» Subscribe Today!
The Power of Information
Home
The Ledger - EST. 1978 - Nashville Edition
X
Skip Navigation LinksHome > Name & Property Search

Name & Property Search

Search results for 'bridgestone americas' | Search again
DeSoto Public Records:0
Shelby Public Records:2
Editorial:100
West Tennessee:0
Middle Tennessee:74
East Tennessee:0
Other:2

You must be a subscriber to see the full results of your search.

Please log in or subscribe below if you are not already a subscriber.

TNLedger Knoxville Edition subscribers get full access to more than 13 million names and addresses along with powerful search and download features. Get the business leads you need with powerful searches of public records and notices. Download listings into your spreadsheet or database.

Learn more about our services | Search again


Editorial Results (free)

1. Nashville health group pushes vaccines for all -

The Nashville Health Care Council board of directors has issued a statement urging every person to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and it invited top executives of health care companies nationwide to sign on to the statement.

2. Firestone breaks ground on project tied to electric vehicles -

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A global auto parts supplier has broken ground on a $51 million project adding 250 jobs at a rural Kentucky plant in an expansion tied to auto industry plans to ramp up electric vehicle production.

3. Bridgestone to buy fleet management software firm for $391M -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Bridgestone Americas has announced plans to buy a company that provides fleet management software for $391 million.

On Monday, Bridgestone announced the agreement to buy Azuga Holdings Inc. and the company's fleet management platform, which includes GPS tracking, video telematics, driver behavior management and accident reduction solutions for insurers.

4. Grant selected for TN Supreme Court board -

Charles K. Grant, a shareholder in the Nashville office of Baker Donelson, has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Tennessee to serve on its Board of Professional Responsibility.

Grant is a veteran litigator who has tried more than 50 jury trials to verdict in both federal and state courts, and represented numerous clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings across more than a dozen states.

5. Bone McAllester Norton adds Meredith in Sumner -

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC has hired Brandon Meredith, a University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law alumnus, as the firm’s newest attorney at its Sumner County office. Meredith joins Bone McAllester Norton with 13 years of legal experience at Phillips and Ingrum in Gallatin.

6. NEC announces Amazon as supporting partner -

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and business leaders, has announced Amazon as a new supporting partner.

Amazon will provide philanthropic support that fuels the EC’s work of equipping entrepreneurs and innovators, at all stages of the business lifecycle, with the critical resources they need to create, launch and grow businesses.

7. Over the Cumberland, around the world -

Josef Newgarden has a very simple explanation for why Nashville seemingly has become the center of the motor sports universe.

Or more fittingly, as Newgarden suggests, on center stage in Music City.

8. Nashville-based Bridgestone offers employees $100 to vaccinate -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Bridgestone said Wednesday it will offer its 33,000 U.S. employees $100 payments to get vaccinated against COVID-19, joining a group of large companies offering incentives for the shots.

9. Baker Donelson named ABA pro bono leader -

Baker Donelson has been honored by the American Bar Association as a recipient of the ABA Free Legal Answers 2020 Pro Bono Leader Award in recognition of the outstanding contribution of service by the firm’s attorneys to the virtual legal advice clinic.

10. Bradley adds 4 partners from Baker Donelson -

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has added four partners – Elizabeth C. Sauer, Mary O’Kelley, Kacie McRee and John P. McGehee – along with counsel Kyra F. Howell and associate Taylor P. Scott in a major expansion of its national real estate and finance practice.

11. The Rutledge secures space in Four Seasons -

The Rutledge will open its second location at Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville in a 13,000-square-foot space on the ground floor of the First Avenue development across from the Ascend Amphitheater.

12. Adams and Reese taps new partner in charge -

Edward H. L. Playfair has been appointed partner in charge of Adams and Reese’s Nashville office.

Playfair, who also serves as the firm’s Intellectual Property Team leader, serves clients’ intellectual property needs across the nation and around the world. He joined Adams and Reese in 2009 and previously practiced international law in the United Kingdom and is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

13. Amazon delivers for Children’s Theatre -

Amazon has partnered with the Nashville Children’s Theatre for its 90th anniversary season, allowing the organization to expand its reach and offerings to students across Tennessee.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCT had to move its shows and classes online for participants. With this transition came additional costs of expanded web platforms and streaming services that were not originally anticipated. Because of Amazon’s new partnership with the 90-year-old organization, the NCT will be able to continue providing streaming opportunities to individual families as well as Nashville’s public school students.

14. Bridgestone, Predators reach helmet logo deal -

Bridgestone Americas and the Nashville Predators have agreed to a deal establishing Bridgestone as the team’s first-ever helmet entitlement partner. The deal will place Bridgestone’s iconic “B Mark” logo on the team’s home and away helmets for the entire 2020-21 season.

15. Abelow named president of Nashville Bar Association -

Mike Abelow, member at Sherrard Roe Voigt and Harbison, has been named 2021 president of the Nashville Bar Association.

Abelow litigates complex business disputes, with a focus on business disputes that involve either party threatening to or filing for bankruptcy. He was a litigator with the Federal Trade Commission before moving to Nashville in 2007.

16. Picasso exhibit coming to Frist in February -

The Frist Art Museum has announced an exhibition of art by Pablo Picasso will make its sole U.S. appearance in Nashville.

Entitled ‘Picasso. Figures.’ the collection is from the Musée national Picasso-Paris and features 75 works of the human figure.

17. Sandfort is Lipscomb CEO-in-residence -

Lipscomb University’s College of Business has named longtime Tractor Supply Company executive Greg Sandfort a CEO-in-residence beginning in January.

Sandfort served as chief executive officer of Tractor Supply May 2016-January 2020 and as president and chief executive officer of the company December 2012-May 2016. He has served as strategic adviser of Tractor Supply Company since January 2020 and as a member of the board of directors since February 2013.

18. Legal Aid, Catholic Charities partner for COVID-19 assistance -

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands has partnered with Catholic Charities of Tennessee to offer assistance to individuals experiencing financial or personal hardships due to COVID-19.

19. Belmont, HCA to launch medical school -

Belmont University and HCA Healthcare are partnering to start a new medical school in Nashville.

“HCA Healthcare will bring world-class expertise to Belmont’s College of Medicine, offering our students extraordinary faculty instructors and a pathway to residency and clinical placements,” says Belmont President Bob Fisher. “A College of Medicine is the natural next step in Belmont’s health care offerings.”

20. Karbowiak to retire from Bridgestone Americas -

Bridgestone leader and industry veteran Christine Karbowiak has announced she will retire after more than 28 years of service. She will remain in her roles as executive vice president, executive officer, G-Chief sustainability officer and member of the global executive committee of Bridgestone Corporation, and executive vice president, chief administrative officer and member of the executive committee of Bridgestone Americas until the end of 2020.

21. VUMC to establish Alzheimer’s center -

Angela Jefferson, Ph.D., professor of neurology and director of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center, has been awarded a grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, to support establishment of an NIA-funded exploratory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

22. Smith named president of Tennessee Medical Association -

The Tennessee Medical Association has named Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s M. Kevin Smith, M.D., Ph.D., MMHC of Nashville as 2020-21 president of the member-based nonprofit advocacy organization that represents 9,500 physicians statewide.

23. Bridgestone donates 10,000 face coverings -

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has donated 10,000 face coverings to Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee.

The face coverings, which were donated as part of the “TN Strong Mask Movement” initiated by Gov. Bill Lee’s Economic Recovery Group in June, are child-sized to accommodate the more than 57,000 youth who participate in Club services across the state each year.

24. Bradley’s Odubeko accepted to ABA Leaders Academy -

Junaid Odubeko, a partner in Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Nashville office, has been accepted to the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s Diverse Leaders Academy.

DLA provides opportunities for lawyers in underrepresented groups to participate in leadership roles within the ABA Section of Litigation. Odubeko will serve a two-year term beginning Aug. 1, during which he will participate in Diversity & Inclusion Committee activities and engage in substantive work as a member of a Section committee or task force.

25. Cagle is appointed counsel to CASE -

Charles W. “Chuck” Cagle, shareholder and chair of the education law and government relations practice group at Lewis Thomason, has been appointed as Tennessee representative and counsel to the Council of Administrators in Special Education.

26. Events -

ServerlessDays Cloud Conference. Speakers include James Beswick, AWS; Linda Nichols, Microsoft; Michah Hodge, Asurion; Danielle Heberling, Stackery. Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Renaissance Nashville Hotel, 611 Commerce Street. $25 includes breakfast and lunch. and others. Information

27. Playle joins Waller’s health care real estate practice -

Angela M. Playle has joined Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP after serving as senior vice president and deputy general counsel at HCP, Inc., a real estate investment trust now known as Healthpeak Properties.

28. Companies offer rebuke of Tennessee's anti-LGBT adoption law -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Almost three dozen big companies and more than 100 small businesses in Tennessee on Wednesday predicted economic backlash from a newly enacted state adoption law and other proposals that target LGBT people, with one company saying plans to add jobs in Nashville are "in doubt" over the legislation.

29. Waller elects 10 partners from Nashville office -

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP has elected 14 new partners, including 10 in Nashville. New Nashville partners are:

Lida Alsobrooks, who provides counsel to real estate developers, property management companies, property owners and investment firms. Alsobrooks is a graduate of Kenyon College and earned her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

30. Genesco to buy New York footwear company -

Nashville’s Genesco Inc. has agreed to acquire Togast, a New York-based company that specializes in the design, sourcing and sale of licensed footwear.

The purchase price for the acquisition is $33.7 million in cash at closing, plus up to an additional $34 million in cash contingent on the achievement of financial targets over the next four years. The purchase price paid at closing is expected to be funded from cash on hand.

31. Bradley welcomes 5 new associates -

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has added five associate attorneys in the firm’s Nashville office. They are:

• Bethany Breeze Davenport, tax and bankruptcy practice groups. She earned her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Kentucky Law Journal. She is a graduate of Transylvania University.

32. VUMC’s Roden wins Schottenstein Prize -

Dan Roden, M.D., senior vice president for personalized medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been awarded the 2019 Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Prize in Cardiovascular Sciences by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Center.

33. Predators extend naming rights deal with Bridgestone -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Nashville Predators' home arena will continue to be named Bridgestone Arena through at least 2030.

Bridgestone Americas Inc. and the Predators announced Sunday they've agreed to an extension of their naming rights deal.

34. Legendary drummer Jimmy Otey dies -

 James “Jimmy” Otey Jr., 73, of Nashville, best-known as a drummer for the likes of Little Richard and Ray Charles, died Thursday.

Mr. Otey, a multi-instrumentalist and showman, was a product of the old Jefferson Street rhythm & blues scene and went on to perform around the world.

35. LBMC buys Think Data Insights data firm -

Nashville-based LBMC, an accounting and business consulting firms, has announced it has acquired Think Data Insights, a national data analytics company.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

36. Nashville attorneys selected for AHLA -

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announced two of the firm’s Nashville attorneys, Stephanie M. Hoffmann and Janus Pan have been selected to participate in the American Health Lawyers Association Leadership Development Program.

37. First VU tower will be imploded Saturday -

One of Vanderbilt’s iconic brick towers on West End is being imploded Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Those wanting to shoot video or photos of the implosion of Carmichael Tower No. 3 will be limited to any area outside the blast zone perimeter. Partial views can be found on West End Avenue at both 23rd and 25th Avenues.

38. Mitsubishi Motors to relocate North America HQ to Tennessee -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors announced on Tuesday that it is relocating its North America headquarters from California to Tennessee, a move that will bring the Japanese automaker closer to its sister company Nissan and strengthen Tennessee's growing reputation as an epicenter of the automotive sector.

39. Construction begins on Element by Westin -

Noble Investment Group has broken ground on the Element by Westin Nashville. The West End hotel will be the brand’s debut in Nashville and will open in 2020. The upscale, lifestyle hotel will be a part of the 19-acre mixed-use development oneC1TY at Charlotte Avenue and 28th Avenue North.

40. OpenTable picks House of Cards for night out -

Nashville’s House of Cards has been named to a list featuring 100 Best Restaurants in America for a Big Night Out.

The list was released by OpenTable, a provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc.

41. Amazon joins firms telling Tennessee to shun anti-LGBT bills -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Amid pressure, Amazon has joined a growing list of big companies telling Tennessee lawmakers to avoid bills that negatively impact LGBT people.

The letter organized by the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce is also signed by AllianceBernstein, Bridgestone North Americas, Curb Records, Dell Technologies, Exploration, Genesco, Postmates, Salesforce, Warner Music Group and 28 small businesses along with the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp.

42. Volkswagen to build electric vehicles, add 1,000 jobs in Chattanooga -

German automaker Volkswagen said Monday its factory in Tennessee will be the focus of an $800 million investment in the company's manufacturing of electric vehicles in North America.

Volkswagen made a couple of announcements that it will expand its plant in Chattanooga and create 1,000 jobs there as the factory gears up for electric vehicle production beginning in 2022. The company issued a news release and disclosed the expansion at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

43. Waller elects 5 partners in 3 practice areas -

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP has elected five partners from the firm’s Healthcare Compliance and Operations, Finance and Restructuring Corporate, and Litigation & Dispute Resolution practices.

44. Centerstone’s Stoll wins community service award -

Becky Stoll, vice president for crisis and disaster management at Centerstone, has won the 2018 Dorothea Dix Community Service Award presented by the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations.

45. Bridgestone to expand tire manufacturing plant -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Bridgestone Americas has announced that it is expanding a tire manufacturing plant in Tennessee.

The Nashville-based company said in a statement on Friday that it will spend $40 million to add 32,000 square feet to its Warren County plant, where it produces commercial truck and bus radial tires. The three-year project will allow the plant to make 275 more tires daily and meet market demand. Plans call for the plant to produce 9,400 tires daily by the end of 2020.

46. Organizing committee named for 2019 NFL Draft -

The local organizing committee for the 2019 NFL Draft includes 35 Nashville business and community leaders, including country artist Tim McGraw and Eddie George, formerly of the Tennessee Titans, and is led by honorary co-chairs Amy Adams Strunk, Tennessee Titans owner, and Mayor David Briley. Serving as co-chairs are Steve Underwood, CEO and president of the Tennessee Titans, and Dan Mohnke, senior vice president, sales & marketing and operations, Nissan North America.

47. Siloam Health expands board of directors -

Siloam Health, a faith-based, charitable health center for the uninsured, especially the immigrant and refugee community, has added four health, community and religious leaders to its board of directors.

48. Sherrard Roe hires Wood as associate -

Attorney Talley K. Wood has joined Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison as an associate, announced founding member Tom Sherrard.

Wood was previously an associate at Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC, in the Corporate & Securities practice. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

49. Bridgestone donates $1M to Maplewood program -

Bridgestone Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, has now donated $1 million in in-kind donations to Maplewood High School’s Automotive Training Center since it opened in 2015.

50. New psychiatric hospital planned for Nashville -

Saint Thomas Health and Acadia Healthcare are partnering to create a new 76-bed psychiatric inpatient hospital at Metro Center in Nashville.

The state-of-the-art behavioral health hospital is planned for 300 Great Circle Road. Pending certificate of need approvals, construction would begin in early 2019.

51. Metova partners with Lightview Capital -

Franklin-based Metova, a provider of mobile, connected car, connected home and IoT solutions, has reached a recapitalization agreement with Lightview Capital, a Summit, New Jersey-based private equity firm.

52. Bridgestone donates nearly 6,000 acres to Nature Conservancy -

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. today announced plans to donate 5,763 acres on the Cumberland Plateau to The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee by June of this year. The property is located in White County, approximately 80 miles east of Nashville.

53. Castañeda appointed to oversight commission -

Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally recently appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Rebecca McKelvey Castañeda to the Tennessee Post-Conviction Defender Oversight Commission. She will serve a one-year term.

54. Bradley named 2018 Southeast Firm of The Year -

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has been named the 2018 Southeast Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation.

This is the first year for the regional firm of the year awards, which recognize firms with a strong litigating presence in multiple states in their respective regions.

55. Nashville's most romantic restaurants for 2018 -

Nashville has a restaurant for every mood. If you're looking for romance on Valentine’s Day or any night of the week, you can’t miss with these.

Restaurants new to the list are designated with an *.

56. PAC raises $1.3m to support Nashville transit plan -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A political action committee has raised $1.3 million to support the transit plan by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry that is up for a vote this spring.

57. Nashville, state at forefront of autonomous car development -

Nashville is one of 10 cities worldwide chosen for an autonomous vehicles initiative launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies in New York and the Washington, D.C.-based Aspen Institute.

The others are Austin, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Helsinki, London, Los Angeles, Paris, São Paulo, Tel Aviv and Washington D.C.

58. Bridgestone celebrates opening of new Tennessee headquarters -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Bridgestone Americas is celebrating the grand opening of its new Tennessee headquarters building.

The subsidiary of the Japanese tiremaker is consolidating several U.S. locations in one 30-story tower in downtown Nashville. It will be the workspace for 1,700 employees.

59. Pathway Lending president appointed to board -

President Donald Trump has appointed Clint Gwin, president of Pathway Lending, to serve as a member of the Community Development Advisory Board, which advises the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institution’s Fund on policies and activities. Gwin will serve a term of four years on the board.

60. Executive director departing Legal Aid -

Gary Housepian is stepping down as executive director of Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm.

Housepian has served as executive director of Legal Aid Society since July 2007 and will continue to head the organization until a new director is hired through a national search.

61. New Tennessee state museum campaign yields $25m in donations -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The new Tennessee State Museum project has yielded more than $25 million in donations by corporations, foundations and individuals.

In a news release Monday, museum officials said the money committed during the initial "silent phase" puts the campaign more than halfway toward its $40 million fundraising goal.

62. Bridgestone Americas names Quinn to leadership -

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has hired Shannon Quinn as president, original equipment tire sales, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. Quinn succeeds Mike Martini, who recently retired after a 40-year career with Bridgestone Americas.

63. Vanderbilt’s Shah to lead Deptartment of Cardiac Surgery -

Ashish Shah, M.D., director of Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support at Vanderbilt, has been named chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery.

Shah, professor of Cardiac Surgery, succeeds Michael Petracek, M.D., who is stepping down from the post. The appointment became effective July 1.

64. Mayor names Cole Metro’s first chief resilience officer -

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has appointed Erik Cole as chief resilience officer in the new Office of Resilience.

The new position and office were created to lead citywide efforts to help Nashville prepare for, withstand and bounce back from catastrophic events including floods, tornadoes and fires and slow-moving disasters like unemployment, affordable housing and poverty and inequality.

65. Moving Forward issues first transit scorecard -

NASHVILLE – In its first scorecard, Moving Forward finds that the Middle Tennessee region has made progress in a number of key areas, most notably in developing a regional transit plan. The challenge ahead is securing funding from local and state sources.

66. Meharry names senior VP, medical school dean -

Meharry Medical College has appointed Veronica Thierry Mallett M.D., MMM, as its senior vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, effective March 2017.

Mallett is a researcher and educator, known for her work in women’s health and reducing health disparities.

67. Haslam's trustee appointments -

Gov. Bill Haslam's appointments to boards of trustees for Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee Tech, Austin Peay, University of Memphis and East Tennessee State:

68. Chas. Hawkins Co., Inc. appoints new president -

Chas. Hawkins Co., Inc. has named Lewis Agnew as president of the independent commercial real estate company. Bill Hawkins, who has been president since 2004, will be moving into the role of chairman of the company.

69. Events -

Williamson County Young Professionals CONNECT. An after-hours networking opportunity. TITLE Boxing Club, 1550 W. McEwen Dr. Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. Information: williamsonchamber.com

70. Longtime Broadway business owners vow to stay put -

With most of the recent development announcements focusing on the north side of Broadway, can the south side be far behind? And what about properties on the west side of Interstate 40 heading out of town?

71. Nashville joins cities seeking Major League Soccer team -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Some Nashville investors and supporters are making a push for Music City to be among the communities awarded expansion franchises by Major League Soccer.

Bill Hagerty, a former state commissioner of economic and community development, and Will Alexander, the son of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, are spearheading the effort called the Nashville MLS Organizing Committee. It includes a bipartisan group of former politicians and leaders of Nashville-area companies.

72. 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.

73. MTSU offers new workplace leadership program -

MURFREESBORO (AP) - Middle Tennessee State University is offering leadership training to adult learners already in the workforce.

Each of four certificates offered in the Applied Leadership program requires two, 7-week online courses and a 1-week intensive training on campus. The certificates are in leadership theory; communication and problem solving; leading teams; and leading people and managing change. The credits can be used toward a bachelor's degree.

74. Bridgestone abandons crisis-wracked Venezuela after 62 years -

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Tire maker Bridgestone is selling its business in Venezuela after six decades in the country, the latest blue chip company to abandon the country as a result of runaway inflation and strict currency controls.

75. Hankook Tire moving North American headquarters to Nashville -

NASHVILLE (AP) — South Korean tiremaker Hankook announced Wednesday that it is relocating its North American headquarters from New Jersey to Tennessee.

Company and state officials said in a ceremony at the state Capitol that 200 jobs will move to downtown Nashville, about 40 miles southeast of Hankook's new tire factory in Clarksville. Hankook broke ground on the plant in 2014, and it is expected to be completed this year.

76. It’s good to be a construction worker in Middle Tennessee -

Sitting in the Nashville region’s frustrating traffic, it’s hard not to compare the construction cranes dotting the skyline and creating roadway delays in almost every direction to vultures circling overhead.

77. Emkes named chairman of Corrections Corporation of America -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Corrections Corporation of America has named Mark Emkes, a former CEO of Nashville-based Bridgestone Americas, as the private prison operators' new chairman.

78. Bar’s public service award goes to Conner -

In recognition of more than 50 years of service to both the legal profession and the Middle Tennessee community, Waller attorney and mediator Lew Conner is being honored with the John C. Tune Public Service Award at the Nashville Bar Association’s annual meeting and banquet.

79. Gary, Hart to lead new consulting group -

Two health care veterans and international law firm Dickinson Wright PLLC are launching a new corporate health care venture to be based in Nashville, DW Franklin Consulting Group, LLC. The firms will work together to provide solutions spanning both legal and business consulting services.

80. Dickinson Wright welcomes associates -

Dickinson Wright PLLC has hired Ariel Mason and Dustin Kovacic as associate attorneys. Mason joins the firm’s downtown Nashville office, and Kovacic joins the office on Music Row.

Mason previously worked for Dickinson Wright as a summer associate in the Nashville office, where she composed arguments for inclusion in trial briefs and motion memoranda. She also conducted extensive research on general litigation issues, including business disputes, employment law, and bankruptcy law.

81. AT&T names Turner regional vice president, GM -

AT&T has selected industry veteran Kristi Turner to oversee operations in Tennessee, Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Turner will guide sales and operations for more than 1,400 employees, 71 AT&T-owned retail locations, 415 national retail partners and 131 authorized retailers across both states.

82. DVL, Seigenthaler purchased by New York firm -

Nashville communications firms DVL Public Relations & Advertising and Seigenthaler Public Relations, Inc., have been purchased by global agency Finn Partners.

83. Bridgestone relocating headquarters in Nashville -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Bridgestone Americas plans to move its Nashville headquarters to a new downtown facility that will allow it to consolidate its current staff with three out-of-state business units, Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tuesday.

84. Daschle, Baker Donelson form advisory group -

Former U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) and law and government affairs firm Baker Donelson announced today the formation of The Daschle Group, A Public Policy Advisory of Baker Donelson.

85. Hankook breaks ground on new plant -

CLARKSVILLE (AP) — Hankook Tire has broken ground on an $800 million plant in Clarksville that is expected to create 1,800 jobs.

Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander joined local and company officials Thursday for the event.

86. Former Tennessee finance chief Emkes joins CCA board -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America has named former Tennessee finance chief Mark Emkes to its board of directors.

87. Former Tennessee finance chief Emkes joins CCA board -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America has named former Tennessee finance chief Mark Emkes to its board of directors.

88. Dickinson Wright hires for Music Row office -

Attorneys Derek Crownover, Austen Adams and Cam Caldwell have joined Dickinson Wright PLLC in Nashville to launch the firm’s office on Music Row and lead its expanded Entertainment Law Practice Group.

89. Riley is president-elect of physicians’ organization -

Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, clinical professor of Medicine with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and adjunct professor of Healthcare Management with the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, is president-elect of the American College of Physicians.

90. TEA names new executive director - The Tennessee Education Association has named Carolyn Crowder as its new executive director.

Crowder comes to Tennessee from Denver, where she served for the past four years as executive director of the combined Denver Classroom Teachers Association, Denver Association of Education Office Professionals and DCTA-Retired.

91. Tire-maker Hankook to build $800M plant in Tennessee -

CLARKSVILLE (AP) — South Korean tire-maker Hankook announced Monday that it will build its first North American plant in Tennessee, creating 1,800 jobs.

Hankook, the world's seventh-largest tire maker, said it will build the $800 million facility in Clarksville. Construction on the 1.5 million-square-foot facility is scheduled to begin by the end of next year, and it will begin making high-end performance tires by early 2016.

92. Kiwanis names Buchanan Nashvillian of the Year -

Kiwanis Club of Nashville has honored Steve Buchanan as its 2012 Outstanding Nashvillian of the Year for his community contributions. Buchanan is president of the Opry Entertainment Group, a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and executive producer for “Nashville.”

93. Baker Donelson adds to govt. regulatory group -

Carol Owen has joined Baker Donelson as a shareholder and a member of the firm’s Government Regulatory Actions Group.

Owen will concentrate her practice on complex litigation and operations/risk management. She has key experience in environmental and financial services litigation and has worked with health care companies, manufacturers, financial services providers and waste management companies through complex litigation.

94. Vanderbilt’s Kinch to lead Tennessee Nurses Association -

Jill Kinch, MSN, APN, advanced practice nurse team manager for Perioperative and Procedural Services at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been appointed president of the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA).

95. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for March 2013 -

Top March 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

96. Tennessee finance chief to retire from Haslam Cabinet -

NASHVILLE (AP) - State finance chief Mark Emkes is retiring after presiding over three annual spending plans, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's administration announced Monday.

Emkes, a former CEO of Nashville-based tiremaker Bridgestone Americas, was one of Haslam's highest-profile Cabinet choices following the 2010 election.

97. Firestone remains sole supplier for IndyCar -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Firestone will remain the sole tire supplier for IndyCar through the 2018 season.

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC and IndyCar announced the decision Friday. Former series CEO Randy Bernard had discussions with Continental Tire about signing on as a series title sponsor and tire supplier, but drivers were unanimously opposed to a move away from Firestone.

98. Windsor Capital Group names Nashvillian COO -

Windsor Capital Group, which owns and manages 20 hotel properties in 11 states, has named has hired Paul Francisco as its chief operating officer.

99. Bass, Berry & Sims adds Lloyd to firm -

Travis Lloyd, formerly an associate in the Nashville office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, has joined Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

Lloyd is joining the firm’s health care practice as an associate and will provide counsel to clients within the health care industry on a wide range of regulatory matters. Lloyd has experience in fraud and abuse analysis, health information privacy and security compliance, healthcare facility licensure and accreditation, and provider enrollment and reimbursement.

100. Events -

Home-Staging Professional Course. Students can earn the ASP designation by attending this two-day course Aug. 14-15. Topics covered include improving your listing presentation, overcoming client objections to staging, marketing ideas and a staging techniques detailed lecture. Students will also view a slide show of before and after photos of what can be accomplished through staging and experience staging a home on the market with other class participants. After taking the course, agents will be able to market staging to their clients and provide better suggestions of ways to improve the home for listing presentation. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, 4540 Trousdale Drive. Lunch provided. Information: gnar.org, 254-7516.