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VOL. 38 | NO. 17 | Friday, April 25, 2014

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Nashville Chamber Business After Hours. An opportunity to develop relationships, walk away with new connections and market your business to more than 200 attendees. Pre-registration required. today, 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Factory at Franklin Jamison Hall, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.


Watkins YART Sale

Students will be selling original, affordable artwork by students, 3 to 7 p.m., on the campus of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. Information: 383-4848.


Interactive Media Meet-up

An opportunity for like-minded Chamber members 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, 743-3063.


Third Annual Mayor’s Field Day

The event will be held on at LP Field, 9 a.m.-noon. Children 5 and older, adults of all ages and individuals of all fitness levels are invited to the free event. Tennessee Titans players, cheerleaders and mascot T-RAC will join Mayor Karl Dean for the event, which includes an educational fitness fair and on-field games. Registration: www.mayorsfieldday.com. Advance registration is strongly encouraged, but not required.

MAY 5-6

2014 Middle Tennessee Cyber Summit

MTSU event aims to help public- and private-sector operations that want protection from online attack. The theme of the summit, sponsored by MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education, is “Security Essentials.” It’s open to the public at no charge. The summit will address criminal, intelligence, disruptive and information cyberthreats and show how a company or agency can work to protect its assets and reputation from external or internal electronic breaches of its security, confidentiality and data. Information: www.mtsu.edu/fire/Law_Enforcement_Training.php, 898-2221 or fire@mtsu.edu.


Beer & Cheese Tasting

Music fans, beer enthusiasts and cheese aficionados can indulge at Beer & Cheese Tasting, an event to benefit the Tennessee Respite Coalition. Now in its second year, the event takes place at Jackalope Brewing Company, 701 Eighth Avenue South, Nashville, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Information: www.tnrespite.org/event/beer-cheese.

Chamber East Networking Coffee

Join business and community leaders in East Nashville for the Chamber East monthly networking coffee and community update. 8:15-9:30 a.m., Martha O’Bryan Center, 711 South 7th Street. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3053.


Leadercast Broadcast

Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Leadercast at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. The event, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., is broadcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of sites around the world, including the Lipscomb campus. This year’s speaker lineup includes:

  • Andy Stanley, leadership author and communicator
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate & human rights activist live from Cape Town, South Africa
  • Malcolm Gladwell, journalist and best-selling author of "The Tipping Point and Outliers"
  • Randall Wallace, screenwriter, director, producer and songwriter ("Braveheart," "Secretariat")
  • Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric
  • Laura Schroff, former advertising sales executive and best-selling author of "An Invisible Thread"
  • Dr. Henry Cloud, clinical psychologist and leadership consultant
  • Simon Sinek, best-selling author of "Start with Why" and leadership expert
  • Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009) (via exclusive video interview)

Cost to attend is $99 for individuals and $95 per person for groups of five or more. An early bird ticket rate of $10 off lasts through April 30. Information: http://leadercast.com/location/nashville


Bellevue Picnic Patron’s Party

The Tyrone Smith Revue will entertain the crowd and there will also be a live auction, including a one-of-a-kind scarf by the legendary designer Manuel. Tickets for the event are $45 per person and include food and entertainment. There will be a cash bar available. Information: 662-2737, info@harpethwestchamber.com. The 37th annual Bellevue Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, May 17.

Real Estate Investors Network Real Estate Investors Network

Monthly Association Meeting. Breakout sessions and feature presentation on the second Monday of each month. 5:30-8 p.m., 174 Raines, Nashville. Information: reintn.org. Additional opportunities include:

  • Thursday, May 15: Williamson County Lunch Group. Rehabbers, 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., Bosco’s Restaurant & Brewery, 2000 Meridian Blvd, Ste 110, Franklin.
  • Monday, May 19: Landlording Subgroup. Join other REIN members to share ideas and discuss landlording and renting property. 6:30 p.m., REIN Education Center – Belle Meade, 4525 Harding Road, Ste 200, Nashville.
  • Tuesday, May 20: REIN Lunch Network. Join active and experienced real estate investors on the third Tuesday of the each month. Share your deals you’d like to sell/buy. Present deals you know about that would interest investors. Discuss trends and hot real estate topics of interest to the experienced and active real estate group members. 11:15 a.m., Dalt’s American Grill, 38 White Bridge Road, Nashville.
  • Thursday, May 22: Ca$h Flow & Millionaire Maker Games. Learn financial strategies without having to invest any of your own hard-earned cash. These games are fun and educational ways to learn about wealth creation, managing assets and liabilities and escaping from the “rat race.” 6 p.m., REIN Education Center – Belle Meade, 4525 Harding Road, Ste 200, Nashville.


Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce 3rd Annual Academic Excellence Awards Dinner

The event honors the top students from Cheatham County High School, Harpeth High School and Sycamore High School, and will be held at the Livery Stables in Pleasant View.

MAY 14-17

3rd annual Tennessee Bike Summit

Walk/Bike Nashville and Bike/Walk Tennessee host the event, which brings together policy makers, bike advocates, engineers, planners, designers and bike shop owners to work towards making Tennessee a more bike-friendly state. The schedule features two and a-half days of workshops and plenary sessions. Speakers include:

  • Nashville Mayor Karl Dean
  • Kim Wiley-Schwartz, assistant commissioner New York City Dept. of Transportation
  • Jim Sayer, executive director, Adventure Cycling Association
  • Brighid O’Keane, advocacy & programs director, Alliance for Biking and Walking
  • Toks Omishakin, TDOT assistant commissioner, Bureau of Environment & Planning Bureau.

Information: www.tnbikesummit.org.

MAY 15-17

65th annual Franklin Rodeo

The Franklin Noon Rotary Club event stampedes into the Williamson County Ag Center May 15-17 at 7 p.m. each night. Proceeds from this event benefit area charities. Rodeo tickets are available online at www.franklinrodeo.com and at the gate. $20 for adults, $10 for 12 and younger.