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VOL. 41 | NO. 24 | Friday, June 16, 2017

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Business Studio - Hiring Strategies for Small Business. In this discussion, we’ll explore what has worked and what hasn’t when it comes to building a team and growing a business. What role should a small business hire first? Should you hire employees or contractors? Full time or part time? Where do you find the talent that aligns with your organization’s mission and vision? Speakers include Halle Hayes, Versher; Brian Hoppes, Elevation Search Solutions; and Ben McIntyre, Internpreneur. Thursday. Registration: 3:45-4 p.m. Workshop: 4-5:30 p.m. Networking and discussion: 5:30-6 p.m. Fee: Free. Microsoft, 8 City Blvd., 3:45-6 p.m. Information: http://web.nashvillechamber.com


Chamber Midtown Quarterly Meeting

Fourth stop on the Tour of Midtown, West End. Discussion will center on the West End corridor’s history, livability and economic development. Vanderbilt University, Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room, 310 25th Avenue S. 7:45-9:15 a.m. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served. Must register to attend this event. Chamber Midtown is one of six of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Area Advisory Councils, formed to champion business prosperity in one of Nashville’s most thriving business districts. Information: http://web.nashvillechamber.com/events

Street Food Thursday

Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North.

Goodlettsville Area Chamber Luncheon

Monthly Chamber luncheon begins with networking and spotlights on business at 11:30 a.m. Lunch buffet starts around 11:40 a.m., and program begins at noon. GoodNaz Church, 400 Loretta Drive. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: $17 for members and $20 general admission. Reservations made prior to 11:30 on Tuesday the week of the luncheon receive early bird discount. Information: www.goodlettsvillechamber.com

JUNE 22-25

UTOPiA 2017 Book Lovers Convention

Conference connects writers to people and opportunities that impact their lives and careers. Speakers include:

-- Amy Harmon, NY Times bestselling author

-- Isaac Marion, NY Times bestselling author of WARM BODIES

-- Abbi Glines, #1 NY Times bestselling author of romance and YA books

-- Vilma Gonzalez of Vilma’s Book Blog, Austin Book Fest & USA Today columnist

-- Jasinda Wilder, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and International Bestselling romance author

-- Daniel Errico, NY Times bestselling children’s book author and creator of original animations on Hulu

Fee: $15-$500. Nashville Airport Marriott, 600 Marriott Drive. Information: www.utopiacon.com/


Highballs, Hops and Hydrangeas

Cheekwood’s annual garden party to help support the daily operations has a new feature this year, a DJ performance at the new Beer Garden. The event will feature local fare from Nashville Originals restaurants, with food from Copper Kettle, Yellow Porch, Wild Iris, Fleet Street Pub and Watermark, among others. Pizza Perfect will provide late-night food service. Special offer for ride sharing with Lyft. Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Information: https://cheekwood.org/calendar/highballs-hops-hydrangeas

JUNE 23-24

Musicians Corner

Musicians Corner takes place summer weekends at Centennial Park. It’s free, family friendly and open to the public. Saturday activities start at noon. Live music 1:30-5 p.m. Pre-show festivities on Saturdays usually consist of food trucks, beer and wine garden and “Kidsville” activities. http://musicianscornernashville.com/

Friday (acoustic night): 5 p.m., Future Stuff; 5:40 p.m., Laney Jones; 6:15 p.m., Parker McKay; 6:55 p.m., Jason Eskridge; 7:50 p.m., Kris Allen

Saturday: 1:30 p.m., Centennial Jam Bands; 2 p.m., Kyle Cox; 2:20 p.m., Divinity Roxx; 3 p.m., Hannah Miller; 3:20 p.m., DeRobert and the Half-Truths, 4:15 p.m.; Alyssa Bonagura, 4:30 p.m., TBA


Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival

The fifth annual event is scheduled for Bridgestone Arena, 3-7 p.m. There will be craft beer, games, food and entertainment. Tickets: $59-$79 general admission, $99-$159 VIP, $39 designated driver, $69 VIP designated driver. All tickets include an upper-bowl ticket to a future Predators game. Proceeds benefit Nashville Predators Foundation which supports Middle Tennessee non-profit and group programs in the community. Information: https://www.nhl.com/predators/community/foundation/beer-festival

JUNE 24-25

Nashville Pride Festival

The annual festival will take place at Public Square Park in downtown Nashville. Saturday’s events are scheduled for 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and feature the Equality Walk, a vendor marketplace, food, drinks, live music and entertainment. Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Fee: $10 both days, $5 for single day. There are also VIP tickets available both days. Information: www.nashvillepride.org


Sunset Concert Series

Carnton Plantation announces summer concerts. Gates open at 5 p.m., and concerts take place 6-8 p.m. Guests are invited to arrive early to set up chairs, blankets and picnics on the east lawn at Carnton. Food and beverage, including alcohol, is permitted, and additional food and drinks will be available for purchase. Pets, tents and grills are not allowed. Parking is free and available on site. Tickets: Adult, $10 in advance, $12 at the gate, children ages 6-15 $5. Information & tickets: www.boft.org


Sunday, June 25: Jaggered Edge: A Rolling Stones Tribute

Sunday, July 30: Resurrection: A Journey Tribute


Nashville Symphony – Community Concert

Community Concerts at parks across the Midstate. Attendees are invited to take a picnic, a blanket or lawn chair. Information: https://www.nashvillesymphony.org/tickets/

June 27 Hadley Park, 1037 28th Ave. N. Nashville 7 p.m.

June 28 Southeast Park Greenspace, 5260 Hickory Hollow Parkway 7:30


Street Food Thursday

Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North.

Business After Hours

Join fellow Williamson, Inc. Chamber members for the June 29 Business After Hours on the green at the 2017 Web.com Tour’s Nashville Golf Open. This event is exclusively for Chamber members, with complimentary access to experience the inaugural championship action. Light hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets will be provided to attendees. Guests will also receive a complimentary grounds pass to the Nashville Golf Open for use during another day of tournament play. Registration is limited to the first 200 participants. Attire: business casual or gold casual. Nashville Golf & Athletic Club

1703 Crockett Springs Trail, Brentwood. 4:30-7 p.m. Fee: Free for Chamber Members. Information: http://cmdev.williamsonchamber.com/events/details/williamosn-inc-business-after-hours-at-nashville-golf-open-354516

Meet the NELAS Finalists Networking Event

The Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELAs) recognize Nashville’s young professionals for significant accomplishments in their chosen career fields, as well as their commitment and contribution to the community. A reception and networking event honoring the finalists of the upcoming 2017 NELAs will be at The Cordelle, 45 Lindsley Ave. $25 fee includes hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets). Event is complimentary for 2017 NELAs finalists. Registration required. Information: www.nashvillechamber.com, www.thenelas.com