Weekly Wrap-Up: August 23, 2019

The Weekly Wrap-Up - 8-23-19

Your MEMBER ONLY email on all things the Chamber worked on this week and that you need to know about, to get the most out of your membership. Thank you for being a member. 


New and Renewing Members-


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


We are proud of the continued participation from the following individuals and businesses who renewed their membership this week:


Upcoming Chamber Events

Please mark your calendar with these upcoming events:

  • September 19th Brewing Up Business, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Downtown Sporting Club

  • October 17th, Brewing Up Business, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Location TBD

  • November 24th, TASTE, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, Oz Arts Nashville

  • December 19th, Brewing Up Business, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Nashville Children's Theatre


Diskin Divas Drag Brunch

We had a great time at Diskin Cider on Sunday for Drag Brunch! Our members, board, and friends enjoyed delicious food, a high-energy show, and refreshing cider. A portion of the proceeds from Diskin's Daydream Prickly Pear Rose Cider will benefit our LGBT Chamber Foundation to support efforts to educate, inspire, and empower LGBT business professionals. Don’t forget you can also stop by any of the locations on this map and buy Daydream!


Small Business LGBT-Community Visioning Project Conversation-

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Tuesday night for Nashville Pride's Community Envisioning small business conversation at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. We had a very diverse group of people who shared their views on the needs of the future for our community. If you have not been able to join a conversation in this series, please take part in the Community Visioning Project Survey, which is open to everyone.


August Brewing Up Business- 

What a turn out! We had over 140 guests attend the August Brewing Up Business hosted by Thistle Farms and Inspired Concepts & Events at the Thistle Farms Cafe. We heard from both mayoral candidates and our two hosts. You can check out pictures and live announcements from the event. In the announcements, we heard from a Thistle Farms graduate who shared her story, their mission and work, and the message of love heals. It was an incredible moment. We hope everyone had as great of a time connecting as we did! 


Early Voting for Runoff Election

Early Voting for the Metro General Runoff Election starts today! Please see the above schedule if you are interested in voting early. If not, make sure you make your voice heard on Thursday, September 12th!


EC’s InFlight Program

Applications are now open for year two of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s InFlight program! InFlight is designed to help startups in the critical stage between “I have an idea” and “I have six figures in revenue” with monthly programming and ongoing support. Program resources include industry-leading curriculum, access to and learnings from successful EC alumni and Nashville business leaders, unlimited advisor meetings, and more. Applications will close on September 27th. If you’re a launch level founder in Middle Tennessee looking to significantly grow your business, InFlight is for you! We have scholarships for this program. Learn more and apply now: https://www.ec.co/inflight


Nashville AIDS Walk

Saturday, October 5, 2019 | Public Square Park | 9am-1pm

Use the Promo Code LGBTCHAMBERCARES for free registration!


Register to attend and create a fundraising team for your business or ERG to help Nashville CARES end the HIV epidemic in Middle Tennessee. Our goal is to raise $200,000 and we need your help! Participating in the Nashville AIDS Walk is a great way to promote your business or ERG while supporting Nashville CARES. Your employees or members can attend the walk with their entire family. We have lots of great new changes to the AIDS Walk this year! We have partnered Jack Davis and Good Neighbor Festivals, to create a fantastic festival experience that includes: Live Music, Kids & Family Fun, Food Trucks and Bars, Great Vendors, and of course, a 1.3 mile AIDS Walk.


Also, purchase your tickets today for our first ever Brunch For CARES! This exclusive tented brunch will include: delicious food, Bloody Marys, and Mimosas, seating, and private restrooms. You can purchase brunch tickets here. If you need assistance, please contact Nashville CARES at events@nashvillecares.org or at 615-921-0306.


Joe Woolley



Lauren Bland

Membership Manager


Nashville LGBT Chamber


41 Peabody Street

Nashville, TN 37210

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