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VOL. 38 | NO. 13 | Friday, March 28, 2014

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Benefits of Captive Companies in Tennessee. Join Baker Donelson for a special luncheon featuring Michael A. Corbett and Julie McPeak, who will talk about the cost, investment, advantages and upkeep of a captive. Hosted by insurance regulatory attorneys David Broemel and Lee Harrell. Tax attorney Scott Smith also will be on hand to answer any questions about federal and state tax issues and planning opportunities involving captive insurance companies. Today, 11:30 a.m., lunch and registration. Noon-1 p.m., program. Baker Donelson Center, 211 Commerce Street, First Floor Special Events Center, Nashville. Information: rsvp@bakerdonelson.com.


Real Estate Investors Network

New Investor Kickstart. A monthly discussion on how to get started as a real estate investor. Learn the four basics of investing: a) Finding a Property, b) Finding the money, c) construction, and d) sales. 6:30 p.m., Rein Education Center, 4525 Harding, STE 200, Nashville. Information: reintn.org. Additional April opportunities include:

  • Thursday, April 3: New Investor Kickstart. A monthly discussion on how to get started as a real estate investor. Learn the four basics of investing: a) Finding a Property, b) Finding the money, c) construction, and d) sales. 6:30 p.m., Rein Education Center, 4525 Harding, STE 200, Nashville.
  • Monday, April 7: Rutherford County REIN Subgroup. Meets the first Monday of each month to discuss topics of general interest to real estate investors. Monday March 3rd at 6:30 p.m., Keller Williams Real Estate Office, 450 St Andrews Drive, Murfreesboro.
  • Monday, April 14: Monthly Association Meeting. Topics include: deal pitches, deal analysis, deal-finding and marketing tips and tricks, measuring progress, where to get money to fund deals, contract clauses, and more to help you do better deals. 5:30 p.m., Martin Professional Development Center, 2400 Fairfax Ave, Nashville.
  • Monday, April 15: REIN Lunch Network. Join active and experienced real estate investors 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Meet in a small group and enjoy lunch together with like-minded investors. Share your deals you’d like to sell / buy. Present deals you know about that would interest investors. Discuss trends and hot real estate topics of interest to the experienced and active real estate group members. 11:15 a.m., Dalt’s American Grill, 38 White Bridge Road, Nashville.
  • Thursday, April 17: Williamson County Lunch Group. Rehabbers, 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., Bosco’s Restaurant & Brewery, 2000 Meridian Blvd, Ste 110, Franklin.
  • Saturday April 19: RE Bookkeeping Basics in Quickbooks & Real Tax Planning for Investors with Attorney, Accountant & Investor John Hyre. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., REIN Education Center – Belle Meade, 4525 Harding, Ste 200, Nashville.
  • Monday, April 21: Landlording Subgroup. Join other REIN members to share ideas and discuss the many areas of landlording and renting property. Tips and tricks, contracts, and policies to run your business better. 6:30 p.m. REIN Education Center – Belle Meade, 4525 Harding, Ste 200, Nashville.
  • Thursday, April 24: Ca$h Flow & Millionaire Maker Games. Learn financial strategies without having to invest any of your own cash. These games are fun and educational ways to learn about wealth creation, managing assets and liabilities and escaping from the “rat race.” 6 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Ste 151, Nashville.
  • Tuesday, April 29: Buy Real Estate Through Your IRA, Tax Free! Featuring Mike Todd This is a TREC-approved course for Realtors. 11:15 a.m., REIN Education Center – Belle Meade, 4525 Harding, Ste 200, Nashville.

People’s Law School

The free program that provides an overview of common civil legal issues concludes with “How Power of Attorney and Conservatorship Work.” Cohn Learning Center, 4805 Park Ave. 6-7 p.m. Registration information: 298-8050, www.nashville.gov/Nashville-Community-Edcuation.aspx.

Volunteer State Science and Math Expo

Fifty hands-on activities for children from kindergarten to middle school. Fun interactive demonstrations designed to get children excited about science. Volunteer State Community College at Vol State - Wallace Building. Free Admission. Information: www.volstate.edu.


How to Build a Strong Culture to Attract, Retain the Best Employees

Panelists Sherry Stewart Deutschmann, founder & CEO, LetterLogin, Inc., Arnie Malham, founder & president, cj advertising, Clint Smith, CEO, Emma, Becky Sharpe, president & CEO, International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc., and Alex Tolbert, founder, Bernard Health will participate in the panel discussion, scheduled for 7:30-9 a.m. at bytes of knowledge, 1212 Sixth Avenue North. Information: www.bytesofknowledge.com.


Sixth Annual Cheekwood Plant Sale

Hosted by the Garden Club of Nashville, the annual native plant sale offers 50 varieties of plants, including wild ginger, Virginia bluebells and celandine poppies. The sale benefits the Howe Garden at Cheekwood. There will also be an assortment of select native shrubs and flowering trees. The sale begins at 9:30 a.m. and lasts until all plants are sold. Gates open at 9, and Cheekwood’s regular gate admission applies.

First Saturday Art Crawl

The monthly visual arts event is presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts and takes place in that historic entertainment district of downtown Nashville. On the first Saturday of every month, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., an alliance of art galleries and museums collectively invite the public to explore the vibrant Nashville downtown art scene. More than 20 art venues participate. Admission free. Information: www.nashvilledowntown.com/play/first-saturday-art-crawl.


Close up with the Candidates

The FiftyForward Government Affairs Committee is sponsoring this meet-and-greet open house for all registered Williamson County candidates for the May primaries. Candidates will interact directly with members and guests. No formal speeches will be given. 1:30-3:30 p.m., FiftyForward Martin Center,

960 Heritage Way, Brentwood. Information: 743-3419, anewman@fiftyforward.org.


Nashville Junior Chamber Crawfish Boil

The Nashville Junior Chamber hosts its 15th annual Ragin’ Cajun Crawfish Boil, 4-9 p.m. at Nashville’s Cumberland Park. In addition to all you can eat crawfish and Louisiana-style sides, this year’s Crawfish Boil will include a premium beer festival with pours from Goose Island Brewery and Kona Brewery, among others. Proceeds benefit Every Girl Counts and Nashville Junior Chamber Charities. Information: www.ragincajunboil.org.

The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival

A family-friendly celebration of spring and Japanese culture. The festival will take place on at Nashville’s Public Square, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and will begin with the Cherry Blossom Walk. Admission is free. Festival highlights include a full day of live Japanese music and dance, a roving “Candyman,” martial arts demonstrations, children’s activities, artists, vendors and a variety of Japanese food, including special Japanese menus from some of Nashville’s favorite food trucks. Proceeds benefit the mission of the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival Committee to plant 1,000 cherry trees – 100 each spring over 10 years – to help beautify Nashville’s landscape.


International Business Council Luncheon

“Reforming Reform in China: The State, Markets and Foreign Enterprises” is the topic. Dr. Ken DeWoskin, chairman of the Deloitte China Research and Insight Center, and Chris Cooper, Americas leader, Deloitte Chinese Services Group, will share their points of view on useful questions and best answers in regards to China, ranging from general economic, regulatory, and market trends through sector and M&A activities, reform promises and prospects, and MNC strategic responses. 11:30 a.m.-noon, registration and networking. Noon-1 p.m., program and lunch. Baker Donelson Event Space, 211 Commerce Street, Nashville.