Senior Ride Nashville Expands to Donelson, Hermitage

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Senior Ride Nashville, a transportation alternative and assisted ride service for seniors, is expanding its service area to include the Donelson and Hermitage communities in July. The nonprofit organization pairs volunteer drivers with local seniors to provide them with transportation to appointments, grocery stores, social gatherings or other activities. In anticipation of the official launch next month, Senior Ride Nashville is hosting an information session at FiftyForward Donelson Station on Monday, June 25, at 10 a.m. The event is free and open to community members interested in learning more or becoming drivers or riders. “More than 30,000 residents in Davidson … Read More

Sam’s Club Opens New eCommerce Fulfillment Center in Memphis

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Sam’s Club officially opened its new eCommerce fulfillment center (FC) in Memphis, Tenn., today following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. The FC is the first in a series of planned conversions of former club locations across the country. The new Memphis FC is conveniently located 5 miles from a major regional shipping hub, which will shorten delivery times of members’ online orders in the region. Over time, Memphis and the network of additional smaller FCs will give Sam’s Club the ability to bring next day or two-day shipping to most members. The conversion of the club to an operational … Read More

Senior Ride Nashville Celebrates 1,000 Trips

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Senior Ride Nashville, a transportation alternative and assisted ride service for seniors, will complete its 1,000th trip Tuesday afternoon. The nonprofit organization pairs volunteer drivers with local seniors to provide them with transportation to appointments, grocery stores, social gatherings and other events. For the 1,000th ride, the senior rider will be picked up by the volunteer driver and taken to a class at The Meadows Senior Community. “This is a very special milestone for us,” said Carrie Brumfield, executive director of Senior Ride Nashville. “We launched with the mission to help the thousands of residents in Davidson County who have … Read More

BlueCross and MP&F Win The Nation’s Most Prestigious Communications Honor

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Campaign To Combat Tennessee’s Opioid Epidemic Wins Best of Silver Anvil at the Public Relations Society of America’s Annual Awards BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and MP&F Strategic Communications were awarded Best of Silver Anvil at Thursday’s Public Relations Society of America’s annual awards ceremony in New York City for their efforts to combat Tennessee’s opioid epidemic through the “Don’t Be An Accidental Drug Dealer” public education campaign. The award is the nation’s top communications industry honor. “Over the course of two years, this campaign greatly increased awareness of the opioid epidemic and contributed to close to 50 tons of pills … Read More

National Museum of African American Music Issues First State of Black Music Address

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To celebrate the proclamation of June as Black Music Month (African American Music Appreciation Month), the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) has issued the first State of Black Music address. “Black music is America’s music,” said Henry Beecher Hicks, president of the NMAAM. “It’s global music. It crosses boundaries of culture and race and geography, bringing us together in moments of joy, celebration, challenge and contemplation. Black music is, in a word, transcendent, and it may be that the State of Black Music is stronger than ever.” “For the first time in the history of Nielsen Music measurement, … Read More

505 Offering Free Shoes and Fitness Consult to New Buyers and Renters

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What began as an offhand comment during a transit briefing to the Nashville Downtown Partnership on Wednesday is now the newest promotion for the few remaining units at the 505. Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority CEO Stephen Bland was briefing the NDP Board of Directors about upcoming transit improvements. Discussion moved to traffic in the downtown area, and Bland remarked that walking was still the most efficient form of transportation. That prompted Tom Turner, President and CEO, to suggest that developer and board member Tony Giarratana offer free shoes to new renters or buyers at the 505, which opened late last … Read More

3-D Technology Announces Cisco Premier Partner Certification

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3-D Technology Group, LLC, received a substantial boost for its aggressive growth plans by being certified as a Cisco Premier Partner, a designation that gives the Nashville-based IT services provider access to multinational powerhouse Cisco’s products and services. 3-D Technology’s vast and growing client base, which includes the top five for-profit hospital systems and the two largest nonprofit health systems, will now have access to best-in-class Cisco products and services, a certified level of Cisco expertise among 3-D Technology’s client service providers and engineers, and support for Cisco products and services that leads the IT industry. “Our partnership with Cisco … Read More

The Dragon Is Back In Dragon Park

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Over 450 friends and neighbors celebrated the grand reopening of Nashville’s iconic dragon sculpture in Fannie Mae Dees Park on Sunday, May 20. The opening ceremony, which coincided with the season’s first Dragon Music Sunday, included live music, activities for children and a great lineup of speakers, including: Mayor David Briley Nathan Green, Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs at Vanderbilt Monique Odom, Director of Metro Parks Tom Cash, Chairman of the Hillsboro–West End Neighborhood Association Mayor Briley and Councilmember Burkley Allen cut the ribbon to officially reopen the Dragon to the public. Hundreds of children immediately flooded the park and … Read More

FB Financial Corp. Recognized For Board Diversity

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FB Financial Corporation (NYSE: FBK), the holding company of Nashville-based FirstBank, has been recognized for its board diversity for having more than 20 percent of its board of director’s seats held by women. FB Financial was recently named a 2020 Women on Boards Winning “W” Company for the year 2017, a recognition granted to publicly traded companies whose boards consist of at least 20 percent women. Only 36 percent of the 3,192 companies tracked last year reached that mark, according to 2020 Women on Boards, a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 with the goal of increasing the percentage of women … Read More

MP&F Taps Barca To Serve As Senior Account Exec

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Brandon Barca, former director of multimedia integration for the University of Oregon Athletic Department, has joined MP&F Strategic Communications as a senior account executive. Barca brings 18 years of experience in sports communications and marketing, including digital strategy, social media, branding, consumer engagement and promotions. Prior to his work at UofO, Barca held positions with the Vanderbilt University and University of Tennessee athletic departments, and with the Nashville Predators. At UofO, Barca reinvented the athletic department’s digital and social media strategy and managed what a release bills as the “most-followed Twitter and Instagram main accounts in college sports.” In his … Read More