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Grand Avenue Delivers in Timely Style

Jun 29, 2016

Anticipating client needs is key, says Carl Haley, Grand Avenue owner says When Carl Haley set out to build a transportation company in 2009 the U.S. economy was less than sluggish but Music City movers and shakers knew Nashville was poised for tremendous growth. Carl, a Nashville City Club member, and his partners had just sold AIM Healthcare, a payment auditing company, to a division of UnitedHealthcare. Carl’s chauffeur, who drove him on occasion, approached the subject of launching a transportation company. Carl was intrigued and set up...

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Attorney Kelly Frey is at Intersection of Law, Tech, and Film

May 23, 2016

Attorney Kelly Frey Blends Law, Technology, Film in Distinguished Career Attorney Kelly Frey, also known as “Tech JD,” “The Film Guy,” a prolific writer and fierce advocate for Music City’s film industry, grew up on a dairy farm that is now part of a subdivision in Hermitage. Practice of law was not Plan A. He attended Nashville Public Schools, earned his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and then a master’s degree in pathology from Vandy’s School of Medicine. He had always loved science and technology – while...

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Think You Can’t Budget?

Apr 5, 2016

NCC Member Courtenay Shipley’s online course demystifies budgeting In helping organizations set up retirement plan options for their employees, Courtenay Shipley also meets with individual employees and asks them how they track their money and spending. She rarely gets a good answer – and often gets no answer at all. “Most employees that I met with would say they couldn’t afford to save in their retirement plan, but when asked if they knew where their money was going, they would say they didn’t know!” That repeated...

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4 Beers, 4 Courses: Black Abbey Brewmaster, NCC Chefs Team Up

Feb 18, 2016

Only a Few Spots Remain for March 5 Craft Beer Dinner   Carl Meier loves to see the lightbulb go off when guests realize that beer can be paired with food in the same way as wine. That the right beer makes a certain dish taste better without overwhelming it. That the right food complements a beer like an aged ribeye does a Cabernet Sauvignon. “The idea that beer and food can pair together like wine and food do other than at a sporting event or backyard barbecue is relatively new,” says Carl, brewmaster and founder of Nashville’s...

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VOTE NCC Toast of Music City Reader’s Choice Awards

Jul 1, 2015

Welcome to The Tennessean’s 8th Annual Toast of Music City Reader’s Choice Awards presented by First Tennessee. Voting is now open from June 28 – July 25. Categories include top places to shop, eat, drink and play and also top people and places that provide professional services in and around Music City. We are nominated in SEVEN categories: Best Breakfast, Best Lunch, Best Burger, Best Wine List, Best Restaurant in Davidson County, Best Place to Get Married, Best Local Bar! Please vote often, readers can vote in over...

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Member Profile: The Bockmans and 312 Pizza Company

Feb 10, 2015

Music City and Windy City meet over pizza In suburban Chicago, Staci Bockman was in marketing and sales and Daniel Bockman was in restaurant management. The couple always knew they wanted to have their own business but did not know what it would be. When Staci’s sister moved to Nashville to establish connections in the music industry, Staci and Daniel decided to relocate here, too. Their new business germinated from their combined experience and – and a serious longing for Chicago food. 312 Pizza Company opened in Germantown in April...

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58 Years Old and Getting Younger Every Year!

Jan 27, 2015

Happy Birthday to Us. Let’s Play Ping Pong! This month marks the Nashville City Club’s 58th year and we’re wrapping up January with a very serious business function. Thursday (January 29) we launch the first in a series of monthly company ping pong challenges. Four-person teams from Emma, the City Club and Nova Copy will face off in the club’s Game Room, which less athletic people know as the library. Admission is free and open to non-members, and Happy Hour drink and food specials are in play from 6 to 8 p.m. The NCC’s Ping Pong...

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Member Profile: Roger Hodges

Nov 24, 2014

Meet Roger Hodges of Brands to Marketplace If you want to stand out from the competition, you have to set yourself apart. That’s the specialty of Brands to Marketplace, which recently expanded its presence in Nashville. Roger Hodges, City Club member and former president of the Association for the Future of Film and Television in Tennessee, is the company’s new senior vice president of business development and account services. The branding, marketing and public relations firm specializes in helping clients create, develop and build...

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Game On! Thursday Happy Hour Gets Competitive

Nov 18, 2014

Join Us Thursdays for Game Night Darts, ping pong and good-natured ribbing over Fantasy Football team performance now elevate Thursday Happy Hour into something sporty. From 4 to 7 p.m. each Thursday, we transform the Club Library into a game room. Member Ryan Turbeville is a fan of ping pong, or, more officially table tennis, a diversion that more than 16 million U.S. adults try at least once a year, according to The Sports and Fitness Industry Association. Nearly 5 million play 13 or more times a year. Ryan likely has entered those ranks of...

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Member Profile: Rachael Bradley Meurrier of Metropolitan Bank

Oct 5, 2014

Meet Rachael Bradley Meurrier of Metropolitan Bank The most telling thing about a city? The cranes. “If I look outside my office window right now, we can see eight cranes outside,” says Rachael Bradley Meurrier, Managing Director of Medical and Professional Banking for The Metropolitan Bank. “That says so much about a city.” Nashville’s phenomenal growth and vibrant professional scene enticed Rachael and husband Nick Meurrier to leave their home in Memphis and move here in May, along with 10-year-olds Skittles and Emily, their cat...

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