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VOL. 36 | NO. 6 | Friday, February 10, 2012

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International Business Council Breakfast. Featuring China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Chairman Mr. Wan Jifei, along with a delegation of Chinese government officials and business leaders. Chairman Wan is one of the high-level officials accompanying Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping as he visits the United States the week of February 13. Thursday, 8:30-10 a.m., 211 Commerce Street, Suite 100. Information: 743-3115, nashvillechamber.com.

THURSDAY, FEB. 16

Nashville Success Summit Membership Meeting

Middle Tennessee business leaders are invited to join other business leaders, learn from each other and support each other. Each meeting follows a formal agenda and fosters communication on timely business topics, goals and challenges. Guest Speaker is Rick Byrd, head coach of the Belmont University men’s basketball team. 7-9 p.m., Nashville City Center, 201 Fourth Avenue North. Information: nashvillesuccesssummit.eventbrite.com.

SATURDAY, FEB. 18

Polar Plunge Nashville

Join hundreds of brave individuals and support Special Olympics Tennessee athletes by running into the chilly waters of Percy Priest Lake at Nashville Shores. Minimum $50 in donations for each plunger earns an official long-sleeved Plunge T-shirt and lunch. Information: polarplungetn.com.

Endurance Sports EXPO

The Wellness Center at Baptist Hospital is hosting an Endurance Sports EXPO, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., to help attendees gain information on how they may achieve their health and fitness-related goals. The event will be held at the Wellness Center at Baptist Hospital, 2021 Church Street in the lower level of Baptist Medical Plaza II. Admission is free but a $5 donation is recommended to benefit the March of Dimes. The EXPO will feature more than 20 fitness and wellness exhibitors with information for beginning exercisers to the advanced competitor. Information: 284-5066.

SUNDAY, FEB. 19

Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra Free Concert

The Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra, a community orchestra with more than 70 members, will perform a free concert at the Gordon Jewish Community Center, 801 Percy Warner Blvd., at 3 p.m., followed by its Sunday, Feb. 26 concert at the Nashville Public Library at 3 p.m. Information: nashvillephilharmonic.org.

TUESDAY, FEB. 21

FEMA Digital Flood Map Modernization Project

This presentation is focused on educating floodplain managers, local planners, Realtors and GIS users on the status of FEMA’s Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM), product in conjunction with the Tennessee Base Map data. Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, 4540 Trousdale Drive. Noon-2 p.m.

FEB. 21-22

Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence Conference

The 19th annual Excellence in Tennessee Conference and Awards Banquet helps attendees learn best practices from role-model organizations in the health care, manufacturing, non-profit, government, education and service sectors. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. Information: tncpe.org/Excellence2012.

THROUGH FEB. 24

The South Through Eight Lenses & A Code

The Arts Company presents a two-month celebration of photography, featuring eight photographers from the South Light Salon. The exhibition will be accompanied by Festival of Salon Saturdays at The Arts Company designed to expand the gallery experience through poetry, film, photography, QR codes, and multiple events hosted by art photographers and special guests. Visitors are encouraged to use smart phones and plan to scan the artwork through the 21st-Century technology of QR Codes. The exhibition will open during First Saturday Art Crawl on Jan. 7. Information: theartscompany.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29

Chamber West Wine & Cheese

Informal meet and greet event with Mayor Karl Dean, Chamber CEO Ralph Schulz and the Metro Council and council-at-large members who represent the Chamber West Advisory Council area. The mayor will discuss the issues that impact the Belle Meade and Green Hills areas. 5-6:30 p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites-Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Rd. Information: 743-3063, Nashvillechamber.com.

MARCH 1-4

Nashville Lawn & Garden Show

The 23rd annual Nashville Lawn & Garden Show will celebrate the timeless appeal, importance and fun of gardening. Gardens Past, Present & Future is the theme in 2012 for Tennessee’s largest and most popular annual gardening event, staged at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. More than 250 exhibit booths will offer horticultural products and services, outdoor living décor, gardening equipment, plants, flowers and more. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2

Interactive Media Meet-up

Chamber members with similar interests meet to discuss trends, challenges, ideas and thoughts. These meet-ups give members the opportunity to learn, network and develop long-term, meaningful relationships in a casual setting that promotes conversation and camaraderie. 8:30-9:30 a.m., Goodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc., 937 Herman Street, Lifsey Building, Room 120. Information: 743-3063, nashvillechamber.com.

MARCH 11-12

Independent Community Bankers of America National Convention

Attendees will hear from top national policymakers and learn the latest community banking issues in more than 60 educational workshops. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Information: icba.org.

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