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VOL. 42 | NO. 6 | Friday, February 9, 2018

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Nolensville Business Luncheon. Guest speakers: Ken McLawhon, administrator for Town of Nolensville, and Micah Wood, AICP, planning and environmental manager, Volkert, Inc. Providence Baptist Church, 1668 Sunset Road, Brentwood, 37027. Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: $16 Business Partners, $20 Guests. Information: http://cmdev.williamsonchamber.com

FRIDAY, FEB. 16

Small and Diverse Business Forum

This event is an interactive forum connecting small, diverse-owned businesses to major Middle Tennessee employers in key industries (health care and IT) 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 Ave. South. 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Fee: $25 (includes lunch, parking and networking reception). Registration recommended. Information: http://web.nashvillechamber.com

Night Market

The restaurants and shops stay open late and there are artisans, farmers, and live music. The events are free to attend and family-friendly. Beer, cocktails, and wine are available for purchase. 5-9 p.m. Nashville Farmers Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.

Chamber North Meet-up

This month’s topic is JUMP (Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership). No registration is required. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will not be provided, but attendees are encouraged to support Market House vendors. Nashville Farmers Market – The Picnic Tap, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. 4:30-6 p.m. Fee: Complimentary for Chamber members and future members. $10 for future members after two complimentary visits. Information: mwortendyke@nashvillechamber.com, http://web.nashvillechamber.com

SATURDAY, FEB. 17

Wine in the Winter

The third annual Wine in the Winter is modeled after its sister event, Wine on the River. Attendees will be able to take a break from the cold and sample more than 30 wine, beer and spirits in a Winter Wonderland setting in the heart of downtown. 4-8 p.m., Hilton Nashville Downtown. $69 in advance, $75 day of event. Information: www.wineinthewinter.com

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21

Chamber West Monthly Networking Coffee

An opportunity to network with area Chamber members over breakfast and coffee. Learn more about Chamber West’s initiatives and find out how you can get involved in the continued success of this area. Guest speakers from Price CPA’s will discuss the impact of the new tax legislation on business and personal taxes. Hampton Inn & Suites Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Road, Nashville. 8-9:15 a.m. Free event, registration required. $20 for future members after two complimentary visits. Information: mwortendyke@nashvillechamber.com, http://web.nashvillechamber.com/events

THURSDAY, FEB. 22

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. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Business Partners: $40, Guests: $60. Information: http://cmdev.williamsonchamber.com/events

FRIDAY, FEB. 23

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

SATURDAY, FEB. 24

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

SUNDAY, FEB. 25

Our Kids Soup Sunday 2018

The 25th annual Soup Sunday benefitting Our Kids. 11a.m.- 2 p.m. at Nissan Stadium, Club Level West. There will be soups from 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/