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VOL. 40 | NO. 29 | Friday, July 15, 2016

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Real Estate Investors Network. Williamson County Lunch Meeting. Rehabbers, New Construction Builders, Commercial, Mini-storage, Wholesalers, Private Lenders, Transaction Funders, Hard-Money Lenders, Bankers, Title Attorneys, Realtors, and Vendors discuss deals, the state of the market, and how they can help each other prosper. 11:15 a.m. First Watch, 1000 Meridian Blvd., Franklin. Information: www.reintn.org. Some additional July opportunities:

-- Thursday, July 21: Williamson County Lunch Meeting. Rehabbers, New Construction Builders, Commercial, Mini-storage, Wholesalers, Private Lenders, Transaction Funders, Hard-Money Lenders, Bankers, Title Attorneys, Realtors, and Vendors discuss deals, the state of the market, and how they can help each other prosper. 11:15 a.m. First Watch, 1000 Meridian Blvd., Franklin.

-- Thursday, July 28: Notes Focus Group. Investors meet to discuss investing in real estate-backed notes. The goal is to help each other stay motivated, analyze deals, and discuss strategies. 11:30 a.m. First Watch, 1000 Meridian Blvd., Franklin.

-- Thursday, July 28: Real Estate Mastermind Book Club. The first half of the class time will be used to review a book, and the second half will be a discussion on goals and ambitions. 6:30 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road, Suite 200, Nashville.


Business Studio Workshop

Todd Rolapp of Bass Berry & Sims will lead the conversartion. From performance reviews and partnership disagreements to vendor quality discussions, you’ll learn how to begin crafting dialogue that preserves relationships and sets performance expectations. Refinery Nashville, 438 Houston Street, Suite 263, Nashville. Registration: 7:30-8 a.m.; Workshop: 8-10 a.m. Fee: Chamber members: Free Information: nashvillechamber.com

Good Morning Robertson County

Hear from county and city leaders, meet new members and learn about what’s going on in Robertson County. Come and network with other Chamber members. Springfield City Hall, 405 N. Main Street. 7:30-8 a.m. Fee: Free. Information: www.robertsonchamber.chambermaster.com/events

Street Food Thursdays

Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North ever Thursday through October. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Nolensville Area Business Council Luncheon

Guest Speaker Kari Chunn’s, topic is Your Path in Ethical Leadership. Chunn is regional manager, Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee. Providence Baptist Fellowship Church, 1668 Sunset Road, Brentwood. Fees: $16 Chamber members, $20 Guests. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. http://members.williamsonchamber.com/events

Gallatin Free Concert

3rd Thursday on Main. Featuring Gary Morris and special guest Georgette Jones. 6:30-9 p.m. Gallatin’s Downtown Historic Square. Downtown merchants, restaurant’s and bars will be open late. Bring lawn chairs. Information:gallatintn.org

Jammin’ with the General

On the square in Lebanon. Live music featuring Four on the Floor. Local food trucks. Fun starts at 6 p.m.; Music begins at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. Information: lebanonwilsonchamber.com.


July Jamboree: Summer Picnic

Oaklands Mansion, Murfreesboro will host this tradional Southern summer picnic with plenty of Southern-fried chicken and catfish, cooked on site by Uncle Bud’s and served with all the fixings. 6:30 p.m., 900 North Maney Avenue. Music on the veranda provided by The Knott Brothers Band. There will also be an open bar and Prichard’s Distillery will offer tastings to patrons. Tours of the mansion will be given as well. Tickets: $75 per person. Sponsorships start at $250 Information: www.OaklandsMansion.org


Playing for Grace Songwriters Festival

Songwriters come together to help support Grace House Children’s Project. War Memorial Building, 200 Center Avenue, Dickson. List of special guests include Scott Reeves, Sylvia, Jim Glaser, Bobby Tomberlin, Nadirah Shakoor, Doyle Grisham, John Frinzi, John Mock, Aaron Scherz, Lee Gibson, Anita Stapleton, and others. For a complete list check the website. Fees: $15 single, $25 couple, $40 family of 3 or more. Noon–9 p.m. All proceeds go to Grace House Children’s Project. Information: https://gracehousechildrensproject.org/


Robertson County Women in Business: Golf 101

Enjoy dinner, drinks, networking, putting and chipping lesson and contest, golf fashion, golf etiquette, basic rules of the game lesson and a golf course tour. Oak Hills Golf Course, 1928 Hygeia Road, Greenbrier. 5-7 p.m. Fees: $10 for members, $12 for general admission. Must register by July 20. Information: robertsonchamber.org

Williamson, Inc. Prospective Member Open House

An evening of networking, light hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Get a glimpse into how Chamber membership can benefit your business. Williamson, Inc., 5005 Meridian Blvd., Suite 150, Franklin. 4-6 p.m. Fees: Free, but must bring a prospective member to attend. Information: williamsonchamber.com


Business Studio Workshop: Lead And Get Out Of The Way

You had an idea to start a business and now you’re responsible for people who are motivated in different ways. Michael O’Hara with TechnologyAdvice will provide insights and communication techniques in order for you to get the most from your team. Refinery Nashville, 438 Houston Street, Suite 263, Nashville. 7:30-10 a.m. Fee: Chamber members: Free Information: nashvillechamber.com

Williamson, Inc. Women in Business Meet-Up

The newly-built Columbia State Community College Williamson Campus is the site for the Women in Business workshops. Be one of the first to step inside the state-of-the-art facility and take advantage of this stellar lineup of speakers. Topics include: Social Media across the Generations, Presenter: Sarah Braud; Connecting the Dots: More Than a Business Card, Presenter, Tresa Halbrooks; Know Who You Are & Who You Aren’t: A Discussion of Healthy Boundaries, Presenter: Alicia Lewis. Attendees will be required to select one workshop during online registration. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 1228 Liberty Pike, Franklin. $25 for Chamber members, $45 for guests. Information: williamsonchamber.com


Wilson County Meet the Mayor

Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto is available for open discussion with members of the community every last Wednesday of the month at the Chamber office, 149 Public Square. All are invited from 1:30-3 p.m. Information: 444-1383


BIZaroo: A festival for growing businesses

Business Studio is excited to announce BIZaroo, a half-day conference for small and midsized business owners, nonprofits and entrepreneurs. We’ll host an afternoon of great content to help your business grow. We’ll kick things off with our keynote, then break out for interactive sessions and wrap up the day with an after-party. 12:30 p.m.-1p.m. registration, 1-5 p.m. BIZaroo, 5-6 p.m. After-party. Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management, 401 21st Avenue South. Fees: $50 Chamber Members, $50 Future members. Registration and Information on full agenda: nashvillechamber.com

Business Before Hours

Special edition of Business before Hours as Doubletree by Hilton presents: Breakfast at Tiffany’s. $5 for members and $15 for future members. DoubleTree Hotel, 1850 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro. 7:30 a.m. - 9a.m. Information: rutherfordchamber.org

TriStar StoneCrest Women’s Show

Empower your Mind, Body and Spirit! TriStar StoneCrest is committed to empowering women to live a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. Join us for the 6th annual TriStar StoneCrest Women’s Show. Invite a friend and unite with other women to learn about health, beauty and wellness while enjoying music, food, fashion and FUN! Registration is required for this Free Event by calling 615-342-1919 or http://tristarstonecrest.com/WomensShow. Hors d’oeuvres, Desserts & Wine Catered by local restaurants Beauty & Wellness Services Clothing, Jewelry & more! Live Fashion & Health Demonstrations Free Health & Wellness Screenings Door Prizes & Giveaways. 5-7:30 p.m. 200 StoneCrest Blvd., Smyrna.


Public Affairs Roundtable

Williamson County Administrative Complex Auditorium, 1320 West Main Street. 7:15 a.m. Networking. 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. program/taping begins. Fees: no charge for Chamber Members and Guest. Open to the general public. Public Affairs Roundtable is a monthly community forum featuring elected officials centered on the issues being discussed in the Tennessee Legislature and in Williamson County. Representative are given a platform to discuss the issues in greater depth with their constituents.

Tennessee-France/USA Trade Presentation and Networking Event

Eric Kruger, economist and cross-cultural consultant, will discuss French and U.S. trade. This will be followed by a networking opportunity. Snacks and drinks available. 4025 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville. Parking available in garage behind California Pizza Kitchen.


Robertson County Mayor Bradley’s Back to School Bash

For all Robertson County students. Springfield Middle School, 9 a.m.-noon. Well child checkups/sports physicals offered. Call Pro Health to schedule your appointment, 591-4750. Information: robertsonchamber.com

Free Workshop on Tennessee’s Folk Traditions

From hog killings to sorghum making to wash days to building railroads and banjos, the old ways of life in our communities have been passed down from generation to generation. Fortunately, these traditions of the past are not lost. The Tennessee State Library & Archives holds a vast collection of material about them. Carol Roberts, conservation manager at the Library & Archives, will discuss these homespun traditions during the next event in our free lecture series. Her talk, titled “Preserving Tennessee Folkways: Highlights of the Folklife Collections of the Tennessee State Library & Archives,” will be held in the Library & Archives auditorium. 9:30-11 a.m., 403 Seventh Avenue North. Free parking. To register: http://tennesseefolklife.eventbrite.com.


Carnton Plantation Hosts Annual Sunset Concert Series

The Battle of Franklin Trust’s annual Sunset Concert Series, a family-friendly, summer tradition providing monthly outdoor concerts on the east lawn of Carnton Plantation. Gates open at 5 p.m. and concerts are 6-8 p.m. Attendees can bring a picnic and enjoy the music. Information: www.boft.org. Lineup:

Sunday, July 31: Resurrection: A Journey Tribute

Sunday, August 28: Chris Weaver Band (Motown/Country)

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