MP&F Strategic Communications Names Alice Chapman Managing Partner

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MP&F Strategic Communications has named Alice Chapman managing partner of the firm. The move is part of a strategic initiative begun several years ago to ensure that MP&F will be sustained as an independent, locally owned agency beyond the original partners. That plan included bringing on next generation of equity partners. Chapman was named a partner in 2011, and 27-year MP&F veteran Jennifer Brantley became a partner in 2017. The 32-year-old public relations firm has 72 employees and annual revenues in excess of $9 million. MP&F is a seven-time winner of the prestigious Silver Anvil Award from the Public Relations … Read More

About NissanLIVE

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MP&F recently kicked off a three-year, experiential marketing campaign for our newest client – Nissan North America. This is the first time our two companies have worked together, and we couldn’t be prouder to be working with another Nashville-based company, and one of the world’s great brands. NissanLIVE is a new grassroots activation program that puts the millennial-minded consumer at the controls of a whole new interactive experience, powered by Nissan Intelligent Mobility. “We are honored to build this innovative campaign with Nissan,” said managing partner David Fox. “It has been thrilling for us to see this new collaboration come … Read More

Solstice Powers Integral Senior Living to ASHA Rankings Jump

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CARLSBAD, CA –Integral Senior Living, a premier provider of senior living management services, has been named one of the nation’s 20 largest senior living providers in the 2018 ASHA 50. Driven by growth from the launch of Solstice Senior Living in late 2017, Integral Senior Living (ISL) was listed by the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) as the 17th-largest provider of senior living communities (by unit) in the U.S., with 8,026 units in 80 properties. Prior to the Solstice launch in 2017, ASHA ranked ISL at 27th-largest in the U.S., with 5,170 units in 59 communities. “We are one year … Read More

Mayor, Dr. Joseph Celebrate MNPS

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Mayor David Briley, Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph and nearly 1,000 community members came together Tuesday to celebrate public school excellence and to honor new inductees into the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s Public Schools Hall of Fame during its 14th annual honorees’ luncheon, presented by First Tennessee Bank. “It is because of the tireless work and incredible talent of our teachers, and these award winners in particular, who help us shine a spotlight on the many success stories coming out of our Metro schools,” Mayor Briley said. “I am sincerely thankful to each of them for all they do … Read More

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage Finishes FY 2018 With Record Attendance

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With nearly 230,000 annual visitors, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage has marked the end of President Jackson’s 250th birthday celebration and the 2017–2018 fiscal year with its best attendance in two decades. Attendance at the presidential estate has increased every year since 2011, and the most recent attendance increase comes on the heels of the home and museum’s yearlong celebration of Jackson’s 250th birthday. Over the past year, the presidential home – one of Tennessee’s top historical attractions and top 10 mainstay attractions in Nashville tourism – has had high-profile visits from President Donald Trump, former first lady Laura Bush, Fox News … Read More

Flexdrive Expands Subscription Platform Internationally Through Partnership With Dribe

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Flexdrive, a car subscription technology and services company that enables dealers and fleet owners to offer on-demand car subscriptions to consumers via mobile devices, today announced a partnership with Dribe, Denmark’s leading car subscription operator. A joint venture between Cox Automotive and fleet management company ARI, Flexdrive is the first U.S.-based car subscription company to support dealerships and fleet operators stateside and globally. Dribe, developed by Semler Innovation, selected Flexdrive as the technology platform on which to quickly build and scale its car subscription program. Dribe provides a significant value proposition to consumers who face substantial taxes when buying a … Read More

The Next Door Receives Lyft Community Grant

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Lyft, the fastest-growing rideshare company in the U.S., has announced The Next Door as its June community grants program awardee. The program was introduced this year to support the important work of Nashville-area nonprofit organizations. Each month, Lyft awards one nonprofit $1,000 in Lyft ride credits to ease transportation challenges and support its work to create positive change in Middle Tennessee. The Next Door is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services to women who are impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma and/or incarceration with Christ-centered, compassionate care. A professional team of counselors, case managers, nurse practitioners, medical doctors, master’s-level … Read More

Lewis Lavine To Be Inducted Into Public Schools Hall of Fame

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Lewis Lavine, beloved Nashville community and nonprofit leader, will be honored posthumously with the Nelson C. Andrews Distinguished Service Award at the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s 14th annual Public Schools Hall of Fame luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. Harry Allen, Rashed Fakhruddin and Anne Lowry Russell, all esteemed graduates of Metro Nashville Public Schools, will be inducted into the Public Schools Hall of Fame as Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. The annual Hall of Fame luncheon, which will be held at the Omni Nashville Hotel, raises funds to strengthen the city’s public schools and inspires continued progress through … Read More

WGU Tennessee Climbs to Third-Largest Private, Nonprofit University in State


WGU Tennessee – a nonprofit, online university launched in 2013 as part of  Gov. Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative – has grown to the third-largest private, nonprofit university in the state based on full-time enrollment. The announcement comes as the college prepares to celebrate five years of providing quality, affordable education primarily to working adults across the state. “What impresses me the most about WGU Tennessee’s growth is the demographics of its students, many of whom wouldn’t be able to pursue degrees if not for the affordability and flexibility provided by WGU,” Haslam said. “More than 40 percent of … Read More

Hermitage to Host “Pinot with the President”

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Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage will be open for evening access and sunset wagon rides as part of its “Pinot With the President” event Tuesday, July 10, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guests are invited to enjoy horse-drawn sunset wagon tours and quiet walks around the grounds of the house. Wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres will be offered in the picturesque formal garden before and after guests’ tours of the grounds, while the first floor of the mansion will be open throughout the evening. “The historic and scenic beauty of The Hermitage completely shifts as the sun sets,” said Howard J. Kittel, … Read More