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VOL. 37 | NO. 24 | Friday, June 14, 2013

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Third Thursday Labor and Employment Law Breakfast Briefing. Baker Donelson shareholder Martha Boyd will present “Keeping the Temperatures Down When Terminations Arise” as a part of the firm’s ongoing Breakfast Briefing series. Among the topics to be covered:

  • What every manager needs to know about employment laws before making a termination decision
  • When management should seek counsel from HR about potential terminations
  • Where the value lies for management and HR to develop solid termination procedures
  • Why group terminations like a reduction in force require advance preparation and planning to reduce legal risks
  • How developing a checklist for management and HR to assess legal and practical issues related to terminations can help ease conflicts and keep business operations flowing smoothly despite turnover

The complimentary breakfast and program is open to HR professionals and company management, and will be held in the Baker Donelson Special Events Center on the first floor of 211 Commerce Street, 8-9:30 a.m. Advance registration is requested and can be completed at rsvp@bakerdonelson.com.


Nashville Dancin’

The free summer music continues with Shooter Jennings, Royal Southern Brotherhood, McCrary Sisters, Raelyn Nelson, Britt Ronstadt at Nashville’s Riverfront Park. Doors open at 5 p.m., and music begins at 6. Additional shows include:

  • June 27: Delta Rae, The Vespers, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes
  • July 4: Derek St Holmes Band, Phoenix Stone
  • July 11: Mishka, Pat McLaughlin, Kansas Bible Company, TAR (Trapp, Abbott & Rhodes), Oak Creek Band
  • July 18: Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue, The Kingston Springs, Sol Cat, Roots of a Rebellion
  • July 25: Edwin McCain, The Kicks, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Modoc
  • August 1: Bud Light 50-50-1 Presents - Colt Ford - 21+ show

Jammin’ With The General

Country artist Daryl Singletary performs at 5:30 p.m. on Lebanon’s historic square. Take you lawn chairs.

Robertson County Chamber Board Meeting

8:15-9:15 a.m., Robertson County Chamber Board Room. Information: 384-3800.

Summerfest at the Bluff

A full day of musical entertainment, food and family fun on the Harpeth River in Kingston Springs. The event starts at 11 a.m. musical entertainment ranging from local indie rockers to national touring bands, as well as fun on the River and some friendly competition with a horseshoe tournament. Information: facebook.com/summerfestatthebluff.


5th Annual Kid’s Garage Sale

Sale offers gently used items such as children’s clothing, sporting goods, action figures, computer games, books and toys. Admission is free. Longview Recreation Center, Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Drive. 9 a.m.-Noon. Information: 302-0971, ext 2215.


Public Affairs Roundtable

This month’s focus is on the Williamson County budget. The public is invited, and questions from the audience will be permitted. Williamson County Administrative Complex Commission Auditorium 1320 West Main Street, Franklin. 7:15-8:30 a.m.


Williamson Women to Women After Hours Mixer

Arrington Vineyards is the location for a glass of wine and some relaxed networking in a beautiful setting. 6211 Patton Road, Arrington, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Information: abby@williamsoncountychamber.org


Ashland City Summerfest

Free concerts will be held each night, 6-10 p.m., at Riverbluff Park, 175 Old Cumberland Street, Ashland City. Fireworks will be at 9 p.m. on June 29. Dixieland Carnival 6-10. Information: 792-2655, ashlandcitytn.gov.


Ask the Expert: Live!

A new, three-part, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce series aimed at delivering ideas, business strategies and secrets for success from local industry experts. The experts have been chosen from different industries to facilitate well-rounded and valuable conversations to equip you with the knowledge to help grow your business. The expert are:

  • Brian Bailey, Hylant Group. Expertise: property and casualty insurance. Opening question: What is the best way to insure a rented office space?
  • Geof Vickers, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP. Expertise: corporate and technology law. Opening question: What is the first step in legally protecting a business?
  • Chris Lalonde, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP. Expertise: real estate law. Opening question: What is a common mistake business owners make in purchasing property?

8:30-10 a.m., Goodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc., 937 Herman Street, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.


Cumberland Catfish Cook-Off

Ashland City’s mayor hosts the Catfish Cook-Off on the last day of Summerfest at 5 p.m. with judging at 7 p.m. There is a $500 grand prize. Cost is $20 per team. Contact Sandy Cannon in the Mayor’s office 792-4211 ext 228 to reserve your spot.


Carnton Sunset Concert Series

This annual summer series will feature monthly outdoor concerts from local bands on the lawn of Carnton Plantation. Advance tickets are $10 for adults (13+) or $12 at the gate. Children 6-12 are $5 each, and children 5 and younger are free. Tickets are available at Carnton and The Carter House.


Real Estate Investors Network seminars

New Investor Subgroup - REIN Members Jim and Tina Kape facilitate a monthly discussion on how to get started as a Real Estate Investor. 6 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Ste 151, Nashville. Upcoming events include:

Monday, July 1: New Investor Subgroup - REIN Members Jim and Tina Kape facilitate a monthly discussion on how to get started as a Real Estate Investor. 6 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Ste 151, Nashville.

  • Monday, July 1: REIN Rutherford County Subgroup - Topics of general interest to real estate investors. 6:30 p.m., Keller Williams Building 450 St. Andrews Drive, Murfreesboro.