Weekly Wrap-Up: April 15, 2022



The Weekly

Wrap Up

April 15, 2022

What the Chamber worked on this week and what you need to know.

CEO Brief

Over 500 people attended the 7th Annual Predators Pride Night on Tuesday, April 12th. The arena was lit in rainbows, LGBTQ+ community members were front and center, and we kept our winning streak alive! The Preds have never lost a game on Pride night and they won in overtime this year, what a night! Read the full recap below. Over 46 people responded to last week's Weekly saying they wanted free tickets. We were able to give the first 10 a pair. Glad you all read the email Lauren and I work hard on! You never know what opportunities you will find in it.

We notified all of the nominees we received for the Pride In Business AwardsCongrats to all that were nominated, what a list, record-setting! Nominees have until Sunday to get us their questionaries, then judging will start and we will announce the top three finalists in each category at a special event on Wednesday, May 11th. Get your table or ticket to the awards now!


Early vote started Thursday for the May elections. Go VOTE! See more info below. 


Nashville Pride announced their entertainment lineup, check out details below and get ready to party. 


We want to say thank you to our newest TITANIUM member Waller Law!!  


Have a happy Easter weekend if you celebrate. Please enjoy the Spring blooms and take some time to appreciate the rebirth that nature is giving us. 





The session is quickly winding down. We expect the legislature will have things wrapped up in two weeks.


Unfortunately, the full Senate passed the K-12 Trans Athlete Enforcement bill and the Higher Education Trans Athlete Ban


Good news, the Common Law Marriage Bill was sent to Summer Study which stops it this year. 


We are closely watching and working the Anti-Pronouns bill this week as it is up in two committees. 


We also previously had two bills we were working to stop sent to the General-Sub Committee. While they are not dead, this is a very positive move that makes it highly unlikely that these bills could pass. The “Youth Protection Act” and now the “Don't Say Gay V.2” are there. 


***Take direct grassroots action! Our partners the Tennessee Equality Project have several campaigns active. We hope you will take action.  



Small Business Education Track

Join BAO and partner organizations on Wednesday, April 27th for training to help local business owners determine who they want and need to be certified with. The Nashville LGBT Chamber will offer insights on certifying your business as an LGBT Business Enterprise. Register now!


Corporate Education Track

Thank you to everyone who participated in Wednesday's "HRC CEI: Getting to 100" event. Corporate HR and ERG leaders spoke in small groups about how to work towards a perfect CEI score, particularly with the new guidelines. A special thank you to our very own Steve Smotherman for lending his expertise to the group!


We will share the recording of this event on our resources page when it is available.



Predators Pride Night Wrap-Up

We are blown away by the attendance and response to this year's 7th Annual Predators Pride Night! Rainbows everywhere, a fabulous Plaza Party, LGBTQ+ community members highlighted throughout the night, the list goes on!


Catch up with our Predators Pride Night Recap to see videos, photos, and more!

Upcoming Chamber Events

Join us NEXT Thursday, April 21st for PM Brewing Up Business hosted by The Hart at BentoLiving Chestnut Hill! The Hart brings the Pacific Rim to the American South, featuring the freshest local ingredients and international takes on traditional dishes. Come check out this incredible space and make meaningful connections! Light appetizers and drinks will be available for all guests. Register now!

Nominations are closed, we are getting closer to the big day! We are proud to bring you the Pride in Business Awards IN PERSON on Friday, June 3rd at the Music City Center.


Tickets, tables, and sponsorships are available for purchase now. Look for an announcement for the finalist presentation event soon!


Upcoming Member Events

Mary Poppins

April 28 - May 8

Dining Out For Life

Tuesday, May 17

Franklin Pride

Saturday, June 4

Community Health Fair

Saturday, April 30

Upcoming Nashville Pride Events

Martinis and Jazz

Thursday, Apr. 28

Nashville Pride Parade

Saturday, Jun. 25







Please join us in welcoming the following businesses that JOINED our Chamber this week:

  • Networking: Lisa Binkley
  • Networking: Jordan Olson

Titanium Member


Platinum Members



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