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VOL. 36 | NO. 38 | Friday, September 21, 2012

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STEM-Posium. Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub event on Thursday is designed to guide communities in Middle Tennessee as they build dynamic partnerships for all stakeholders, including K-12 schools, colleges and universities, businesses and community partners. Keynote Speaker will be David Burns, director of STEM Innovation Networks with Battelle. 8:30 a.m. registration, 9-11:30 a.m. program. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3150.


NEXT Awards

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneur Center’s NEXT Awards recognize Middle Tennessee companies and entrepreneurs who make a significant impact on our local economy. At the event, winners will be revealed in five business sectors that are vital to the Nashville-area economy: Health Care, Technology, Digital Media & Entertainment, Sustainability & Social Enterprise and Manufacturing & Logistics. In addition, individual awards for outstanding entrepreneurs will be given in the following categories: Young Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year and Legacy Entrepreneur. 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner and awards. Renaissance Nashville Hotel, 611 Commerce Street. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3041.

Live on the Green

Free concert series held in Public Square Park in front of the Metro Courthouse continues with Fly Golden Eagle; The Apache Relay; Alabama Shakes. The six-week concert series, produced by Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc. in partnership with the Nashville Mayor’s Office, takes place Thursday nights through October 11. Shows start at 5 p.m. Lineups include:

  • Oct. 4: HoneyHoney; Trampled By Turtles
  • Oct. 11: The Delta Saints; Yacht Rock Revue; Here Come the Mummies

Information: liveonthegreen.net.


Full Moon Pickin’ Party

Friends of Warner Parks will host this month’s party at the Steeplechase Barn at the Equestrian Center (2500 Old Hickory Blvd.) in Percy Warner Park. This fundraiser features bluegrass music under the light of a full moon. All money raised goes to the parks to ensure preservation, protection, funding educational programs and special projects. Musicians and music fans alike are invited. 7-11 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance (NowPlayingNashville.com), $20 at the door. Pickers with instruments $5. Children 6 and younger free. Information: FriendsOfWarnerParks.com, 370-8053.

Saturday, Sept. 29

Southern Hot Wing Festival

The charity event will be held for the second consecutive year at the Walk of Fame Park in front of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Teams will compete for a $1,000 Grand Prize. For a small donation, hot wing connoisseurs can taste-test entries from each team. All proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald Charities House of Nashville. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Information: musiccitywingfest.com.

Watertown Mile Long Yard Sale

This event started 24 years ago along two miles of Main Street. It now stretches from Interstate 40 down Highway 70 through Watertown and beyond our city limits, with hundreds of vendors from Tennessee and the surrounding states. Information or about booth rental: watertowntn.com, 237-1777.

John C. Tune Airport Fly-in

The public is invited to Nashville’s local general aviation airport, John C. Tune, for a fifth Saturday fly-in event. Many Middle Tennessee aviators fly to the event, which will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Hangar 2. The public can watch planes land and take off, as well as view them up close, while enjoying lunch and live music. Information: nashintl.com.

National Public Lands Day

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is enlisting the support of volunteers at its lakes on the Cumberland River and its tributaries for the 19th annual National Public Lands Day. It is the largest volunteer hands-on restoration activity of its kind where people do clean up, repair, construction and refurbishment in public parks, forests, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and cultural and historic sites. Information: publiclandsday.org/.

Real Estate Investors Network seminars. All Classes take place at the REIN Education Center, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Nashville. 37214. Saturday's class: Asset Protection: How to have a plan to protect your real estate assets in the event of a lawsuit. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Other classes and dates include:

  • Collecting Judgements: What every landlord should know about collecting once a judgment has been awarded. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m.

Information: reintn.org, 885-5454. Monthly meetings are held the second Monday of each month at Lipscomb University in the Swang Business Center, 2901 Granny White Pike.


Nashville Business Breakfast

Robert J. Dennis, chairman and chief executive officer of Genesco Inc., will be the featured speaker at Lipscomb University’s Nashville Business Breakfast, 7 a.m. in Allen Arena. Dennis was named chairman of Genesco in April 2010, adding to his existing responsibilities as president and chief executive officer. The breakfast is $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Registration and information: leadership.lipscomb.edu or 615 966-6609.


Legislative Lunch with Senator Bob Corker

Sen. Corker will share his insights on our country’s fiscal challenges, the importance of the free enterprise system and how the work of the federal government is affecting Tennessee’s business environment. Corker serves on the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee; the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; and the Special Committee on Aging as the ranking member. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. AT&T Auditorium, 333 Commerce Street, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3150.

Young Professionals Networking Event

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville event at BB King’s Restaurant & Blues Club, 152 2nd Avenue North, 5-7 p.m. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.


Affordable Care Act: Impact on Business

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) host the panel discussion. This event is designed to give business owners an idea of what to expect and prepare for when the various pieces of this law go into effect. Panelists include Brian Haile, director, Insurance Exchange Planning Initiative, Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration, and Jerry Moss, member, tax services, KraftCPAs PLLC. Jim Brown, Tennessee state director of the NFIB, will serve as moderator. 9:30 a.m. registration, 10-11:30 a.m. program. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3067.


Interactive Media Meet-up

Like-minded Nashville Area Chamber of Chamber members meet to discuss trends, challenges, ideas and thoughts. These topic-driven meetings give members the opportunity to develop connections with colleagues while learning about trends and applications in web and mobile technology. 8:30- 9:30 a.m., Goodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc., 937 Herman Street, Lifsey Building, Room 120, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3115.