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VOL. 38 | NO. 32 | Friday, August 08, 2014

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Live on the Green. Spanish Gold, The Weeks, City and Colour kick off the concert series at 6 p.m. Thursday. Since its inception in 2009, more than 200,000 fans from 29 states and 10 countries have attended the free outdoor music festival. It also has hosted more than 70 artists, including Alabama Shakes, Local Natives, Band of Horses, Matt & Kim, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Matt Nathanson, The Wallflowers, Citizen Cope, Dr. John, The Wailers and more. This year’s lineup:

  • Thursday, Aug. 14, 6 p.m.: Spanish Gold, The Weeks, City and Colour
  • Thursday, Aug. 21, 6 p.m.: Goodbye June, Wild Cub, The Head and the Heart
  • Thursday, Aug. 28, 6:15 p.m.: All Them Witches, The Features, Capital Cities
  • Thursday, Sept. 4, 6 p.m.: Johnnyswim, Delta Spirit, Cage the Elephant
  • Friday, Sept. 5, 5 p.m.: Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes, Augustana, G. Love and Special Sauce, The Wild Feathers
  • Saturday, Sept. 6, 1:45 p.m.: Phin, Sugar and the Hi Lows, Ingrid Michaelson, LP, The Lone Bellow, Jake Bugg

THURSDAY, AUG. 14

Summer of Street Food

A gathering of 15 to 20 local food trucks. This event will take place every other Thursday through August 21. Trucks will be parked on Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North. Information: www.nashvillefoodtruckassociation.com.

Real Estate Investors Network

Wholesaling Subgroup. Network with wholesalers and buyers of single-family and multi-family real estate. 6:00 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Rd, Ste 200, Nashville. Additional August opportunities:

  • Monday, August, 18: Landlording Subgroup. Join other REIN members to share ideas and discuss the many areas of landlording and renting property. Tips and tricks, contracts, and policies to run your business better. 6:30 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road, Nashville.
  • Tuesday, August 19: REIN Lunch Network. Join other investors the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Meet in small groups and enjoy lunch. Share your deals, present deals, discuss trends, and more. 11:15 a.m., Dalt’s Grill, 38 White Bridge Rd, Nashville.
  • Thursday, August 21: 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, 2000 Meridian Blvd, Ste 110, Franklin.
  • Saturday, August 23: Collecting Back Rents. Learn how to obtain and collect judgments. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road, Nashville.

FRIDAY, AUG. 15

Junior Achievement Awareness Breakfast

More than 300 business people will gather at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel to learn about the Junior Achievement organization and what it offers to the community. Dr. Randy Lowry, president of Lipscomb University, will offer the keynote address. Attendees are being invited to the event by Junior Achievement Board Members and other supporters. Members of the public are invited to attend as well. In addition to Dr. Lowry, Junior Achievement students, volunteers, teachers, and Board Members will speak, sharing about their experiences in the program and the impact it has made in their lives. Junior Achievement offers programming for kindergarten through twelfth grade students focusing on entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy. There is no cost to attend the event; however, attendees will have the opportunity to sign up to volunteer in an area classroom, support the organization financially, or get involved with future events.7:15-8:30 a.m. RSVP: www.janash.com/events/awareness-breakfast.

SATURDAY, AUG. 16

Solar Workshop for Homeowners

LightWave Solar will present a Solar Workshop for Homeowners to explain the process of installing solar at your home. Presentation will cover the basics: How solar works, solar equipment and costs, roof and shade requirements, and an overview of available tax and utility incentives. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP: info@lightwavesolar.com, 641-4050.

TUESDAY, AUG. 19

Social Enterprise Shared Interest Group

For those who measure success according to the “triple-bottom-line” philosophy (people, planet, profit)? The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Social Enterprise Shared Interest Group, led by Evan Owens from centresource, launched in March 2013. Come contribute to the community of local, regional, national and international social entrepreneurs – and learn about the movement from local and regional thought leaders. 8:30-9:30 a.m., Centresource Lab, 1312 5th Avenue North, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

Courtyard Concerts

Food truck fare and free lunchtime music from the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band at the Downtown Library, 615 Church St. The 2014 Courtyard Concerts series, now in its 11th year, is funded by the Nashville Public Library Foundation and supported by media sponsor The Nashville Scene. Concerts will run every Tuesday, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., through Oct. 7. Performances are informal and unseated, so guests can bring lunch and drop in to hear music in the Robinson Courtyard, located on the Library’s second floor.

  • Aug. 19: The WannaBeatles
  • Aug. 26: Sara Sant’Ambrogio, a cellist who has played Carnegie Hall and with symphonies across the U.S.
  • Sept. 2: Annie Sellick and the Hot Club of Nashville. Gypsy swing band playing songs from the 30s and 40s.
  • Sept. 9: Acoustic songwriters Session with Marshall Chapman, David Olney and RB Morris.
  • Sept. 16: Riders in the Sky
  • Sept. 23: Mandy Barnett singing pop and country music. She played Patsy Cline in a Ryman production.
  • Sept. 30: Mr. Sipp sings Mississippi Blues.
  • Oct. 7: San Rafael Band. Latin jazz fused with salsa, blues and rock.

Information: nashvillepubliclibrary.org/courtyardconcerts.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20

HR Excellence Awards Luncheon

Established to recognize and foster human resource excellence among Middle Tennessee organizations, the HR Excellence Awards program is based on the scrupulous HR principles of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program. Businesses are invited to self-nominate for an award each year and are evaluated on proficiency in five areas: HR strategy; HR management practices; organizational learning and development; measurement of HR performance; and employee well-being and engagement. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nashville Airport Marriott Hotel, 600 Marriott Drive, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 499-5150.

Chamber West Monthly Networking Coffee

Network with Chamber members in your area over breakfast and coffee. Learn more about Chamber West’s initiatives and find out how you can get involved in the continued success of this area. 8-9:15 a.m., Hampton Inn & Suites-Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Rd., Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21

Making Smart Financial Decisions

Regions Bank is hosting Critical Conversations, a lunch series presented by the Council on Workforce Innovation. Regions experts will educate people about making smart financial decisions. Presentations will include an in-depth analysis of the methods, processes and decision-making skills needed to make intelligent financial choices and receive positive returns. Topics and presenters include:

  • Kim Powell, Branch Manager: “Are you managing your money, or is your money managing you?”
  • David Moon, Mortgage Loan Originator: “Home Ownership versus renting and how to protect your credit”
  • Jill Fachilla, Institutional Trust Relationship Manager: “Retirement savings versus not having a retirement plan”

Sessions are free, and Regions will provide lunch. Reservations accepted by email (MidTNEvents@regions.com) before August 11. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 150 4th Avenue North, fourth floor.

Pick Your Place

How does the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce work to create regional economic prosperity? And how do you, as a member, play a role in supporting that purpose? Join us for Pick Your Place and learn about member benefits and involvement opportunities for the 2014-2015 program year. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce Street, Suite 100, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

Spark Series

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce is kicking off its new Spark Series, offering professional development workshops in partnership with c3/consulting. For teams or individuals, these full- and half-day workshops help organizations increase productivity, improve collaboration, enhance leadership skills and learn techniques for strategic planning. This workshop topic is “Negotiation: Strategies to Build Your Business,” and is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at C3 Consulting, LLC, 2975 Sidco Drive, Nashville. $400 per person for Chamber members, $550 per person for future members. Information: www.nashvillechamber.com, 743-3067. Additional sessions include:

  • Friday, Aug. 22: Breakthrough Thinking: Avoid Thinking Biases. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 11: Strategy Boot Camp: From Vision to Execution. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 17: The Seven Separators of Facilitation Excellence. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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