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VOL. 37 | NO. 32 | Friday, August 9, 2013

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Third Thursday Labor & Employment Law Breakfast Briefings. Baker Donelson shareholder Ken Weber will present a strategic look at new areas of liability created by new technologies, generational differences among employees, economic trends and food for thought based on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision affirming the use of mandatory arbitration agreements to defeat class actions. The program and breakfast are complimentary, but advance registration is requested (rsvp@bakerdonelson.com). Today, 8 a.m., 211 Commerce Street, First Floor Special Events Center.

THURSDAY, AUG. 15

Live on the Green

Nashville’s free concert series held at Public Square Park in front of the Metro Courthouse on six consecutive Thursdays. The series will feature:

  • Aug. 15 – Matt Nathanson with Erin McCarley
  • Aug. 22 – Michael Franti and Spearhead with The Delta Saints and Luella and the Sun
  • Aug. 29 – Robert Randolph & The Family Band with Joe Robinson
  • Sept. 5 – Local Natives with Leagues and Lulu Mae
  • Sept. 12 – Moon Taxi with The Weeks and The Wild Feathers

Shows begin at 5 p.m. Information: liveonthegreen.net.

SATURDAY, AUG. 17

Genealogy Seminar

Learning to use court records with speaker J. Mark Lowe, a full-time professional genealogist, author and teacher who researches primarily in original records. Low has worked on the genealogical TN series African American Lives 2, Faces of America, and NBC's Who Do You Think You Are? Cost: $35 (includes lunch and handouts). Information and registration: 743-3400, ssolesby@fiftyforward.org.

TUESDAY, AUG. 20

Social Enterprise Shared Interest Group

An opportunity to contribute to the community of local, regional, national and international social entrepreneurs and learn about the movement from local and regional thought leaders. Information: nashvillechamber.com/calendar.

First-Time Home-buyer Seminar

Crye-Leike Realtors and a loan expert from Magna Bank will explain the detailed steps of the home-buying process starting with pre-qualifying for a home loan and proceeding through the various types of financing, shopping for a home and completing the paper work. 6-7:30 p.m., Cane Ridge Event Center, 12633 Old Hickory Blvd., Antioch. RSVP: 556-0740, brandi.miles@crye-leike.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21

Business Matchmaking: Increase Sales and Decrease Sales Cycle

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce introduces Business Matchmaking, an intuitive, cloud-based software that helps pair qualified, growing companies with ready-to-purchase buyers. Powered by technology from Sagents Partners LLC, this new offering helps growing businesses in Middle Tennessee connect with procurement offices in Fortune 1000 companies. Learn how to shorten your sales cycle, increase your visibility, gain access to decision makers, have better qualified leads, get 360° feedback on how to increase connection opportunities, use the Sagents system to gain access to deal flow and generate connections, the benefits of business certifications, best practices for working with procurement offices at Fortune 1000 companies. Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce Street, Suite 100, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

Chamber West Monthly Networking Coffee

An opportunity to learn more about Chamber West’s initiatives and find out how you can get involved in the continued success of this area. Hampton Inn & Suites-Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Rd., Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

HR Excellence Awards - Best Practices Workshop

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management host this 60-minute workshop featuring 2013 HR Excellence Program Award recipients. 3:15-4:30 p.m., Lipscomb University, Ezell Center, Room 301. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 499-5150.

Breakfast Social with Secretary of State Tre Hargett

Hargett will be the guest speaker at this Cheatham County Chamber event. Rep. Mary Littleton and County Mayor David McCullough also will be present. RSVP: info@cheathamchamber.org prior to Aug. 19.

AUG. 23-24

American Cornhole Association Tournament

Cornhole competitors from across the country will converge at Gaylord Opryland Resort for the hotel’s second annual American Cornhole Association (ACA) sanctioned tournament. Payout to the top 32 teams are range from $10,000 to $50. Information: playcornhole.org.

AUG. 24-25

4th Annual Music City Festival & BBQ Championship

This two-day festival a barbecue competition with professional and amateur barbecue teams along 1st Ave competing for more than $25,000 in prizes and cash and the Cool Cars & Hot Bike competition on 2nd Ave. The barbecue competition is one of few that enjoys sanctioning from both the Memphis BBQ Network and the Kansas City BBQ Society. Proceeds from this year’s festival benefit Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and Wounded Warrior. 4-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Information: www.musiccitybbqfestival.com.

SUNDAY, AUG. 25

Carnton Sunset Concert Series

This annual summer series wraps up its monthly outdoor concerts on the lawn of Carnton Plantation with Bad Dog, featuring classic rock from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Advance tickets are $10 for adults (13+) or $12 at the gate. Children 6-12 are $5 each, and children 5 and younger are free. Tickets are available at Carnton and The Carter House. All concerts are from 6-8 p.m., with gates opening at 4:30 p.m. Wrist bands will be issued for re-entry, and parking is free. Patrons are encouraged to bring lounging items such as lawn chairs or blankets. Guests may bring their own food and drink, but both will also be available for purchase.

THURSDAY, AUG. 29

Third Annual Health Care Reform Seminar

A panel of experts from different corners of the industry will provide practical advice on what employers and individuals should be doing to prepare for reform. Panelists are:

  • James Blumstein, a health care and constitutional law professor at Vanderbilt University.
  • Tennessee Sen. Jim Tracy.
  • Chris Ramsey, director of the Office of Health Care Reform for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee.
  • Alex Tolbert, founder of Bernard Health, the country's first independent health care retail store.

Networking/breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the seminar (8:45-10 a.m.). Hilton Garden Inn, 1715 Broadway, Nashville.

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