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VOL. 40 | NO. 18 | Friday, April 29, 2016

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Nashville NAWIC – Construction Career Expo. The Nashville Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction is organizing and hosting its first Construction Career Expo to be held Thursday at the Associated Builders and Contractors of Middle Tennessee facility, located at 1604 Elm Hill Pike, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This is open to all men and women who are seeking jobs in the construction industry. Information: www.nashnawicconstjobexpo.com/home.html.

THURSDAY, MAY 5

National Day of Prayer

Operation Andrew Group and the YMCA of Middle Tennessee invite you to join in the observance of the 65th annual National Day of Prayer. This event will bring cultures and denominations throughout Nashville and Middle Tennessee together for a day of prayer events. Bridgestone Arena Plaza, 501 Broadway. Noon-1 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches. Information: www.operationandrew.org

Street Food Thursday

Local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North. Every other Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 6

Williamson Chamber – First Friday

First Friday will feature a panel of alums from O’More college of Design who are now small business owners in the Middle Tennessee area. Panelists will be Kimberly Kelly, Principal, K7 Interior Design and Joanna Dee, Principal, Joanna Dee. Dr. David Rosen, President O’More college of Design will be Moderator. Espaces, 1550 W. McEwen Dr. Suite 300, Franklin. 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Fees: Free to Chamber members and guests. Information: abby@williamsonchamber.com

Moving Forward: The business case for transit investment

Join the Moving Forward Speaker Series as we hear from Todd Litman, founder and executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solution to transport problems. Litman has worked on numerous studies that evaluate transportation costs, benefits and innovations. Litman will discuss the business case for transit investment in cities, suburbs and rural communities, and how transit investment has significant returns for communities willing to invest in transit. Litman will also discuss how transit creates cost savings for large and small companies. Baker Donelson Special Event Center, 211 Commerce Street. 8-8:30 a.m. Networking and refreshments, 8:30-10 a.m. Program. Information: 743-3110

Wilson County-Meet your Representative

State Representative Mark Pody hosts an open meeting every first Friday of the month from 8-10 a.m. in the Chamber of Commerce office. The public is invited to come and meet Rep. Pody, discuss pertinent issues, and ask questions. No appointments are necessary. 149 Public Square. Information: 390-2444

May 6-8

Bledsoe’s Fort Colonial Fair

An 18th Century colonial fair at the Castalian Springs site featuring blanket traders and merchants row, Longhunter camps, colonial music, entertainers and dance, muzzle loading shooting matches, a tavern serving period food and a children’s area with 18th century games. Friday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $5, Children (6-12) $3, 5 and under free. Information: www.bledsoesfair.com/index.html

SATURDAY, MAY 7

SALON@615

Kate DiCamillo, author of “Raymie Nightingale.” 2 p.m. Salon@615 is designed to nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting bestselling authors for talks and book signings. Free ticketed event. Information: Salon@615. Additional spring authors and dates include:

-- Wednesday, May 25, Louise Erdrich, 6:15 p.m. Book: “LaRose”

-- Tuesday, May 31: Richard Russo, at 6:15 p.m. Book: “Everybody’s Fool”

TUESDAY, MAY 10

Williamson Chamber Member Orientation

Learn how to maximize your membership and discover the many ways to get involved. 3:30-5 p.m., 5005 Meridian Boulevard, Suite 150, Franklin. Light refreshments will be served. Fee: Free, but please register. Information: Information: www.williamsonchamber.com

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

Nashville Chamber Member Orientation

Learn about member benefits and involvement opportunities from Chamber staff, as well as how how businesses plays a role in the Chamber’s mission of creating regional economic prosperity. Lunch will be provided. Free to new members. Preregister by May 6. 211 Commerce Street, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com

Wilson Chamber Connect Lebanon

Build your business referral network. Shoney’s restaurant, 814 South Cumberland, Lebanon. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Free event, breakfast cost not included. Information: 339-7447

SUNDAY, MAY 15

Carrie’s Crawfish Boil

The Battle of Franklin Trust launches the inaugural event with all proceeds to benefit the trust. The casual, family-friendly crawfish boil will be held 1-3 p.m. at Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle in Franklin. Guests can look forward to yard games, live music by Boy Named Banjo and a vintage baseball game in the Carnton Plantation field. Tickets are $30 and include a crawfish plate with sausage, corn, potatoes, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages. Information: www.boft.org

TUEDAY, MAY 17

Williamson Chamber Membership Meeting

Topic: Magnetic: The Art of Attracting Business, speaker Joe Calloway, a business author, consultant and speaker whose client list includes Coca Cola, Verizon, Cadillac and American Express. He also works with small to mid-sized businesses, including franchisees, medical practices, law firms and a range of professional services groups. His newest book is Magnetic: The Art of Attracting Business. Embassy Suites, 820 Crescent Centre Drive, Franklin. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $35 Chamber members, $55 Guests. Information: www.williamsonchamber.com

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