MP&F Public Relations Becomes MP&F Strategic Communications

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MP&F Public Relations is now MP&F Strategic Communications. The staff-driven rebrand is a nod to the agency’s growing service areas and integrated approach to helping clients achieve their business and organizational goals. “For 31 years, MP&F has been a public relations firm providing multifaceted communications services to help our clients achieve their goals,” said David Fox, managing partner. “This name change is a reinforcement of the broad scope of services we offer and the work our team does every day to integrate public relations with the latest strategies in advertising, marketing, digital strategy, and design and web services.” MP&F is … Read More

Nashville Public Education Foundation Kicks Off Third Annual ‘Show Your Love For Teachers’ Campaign

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Thousands of Nashvillians – from parents to businesses and students to city leaders – are thanking Nashville’s 6,800 hardworking public school educators during the month of May as part of the third annual Show Your Love for Teachers campaign. This annual citywide effort, a program of the Nashville Public Education Foundation and supported by the Mayor’s Office and Metro Nashville Public Schools, is shaping up to be the biggest display of teacher appreciation in Nashville to date. “Nashville’s teachers are a huge part of what makes this city great, which is why recognizing and celebrating them through the Show Your … Read More

National Museum of African American Music Announces Legends Gala Honorees

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The National Museum of African American Music will present Charlie Wilson, Nile Rodgers, Yolanda Adams, Mona Scott–Young and Keb’ Mo’ with the Rhapsody & Rhythm Award at the Museum’s fifth Celebration of Legends on the evening of Thursday, May 31, at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. The Gala celebrates African American musical and cultural trailblazers who have made significant contributions to American music across all genres. “Charlie Wilson, Nile Rodgers, Yolanda Adams, Mona Scott–Young and Keb’ Mo’ represent the talented, accomplished and decorated musical pioneers that the National Museum of African American Music seeks to elevate,” said NMAAM President … Read More

WGU Tennessee Offers New B.S. in Computer Science, Includes Key IT Certifications

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 4, 2018) – Western Governors University (WGU), parent university of WGU Tennessee, has announced the addition of a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) degree program through its College of Information Technology. The new degree program is in response to the great demand for computer science graduates. In Tennessee, there are more than 6,000 open jobs and only 625 graduates in the computer science field. “There are more technology jobs in Tennessee than there are qualified applicants to fill them,” said Kimberly K. Estep, Ph.D., chancellor of WGU Tennessee. “This is especially true in Nashville, where … Read More

Weiss & Weiss Attorneys At Law Joins Ortale Kelley Law Firm

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Scott Weiss, Tennessee’s first and only College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) Fellow, has merged practices with Ortale Kelley Law Firm – one of middle Tennessee’s pre-eminent law offices. The CCAL certification recognizes Weiss’ excellence in the practice of community association law and distinguishes his contributions to the development of community association law in Tennessee and nationally. “Scott’s unmatched expertise in community association law is a perfect complement to our suite of services,” said Richard Sebastian, managing partner. “Ortale Kelley’s and Scott’s clients will greatly benefit from this relationship and expanded support capabilities.” Weiss’ practice is dedicated primarily to the … Read More

National Museum of African American Music And U.S. Postal Service Honor Legendary Performer And Civil Rights Pioneer Lena Horne

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The National Museum of African American Music and the U.S. Postal Service today unveiled a stamp in honor of legendary performer and civil rights activist Lena Horne in observance of Black History Month. Horne will be featured at NMAAM when the museum opens in 2020. NMAAM curator Steven Lewis gave remarks detailing Horne’s lifetime musical career and contributions to the civil rights movement at the unveiling. “Lena Horne is, without a doubt, one of the most iconic figures in American entertainment,” Lewis said. “She rose from humble beginnings to a prominent place in American history on the strength of her … Read More

McNeely Makes Plans To Shift Role At MP&F, Start New Firm – McNeely Brockman PR

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New firm will launch June 1, co-locate with MP&F, share projects NASHVILLE – MP&F Public Relations founder Mark McNeely plans to form a related strategic communications consultancy housed in MP&F’s Nashville offices effective June 1, it was announced today. “This has been a long-term dream, and I am looking forward to transitioning to this new role, where my partner will be my daughter, Kelly Brockman, and we will focus on executive-level media relations, media training, crisis communications and strategic planning,” said McNeely, who started the firm that became MP&F in 1987. “I will still be working with some MP&F clients, … Read More

Progressive® Insurance Nashville Boat Show® Docks at Music City Center Jan. 18–21

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The Progressive® Insurance Nashville Boat Show®, Tennessee’s premier boating event, docks in the Music City Center, Thursday, Jan.18, through Sunday, Jan. 21. This year’s show has over 300 boats on display for attendees to view, board and buy, the latest in marine tech and accessories on display, educational opportunities, and fun for all ages and experience levels! Kids and families will have endless opportunities for fun at this year’s show. New this year, Kendall Newson, a former Miami Dolphin and MTSU football player, will be on-site teaching a kids’ fishing clinic on behalf of his Teach a Child to Fish … Read More

MP&F Adds Integrated Marketing Director

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MP&F Public Relations has launched a new integrated marketing service line and has named Knight Stivender as its first director of integrated marketing. Stivender, who most recently was with Alcott Marketing Science, has more than 20 years of experience in communications. Before joining Alcott, Stivender was an award-winning journalist and editor of engagement and digital at The Tennessean. She also served as general manager of the paper’s 12th & Broad platform. Stivender has served as programming and communications chairwoman for the Nashville chapter of the American Marketing Association, and she serves on the Chick History board of directors as vice … Read More

Progressive® Insurance Nashville Boat Show® Harbors at the Music City Center Jan. 18–21

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The Progressive® Insurance Nashville Boat Show®, Tennessee’s premier boating event, is bringing a taste of summer to Nashville’s Music City Center with four days of fun Jan. 18–21, 2018. This year’s show has over 180,000 square feet of boats and accessories along with educational opportunities and fun for all ages and experience levels! View, board and shop hundreds of boats from the region’s top dealers, plus take advantage of show specials on the latest marine accessories and electronics, including cruisers, watersports and fishing boats, jet skis, canoes, kayaks, and more!  Former Miami Dolphin Kendall Newson will be on hand on … Read More