Weekly Wrap-Up: October 1, 2021

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The Weekly

Wrap Up

October 1, 2021

Your email on all things the Chamber worked on this week and what you need to know.

CEO Brief

October is here! Who is ready to celebrate Fall and Halloween. I will be putting up decorations this weekend and attending a few of the many festivals that are taking place this weekend. I hope you are as excited as we are and enjoy whatever you plan on doing.

 

October is LGBTQ+ History Month and we are excited to do our part to help educate people on our communities' powerful and deep history. Many members and groups are highlighting people and places and we are sharing a few with you this week in the Educate section below. What do you think is our most important event in the community's past? 

 

We have many of our restaurant and bar members take advantage of the NGLCC grant program. Find more details below and share with non-members, they are eligible too! 

 

We are announcing the location for Brewing Up Business on October 21st, we will be at longtime member and LGBT-owned business The Turnip Truck at their Charlotte Pike location! We have been planning this for a while and can’t wait to hear from them on being in business for 20 years and the opening of the new store in the midst of Covid a little over a year ago. More details and register below. 

 

As always thanks for being a member and if you are not we would love to have you officially join us and support our work. Talk soon.  

 

- Joe

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

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We are proud to join the Nashville Takes on COVID” campaign to increase vaccination rates and mask-wearing in our area to protect ourselves, our friends, and our family. You can learn more about this campaign by accessing this recording.

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The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and Grubhub on the Community Impact Grant Program that will award $2 million in grants to restaurants. Restaurants wishing to apply for grants can do so here or read our full press release.

 

EDUCATE

October is LGBT History Month! There are several ways to learn about LGBTQ+ history.

 

We are collaborating with Nashville Queer History all month long to share their social posts and bring you original content they have curated just for us. Check out their website and follow them on Instagram.

 

Our member Vanderbilt University and their office of LGBTQI Life is celebrating LGBTQIA+ history all month long. Join them for one of these great events.

Learn more here!

 

CONNECT

We are so excited to announce our October Brewing Up Business will be hosted by our longtime member The Turnip Truck's Charlotte location! Join us on Thursday, October 21st at 5:30 pm for a unique networking experience! Learn more & register here!

HAPPENING TODAY: Our member Shakti Power Yoga is celebrating their 9th birthday and they are partying in a big way! Join them TONIGHT at 5:30 pm for yoga, food, beats, margarita machine, raffles, corn hole, and more. Learn more here.

Yesterday was the first day of the Nashville Film Festival and the line-up this year is incredible! NFF is a chamber member that celebrates innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through the art of film. This year, the event is both in person and online. Learn more here.

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HAPPENING TOMORROW: The Nashville AIDS Walk, Tennessee’s oldest continuously running HIV/AIDS fundraiser and advocacy event, will be held virtually on Saturday, October 2nd. Thanks to our member Nashville CARES for organizing this event. Learn more here.

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Representation Matters! Join our community partner Victory Fund for their fundraiser at our member the Virgin Hotel on Thursday, October 7th. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will feature LGBTQ elected officials. Tickets are on sale now here.

 
 
 

MEMBERSHIP

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

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

 

Titanium Member

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Platinum Members

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Gold Members

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