WGU Funds $10M in Emergency Aid To Support Students Impacted by COVID-19

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 12, 2020) – Western Governors University (WGU) has set aside $10 million in emergency aid funds to help current and new students experiencing financial and health care hardships as a result of COVID-19. In addition, the online, nonprofit university is working to raise another $10 million in matching donations. There are more than 4,200 students currently enrolled in programs and nearly 5,500 graduates of WGU in Tennessee. “WGU Tennessee students – 75 percent of whom juggle full-time jobs in addition to their education – exemplify hard work and dedication every day,” said Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, WGU … Read More

Record Number of Metro Nashville Public Schools Teachers Receive Blue Ribbon Teacher Awards

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 20, 2020) – Metro Nashville Public Schools, the Nashville’s Agenda Steering Committee, and the Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) announced today the winners of this year’s Blue Ribbon Teacher Awards. “Nashville’s success depends on the success of our teachers, and we have a lot of great ones educating our students every day,” said Director of Schools Dr. Adrienne Battle. “We see that even now, when public health demands that we create new kinds of classrooms and adapt to teaching and learning remotely. I applaud each of our Blue Ribbon Teachers on earning this tremendous honor with their … Read More

Quarantine-Cocktails

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When times get tough, we turn to our in-house bartender, Dave Goetz for liquid courage. Here, he shares a few of his most requested cocktails.  Manhattan Fill mixing glass with ice. Add 2 oz. Rye, 1 oz. Sweet Red Vermouth, 2 drops Angostura bitters, 2 drops Orange bitters. Stir vigorously for at least one minute. Strain into coupe glass, add orange peel and 1 to 2 Luxardo cherries. Turn your Manhattan into a “Nashattan” Into a 3-liter charred oak barrel, pour two fifths 100 or higher proof Rye, one fifth Doulin Sweet Red Vermouth, one bottle Fee Brothers or Regan’s … Read More

Keep Calm And COVID-COMM

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Communicating With Your Employees in a Crisis For the last few weeks, our inboxes have been filled with messages from every business we ever visited about their approach to COVID-19. Those consumer-facing messaging are often needed, and brands can’t be silent indefinitely. It’s equally important, if not more so, to invest time and resources in communicating with your employees. Here are a few tried-and-true tactics for ensuring your internal communications efforts are successful during a time that feels uncertain at best. Communicate. Communicate. Communicate. It’s tempting to limit what you share with employees when things are uncertain, and in the … Read More

MP&F Celebrates Black History Month

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Reflecting on History Brittany IrbyMP&F Account Supervisor, Diversity Committee Member It’s February, which means that it is Black History Month (BHM)! This year marks 50 years since the first BHM celebration took place at Kent State University. This is a month to honor and acknowledge the contributions that black people have made in America. In honor of BHM, I challenge you all to reflect on that one “aha” moment that you might have had over these few weeks. You might ask yourself, what is an “aha” moment? Merriam-Webster describes it as a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition or … Read More

FBMM PROMOTES MIDDLEMAS TO ACCOUNT MANAGER

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 3, 2019) – Top-tier entertainment business management firm FBMM has promoted Abby Middlemas from account executive to account manager. In this managerial position, she will focus on her clients’ financial goals, whether that’s budgeting for a tour, buying their first home or planning for retirement. “Abby has been a valuable asset to our team for the past four years,” said FBMM owner Duane Clark. “She has proved herself a reliable resource to her clients, and has shown the depth of her financial management knowledge throughout her time here. We’re proud to have her on our team.” Middlemas … Read More

Nashville Commercial Real Estate Vitality Index Reveals Surge in Nashville Market in First Half of Year

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 13, 2019) – Nashville’s commercial real estate market surged in the first two quarters of 2019, ignoring expected recessionary trends and building on market fundamentals – such as new building permits and absorption rates – that remain strong. This is the basic finding of the Colliers | Nashville Commercial Real Estate Vitality Index midyear report. “A key takeaway we’ve found since we first released the Index earlier this year is that the vitality of Middle Tennessee’s commercial real estate industry shows no signs of slowing down,” said Janet Miller, Colliers International | Nashville CEO and market leader. … Read More

FBMM Promotes Three to Senior Account Assistants

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 6, 2019) – FBMM, an entertainment business management firm that represents some of the biggest names in the music industry, has promoted Lauren Dempsey, Roxanne Estacio and Michael Fierro to senior account assistants. “At FBMM, we value our clients and their financial goals. Lauren, Michael and Roxanne have shown that they are devoted to our clients through their strategic approach, creative mindset and expertise,” said Jamie Cheek, president and owner at FBMM. “We know they will continue to make a positive impact on our clients’ financial well-being, and we look forward to watching them grow with the … Read More

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage Hosts Monthly Dog Days Event

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HERMITAGE, Tenn. –Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage will host its monthly Dog Days event Saturday, June 29, opening its historic grounds and nature trails for families and their dogs to enjoy together from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A grounds pass will allow guests to explore the acreage of The Hermitage as they walk the historic estate, hike the preserved trails and enjoy the scenic surroundings of the grounds and 19thcentury architecture. By purchasing a combo ticket, guests will also have access to an exclusive Hounds Hike the Hermitage tour, guided by a Hermitage team member. For 60 minutes, participants will hear … Read More

FBMM Promotes Three Team Members

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – FBMM (Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, Inc.), an entertainment business management firm that represents some of the industry’s top recording and touring artists, has promoted Jeremy Baquing, Vincent Mavaro and Paul Rossetti to senior account assistant. “Paul, Jeremy and Vincent are intelligent, hardworking and very important to our deep bench of employees. We trust them to handle our clients’ business matters with integrity and prudence,” said Julie Boos, business manager and owner of FBMM. “We are proud to recognize them for their work and look forward to watching them continue to grow in their careers at FBMM.” … Read More