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NCC Member Spotlight: Courtney Oppman of FreshPoint

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As a sales representative for FreshPoint, Courtney Oppman has a front-row seat to the growing sophistication and variety of the restaurant scene in Greater Nashville. Courtney works directly with Tennessee chefs on produce orders and their increasing desire to feature more local produce on their menus. Texas-based Fresh Point, which has offices and a warehouse in Nashville, is the largest produce distributor to the U.S. food service industry. It also has the largest local produce program for Middle Tennessee restaurants, banquet halls, hotels, cafes and country clubs. She loves her job and...

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March Mug Club Beers Making Their Mark

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It’s IPA month for the Mug Club here at the Nashville City Club! We have two great selections on tap and if you haven’t been in to try out Sweetwater IPA or Randy’s IPA, you still have 12 days! Sweetwater IPA is the “beer you’ve training for.” Or so we’re told. Produced by the award-winning Sweetwater Brewery in Atlanta, Georgia, Sweetwater IPA is a hoppy, unfiltered beer full of natural flavor. Randy’s IPA is the second product released by Jubilee Beer, a Nashville brewery founded by Vanderbilt graduate, Mark Dunkerley. Randy’s IPA was released in January 2013 with Mayday...

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Member Profile: Ken Bishop of NASBA

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Ken Bishop took 165 flights last year, traveling the country and globe on behalf of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, where he is now President and CEO. His demanding travel schedule makes time spent at home even more important, and for Ken, “home” includes the Nashville City Club. Staff members  welcome him when he’s been out of town for awhile and the restaurant’s servers recite daily lunch specials with a smile because they know he will order blackened salmon on a Caesar salad. Every time. He knows breakfast or lunch meetings will take place in a...

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NCC’s Concierge Service has the tickets – or works to get them

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Steve Richards isn’t much of a social planner and by the time he learned Aretha Franklin was performing at the Ryman Auditorium, good tickets were gone. A friend and fellow Nashville City Club member mentioned George Armistead had just snared great seats through the Club’s Concierge Service, so Steve rang Member Relations Manager, Ashlee Polk. Fifteen minutes later, Steve had two seats in the second row of Ryman’s balcony. He and his wife sat behind Martina McBride. “It was perfect,” he says. On behalf of City Club members, Ashlee has established relationships with the Schermerhorn...

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Nashville City Club adds new private events manager

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Shelby Bourne is the Nashville City Club’s new Private Events Manager. Shelby will oversee weddings, rehearsal dinners, reunions, corporate lunches, and other private events of all size. “I am really excited to expand our availability and the event sector for the club,” she said. A Florida native, Shelby has worked in major hotel properties rated as 4-star and 5-star by Forbes. She joins the NCC staff after 1½ years at the Hermitage Hotel as catering sales manager. Prior to that, she worked at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando. She attended the well-respected Rosen College of Hospitality...

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