Business Studio Workshop: Labor and Employment Law for Small Business. Learn how to ensure your company’s compliance with employment law rules and regulations with Anne Martin from Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC. Refinery Nashville at Houston Station, 438 Houston Street, Suite 263. Thursday, 3-3:30 p.m. registration, 3:30-5 p.m. workshop. Fee: Complimentary for Chamber members. Information:


Rutherford County Business Before Hours

This informal, social networking event is designed as an opportunity to meet business professionals from across Rutherford County. SunTrust Bank on E. Main Street, Murfreesboro. 7:30-9 a.m. Fee: $5 for members and $15 for future members. No registration is required.

Goodlettsville Area Chamber Luncheon

Monthly membership luncheon, begins with networking & spotlights on business at 11:30 a.m. Lunch buffet starts around 11:45 a.m., and the program begins at noon. GoodNaz Church, 400 Loretta Drive, Goodlettsville. Must register to attend. Information:

Street Food Thursdays

Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Ave. N. and 5th Ave. N. every Thursday through October. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Public Affairs Roundtable

A monthly community forum featuring elected officials centered on the issues being discussed in the Tennessee Legislature and in Williamson County. Guest speaker will be Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham. The topic will be Focus on Spring Hill. Williamson County Administrative Complex Auditorium, 1320 West Main Street, Franklin. 7:15 a.m. networking, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. program/taping beings. Fee: No charge for Chamber members and Guests. Open to the general public. Information:

OCT. 27-28

63rd annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development

Martin Frey, former director for Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, will be the keynote speaker. Renaissance Nashville Hotel. The conference theme is “Team Tennessee: MVPs” showcasing Tennessee’s strategy in economic and rural development, entrepreneurship, workforce and more. Information:

OCT. 28-29

Dickson County Smoke Fest

This KCBS sanctioned event will be for both professional and backyard cookers, with a special category for children. Demolition derbies will be held both nights, as well as a haunted house and Halloween costume contest. Dickson County Fairgrounds, 1053 TN-47. Gates open Friday at 5 p.m., Saturday at 9 a.m. Information:


Cheekwood’s El Dia de los Muertos

The popular Latin American family celebration will be held at Cheekwood, with activities including live performances, an international marketplace and interactive art activities designed to appeal to all ages. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 1200 Forrest Park Drive. Information:

Franklin Pumpkinfest

Franklin’s favorite celebration of fall returns from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The festival stretches along Main Street and its avenues and offers tons of festive fun for


Trick or Treat at Amqui Station

Take part in games, crafts, meeting the ‘Spirits of the Past’ and trick or treating. Boo-seum is a safe not scary Halloween event for children age 10 and younger accompanied by a parent or guardian. Costumes are encouraged but are not required. Free. 4-7 p.m. Information: