For more than 20 years I've written & edited about startup businesses, finance, Chicago, Nashville, the Natchez Trace, travel, food, dogs, the great outdoors & the music industry.
"Nowville." "It City." Nashville has been on the rise in recent years. The population is booming (it recently surpassed Memphis as the state's largest city) and tourism is increasing, thanks to new hotels, restaurants and shops. With all of that comes a host of new monikers highlighting how hip the Tennessee capital is. But its older and better-known name is the one that still rings the right tune: Music City.
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With all due respect, Krystal Clark isn't the biggest fan of The Help, the best-selling book and award-winning flick. Clark doesn't have a problem with the writing or the acting, but the depictions of the Junior League in 1960s Mississippi perpetuate what she considers "outdated stereotypes" of the women's service organization. This year Clark became the first woman of color to hold the office of president for the 95-year Junior League of Nashville, so, clearly, her experiences differ from those on the big screen. We asked her how she intends to use her term, to work toward the Association of Junior Leagues International's goals diversity and inclusion.
The Bluff City has its year-‘round charms (except, perhaps, the peak of summer heat and humidity). But May is a particularly compelling time to visit, when the Memphis in May International Festival offers live music and barbecue championships all month long. This year, the lure west is even stronger, thanks to the recent opening of Elvis Presley’s Memphis, a $45 million expansion of the Graceland site that has added 40 acres and lots of entertainment options to the King’s complex.
Today, Thistle Farms is not just a natural bath products company, and it’s far from a quilting bee; plus, Becca Stevens has far more experience under her belt than just taking baths. Thistle Farms is an international nonprofit social justice powerhouse, helping women who have endured hardships like prostitution, sex trafficking, abuse and addiction.
The scenic Natchez Trace is right in your backyard—
and there’s no time like the present to explore the past.
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Gertrude Crumpton does her homework in the car after school...so that she can get to work at the business where she is CEO.
This modern and minimalist boutique hotel in downtown Nashville is ideal for exploring America's country music capital. The 24 large, self-catering suites offer a comfortable retreat, complete with distinctive Music City touches such as a colourful working record players and albums.
I first went to Big Al's Deli and Catering on the unorthodox suggestion of another chef in town.
Brothers and Nashville natives Ben and Max Goldberg are owners of Strategic Hospitality. In just nine years, they’ve become the go-to team for all things eclectic foodie. From the exclusive, innovative Catbird Seat to the $6 pitcher-slinging Paradise Park, their restaurants reflect the weird and wonderful gamut of food in Nashville.
An all-too-common story: Why a startup should never, ever, ever announce a deal before the check clears.
Keeping teams thinking creatively is no easy task. To keep employees from getting stuck in a rut, these businesses took out-of-the-box approaches to challenge staff to think in new ways. Learn their strategies -- and soak in their lessons learned.