Weekly Wrap-Up: January 3, 2020

The Weekly Wrap-Up 01/03/20
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and you need to know about, to get the most of your membership.
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CEO Brief- ?
Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are catching up from being gone. That is all we did yesterday and today. We also sent you the January Newsletter on Wednesday, did you see it? How about that Year In Review info-graphic?! What a year.

We are working on several events for January and gearing up for a busy legislative session. See more below. Also working on making sure all of our 500+ members are getting the most of their membership and looking for more ways to help you. #500members #goalmet

Membership rates have gone up as announced. We so appreciate your membership and hope you see the value in it. We will continue to work hard for you on the mission of the Chamber. Thank you for being a part of it and I am excited to see where we go in 2020.  
New and Renewing Members
Please join us in welcoming the following NEW individuals and businesses that joined our Chamber this week:
  • Networking - Courtney Mott (Save the Children Action Network)
  • Networking - Daniel Hare (Internfaith Dental)
  • Networking - Emma Mills (RBC Bearings)
  • Networking - Phillip Morrissey
  • Networking - Steve Phillips (Partylite)

We are proud of the continued participation from the following individuals and businesses who RENEWED or upgraded their membership this week:
What We Did
We are proud to close out a very strong year. We hit our membership goal of 500 with the addition of one of our newest members, Clifton+Leopold. Thank you to all of our members for your continued engagement!
Note: Membership rates increased this week.
We hope everyone had a safe and Happy New Year's Eve. Here's to a successful 2020 for all!
TASTE photo booth pictures from Nashville Smile Bar are now available! Please see our Facebook Album and tag yourself and your friends!
Congrats to Jim Gingrich, COO of our member  AllianceBernstein ! He was named Nashville Business Journal's Newsmaker of the Year . We think it is a great choice, he definitely made some news with us.
We thank him for all he has done for the Chamber and Nashville.

Jim's work with the Chamber was featured in the article.
Joe Woolley , CEO of the Nashville LGBT Chamber, remembers meeting Gingrich at AllianceBernstein’s 2018 holiday party, hosted at the 505 tower. They were standing in a small group, talking about the risks that would come with Tennessee passing a version of North Carolina’s infamous bathroom bill, when Woolley challenged Gingrich to speak out if such legislation was filed during the 2019 legislative session.
Woolley called upon Gingrich for his public support as a series of bills some saw as discriminatory began moving through the Legislature. Gingrich became the first executive to publicly oppose the bills.
“The bills being debated in the current session of [the] Legislature send a clear message to certain constituencies that they are not welcome. Other states have tried to pass similar bills, and this has proven to be anti-growth, anti-jobs and against the interests of the citizens of those states,” he said at the time, with his statement debuting roughly seven hours before AllianceBernstein’s $3.7 million incentive bill faced its final vote at Metro Council.
In the weeks that followed, more than 100 companies joined AllianceBernstein in pushing back; none of the controversial bills made it to Gov. Bill Lee’s desk.
“They’re a great example to point to and say, ‘This is what leadership looks like,’” Woolley said. “It is a new Nashville, and AllianceBernstein is a huge part of changing how corporations here see themselves. There were corporations who thought they were at the ceiling [when it comes to workplace inclusion], and now everybody is in a race to be like AB.”
January Brewing Up Business
Our January Brewing Up Business will be held on  Thursday, January 16th  at 5:30 at the  Liberty Party Rental .  Come start 2020 off right and eat, drink, and connect with our community!

?Registration is free for members and first-time guests and $10 for repeat non-member guests.
Intersectionality Around Marginalized Communities -
'Secret Soldiers: Civil War Heroines in Disguise'
Please join us for an evening of art, education, and conversation at the Nashville Children's Theatre 's special showing of ' Secret Soldiers: Civil War Heroines in Disguise ' sponsored by AllianceBernstein on Friday, January 24th .

A reception will be held at 6 pm and the show will start at 7 pm. Stick around after the show for a Q&A session where we will further tackle the themes of ' Secret Soldiers '. 

While the Civil War rages on outside the walls of the Marine U.S.A. General Hospital, another conflict arises inside. A nurse has discovered that injured Private Lyons Wakeman is actually Sarah Wakeman, a woman! Should the hospital registry be changed to prove that women can fight in battle? Or should it stay intact so Sarah can receive her earned pension and her family avoid shame?
Based on over 250 military accounts of women who fought as Union soldiers, the audience will hear testimony from historical characters like Harriet Tubman and members of the first African American regiment, act as jury, and deliver the verdict on Private Lyons’ fate.

Please note: We ask that all guests register for the pre-reception AND purchase tickets using the 2 links below. If you are unable to attend, we hope you will look at other showings of this performance. Members of the Nashville LGBT Chamber can use promo code BRGUEST to receive $3 off each ticket purchased for the other showings of 'Secret Soldiers.'
Predators Pride Night 2020
Predators Pride Night 2020 will be held on  Tuesday, February 18th ! Come join the Nashville LGBT Chamber and  Nashville Pride  as the  Nashville Predators  take on the Carolina Hurricanes! Pride Night packages include a game ticket and a limited edition Pride Night t-shirt! Before the game, all Pride Night attendees are welcome to join us at Bridgestone Arena for a mixer with light refreshments.

While your tickets are not guaranteed to be in the Pride Night sections at this time, you can still purchase tickets below and join the fun!
Membership Has Its Perks
O&AN will produce Nashville's first ever pocket sized LGBTQ business and traveler's directory! Contact Will for a special LGBT Chamber Member discount! Chamber members will have a special marker in the guide to show they are members.

  • Sales deadline is Jan. 15, 2020
  • Distributed as regular Feb. issue throughout the month of Feb.
  • Distributed at select distribution spots all year (Bars, Bookstores, etc.) and at major events and festivals (including the annual pride festival)
  • 15,000 copies printed
  • Pocket Size!
  • Information on LGBTQ Nashville for locals and visitors.
We value your membership with the Nashville LGBT Chamber and we want to make sure you find value in our partnership. Please click the link below to maximize your membership!
Joe Woolley

Lauren Bland
Membership Manager

Nashville LGBT Chamber
41 Peabody Street
Nashville, TN 37210
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