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VOL. 39 | NO. 36 | Friday, September 4, 2015

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Moving Forward: Why World-Class Public Transportation is Key to a Competitive Economy. As part of the Moving Forward initiative, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce will be bringing nationally recognized transportation experts to town. These interactive events are free and open to the public. Speakers: James Corless, director, Transportation for America; Stephanie Lotshaw, program officer, TransitCenter. Wednesday, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville. Information: Nashvillechamber.com, 615-743-3153


Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Member Orientation

Learn how your business plays a role in the Chamber’s mission of creating regional economic prosperity. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce St, Nashville. Information: Nashvillechamber.com, 615-743-3063.

Cheatham County Democrats

The September meeting of the Cheatham County Democratic Committee will be held at 6 p.m. in the Denney Room (2nd floor) of the Pinnacle Bank, 524 South Main Street in Ashland City. Matters on the agenda will likely include planning a fall registration drive, recruitment of candidates for upcoming elections, developing an operational plan or list of strategic milestones for 2015-16, and making final arrangements for our annual turkey shoot. All Cheatham County Democrats are invited to attend and participate. Information: lottmanhouse@aol.com, ccdp@cheathamdemocrats.org, 615-714-2702.


Business Studio: The Power of an Effective Marketing Blueprint – Getting Tactical for the New Year

Business Studio is partnering with Werkshop Branding to host their popular DIG events for this special marketing “workshop.” Tim Earnhart and Jessica Yonts of Werkshop Branding will lead this program as we learn how an effective marketing plan can impact your small business. 7:30-9:30 a.m., Emma Email Marketing Bistro, 9 Lea Ave, Nashville. Information: Nashvillechamber.com, 615-743-3060


Live On The Green

A free concert series at Public Square Park in downtown Nashville. The stage is set up on the steps of the Plaza and the crowd gathers in the grassy area of Public Square Park to watch performances from local, regional and national artists. Information: liveonthegreen.net. Schedule:

  • Sept. 10: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Delta Rae, JD McPherson, Kopecky, Humming House, Civil Twilight
  • Sept. 11: Passion Pit, Colony House, Big Data, The Vespers, Zella Day, Turbo Fruits, Smooth Hound Smith
  • Sept. 12: Ben Folds, All Them Witches, Family of the Year, Anderson East, Elle King, Kaleo, Lennon & Maisy, Future Thieves, The Districts, Mr. Steve

Sept. 10-12

Made South Makers Market

MADE SOUTH, a Tennessee-based delivery service, is introducing its first Makers Market, three events to showcase 90-plus makers and artisans from eight southern states. The Supper & Songwriters event will be held Thursday, 6-10, at Carnton Plantation. Harlinsdale Farm will host Friday’s BBQ & Bourbon Market, 6-10 p.m., and Saturday’s Makers Market, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Five local chefs, including Lockeland Table’s Hal Holden-Bache, will be featured at Thursday’s event. Three of Nashville’s hit songwriters will also be joining Thursday’s festivities to share some of their favorite songs and stories. Friday, attendees will experience a first look at the Makers Market during the BBQ & Bourbon Market preview event. Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint will be providing a spread of traditional southern dishes alongside three mixologists who will craft bourbon cocktails, provided by Buffalo Trace Distillery, to pair with the meal. Saturday’s Makers Market will give patrons the chance to experience the growing community of southern artisans and makers. Shop the market for local and regional handmade goods while enjoying music handpicked by New York Times bestselling author Robert Hicks. Tickets can be purchased at www.MADESOUTH.com/events, with 10 percent of proceeds benefitting the new Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital of Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center.


Nashville Whiskey Festival

The fourth annual event features a grand tasting event including approximately 60 distilleries pouring more than 300 of their finest bottles of whiskey, bourbon, scotch and rye from all over the world. Plus, live music, food, a cigar bar and educational seminars. VIP tickets include an extra hour of crowd-free tasting and exclusive product pours. $100, $150. 6:30-10 p.m., Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Information: www.nashvillewhiskeyfestival.com

19th annual Chukkers for Charity

Polo match and classic car show held in Franklin to raise funds and awareness for the Rochelle Center and Saddle Up! The 2014 event raised $252,000. Since 1996, Chukkers for Charity has raised more than $2 million. Gates open at 2 p.m. Match at 3. Riverview Farms, 1475 Moran Road, Franklin. Information: http://chukkersforcharity.net

3rd annual Nashville Mini Maker Faire

The annual gathering of local and regional makers at Adventure Science Center showcases their do-it-yourself projects and innovations in an expansive exhibition. From costuming to creative knitting, robot-building to car and cycle modeling, the fair assembles a cross-section of interests with the common theme of science and creativity. The event is outdoors and rain-or-shine. Tickets are available for online purchase at www.nashvillemakerfaire.com/attend.

Real Estate Investors Network

REIN Homes Tour. Tours typically visit four to five properties that REIN members are currently renovating for rental or re-sale. The presenting investors may have just purchased the property, the rehab may be partially complete or it can be ready to sell or rent. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road. Information: www.rein.org. Additional opportunities:

  • Monday, Sept. 14: REIN Main Event. 5:30-6:45 p.m., How To Make Smart, Solid (not Stupid) Offers in Today’s Hot Market, featuring Jeremy Fish, a professional wholesaler with TN Homebuyers.7:15-9 p.m., The 5 Myths of Real Estate Investing You Must Avoid featuring Victor Jernigan. FiftyForward Center - Patricia A. Hart Building, 174 Rains Avenue, Nashville.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 15: DEALS, DEALS, DEALS Subgroup. An opportunity to learn where investors find deals, sell deals, and to learn about the mechanics of various sorts of deals (lease options, using transactional funding, attracting buyers, ins and outs of wholesaling, more). Plus, discussion on the state of the market. 6:30-8 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road, Suite 200

Musicians Corner

Musicians Corner, a series of free music events at Centennial Park, begins its fifth anniversary season with Heather Bond, Chasing Lovely and Kiya Lacey. Events will take place from noon-5 p.m. In addition to music, each date features Kidsville, a mix of Nashville’s best food trucks, Dogville, local artisans, featured charity partners and the Musicians Corner Pub. For the first time, Musicians Corner will be held in its new, permanent home in Centennial Park, located at the corner of West End Avenue and 27th Street. Additional dates include:

  • Saturday, Sept. 12: Dara Tucker, Heather Morgan, Allison Bencar
  • Saturday, Sept. 19: Americana Music Festival Showcase & Les Paul Museum on site. Musicians: Mary Bragg, The Carmonas
  • Saturday, Sept. 26: Kensington Moore, Rick Brantley, Josh Thelkeld, Derik Hultquist
  • Saturday, Oct. 3: Lisa Goe, John Hancock Band, Davis Naish, Heidi Burson
  • Saturday, Oct. 10: Chasing Summer, Clinto Babers, DNK.
  • Saturday, Oct. 17: No Musicians Corner event due to SoundHarvest Music Festival taking place in Centennial Park
  • Sunday, Oct. 18: Mark Wilkinson, Brandy Zdan, George Kamel
  • Saturday, Oct. 24: Edward & Jane, Karen Waldrup, Brothers McCann
  • Saturday, Oct. 31: Brandon Bailey, Jon Troast, Jesse Santoyo


Courtyard Concerts

Jonell Mosser sings Americana and soul. Concerts are scheduled for every Tuesday, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. through Oct. 6. They take place in the Robinson Courtyard, located on the second floor of the Main Library, 615 Church St. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch. Additional shows:

  • Sept. 22: Andy T Nick Nixon Band plays a hard-driving mix of blues, gospel and R&B.
  • Sept. 29: Jerry Douglas and Friends. The dobro master will welcome Viktor Krauss on bass and Christian Sedelmyer on violin to play a mix of bluegrass and more.
  • Oct. 6: Revolfusion. This Latin concert will mark Hispanic Heritage Month at the Main Library with a mix of samba, salsa and merengue.


Eat Green for Tennessee

A group of 39 community-minded Nashville restaurants and 18 Chattanooga restaurants will raise awareness and donate a percentage of the day’s sales to The Land Trust for Tennessee in support of its work protecting local farms and Tennessee’s natural landscapes. Participating Nashville restaurants include: 12 South Tap Room, 360 Bistro, 5th & Taylor, Adele’s, Arnold’s Country Kitchen, Bagel Face Bakery, Burger Up (12 South), Butchertown Hall, The Capitol Grille, Chago’s Cantina, City House, Dozen Bakery, FLIP Burger, Frothy Monkey, Grays on Main, Holland House, Josephine, Kayne Prime, Las Paletas, Lockeland Table, Merchant’s, Miel, Moto, Noelle, Paradise Park, The Perch, Pharmacy Burger, Porter Road Butchers, Prima, Pub5, Puckett’s (Leiper’s Fork), Rolf & Daughters, Saint Anejo, Taco Mamacita, Tavern, Two Ten Jack, Virago, Whiskey Kitchen, Wild Cow. Information: www.LandTrustTN.org/egt

SEPT. 16-17

2015 NERVE Conference

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization of Nashville has been selected to host the largest-ever EO NERVE Conference, an annual gathering of EO chapters. Attendees will participate in learning sessions and interactive workshops. Omni hotel, Nashville. Information: http://nerve2015.com. Speakers include:

  • Verne Harnish, founder of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and Scaling Up
  • Taylor West, deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association
  • Jack Daly, professional sales coach and Amazon Bestselling Author of Hyper Sales Growth
  • Michael Burcham, CEO of Narus Health and founder of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center
  • Tim Corbin, head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team
  • John Rich, country music singer-songwriter and producer

SEPT. 16-19


For four nights, the Americana Music Festival will feature approximately 165 live performances at over nine music venues in the vicinity of downtown Nashville. Wristband ($60) wearers may attend all evening showcases at participating venues on all nights. This does not include admission to the Riverfront Park event on Saturday, which features Loretta Lynn, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, Valerie June, Nikki Lane, Tift Merritt, Emmy Rose Russell and Eric Heywood. Conference registration ($365-$515) include admission to all shows. Information: Information: http://americanamusic.org/about-festival


2015 Tennessee Business Tax Seminar Series

The seminar, presented by the Tennessee Department of Revenue and MTSU’s Department of Accounting, will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1850 Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro. It is designed to provide current, in-depth information on Tennessee tax issues to business owners, CPAs and other interested parties. State tax specialists will present recent developments in legislation, including updates from the current 2015 legislative session, and discuss various tax types and exemptions including business, sales and use, gift and inheritance, individual income and tangible personal property. Fee: $190. Registration: www.mtsu.edu/accounting/seminars.php.


Hands On Nashville Day

More than 1,500 volunteers will take part in the 24th annual event, tackling projects at more than 30 Metro schools. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Those interesting in volunteering may do so at www.hon.org.

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