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VOL. 37 | NO. 52 | Friday, December 27, 2013

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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.


Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Member Orientation

Learn about member benefits and involvement opportunities from Chamber staff. 11:30 a.m., Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce St, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Member Orientation. Learn about member benefits and involvement opportunities from Chamber staff. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 11:30 a.m., Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce St, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.


Chamber North Quarterly Meeting

Chamber North is hosting a series of quarterly meetings specifically for North Nashville businesses to discuss growth and activities, including public safety and traffic/transportation. Chamber North serves Chamber members in the 37207, 37208, 37189, 37218 and 37228 zip codes, including MetroCenter, Jefferson Street/Germantown, Trinity Lane, Dickerson Road, Whites Creek, Briley Parkway and Bordeaux. Fisk University, Jubilee Hall, Appleton Room, 1000 17th Avenue, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.


Amp Public Input Meetings

The Metropolitan Transit Authority kicks off a public input process for the final design and engineering phase of the Amp, Nashville’s proposed bus rapid transit system. MTA will hold four initial public design sessions in January to solicit community input and a second round of meetings in March to discuss how the input has been incorporated into the project. Meetings details:

  • East Nashville: Jan. 13, 5:30 p.m., East Park Community Center theater, 600 Woodland Street
  • Downtown: Jan. 14, 5 p.m., Nashville Downtown Partnership, 150 4th Ave., N., Ste. G-150
  • Midtown: Jan. 15, 5:30 p.m., Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, large conference room, 2565 Park Plaza (near Centennial Park)
  • West Nashville: Jan. 16, 5:30 p.m., Montgomery Bell Academy, Paschall Theater, 4100 Harding Rd.

The sessions will include a project overview and small group breakout sessions with displays and preliminary plans available for those discussions. The purpose of these sessions is to incorporate the community suggestions that uniquely represent each neighborhood impacted by the Amp. Each charette will focus on the portion of the route in which the meeting is held.


Business Matchmaking Demonstration

Join the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce as it introduces Business Matchmaking, an intuitive, cloud-based software that helps pair qualified, growing companies with ready-to-purchase buyers. Powered by technology from Sagents Partners LLC, this new offering helps growing businesses in Middle Tennessee connect with procurement offices in Fortune 1000 companies. 3-5 p.m., Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce Street, Suite 100, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063


Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Party and 25th Anniversary

Due to weather, the annual Christmas party for Chamber members was postponed. All tickets purchased for the Dec. 6th party will be honored at the party on Jan. 17th. Please contact us with any questions info@cheathamchamber.org. Party will be held at the Sycamore Girl Scout Camp.


Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society

Dr. Dave Dowell, who holds two degrees in history, library science, has served as a special investigative officer for the U. S. Air Force and has been actively researching genealogy over the past few decades, will speak on “What Would I Learn by Adding DNA Testing to My Genealogical Tool Kit?” 1-3 p.m., Patricia Hart Building, 174 Rains Ave. Information: www.mtgs.org

Tennessee Small Business Development Center and Volunteer State Community College Workshops

Social Media Digital Marketing: 9 a.m.-noon. $99. A hands-on computer lab course consisting of two 3-hour sessions (the second on Jan. 17). Location: TSBDC @ Volunteer State Community College, Betty Gibson Hall, Gallatin. Register online www.tsbdc.org.