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1. Connell named fellow for two attorney groups -

Virginia (Ginger) J. Connell has been accepted as a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and the Nashville Bar Foundation.

IAFL is a worldwide association of practicing lawyers who are recognized by their peers for their experience and expertise in family law. Membership is by invitation.

2. Bradley adds East to real estate group -

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has hired Van P. East III to the firm’s real estate practice group as a partner in the Nashville office.

East has extensive experience in commercial real estate, representing clients in purchasing, financing, leasing and selling commercial properties ranging from shopping centers to vacant land. He also works with clients on matters involving closely held business entities, including formations, conversions, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as restructuring ownership and control.

3. Events -

Inbound Marketing Secrets. In a free webinar, Horton will share the latest inbound marketing strategies in SEO, Google Ads, content creation, social media and more. Attendees will develop a better understanding of inbound marketing options and best practices. Registration required and Zoom access information will be sent upon registering. Thursday, 2-3 p.m. Information

4. Jan. 6 committee subpoena targets begin turning over docs -

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least three of the officials involved in organizing and running the Jan 6. rally that preceded the violent storming of the U.S. Capitol are handing over documents in response to subpoenas from the House committee investigating the attack.

5. House panel subpoenas organizers of Jan. 6 Trump rally -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has subpoenaed 11 officials who helped plan rallies in support of former President Donald Trump ahead of the attack, including the massive event on the day of the siege at which the president told his supporters to "fight like hell."

6. Events -

Mentoring Matters. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee is launching Mentoring Matters, a virtual professional group mentoring and networking event with all proceeds to support BBBSMT’s mission to provide youth with one-to-one mentoring. Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Fee: $80-plus. Information

7. New Zealand wages high-stakes effort to halt virus outbreak -

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — By early next week, New Zealanders should know if their government's strict new lockdown is working to stamp out its first coronavirus outbreak in six months.

A successful effort could again make the nation's virus response the envy of the world. A failure could expose flaws in its health system, including a shortage of hospital beds and a slow vaccine rollout.

8. Gresham Smith announces executive team expansion -

Gresham Smith, a national architecture and engineering firm based in Nashville, has expanded its executive management team, with Peter Oram, market vice president for the firm’s Transportation and Water + Environment businesses, being named chief operating officer, and Kelly Knight Hodges, market vice president for the firm’s Corporate + Urban Design business, selected as chief development and engagement officer, a new role that expands Gresham Smith’s executive management team from four to five members.

9. Events -

Workforce Strategy Discussion. Commissioner Jeff McCord, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development will lead an interactive session to highlight Tennessee’s back to work efforts, long term workforce strategies and provide a forum for you to ask questions and get answers regarding your workforce issues. Friday, 10-11:30 a.m. 220 French Landing Drive. Registration required. Fee: none. Information

10. Is it finally time for you to become your own boss? -

Maybe you’re cringing at the thought of going back to an office. The seed of a business idea floats around in your head between work videoconference calls, after the children are asleep or while you tend your pandemic garden.

11. What now for retailers? -

When Tennessee communities shuttered in March 2020, small businesses with a model that relies on heavy in-person traffic – restaurants, retail stores, etc. – were hit particularly hard. Now some of them are cautiously pursuing more normal operations and putting into place the hard lessons learned over the last 13 months.

12. Pelosi denounces GOP leaders over Georgia lawmaker's posts -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi intensified pressure Thursday on House Republican leaders for their handling of a controversial GOP freshman, denouncing them for placing a lawmaker who Pelosi says has "mocked the killing of little children" on the chamber's education committee.

13. Records: Trump allies behind rally that ignited Capitol riot -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans of President Donald Trump's failed reelection campaign had key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting the grassroots image pushed by groups involved in the event.

14. Klain brings decades of DC experience to Biden White House -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ron Klain has checked all the boxes of a classic Washington striver: Georgetown, Harvard Law, Supreme Court clerk and Capitol Hill staffer, White House adviser and, along the way, of course, lobbyist and lawyer.

15. Conquer Black Friday from the comfort of your couch -

‘Twas days before Black Friday when all around the country, shoppers were gearing up for a day full of shopping.

OK, so maybe you haven’t exactly been gearing up for the day after Thanksgiving. Maybe you haven’t done any research at all.

16. MP&F promotes five to senior leadership roles -

MP&F Strategic Communications has promoted five members of its senior leadership team.

Account supervisor to senior account supervisor:

• Stacy Alcala joined MP&F in 2007. Her areas of expertise are crisis communications, event planning, community outreach, media relations and marketing materials development. She leads MP&F’s work within the senior living industry.

17. Wood Stabell adds pair of attorneys -

Wood Stabell Law Group, PLLC has hired two attorneys, Lin Ye and Ashley Gold. WSLG has now added four attorneys since 2019.

Lin is focusing on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and health care. With more than 10 years of experience, companies and investors in health care, technology, manufacturing, distribution and other industries have come to rely on Lin to advise them on a wide range of strategic corporate transaction and business arrangements.

18. Powell edges toward loosening the Fed's stance on inflation -

WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, the Federal Reserve made clear its readiness to raise interest rates at the earliest signs of creeping inflation.

That was then. In a sign of how vastly the U.S. economic landscape has changed, Chairman Jerome Powell may be on the verge of sending a wholly different message this week: That the Fed plans to leave its key rate pinned near zero even after inflation has surpassed the central bank's target level — at least for a while.

19. Watchdog group: Trump campaign improperly masking payments -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's reelection effort allegedly hid nearly $170 million in spending from mandatory public disclosure by routing payments through companies tied to his former campaign manager, a government oversight group said Tuesday.

20. Bars to remain closed in Nashville as COVID-19 cases climb -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Bars will continue to be closed until the end of the month in Nashville after Tennessee's capital city experienced its highest single-day increases in COVID-19 cases, Mayor John Cooper announced Tuesday.

21. Life lessons learned while sheltering at home -

Shelter in place. Lockdown. Quarantine. Whatever you call it, it’s been a few months since the COVID-19 pandemic taught us what staying home for an extended period of time actually looks and feels like.

22. California reverses course from reopening amid virus surge -

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It was a simple family get-together; a wedding gathering. About 30 people went out to dinner.

Half came down with the coronavirus.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told that anecdote Wednesday as California reversed its economic reopening for much of the state in the wake of a resurgent COVID-19 outbreak.

23. Virus upends tourism marketing, sparks idea of 'safecations' -

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus has upended the way cities and states market themselves as summer travel destinations, and some tourism officials are just emerging from an especially awkward position: telling potential visitors to stay away.

24. Virus, racial unrest force Trump campaign to recalibrate -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than five months before voters will decide his fate, President Donald Trump is confronting a vastly different political reality than he once envisioned. For starters, if the election were held today, he'd likely lose.

25. Events -

Virtual Young Professionals Connect. Virtual Young Professionals Mixer. Interact with other young professionals and swap best stay-at-home practices. Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. Register to participate. Information

26. 2020 campaigns go digital amid fears of coronavirus spread -

WASHINGTON (AP) — No more rallies. No more door-knocking. And no more in-person fundraisers, raking in dollars from dozens of millionaires at once.

The coronavirus has disrupted American life, and the 2020 presidential campaign is no exception. Amid calls for social distancing to stop the pandemic's spread, President Donald Trump and Democrats Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have had little choice but to call off large-scale public events in favor of politicking online and over the airwaves.

27. MNPS board appoints Battle director of schools -

The Board of Education for Metro Nashville Public Schools has selected Adrienne Battle as director of schools. Battle, who has led the district as interim director for the past 11 months, is the first woman to serve in this role for Metro Schools.

28. Coronavirus forces small businesses to rethink strategies -

NEW YORK (AP) — Renee and Michael Brown planned to open a third location for their coffee company — and put their plans on hold when the coronavirus hit.

29. Trump clamps limits on travel from Europe to US for 30 days -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking dramatic action, President Donald Trump announced he is sharply restricting passenger travel from 26 European nations to the U.S. and moving to ease the economic cost of a viral pandemic that is roiling global financial markets and disrupting the daily lives of Americans.

30. Dodson Parker adds Walker as associate -

The Nashville law firm of Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella PC has added James Walker to the firm as an associate.

Walker will focus his practice on business services, nonprofit law and appellate litigation.

31. Housing ‘silver tsunami’ will see smaller impact here -

A newly released analysis by Zillow predicts a flood of homes will come on the market in the next 20 years as Baby Boomers age, creating a ‘silver tsunami’ of available houses.

Seniors 60 or older who will leave 920,000 owner-occupied homes between 2017 and 2027 and from 1.17 million per year 2027-2037.

32. Belmont ranked 20th for entrepreneurship -

Belmont University has been ranked No. 20 on The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship of 2020.”

Belmont was the only school in Tennessee, and one of only six colleges in the Southeast, to be named to the list.

33. Impeachment hearing takeaways: A 'domestic political errand' -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The final testimony of an extraordinary week of impeachment hearings came from a former White House national security adviser who wrote the book on Vladimir Putin — literally — and a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine who overheard a pivotal conversation between President Donald Trump and European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland.

34. Impeachment hearing takeaways: A 'fictional narrative' -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The final testimony of an extraordinary week of impeachment hearings came from a former White House national security adviser who wrote the book on Vladimir Putin — literally — and a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine who overheard a pivotal conversation between President Donald Trump and EU ambassador Gordon Sondland.

35. E-commerce giant Alibaba raises $11 billion in share listing -

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has raised at least $11 billion in a share offering in Hong Kong, netting the city's biggest offering since 2010 despite recent political turmoil.

36. BNA’s Kreulen named TN Aviation Person of the Year -

The Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame has recognized Nashville International Airport President and CEO Douglas E. Kreulen, A.A.E., as Tennessee’s 2019 Aviation Person Of The Year.

The TAHF board of directors established the award in 2011 to recognize special accomplishments benefiting aviation in Tennessee. Kreulen is the fourth person honored.

37. McLeod joins Butler Snow’s Nashville office -

Robert R. McLeod has joined Butler Snow’s Nashville office and will practice with the firm’s pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation group.

Before joining Butler Snow, McLeod clerked for Judge Thomas W. Brothers.

38. Walton elected to ACGC 2019 class of fellows -

Attorney Leigh Walton of Bass, Berry & Sims has been elected as a member of the 2019 class of fellows by the American College of Governance Counsel. Walton is one of 11 individuals from the United States and Canada elected this year.

39. Benchmark taps Floyd for 40 & Under list -

Benchmark Litigation has selected Lee Adair Floyd, an attorney at Butler Snow, for its 2019 40 & Under Hot List.

She was also recognized in the 2018 edition.

Attorneys named to the list have proven their eligibility as individuals at the partner level of their respective firms who are age 40 or younger. They have also had a hand in some of their firm’s most noteworthy recent cases and have earned praise from clients and peers regarding the quality of their work.

40. Bowden joins Stites & Harbison Nashville -

Elizabeth Anne Bowden has joined the Nashville office of Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

She is an attorney in the Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group. Her practice focuses on commercial transactions, litigation, banking, and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.

41. UK Treasury chief issues stiff no-deal Brexit warning -

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Treasury chief is urging Conservative Party leadership contenders to be honest with the public and spell out what they would do if their plans for leaving the European Union falter.

42. Events -

Business Studio: The Economic Case for Branding. Branding isn’t a trendy strategy to lure millennial consumers – it’s a dynamic and important investment that generates substantial impact on a company’s long-term success. This meeting will feature a panel discussion with Matt Cheuvront and Patrick Copeland from Proof Branding and Lauren Egge, Owner and Founder of Noka Supply Co. as we learn valuable information and expert insight into the value of branding, and the importance of both walking the walk and talking the talk from day one. Attendees will be entered in a drawing to take home a Noka Box, and all will walk away armed with strategies and inspiration to imaginatively brand their products and services. Business Studio gathers Nashville’s small business community, entrepreneurs, and creators for monthly events centered on growth and scaling, strategic marketing and networking. Nashville Entrepreneur Center, 41 Peabody Street. Thursday, 3-5 p.m. Information

43. Jack’s white sauce wins top barbecue prize -

Music City White Sauce, a specialty at Jack’s Bar-B-Que, has won first place at the National Barbecue & Grilling Association Awards.

The annual awards recognize the commercial side of barbecue.

44. Events -

Nashville Comedy Festival. The festival, which runs through Sunday, features some of the funniest comedians in the world at different locations around the city. The 2019 line-up includes popular comedians like Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy, Sebastian Maniscalco, Ali Wong, Jim Jefferies, Rhett & Link, Tom Segura, John Crist, Nate Bargatze, Doug Loves Movies, Cody Ko, Noel Miller, Janeane Garofalo, Rita Rudner and 85 South. Information

45. Facebook says outages due to 'server configuration change' -

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook went down for almost a full day across parts of North America and Europe, but it's still not saying exactly what happened.

All the social network said Thursday was that the outages, which affected users and advertisers worldwide, resulted from a "server configuration change." It offered no further details.

46. Events -

Young Professionals Luncheon. Topic: Preventing Overwhelm & Burnout. Speaker: Nicole Provonchee, founder Bright Blue Consulting. Learn strategies to identify the early stages of overwhelmed and burnout. Williamson County Association of Realtors, 1646 Westgate Circle Ste. #104. Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Information

47. Events -

Member Orientation. Learn about member benefits and involvement opportunities from Chamber staff, as well as how your business plays a role in the Chamber’s mission of creating regional economic prosperity. Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce Street, Suite 100. Thursday, 8 a.m. registration, 8:20 a.m. program. Fee: complimentary to new Chamber members. Breakfast provided. Registration required. Information

48. GOP dismisses suggestion that State of Union be postponed -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide adequate security, but Republicans cast her move as a ploy to deny Trump the stage.

49. Debt threat: Business debt, worries about it are up -

NEW YORK (AP) — Homeowners appear to have learned the lesson of the Great Recession about not taking on too much debt. There is some concern that Corporate America didn't get the message.

For much of the past decade, companies have borrowed at super-low interest rates and used the money to buy back stock, acquire other businesses and refinance old debt. The vast majority of companies are paying their bills on time, thanks in large part to profits that have surged since the economy emerged from the Great Recession nine and a half years ago.

50. Caymas Boats bringing 280 jobs to Ashland City -

Caymas Boats has announced the boat manufacturing company will establish operations in Ashland City.

Caymas Boats plans to invest $30.3 million and create approximately 280 jobs during the next five years.

51. Events -

TEDxNashvilleWomen. TEDWomen and TEDxWomen are expanding to Middle Tennessee with  TEDxNashville, 1-5 p.m. Thursday at City Winery with a reception to follow at The Ink Building. Featured speakers are former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry; Samar Ali, 2010 White House fellow, recognized as one of World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, first Arab-American elected Vanderbilt’s Student Body President, recipient of the 2016 Truman National Security Fellowship, former assistant commissioner for international affairs for Gov. Bill Haslam, adviser for Department of Homeland Security, Vanderbilt Law School’s board of advisors, Bone McAllester Norton associate; Charlane Oliver, founder and board president of The Equity Alliance, recipient of Dr. Evelyn Fancher Unsung Hero Award, recipient of Unsung Hero award by the East Nashville Chamber of Commerce Council, 2017 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards Finalist, 2016 Nashville Black 40 Under 40 award recipient, Alumni of Young Leaders Council, named one of NashvilleBusiness.Net’s 100 Leading African Americans in 2018, TnAchieves mentor, member of the Public Relations Society of America and Nashville Women of Color in Communications, 2017 Communications Excellence Grand Award by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives; Jennifer Masley, food and wellness entrepreneur, host of Acme Radio’s “The Hive Hour,” founder of Michigan-based Sip Organic Juice Bars, founder of Eio and The Hive restaurant; Erin Wolf, nationally ranked athlete, founding director of Women’s Leadership Center of Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, former Wall Street investment banker and corporate C-Suite executive at a global consulting firm, founder of Suite Track; Shelley Zalis, CEO of The Female Quotient, founder of The Girls' Lounge; Kimberly Papillon, nationally recognized expert on neuroscience and psychology of decision-making, attorney and educator, speaker at Talks at Google; Bailey Bryan, singer-songwriter penning every track off her impactful debut EP, “So Far;” Cristina Spinei, Nashville-based artist recognized as “one of the most talented young composers in America” by GRAMMY award-winning conductor José Serebrier; Heather McBee (Emcee), VP of operations at Nashville Entrepreneur Center, emcee for Who Knew events, former board member of Leadership Music, former VP of Accelerator Programming. A limited number of tickets are available to the general public.

52. Events -

Cheekwood’s Holiday Lights. Cheekwood’s Holiday Lights returns for its fourth year beginning Friday and continuing through Dec. 30. Featuring one million lights, the carefully planned course is one mile in length, offering lights and holiday experiences designed to appeal to all ages. 5-10 p.m. Fee: Adult: $22, Youth: $17, 2 and under free. See website for details. Information

53. Events -

Nashville Business Breakfast. Speaker: Gov. Bill Haslam. Allen Arena, Lipscomb University, One University Drive, Nashville. Thursday, 6:45-8:30 a.m. Fee: $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Free parking. Information

54. Events -

Business Studio: Happy Hour with Hip Hues. Business Studio gathers Nashville’s small business community quarterly for a casual happy hour. Come meet other local small business leaders and hang out in Hip Hues’ HQ over beer and light bites. Be among the first to arrive to print your own T-shirt. Thursday, 4-6 p.m. Hip Hues, 1201 4th Ave. South. Information

55. Events -

REIN’s Williamson County Lunch Meeting. Rehabbers, new construction 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. First Watch, 1000 Meridian Blvd. Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Information

56. Events -

Business Studio: Getting the Word Out. Need to let the world know what’s up with your business? Get some fresh ideas about both traditional and non-traditional marketing strategies. Panel discussion with the agencies behind Thistle Farms, Kirkland’s, Ashley Judd, National Museum of African American Music and Mixtroz will share their expertise. You’ll also hear from local small business owners with out-of-the-box marketing strategies that have worked. The Cal Turner Family Center at Meharry Medical College, Room 203, 1011 21st Ave. N. Thursday, 3-5 p.m. Fee: Free. Information

57. Events -

Williamson, Inc. Joint Mixer. Meet members from different Chambers and learn more about their businesses and organizations. Chambers represented include, The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber, Spring Hill Camber and Williamson. The Williamson Business Leadership Awards finalist will attend this event as well. Hampton Inn & Suites Berry Farm, 7101 Berry Farms Crossing, Franklin. Thursday, 5-7 p.m. Fee: Free, but registration required. Information

58. Events -

Live on the Green. Roscoe & Etta, Mt. Joy, The Wood Brothers and Dispatch are featured on the first night of the annual celebration of free, live music on the Public Square in downtown Nashville. Shows will take place on four consecutive Thursday evenings (Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30). All-day shows will close the 2018 edition on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. VIP tickets available for $80, $150. Information

59. Events -

Throwback Thursday on the Gallatin Square. Shop and eat on the square while supporting a local nonprofit. Sidewalk sales at many locations. Thursday, 5-8 p.m. Information

60. China says US companies should lobby Washington over trade -

BEIJING (AP) — China tried to step up pressure on Washington in their growing tariff war Thursday by suggesting U.S. companies lobby American leaders, while a Korean union warned President Donald Trump's threat of higher auto import duties could lead to job losses in Alabama.

61. 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.

62. Pinnacle’s Collier named top program manager -

Bank Investment Consultant magazine has named branch manager Gary Collier No. 1 nationwide among the top managers of investment services programs at banks and credit unions. He has appeared on the list several times before, but this is his first time to earn the top spot.

63. Properly assess email marketing with A/B testing -

In years past, plenty of brands adopted a “set it and forget it” email-automation mentality. Once a marketing email was released, it became a distant memory.

There’s a much better way, though, to leverage the still-popular email marketing technique and more closely connect to reader preferences as a way to obtain an end goal.

64. Events -

2018 Governor’s Address. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Governor Bill Haslam for the 2018 Governor’s Address, in which he will share insights about the state’s economy and business environment. An opportunity for Chamber members to share their thoughts about what state government can do to help grow jobs. Omni Nashville Hotel, 250 5th Ave. South. Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: $50 Nashville Area, Bellevue Harpeth, Maury County, Rutherford County Chamber members. $600 reserved table for 10, $65 future Chamber members. Registration deadline is Jan. 25. Information: http://web.nashvillechamber.com/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=2094

65. A more upbeat Handmade Tale -

E-commerce and popular online sites such as Etsy and Amazon have revolutionized how artisans sell their handmade items – globally, nationally and locally.

And, at this time of year, many of these enterprising crafters are spending just about every waking hour prepping for the online holiday season.

66. Electric cars dominate the buzz at Frankfurt auto show -

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Carmakers at the Frankfurt auto show are unveiling the low-emissions vehicles and technology strategies they hope will let them profit from the sweeping changes expected to hit the auto industry in the next few years.

67. Apple may test the bounds of iPhone love with a $1,000 model -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is expected to sell its fanciest iPhone yet for $1,000, crossing into a new financial frontier that will test how much consumers are willing to pay for a device that's become an indispensable part of modern life.

68. Inova Payroll earns spot on Inc. 5000 again -

Inova Payroll, headquartered in Nashville, has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of fast-growing private companies in the U.S.

It is the second consecutive year that Inova, a provider of payroll and human resources services, has made the list, coming in at No. 2,980.

69. Modak-Truran elected president of IP lawyers -

Butler Snow’s Anita Modak-Truran has been elected president of the Tennessee Intellectual Property Lawyers Association. The organization is composed of patent, trademark and copyright attorneys who volunteer to educate others on emerging trends and best practices within the industry.

70. Events -

Business Studio - Hiring Strategies for Small Business. In this discussion, we’ll explore what has worked and what hasn’t when it comes to building a team and growing a business. What role should a small business hire first? Should you hire employees or contractors? Full time or part time? Where do you find the talent that aligns with your organization’s mission and vision? Speakers include Halle Hayes, Versher; Brian Hoppes, Elevation Search Solutions; and Ben McIntyre, Internpreneur. Thursday. Registration: 3:45-4 p.m. Workshop: 4-5:30 p.m. Networking and discussion: 5:30-6 p.m. Fee: Free. Microsoft, 8 City Blvd., 3:45-6 p.m. Information: http://web.nashvillechamber.com

71. Events -

Notes Focus Group Thursday, Feb. 23: Notes Focus Group. Local investors meet to discuss investing in real estate-backed notes. The goal is to help each other stay motivated, analyze deals, and discuss strategies. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., First Watch, 1000 Meridian Blvd., Franklin.

72. Events -

Nashville Chamber Member Orientation. Learn about member benefits and involvement opportunities from Chamber staff. Lunch will be provided. Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. 211 Commerce Street, Suite 100. Information: nashvillechamber.com

73. Nashville's most romantic restaurants for 2017 -

No matter what romance means to you, Nashville has you covered – and then some. Here’s the list of where to go to celebrate love and some seriously good food.

360 Wine Bar Bistro

6000 Highway 100, 615 353-5604, www.360bistro.com

74. Events -

Public Affairs Roundtable. An Update from the Williamson County Legislative Delegation. Guest Panel: State Senator Jack Johnson, State Rep. Charles Sargent, State Rep. Glen Casada and State Rep. Sam Whitson. Friday, 7:15 a.m. networking, 7:30-8:30 a.m. program. Williamson County Administrative Complex Auditorium, 1320 West Main Street. Public Affairs Roundtable is a monthly community forum featuring elected officials centered on the issues being discussed in the Tennessee Legislature and in Williamson County. Information: www.williamsonchamber.com.

75. Events -

Supplier Diversity Forum. An interactive forum connecting small, diverse-owned businesses to major Middle Tennessee employers in key industries (construction, manufacturing and distribution) with a commitment to supplier diversity. Learn from successful minority-owned business leaders, engage with decision makers from major companies and build your network of buyers and other suppliers. Music City Center, 201 5th Avenue South, Nashville. Fee: $25 (includes lunch, parking, and networking reception). Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: nashvillechamber.com

76. Get a better return on investment from sales efforts -

It’s a common practice in business to set up a booth at the same trade show every year out of habit as part of your sales promotion strategy.

Businesses show up, set up the same table display and use the same fishbowl to collect many of the same business cards as they did in prior years.

77. Events -

Nashville Originals’ Restaurant Week. A biannual event sponsored by Nashville Originals features special prices and menus Jan. 16-22 and across the meal times. Participating restaurants include Capitol Grille, Fleet Street Pub, Flyte World Dining and Wine, The Listening Room Cafe, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Peg Leg Porker, Provence Breads & Cafe, Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant, Salsa, Sole Mio and Watermark. Information: http://nashvilleoriginals.com/nashville-restaurant-week/

78. Events -

Real Estate Investors Network. Deals, Deals, Deal Focus Group. An opportunity to learn where investors find deals, and sell deals, and to learn about the mechanics of various sorts of deals. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road, Suite 200, Nashville. Information: www.reintn.org. Additional January opportunities:

79. Events -

Real Estate Investors Network: Main Event dinner, landlording focus group and Real Estate Finance 101 featuring speaker Yogi Dougher, who will discuss how to finance everything from your first duplex to a large commercial project, as well as the basics of real estate financing and how to make yourself more bankable. Monday, 5:50 p.m., 235 White Bridge Road. Information: www.reintn.org. Additional January opportunities:

80. Events -

Fan Zone on Broadway. A two-day block party Dec. 29-30 on Broadway to celebrate the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. Enjoy food and drinks by Nashville’s top restaurants, family-friendly activities, battle of the bands, pep rallies, a tailgate party, live music and much more. The Fan Zone is free to attend and will include outdoor concerts by Jason Eskridge, Rubiks Groove and LOCASH. Information: www.musiccitybowl.com/events

81. Events -

Business After Hours. An opportunity to develop relationships, walk away with new connections and market your business to more than 150 attendees. Increase your company’s marketing efforts by purchasing a display table to endorse your business. Tables include admission for four, a 6-foot table, and promotion among Chamber members and area business leaders. Table space is limited - register early! Cost: Chamber member $25, Future member $50, Chamber member display table $250, Pre-registration is required. Registration includes hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets for beer, wine, and soft drinks. The Westin Nashville, 807 Clark Place, Nashville. Thursday, 5-7 p.m. Information: nashvillechamber.com

82. Ten offline marketing strategies that work -

We’re so knee deep in the digital age that the phrase “digital marketing” is now synonymous with “marketing.”

As such, there is so much digital noise competing for the attention of consumers, your message can be easily lost. That’s why now, more than ever, a combination of offline and online strategies are your best bet.

83. With Trump in the White House, what do I do with my 401(k)? -

NEW YORK (AP) — Voters chose to shake up Washington and bring big change to the White House. Resist doing the same with your 401(k), analysts and fund managers say.

The first reaction for many investors around the world was to sell — nearly everything — late Tuesday as it became clear that Donald Trump would win the presidency. Stock markets tanked from Asia to Europe, and a similarly steep drop seemed likely when U.S. markets opened.

84. Events -

Americana Music Festival. The 17th annual Americana Music Festival, which runs through Sunday, features five nights of approximately 215 live performances at venues throughout Nashville at night. Plus, seminars, panels and networking opportunities will take place throughout the day. Downtown venues include 12th & Porter, 3rd and Lindsley, Acme Feed & Seed, Cannery Ballroom, City Winery, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Downtown Presbyterian Church, George Jones Museum, High Watt at Mercy Lounge, Mercy Lounge, Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater, Ryman Auditorium, Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel, Emma, Station Inn, Third Man Records and Union Station Hotel. A $60 wristband grants access to all of the venues every night of the festival. Information: http://americanamusic.org.

85. Apple is betting big on a wireless world -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple wants to push consumers further into a wireless world. Its tactics: eliminate the standard headphone jack in its newest iPhones and market new "AirPods" — tiny wireless earbuds that the company claims greatly improve on standard Bluetooth technology.

86. Apple is betting big on a wireless world -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple wants to push consumers further into a wireless world. Its tactics: Eliminate the standard headphone jack in its newest iPhones and market new "AirPods" — tiny wireless earbuds that the company claims greatly improve on standard Bluetooth technology.

87. Events -

Nashville Originals’ Restaurant Week. A biannual event sponsored by Nashville Originals, Restaurant Week is a way to enjoy Nashville’s unique local dining establishments. Participating downtown restaurants include Capitol Grille, 55 South, Americano, blvd, Caffe Nonna, Cork & Cow, Elliston Place Soda Shop, Fleet Street Pub, Flyte, Germantown Café, Harvest at Homestead, Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse, Midtown Cafe, Midtown Cafe, Nonna’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar, Pineapple Room Restaurant at Cheekwood, Puckett’s Boat House, Puckett’s Franklin, Puckett’s 5th & Church, Red Pony, Rumours East, Scout’s Pub, Table 3, Tin Angel, Watermark, Wild Iris. Participating restaurants will feature special prices and menus throughout the week and across mealtimes. Through Sunday. Complete list of participating restaurants at http://nashvilleoriginals.com

88. Outnumbered Dems hope to ride anti-Trumpmentum -

State Rep. Raumesh Akbari identified herself with the “Fighting 26,” also known as the Tennessee House Democratic Caucus, when she took the podium to support Hillary Clinton at Philadelphia’s Democratic National Convention.

89. 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.”

90. Events -

BIZaroo: A festival for growing businesses. A half-day conference for small and midsized business owners, nonprofits and entrepreneurs. Thursday, 12:30-1 p.m. registration, 1-5 p.m. BIZaroo, 5-6 p.m. After-party. Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management, 401 21st Avenue South. Fees: $50 Chamber Members, $50 Future members. Registration and Information on full agenda: nashvillechamber.com

91. Events -

Real Estate Investors Network. Williamson County Lunch Meeting. Rehabbers, New Construction 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. 11:15 a.m. First Watch, 1000 Meridian Blvd., Franklin. Information: www.reintn.org. Some additional July opportunities:

92. Events -

Street Food Thursday. Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North ever Thursday through October. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

93. Events -

Chamber East Networking Coffee. Join business and community leaders in East Nashville for the Chamber East monthly networking coffee and community update. Studio 615, 272 Broadmoor Drive, Nashville. Wednesday, 8:15-9:30 a.m. Information: nashvillechamber.com

94. Baker Donelson announces newly elected shareholders -

Baker Donelson has elected 15 new shareholders across the firm, including three attorneys in its Nashville: Julie A. Boswell, Claire Cowart Haltom and Austin Shaver.

Boswell is a member of the firm’s Tax Group and focuses her practice in the areas of federal taxation, tax exempt organizations, estate planning and administration, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.

95. Some big US banks have 6 months shape up plans -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five of the biggest U.S. banks have six months to get their disaster plans in shape. That's the message regulators issued Wednesday after giving the banks failing grades for the strategies they would deploy if they tumbled into bankruptcy.

96. Events -

Business Studio Workshop: Sales, Strategy and Customer Management. The third installment of our “Business Growth Series” is designed for established small businesses looking to better understand their customers and develop new strategies to attract and retain new customers. Joel and Julie Fay of Sandler Training will lead this workshop to help you take a positive step to grow businesses. Thursday, 3-5 p.m., Refinery Nashville, 438 Houston Street, Suite 263, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3053.

97. Federal officials hosting business event at TSU -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources is hosting a small business outreach event at Tennessee State University on Wednesday.

The one-day event on TSU's Avon Williams Campus in Nashville begins at 8 a.m. and seeks to educate small business owners about regional government contracting opportunities.

98. Events -

Regional Transit Authority Meeting. Maury County community leaders transit conversation for the RTA of Middle Tennessee nMotion Plan. Friday, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. at Workforce Development & Conference Center, 5000 Northfield Lane, Door 100, Spring Hill, TN. RTA, Cumberland Region Tomorrow and the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee are starting the second phase of regional public engagement. This next round of engagement will utilize three “scenarios” that demonstrate how varying ranges of transit/mobility “strategies” could be applied in Middle Tennessee. Ultimately, it is up to residents to decide what level of investment in public transit we want to make as a region. Information: www.10power.org

99. Dean, Henry, Hyde named to YWCA board -

The YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee has elected three new members for the 2015-2016 board term, including former Mayor Karl Dean.

Also, with her election as the first female mayor of Nashville, Megan Barry has resigned her position on the YWCA board.

100. Apple stakes new claim to living room, shows new iPhones -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple staked a new claim to the living room on Wednesday, as the maker of iPhones and other hand-held gadgets unveiled an Internet TV system that's designed as a beachhead for the tech giant's broader ambitions to deliver a wide range of information, games, music and video to the home.