Library Hosts Virtual Opening of Votes For Women August 18

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Event Will Feature Community Leaders, Elected Officials,and Special Guest Rosanne Cash NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A century ago, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, finally securing women’s right to vote. One hundred years later to the day, Nashville Public Library will host another milestone in the city’s history and wants everyone to join them. On Tuesday, August 18 at 11:30 a.m. CST, the library will host a virtual opening of Votes for Women. Viewers can watch the event on the library’s YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/votesforwomenopening. Votes for Women is a new, permanent exhibit …

Nokian Tyres is the First Tire Company to Have Its Ambitious Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Approved

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NOKIA, Finland – Nokian Tyres is the first tire company to have its emissions reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The targets covering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Nokian Tyres’ operations (scopes 1 and 2*) are consistent with reductions required to keep climate warming to 1.5°C, what the latest climate science has told us is needed to prevent the most damaging effects of climate change. Nokian Tyres has committed to reducing: Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 40 percent per ton of tires from a 2015 base year Scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

MassageLuXe Announces First Tennessee Location at Capitol View

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 11, 2019) – MassageLuXe®, an affordable massage therapy spa, is set to open its first Tennessee location in early fall 2019 at Capitol View in downtown Nashville. The spa will be located at 400 11th Ave. North. “We’re proud to continue the momentum at Capitol View and bring another health-focused retailer and valuable amenity like MassageLuXe® to the district,” said Grant Kinnett with Boyle, the developer of Capitol View. “MassageLuXe® not only complements our dedication to offering wellness-centric amenities like boxing, Pilates and yoga at Capitol View, it also brings a luxury service to the community. We’re …

Nashville Walmart Stores and Sam’s Clubs To Raise Money For Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

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Public invited to participate in campaign that helps provide critical patient care for local sick and injured children NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 10, 2019) – All Nashville Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs today kick off this year’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) fundraising campaign to help treat local children who are sick or injured. All money raised during the Nashville CMN Hospitals campaign directly benefits Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to fund critical treatments, pediatric medical equipment, research and charitable care. The Walmart–Sam’s Club CMN Hospitals campaign runs from June 10 through July 7. “It’s inspiring to see …

Club Pilates PROSE Nail Salon and Tiff’s Treats Announce New Locations Opening at McEwen Northside

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., (May 29, 2019) – Tiff’s Treats, PROSE Nail Salon and Club Pilates have announced new locations coming to McEwen Northside, the 45-acre mixed-use environment offering fully integrated commercial, retail, residential and green spaces in Cool Springs. All three retailers are expected to open later this year. “We are excited to welcome Club Pilates, PROSE and Tiff’s Treats to McEwen Northside,” said Phil Fawcett, partner with Boyle and developer of McEwen Northside. “These sought-after brands are just a few of many elements making McEwen Northside a dynamic and desirable destination.” Club Pilates is a boutique fitness studio that specializes in reformer-based …

Three Nashville Icons Join Forces on a New Goo Goo: Andy’s Candy

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A President, a Bourbon and a Chocolate = One Historic Candy HERMITAGE, Tenn. – Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, Standard Candy Company, and Old Hickory Bourbon of Nashville have joined forces and ingredients, collaborating on a new limited-edition Premium Goo Goo flavor called Andy’s Candy. The new Goo Goo confection drew inspiration from the personal tastes of the seventh president. It combines dark chocolate, Old Hickory Bourbon caramel, brown sugar nougat, pecans and an orange ganache for “one history-making flavor,” according to the description on the back of each box. “Collaborating with icons like Goo Goo and Old Hickory Bourbon gave us …