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NASHVILLE, TN — The Music City Center hosted the annual Small and Diverse Business Forum on Friday, Feb. 15 and had over 250 in attendance.  The interactive forum connected small and diverse-owned businesses to major employers including the Metro Nashville...

Pushed Out

By Thomas Sheffield Our economy is booming!!!  Growth is high and the expectation is this rising tide is lifting all boats.  Or does it?  There are many companies moving to Tennessee.  Our state and local government has done a great...
By Ashley Benkarski MURFREESBORO, TN — Taiisha Bradley knows how to connect the dots. She saw a need for local minority businesses to connect with each other and promote their brands, so she created the Rutherford County Black Business Network. The...

Predatory Debt

By Thomas Sheffield This year is the 400th anniversary of the first African slaves to arrive in Jamestown Virginia.  They were brought by Dutch traders.  These slaves made their masters wealthy as they built the foundation of this country.  Not...

Energy Roundup

By Thomas Sheffield Approximately 16% of Nashvillians live in poverty.  The cost of energy for inefficient homes falls heavily on our neighbors living in poverty.  Their homes are poorly weatherized and often prevent our older residents from staying in their...
By Melissa Martin, Ph.D. President Trump announced an end to the government shutdown on January 25. Is it a real deal to reopen the federal government or another tactic of the power-grabbing politician? Is Trump backing down or bamboozling Congress...
NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville-based fintech company Advance Financial announced today that it received two silver One Planet Awards, one for Fastest Growing Company of the Year and the other for Corporate Milestone of the Year.   The coveted One Planet...
 By Christian West-Coleman NASHVILLE, TN — Greetings Nashville!  We’ve entered a new year and it’s the perfect time to review our lives and prioritize for the future.  While the topic may seem gloomy, it’s a great time to think about...
Nashville, TN—The Nashville Business Incubation Center (NBIC) will hold its 32nd Annual Awards and Graduation Ceremony titled, “A Journey of Success Beyond All Limits,” on Thursday, January 24th, 11:30 am, at the Hilton Garden Inn Vanderbilt. The graduation ceremony...
Premier Funeral & Cremation Services is an example of women making in-roads in the funeral industry By Cynthia Anderson NASHVILLE, TN — Delbrita Greene is not your traditional funeral director.  She is one of a growing number of women entering the mortuary business and...

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