Weekly Wrap-Up: May 17, 2019
The Weekly Wrap-Up - 5-17-19
Your MEMBER ONLY email on all things the Chamber worked on this week and that you need to know about, to get the most of your membership. Thank you for being a member.
We spent the week working on Pride month events, it's going to be busy, are you ready to show your PRIDE? There are a lot of educational opportunities for members in this weeks email. Let us know if we can assist with any of them.
New and Renewing Members-
Please join us in welcoming the following businesses that joined our Chamber this week:
IMS Retail- individual member
Metro Nashville Planning Department- individual member
Mayor’s Small Business Announcement-
Mayor Briley announces three tools to help local businesses prosper in honor of small business week: the Nashville Business Portal, The Navigator, and KivaNashville. These tools were developed to assist small business owners at all stages and will be utilized by our members to grow their businesses. We will have much more information and trainings on these resources in the months to come. Links for these tools can be found here.
Nashville Pride Guide-
Limited space remains in the 2019 Pride Guide published by member Out&About Nashville! The Nashville Pride Guide is the only official print book for the 31st Annual Nashville Pride Festival and only a few pages remain to see your business or organization listed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The deadline is Monday, May 20th, so don't wait too long!
Grow with Google-
Pathways Lending, SCORE Nashville, Corner to Corner, Culture Shift Team, and Black Entrepreneur Week invite you to attend Grow with Google. Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence using search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising. We’ll also introduce tools that will help you run your business online, including Google Analytics and Trends. Dave Delaney, a Google-supported trainer, will be teaching this very important topic. This event is expected to sell out so hold your place now!
Black Chamber Event-
Please join the Nashville Black Chamber as they collaborate with the US Black Chambers Inc., Small Business Roundtable and Paypal to celebrate Small Business Month with Paypal for the monthly "The Social" on May 30th from 6 pm - 9 pm. “Celebrate Paypal’s Small Business Month with the Small Business Roundtable as we discuss how small businesses can leverage digital technology as tools to grow and develop their businesses. This conversation around technology will include discussion specific to how those innovative technology tools and trends are beneficial to underserved businesses by providing an easier way for owners to manage their small businesses. Network with business leaders over light refreshments as we discuss the future of small business. This event is free but you must register to attend”.
June Brewing Up Business-
Save the date! Our massive June Pride Brewing Up Business event will be held on Thursday, June 20th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. This is a joint networking event hosted with the Metro Oddice of Business Development, Black Chamber, Hispanic Chamber, and TN Latin America Chamber. Come meet candidates running for Metro Council in person and talk about your vote. We promise you will make lots of personal and professional connections. We will keep you posted on location details.
Pink and Purple Pride Pre-Party-
The Chamber will have our June PRIDE Brewing Up Business on Thursday leading into PRIDE weekend, and then TEP will have their PRIDE event on Friday. The Pink and Purple Party returns.
Dress in your most festive pink or purple or both to show your true colors at the second annual Tennessee Equality Project Pink and Purple Pride Pre-Party. The $50 ticket includes an open bar, noshes, music, and entry to the week’s signature pre-party that paints the town pink and purple. Live Music by Carol Plunk and VJ Stretch will be on hand. A special photo booth will be set up so you can take home some memories, and share them on social media! Kick off your pride weekend with this great event. Purchase tickets here.