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VOL. 42 | NO. 7 | Friday, February 16, 2018

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Business of Entertainment. The U.S. entertainment industry is responsible for $150 billion annually in expenditures and some 120 billion hours of consumed time. In Williamson County, more than 2,200 people work in entertainment, an industry that has increased significantly since 2002. The growth of the entertainment industry has been directly related to the development of a modern economy, rising economic productivity, and increased time available for leisure and recreation. Join the Chamber for a discussion of why the entertainment industry matters to the business community and how Williamson County businesses can embrace all the benefits of being an entertainment destination. Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin. Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Business Partners: $40, Guests: $60. Information: http://cmdev.williamsonchamber.com/events


Environmental Impacts of Urban Agriculture

The Nashville Food Project brings people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in Nashville. Join Garden Director Lauren Bailey to learn about their innovative urban agriculture in the city and the environmental impacts of their work. The Bridge Building, 2 Victory Ave. Noon-1 p.m. Pre-order lunch at least 3 days before event or bring your own. Free parking Lot R of Nissan Stadium parking lot. Information: Catherine.hoffman@cumberlandrivercompact.org

Street Food Thursdays

Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North. Deaderick Street (4th Avenue North to 5th Avenue North) will be closed from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on the day of the event.


Good Morning Gallatin

The focus and goal of Good Morning Gallatin is to allow the public to ‘wake up to what’s trending’ by hearing about business and community issues and to get updates on new legislation at the local, county, and state levels from our elected officials. The series will run through May. February topic: State Legislative Activity Update and Sumner County Update from Sumner County Executive and Commissioners. Sumner Regional Medical Center, 555 Hartsville Pike. 7:30-8:30 a.m. Information: 452-4000

Williamson County Town Hall

Topic: An update from the Williamson County Legislative Delegation. Guest Panel: State Sen. Jack Johnson, State Reps. Charles Sargent, Glen Casada and Sam Whitson. Columbia State Community College Community Room, Building A, 1228 Liberty Pike, Franklin. 7:15 a.m. networking, 7:30-8:30. No charge for Williamson, Inc. business partners and guests. Information: http://cmdev.williamsonchamber.com/events/details/town-hall-354180

The Triple Sip

This event will feature wine, beer, and spirits tastings as well as heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert. There will also be a silent auction and live music. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Nashville. Fee: $60 in advance, $70 at the door. Nashville Farmers Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. 6-9 p.m. Information: http://nashvillefarmersmarket.org


CSA Fair

The Nashville Farmers’ Market and Local Table Magazine will host the Community Supported Agriculture Fair. Farmers Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event is free and gives the public a chance to meet farmers, discuss individual growing methods, harvest schedules and pick up locations. There will be a workshop on what a CSA is and how it works, as well as printed materials about the process. The public will then be given a chance to meet one on one with local CSA farmers servicing the Metro area. Information: http://www.localtable.net


Our Kids Soup Sunday 2018

The 25th annual Soup Sunday benefitting Our Kids. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Nissan Stadium, Club Level West. There will be soups from more than 50 Nashville restaurants, a silent auction, kid’s activities and treats. Fee: $25 adult and $5 child (3 years and under free). Information: http://ourkidscenter.com/


Gallatin Chamber Networking Power Lunch

Lunch and casual networking at various restaurants in the area. All attendees are responsible for the cost of their own meal. Picasso’s Plate, 112 Public Square. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Information: 452-4000


Let’s Talk: The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) represents the largest change to federal tax code in more than 30 years for individuals and businesses. In this 60-minute presentation, BKD local and national tax experts will cover several provisions included in this significant tax legislation and break down how they may affect your tax situation. Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to Explain what’s in the TCJA, Describe how provisions in the tax bill may affect them, Identify possible opportunities to plan for tax change. Baker Donelson Event Center, 211 Commerce Street Suite 100. 7:30-8 a.m. networking, coffee and light breakfast. 8-9 a.m. program with Q&A. Fee: no charge but registration is required. Information: http://web.nashvillechamber.com/events/Lets-Talk-The-Tax-Cuts-Jobs-Act-2107/details


2018 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament

The Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament is coming to Nashville. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. Information and tickets: https://www.bridgestonearena.com/events/detail/2018-sec-womens-basketball-tournament