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VOL. 36 | NO. 3 | Friday, January 20, 2012

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Women In Business Summit. Featured sessions and speakers at Thursday event include: Jaynee Day, Second Harvest Food Bank, on how she has used creative thinking to build an award-winning charity; Business owners Yvonne Collier, Erin Richardson and Beth Courtney discussing how they took family businesses and recreated them to reach higher levels of success; Selling your business, with Beth Franklin and Thelma Kidd; Franchising: How, when, why, what to do and what not to do with Gina Butler, Debbie Gordon and Rusty Powell; How to Grow Your Business with Eileen Katcher, Susan DePue and Sheila Hearn; How to Find Your Bliss with Marjorie Feltus-Hawkins, Sherry Deutchmann and Rhonda Marco.

Noon-7 p.m. at Second Harvest Food Bank, 331 Great Circle Road. Information: info@nashvillenawbo.com.

SATURDAY, JAN. 28

Marijuana Education Day Activities

Keith Stroup, a Washington, D.C. attorney who founded the national advocacy group that favors legalization of marijuana, NORML, will be the featured speaker here at Marijuana Education Day activities on Saturday, Jan. 28. Stroup will speak on “Medical, Legal and Legislative Updates” at a lunch seminar, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. “Dinner with Keith Stroup” begins at 7 p.m. Both events are at Sunset Grill. Information: tnnorml@gmail.com.

THROUGH JAN. 29

Watkins Interior Design Exhibit

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents its 15th annual Interior Design Student Exhibit, a juried show featuring works by Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree candidates in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. A reception and awards presentation will be held on Friday, January 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Currey Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Admission is free. Information: watkins.edu.

TUESDAY, JAN. 31

Business After Hours

An evening of networking at Terrazzo in the Gulch (700 12th Avenue South). Register as an individual attendee or increase your company’s marketing efforts by purchasing a 6’ display table to showcase your business. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Information: 743-3115, nashvillechamber.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Williamson County Newcomers Club

Meeting at 10:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month, September-May, at Old Natchez Country Club for lunch/program. Reservations required. Information: williamsoncountynewcomersclub.com.

FRIDAY, FEB. 10

Deadline for Urban Land Institute awards

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Nashville is now accepting applications for its 4th Annual Excellence in Development Awards. All use types of development projects completed between 2004-present from the private, public and nonprofit sectors are eligible. Entries will be judged based on criteria that support ULI’s commitment to best practices in the use of land and leadership in creating sustainable communities. Information: nashville.uli.org.

FEB. 10-12

Antiques and Garden Show

Celebrating its 22nd year, The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville is recognized as the largest show in the country to combine both antiques and gardens. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nashville Convention Center. Information: antiquesandgardenshow.com/.

TUESDAY, FEB. 14

College to Career Fair

The Nashville Chamber annually partners with 13 area universities in welcoming bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates, MBAs and alumni to two of the largest recruiting events in the region. The Nashville Area College to Career Fair and the Nashville Area Teacher Recruitment Fair is scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Williamson County Ag Expo. Information: nashvillefairs.org/.

FEB. 21-22

Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence Conference

The 19th annual Excellence in Tennessee Conference and Awards Banquet helps attendees learn best practices from role-model organizations in the health care, manufacturing, non-profit, government, education and service sectors. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. Information: tncpe.org/Excellence2012.

SATURDAY, FEB. 18

Polar Plunge Nashville

Support Special Olympics by running into the chilly waters of Percy Priest Lake at Nashville Shores. $50+ in donations for each plunger earns an official long-sleeved Plunge T-shirt and lunch. Information: polarplungetn.com.

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