty from 1983 until 2002, has returned to Vanderbilt to become chief of staff of Vanderbilt University Hospital.

81. Abstinence-centered bill advancing in Senate -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A measure that would require "family life education" curricula taught in schools to be abstinence-centered is advancing in the Senate.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Jack Johnson of Franklin unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee 9-0 on Wednesday night. The companion bill is scheduled to be heard in the House Education Committee next Tuesday.

82. VU vice chancellor joins Wiseman Ashworth -

John C. McCauley, former Vanderbilt University assistant vice chancellor of risk and insurance management and associate general counsel, has joined Wiseman Ashworth Law Group, PLC. McCauley will work with the firm’s attorneys on complex medical malpractice cases and advise its clients on risk management issues.

83. New developer sparks hope for Bellevue, mall -

After a few slow months, signs of life and new development are beginning to stir in Bellevue.

A new developer, North Carolina-based Crosland, has met with local officials on the Bellevue Center property, sources confirm. Also, Metro has zeroed in on four possible sites for a long-awaited new Bellevue branch library, an updated land-use plan is being written, and several new businesses have opened.

84. 11 Tennessee sites added to historic register -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Eleven Tennessee sites, from Fort Nashborough in downtown Nashville to Vanderbilt University's Alumni Memorial Hall, have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Other Nashville sites include the U.S. Naval Reserve Training Center in Shelby Park, which has a façade that resembles the prow of a ship, and the Tennessee State Office Building, known better as the Sevier Building.

85. Events -

Third annual Arts Immersion, presented Thursday by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville in partnership with The Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, showcases dance and theater, surprise musical guests and film reels from the Nashville Film Festival, as well as visual art from some of Nashville’s finest painters and photographers. The evening is topped off with a unique silent auction including tickets and wristbands to the Americana Music Festival, tickets to see the Avett Brothers, Nashville staycation packages, and a six-week acting class in the Meisner technique from Actors Bridge Ensemble. 6:30 p.m., Nashville Farmers Market. Tickets: $40, available at the door or through ABCnashville.org.

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Chamber South Networking Coffee. Speakers at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce event include Anna Page, Metro Council District 16, Sandra Moore, Metro Council District 17 and Jennifer Carlat, Metro Planning Department. Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, 3777 Nolensville Rd. Information: 743-3063, nashvillechamber.com