Nashville Local News

Audio Description to Allow the Blind To ‘See’ the Total Eclipse

2017-08-11

    WASHINGTON, DC, August 11, 2017 — The Audio Description Project, an initiative of the American Council of the Blind (ACB), along with the Mid-Tennessee Council of the Blind, the Tennessee School for the Blind and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, announces an opportunity for blind people worldwide to experience the upcoming total eclipse of the sun. On Monday afternoon, August 21, at exactly 1:27 p.m. (CDT), the sun above Nashville, TN will disappear from view. The sky will go completely dark. But through the use of succinct, imaginative and vivid language — audio description — the event will be accessible to the millions of people who are blind or have low vision, or anyone who wishes to experience a verbal version of the visual. Between 1 and 2 p.m. (CDT) on August 21, Dr. Joel Snyder will host “A Total Eclipse — Audio Described!” on ACB Radio. Snyder, the director of ACB’s Audio Description Project, will present an...

BOLDplanning Inc. Announces Hiring of Mark Maslakowski as Chief Technology Officer

2017-08-10

BOLDplanning Inc. Announces Hiring of Mark Maslakowski as Chief Technology Officer Nashville, TN, August 10, 2017– BOLDplanning Inc., the leader in online solutions for Emergency Operations Planning (EOP) and Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP), announced today the addition of Mark Maslakowski to its team as Chief Technology Officer. Maslakowski has a deep background in leading development teams for solutions that function in demanding environments. Before joining BOLDplanning, Maslakowski held development leadership responsibilities in companies such as Tractor Supply Company, Kirkland’s, Dollar General, Mercury Gate, and OHL. In announcing the addition of Maslakowski to the team, Fulton Wold, BOLDplanning’s Chief Executive Officer said, “We have big plans for our emergency planning, business continuity, and hazard mitigation solutions to continue making them even more user-friendly and powerful. Adding someone...

Arthur S. Walters, MD Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who’s Who

2017-08-07

    NASHVILLE, TN, August 07, 2017 — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Dr. Arthur S. Walters a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Dr. Walters celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process. Since 2008, Dr. Walters has served as a full-time professor of neurology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn., continuing the research he began as a young physician in movement disorders and sleep disorders. He was inspired by his mother’s side of the family, composed of creative...

BOLDplanning Inc. Announces Addition of Brittney Whatley for the Position of Emergency Planner

2017-08-04

BOLDplanning Inc. Announces Addition of Brittney Whatley for the Position of Emergency Planner Nashville, TN, August 04, 2017– BOLDplanning Inc., the leader in online solutions for Emergency Operations Planning (EOP) and Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP), announced today the hiring of Brittney Whatley for the position of Emergency Planner. Previously, Whatley worked with the State of Arkansas as Continuity of Operations Program Manager. In that role, she worked closely with agencies, cities, counties and school districts to develop comprehensive continuity plans. Fulton Wold, Chief Executive Officer of BOLDplanning, said, “Brittney is a good example of the type of people we want on our team. She’s experienced in the field and well-educated in the science of emergency management. We’re delighted to have her on on board and excited to introduce Brittney to our current and future clients.” Whatley holds...

Tennessee Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Public Utility or City Worker with Mesothelioma in Tennessee To Call Them for Instant Access to The Top Compensation Lawyers

2017-08-04

Call us at 800-714-0303 to ensure you are talking to some of the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma attorneys who do get the best compensation results to their clients” — Tennessee Mesothelioma Victims Center NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, August 4, 2017 — The Tennessee Mesothelioma Victims Center is now urging a public utility or electrical worker who has just been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Tennessee or their family to call them anytime at 800-714-0303 for on the spot access to some of the nation’s top compensation lawyers. The group fears most people with mesothelioma in Tennessee will not receive the best possible compensation for this rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure because they impulsively hired a lawyer/law firm that lacks the skill or experience to get the best financial settlement results-as the Center would like to discuss.

Best College Values Publishes Ranking of 50 Best Value Doctorates of Nursing Practice 2017

2017-07-24

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., July 24, 2017 — Best College Values has just published the next in its series of “Best Value” rankings, the 50 Best Value Doctorates of Nursing Practice 2017 (http://www.bestcollegevalues.com/rankings/best-value-dnp/). All rankings in this series highlight degree programs offered through colleges and universities that provide both a reputably high quality education and affordable tuition rates, with a high return on investment. This particular ranking only assessed schools that are regionally accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies for colleges and schools, and includes traditional, hybrid (online and on-campus), and fully online programs of study. It was built from a pool of over 200 highly reputable colleges and universities which have been narrowed down to the top 50 of these programs. Placing first...

America's SBDC Joins Force With eZ-Xpo to Launch the World's 1st Virtual Expo Network for Small Businesses Nationwide
America's SBDC Joins Force With eZ-Xpo to Launch the World's 1st Virtual Expo Network for Small Businesses Nationwide

2017-07-19

America’s SBDC connects businesses with the World’s 1st Virtual Expo Network in connection with eZ-XPO to boost organic traffic and qualified leads through business relationships and ongoing collaboration opportunities nationwide and worldwide. Press Release – updated: Jul 18, 2017 14:51 PDT SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 18, 2017 – eZ-Xpo, the global leader in Virtual Collaborative Network, announced the world’s 1st Virtual Expo Network for Small Businesses through a strategic alliance with America’s SBDC at the 37th Annual Professional Development Conference and Tradeshow on September 6-8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. The 2017 America’s SBDC theme of “Work Smarter Live Better” can be represented by leveraging...

Adams Keegan Increases Staff, Expands Into Nashville Market
Adams Keegan Increases Staff, Expands Into Nashville Market

2017-07-06

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 6, 2017 – Adams Keegan, a national managed HR services company, today announced its expansion into Nashville, Tennessee, increasing its physical office location count to three. The expansion comes after years of continuous growth for the company. The newly opened office will be led by Brian Evans, Director of Business Development.  “We are proud to have experienced tremendous growth over the years and feel that this move is not only strategic but also a logical choice for the future of our company,” said Jay Keegan, President and CEO at Adams Keegan. “We are confident in Brian’s ability to develop the Adams Keegan brand in Nashville, and look forward to mimicking this success in other markets down the road.” “We are proud to have experienced tremendous growth over the years...

The Tennessean Names Insight Global a Winner of the Middle Tennessee 2017 Top Workplaces Award
The Tennessean Names Insight Global a Winner of the Middle Tennessee 2017 Top Workplaces Award

2017-07-01

The Tennessean Names Insight Global a Winner of the Middle Tennessee 2017 Top Workplaces Award Atlanta, GA, July 01, 2017– Insight Global’s Nashville, Tenn. office has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Tennessean. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few. “The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day –...

Day Against Drug Abuse Workshop Helps Community Reach Out to Youth
Day Against Drug Abuse Workshop Helps Community Reach Out to Youth

2017-06-29

For maximum impact in the fight against drug abuse and addiction, the Nashville Church of Scientology hosted a Drug-Free Tennessee drug prevention training workshop in honor of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Nashville, Tennessee, June 29, 2017 – Drug-Free Tennessee marked International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, June 26, with a training workshop for government leaders, educators, police and parents. Their goal was to maximize efforts to reach youth with the truth about drugs before they become drug abuse statistics. The workshop took place only two weeks after

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