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1. Austin joins Regions as sr. VP, wealth advisor -

Regions has hired Brian C. Austin to the position of senior vice president and wealth advisor for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. In this role, Austin will focus on total wealth management for high-net worth individuals and families, providing solutions for multidimensional personal and business finances.

2. Events -

Are Patent Trolls Exhausted? A host of legislative efforts to curb so-called “Patent Trolls” are being pushed in a variety of venues, including an anti-troll statute introduced in Tennessee. But what is a Patent Troll? Are they really the source of the problem? And is it worth dismantling the patent system to kill them off? Baker Donelson hosts this intellectual property roundtable featuring speaker W. Edward Ramage as part of the ABA Intellectual Property Roundtable Series. Today, Noon-1 p.m., Baker Donelson Center, 211 Commerce Street, First Floor Special Events Center, Nashville. Program and lunch are complimentary. Registration: rsvp@bakerdonelson.com.

3. Many Tennesseans are working for peanuts, but the solution is more complicated than raising the minimum wage -

Tennessee’s economic development efforts have given the state much to brag about.

From recent small wins like a new Flowers Foods bakery in Knox County and a heavy-equipment plant expansion in Obion County, each creating more than 100 jobs, to the four major manufacturing projects that brought in $2.6 billion in investment and nearly 4,000 new jobs last year, the state has garnered national accolades for business recruitment and corporate expansion.

4. Vanderbilt Hospital names Parmley its chief of staff -

C. Lee Parmley, M.D., J.D., professor of Anesthesiology and chief of the Critical Care Division of the Department of Anesthesiology, has been named chief of staff of Vanderbilt University Hospital.

5. First Tennessee Bank names 2 to advisory board -

Two Nashville business executives, Richard Rogers and John Zobl, have been named to First Tennessee Bank’s Regional Advisory Board.

6. Barge Waggoner’s Higgins honored as top engineer -

Bob Higgins, president and CEO of Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., has been named 2014 Engineer of the Year by the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers.

7. For those who dare to ‘think different’: Budding entrepreneurs find a friend in Burcham -

Michael Burcham accepted his Kiwanis Club’s 2013 Nashvillian of the Year award with a moving and resonant speech that was less about his own accomplishments than about creating opportunities for those who are marginalized by society.

8. Riley is president-elect of physicians’ organization -

Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, clinical professor of Medicine with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and adjunct professor of Healthcare Management with the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, is president-elect of the American College of Physicians.

9. Broadband access seen as job creation tool -

It’s hard to imagine, with the proliferation of wireless connectivity, personal devices and constant data exchange, but there are Tennesseans who don’t have access to the Internet and don’t think the Internet has anything to offer them.

10. Music City a crossover hit as a high-tech hub -

Is there anything Nashville can’t do? One of the most recent accolades making the rounds on social media is the city’s status as a tech town, and it’s not hard to see why.

In September, Google selected Nashville as one of seven inaugural cities participating in its Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub Network, a program to better connect burgeoning tech hot spots with Google resources and vice versa. The hub is hosted through the Entrepreneur Center, which receives new tools and technology to help startups grow through the program.

11. Capella Healthcare makes leadership promotions -

Capella Healthcare has announced the promotions of three senior leaders to executive management positions and four others to its senior management team. Promoted to executive vice president duties are:

12. Events -

People’s Law School. A free program that provides an overview of common civil legal issues. Taught by Legal Aid Society attorneys and volunteer attorneys, the weekly, one-hour classes are 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Wright Middle School, 180 McCall St., and at Cohn Learning Center, 4805 Park Ave. Registration information: 298-8050, www.nashville.gov/Nashville-Community-Edcuation.aspx. Sessions include:

13. Lending on upswing for Middle Tennessee's small businesses -

Local banks and the U.S. Small Business Administration can both cite statistics showing small-business lending is growing throughout Middle Tennessee.

But in a post-recession economy, there are still plenty of hurdles for startups and entrepreneurs looking for a fresh injection of capital.

14. Online book renter moving to Brentwood -

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — An online college textbook rental company is in the process of moving its executive management team to Brentwood from Murray, Ky.

CollegeBookRenter currently has 28 full-time employees. CEO John Wittman told the Murray Ledger & Times (http://bit.ly/1b9RNMB) that after the transition's completion, 11 of those workers will be based in Tennessee.

15. AMP planners uninterested in compromise that could increase West End-area support, cut costs -

If Mayor Karl Dean gets his signature $175 million mass transit initiative, The Amp bus rapid transit line, it will be one of his key political achievements.

Most Nashvillians agree on the need for better transit solutions to accommodate coming growth to Davidson County and the greater metropolitan region. But the controversial Amp initiative has the potential to become Dean’s Waterloo – or, worse, his next Fairgrounds.

16. Nashville building spree is less about Mayor Karl Dean, more about the city’s 10-year-old ‘50-year plan’ -

If you want to see where a mayor’s true priorities lie, just look at his capital spending plan.

More than any other area of government, it’s where a mayor’s genuine wishes and priorities are expressed.

17. Five attorneys join Baker Donelson -

Baker Donelson has announced the addition of five new associates to its Nashville office: Austin L. Fleishour, TaCara D. Harris, Henry E. Hildebrand, Michaela D. Poizner and Taylor K. Wirth.

18. Events -

Chamber North Quarterly Meeting. Chamber North is hosting a series of quarterly meetings specifically for North Nashville businesses to discuss growth and activities, including public safety and traffic/transportation. Chamber North serves Chamber members in the 37207, 37208, 37189, 37218 and 37228 zip codes, including MetroCenter, Jefferson Street/Germantown, Trinity Lane, Dickerson Road, Whites Creek, Briley Parkway and Bordeaux. Thursday at Fisk University, Jubilee Hall, Appleton Room, 1000 17th Avenue, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

19. Amazon sales tax law among those taking effect -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A law that could boost the state's revenue is among those taking effect on Jan. 1, as are statutes that govern concussions in school-age athletes and workforce development.

Starting Wednesday, Amazon.com will begin collecting sales tax in Tennessee. Under a deal struck with the administration of former Gov. Phil Bredesen, Amazon was absolved from collecting the state sales tax. Customers were responsible for paying them on their own to the state Department of Revenue.

20. Events -

First Saturday Art Crawl. The monthly visual arts event is presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts and takes place in that historic entertainment district of downtown Nashville. On the first Saturday of every month, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., an alliance of art galleries and museums collectively invite the public to explore the vibrant Nashville downtown art scene. More than 20 art venues participate. Admission free. Information: www.nashvilledowntown.com/play/first-saturday-art-crawl.

21. Stone is elected president of Realtors group -

Hagan Stone has been elected president of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors for 2014. Stone, who is affiliated with the Brentwood office of Pilkerton Realtors, begins his one-year term Jan. 1.

22. Wiechart is new president, CEO of Capella Healthcare -

Michael Wiechart has been named president and CEO of Capella Healthcare, effective January 1.

The appointment was announced by Dan Slipkovich, co-founder, board chairman and current CEO, who said the move was designed to position the company for long-term success and strategic growth. Slipkovich will continue as executive board chairman, with the transition allowing him to dedicate more of his time to strategic market development and growth along with continued responsibilities in the areas of investor and government relations.

23. TSU president joins Pinnacle Financial board -

Pinnacle Financial Partners has added Tennessee State University President Glenda Baskin Glover, Ph.D., JD, CPA, to its board.

She joins 12 other business and community leaders who serve as Pinnacle directors.

24. Events -

Williamson County Young Professionals Holiday Party. Highlights will include a tacky sweater contest and networking. Stoveworks, The Factory, 230 Franklin Road. 5-8 p.m. RSVP: abby@williamsoncountychamber.org

25. Woodmont Investment hires vice president -

Woodmont Investment Counsel, LLC has hired Robert Perry as vice president.

Perry is a Nashville native who earned a bachelor’s degree at Columbia University and worked on Wall Street before returning to Nashville to earn an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management and a law degree from the Vanderbilt University Law School.

26. Saint Thomas names Elliott to leadership post -

Saint Thomas Health has named Jennifer Elliott, RN, vice president of Clinical Operations and chief nursing officer for Saint Thomas West Hospital and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.

27. Events -

Chamber West Monthly Networking Coffee. An opportunity to learn more about Chamber West’s initiatives and find out how you can get involved in the continued success of this area. Today, 8-9:15 a.m., Hampton Inn & Suites-Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Rd., Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com/calendar.

28. Events -

People’s Law School. Conclusion of the free program that provides an overview of legal issues that a typical person might face. Taught by Legal Aid Society attorneys and volunteer attorneys, the final session tonight at Cohn Learning Center is "Worried You Might Lose Your Home to Foreclosure?" 6-7 p.m., 4805 Park Avenue. Registration, Information: 298-8050.

29. TriStar Health names chief medical officer -

TriStar Health has selected Jeffrey Guy, M.D., as its new chief medical officer. Guy will help lead the company’s clinical care goals at its 15 hospitals in Tennessee, South Central Kentucky and Northern Georgia. He replaces former TriStar Health Chief Medical Officer Douglas Ardoin, M.D.

30. Events -

Catholic Charities of Tennessee Annual Fundraiser. The Celebration of Mission to Service fundraising event, benefiting the work of Saint Mary Villa Child Development Center and Catholic Charities of Tennessee, is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. tonight at Hillwood Country Club. Tickets and information: www.cctenn.org/events/celebration-mission-service.

31. Fundraising is indispensable tool for schools -

No school is immune to lack of funds. Public, magnet, charter, private and parochial schools need extra cash.

Any money that comes in, either through government funding or tuition payments, must be spread very thinly to cover operational budgets.

32. J. Alexander’s promotes Hagler to AVP, controller -

J. Alexander’s LLC, operator of J. Alexander’s restaurants and Stoney River Legendary Steak restaurants, has promoted Jessica Hagler to assistant vice president and controller.

33. Events -

Business Matchmaking: Increase Sales and Decrease Sales Cycle. Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce introduces Business Matchmaking, an intuitive cloud-based software that helps pair qualified, growing companies with ready-to-purchase buyers. Powered by technology from Sagents Partners LLC, this new offering helps growing businesses in Middle Tennessee connect with procurement offices in Fortune 1000 companies. Goodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc., 937 Herman Street, Nashville. Today, 3-5 p.m. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

34. Events -

Nashville Chamber Business After Hours. An opportunity to develop relationships, walk away with new connections and market your business to more than 200 attendees. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Casa Azafrán Community Center, 2195 Nolensville Pike (Between I-440 and the Fairgrounds), Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

35. Health care’s ‘lost opportunity’ -

More than two years after leaving state office, Phil Bredesen, the popular former governor and mayor of Nashville, is still on the go. While enjoying a post-political life in Nashville that includes gardening and grand parenting with wife Andrea Conte, Bredesen remains active in promoting bipartisan solutions to issues such as the national debt as a speaker and as a member of the Governors’ Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, D.C.- based think tank.

36. Hunt to lead Nashville Public Education Foundation -

The Nashville Public Education Foundation has announced Shannon Hunt as the group’s new president.

Foundation leaders said her appointment is an important part of a broader effort to marshal large-scale private-sector support for improving Nashville’s public school system. The foundation provides support for schools by helping raise private funds to match specific needs and building strategic partnerships.

37. Baker Donelson hires attorneys for two groups -

Baker Donelson has hired Klint Alexander for the firm’s Global Business Team, which concentrates on global trade and commercial transactions, dispute resolution and general business law, and David Sawrie for its Intellectual Property Group.

38. Accelerent names five to leadership positions -

Accelerent, a national partnership-driven business development platform, has named five new leadership committee members in its Nashville market.

39. J. Alexander’s promotes chief financial officer -

J. Alexander’s LLC, operator of J. Alexander’s restaurants and Stoney River Legendary Steak restaurants, has announced the promotion of Mark A. Parkey to vice president and CFO. He was most recently vice president and controller of J. Alexander’s Corporation.

40. Nashville Emerging Leader Awards winners announced -

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville have announced the 2013 winners of the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELAs).

41. Kiwanis names Buchanan Nashvillian of the Year -

Kiwanis Club of Nashville has honored Steve Buchanan as its 2012 Outstanding Nashvillian of the Year for his community contributions. Buchanan is president of the Opry Entertainment Group, a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and executive producer for “Nashville.”

42. Accelerent Nashville selects Minucci to leadership post -

Accelerent, a national partnership-driven business development platform, has tapped Steve Minucci as the leader of the company’s recently launched Nashville market.

43. Practice makes better for today’s law classes -

The buzz in legal education today is all about “practical skills.”

It’s a push to give law students more training and experience in the actual practice of law, moving them out of the classroom in the second and third years and immersing them in the nuts and bolts of the profession.

44. Aegis Sciences promotes 4 to vice president -

Aegis Sciences Corporation, a provider of forensic toxicology and health care sciences laboratories, has promoted four leaders to vice president:

45. Daugherty is chair of Midstate USGBC chapter -

Erik Daugherty, founder and owner of E3 INNOVATE, has been elected chair of the Middle Tennessee chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

46. Your favorite apps, created in Brentwood -

Tapping an app to see what’s on television, or maybe to do some research on a car before buying it? Chances are good you are using an app on your mobile device that was developed here in Nashville.

47. Officials explore options for Nashville congestion -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A national traffic study shows congestion in Nashville has nearly doubled over the last three decades.

The 2012 Urban Mobility Report issued by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute says the congestion costs commuters money in lost time and extra fuel, as well as pollutes the region's air.

48. Baker Donelson adds to govt. regulatory group -

Carol Owen has joined Baker Donelson as a shareholder and a member of the firm’s Government Regulatory Actions Group.

Owen will concentrate her practice on complex litigation and operations/risk management. She has key experience in environmental and financial services litigation and has worked with health care companies, manufacturers, financial services providers and waste management companies through complex litigation.

49. FirstBank names Franklin president -

Williamson County native Jeff Smith has joined FirstBank as Franklin president, responsible for overseeing the bank’s branch office in the historic Post Office building at Five Points in Franklin, which is scheduled to open in early 2014.

50. Saint Thomas names Wood to top HR post -

Marvin ‘Bud’ Wood has assumed the role of chief human resources officer for Saint Thomas Health’s nine-hospital network.

As former senior director of human resources for Community Health Systems in Franklin. Wood brings 25 years of human resources experience to his new role.

51. Made in the shades -

They look like a pair of fashionable sunglasses. Yet these shades have a high-tech secret.

Pivothead Manufacturing, a technology company headquartered in New York City, makes the state-of-the-art, hands-free video recording sunglasses, but it’s Brentwood-based Applied Technology that makes them work. The company designed the software that powers the glasses and manages the data they produced.

52. Waller expands, adds 16 attorneys in Nashville -

Waller has announced the addition of 16 new attorneys to the following practice groups:

  • Corporate (one partner and four associates);
  • Finance & restructuring (two associates);
  • Health care (four associates);
  • Real estate (one Of Counsel and two associates);
  • Trial & appellate (one partner and two associates).

Corporate

Mark Folk joins Waller as a partner with more than 25 years of experience. Prior to joining Waller, Folk was partner and co-chair of the health care department for Partner Shutts & Bowen, LLP, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

53. Hand On Nashville announces new board members, officers -

Hands On Nashville’s board of directors has elected new officers to its executive committee and several new members to its board.

Brian Copeland has been elected as HON’s new secretary. Copeland, the chief engagement officer at Village Real Estate Services, joined the board in 2010.

54. Barge Waggoner promotes quartet of vice presidents -

Award-winning architecture and engineering firm Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc. appointed four new vice presidents at its recent annual stockholders’ meeting:

55. Cybera adds leadership to support expansion -

Cybera, Inc., a provider of network and application security solutions, has expanded its executive team by adding Greg Tennant as senior vice president of marketing and strategy, and Ron Robinson as senior vice president of sales.

56. Lamb, Self to be honored by Tennessee Medical Association -

John W. Lamb, Sr., MD, and Catherine Self, PT, PhD, both of Nashville, are among the recipients of 2013 Tennessee Medical Association awards, which will be presented during the TMA’s 178th annual Meeting on Saturday in Franklin.

57. College 2.0: Four years, a diploma and employment -

Half the graduates who leave college each year have no job or are underemployed. Educators and administrators at some of Middle Tennessee’s smaller colleges and universities have seen those numbers, which come from a 2012 analysis of government data conducted by the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University, and are confronting the issue with an increased focus on science and technology education.

58. King & Ballow adds 2 new attorneys -

Robert Crump and Allison Champagne have joined King & Ballow in the litigation and the litigation, entertainment and intellectual property sections, respectively.

59. Midstate rich with varied, innovative nonprofits -

Middle Tennessee is home to scores of nonprofit agencies, with some organizations such as United Way offering a wide range of services, programs and aid, while others have a more narrow focus.

Here are some of the noteworthy organizations helping others in Midstate counties.

60. Innovation, thrift drives nonprofit success -

To survive the Great Recession and its aftermath, many nonprofit organizations in Middle Tennessee tightened their belts and searched for ways to meet increasing demands for services despite diminishing resources.

61. FirstBank president adds CEO to nameplate -

FirstBank’s board of directors has appointed Chris Holmes chief executive officer, one year after naming him president of the third-largest bank headquartered in Tennessee.

62. Events -

24th annual Nashville Lawn & Garden Show. The theme for this year’s show is “Jardins du Soleil,” French for “Gardens of the Sun,” and will feature gardens of internationally inspired designs. The show also offers the opportunity to hear free presentations by horticultural, landscape design and gardening experts. This year’s featured speaker is Frédéric Nancel, operations and events director for the Chateau de Chantilly near Paris, France. Thursday-Saturday, 10-8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Information: nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com.

63. Can the new Corvette save GM? -

It looks part Ferrari, part Batmobile. But can this superhero save GM?

Auto industry analysts and mainstream media predict the 2014 Corvette Stingray will have all sorts of extraordinary, megastar powers.

64. Butler Snow names practice group leaders -

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC attorneys Kara Shea and William “Bill” R. O’Bryan, Jr., have been named to leadership positions with the firm.

65. Events -

Montgomery County Business After Hours. Today, 5-7 p.m., Clarksville Country Club, 334 Fairway Drive, Clarksville. Information: markh@clarksville.tn.us.

66. Unplugged: Summer of adventure awaits -

Summer camps have a way of taking you back to a bygone era when lanyards and bunkmates ruled over texting and Facebook.

Camps have never really lost their appeal, but in a completely wired society with technology becoming the norm for children at younger and younger ages, the camp-by-the-lake experience is one way for kids to be kids again while still being cared for in a structured environment.

67. Brock is president, CEO of Launch Tennessee -

Launch Tennessee, a public-private partnership focused on supporting the creation and development of high-growth companies in Tennessee, has named Charlie Brock as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer and Stuart McWhorter as the organization’s new vice chair.

68. Nissan lowers price of electric Leaf -

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is lowering the price of its Leaf electric car to try to boost anemic sales.

The 2013 Leaf will start at $28,800, which is $6,000 lower than the previous model, company executives said Monday at the Detroit auto show. When combined with the federal electric-vehicle tax credit of $7,500 and other state and local tax incentives, the price could fall as low as $18,800 in California. That would make it comparable to gas-powered and hybrid cars of its size like the Toyota Prius. It would also be far lower than the electric Ford Focus or Chevrolet Volt, which both start around $39,000.

69. Seigenthaler PR names new partners -

Seigenthaler Public Relations, Inc., with offices in Nashville, New York and Chicago, has named Nicole L. Cottrill, Virginia K. “Ginger” Johnson and Ryan J. Witherell as new partners. All had previously been vice presidents with the agency.

70. CapWealth names Venable president, COO -

Independent investment advisory firm CapWealth Advisors LLC has selected Phoebe J. Venable to be its president and chief operating officer.

71. Waller elects five new partners -

Waller, Nashville’s oldest and largest law firm, has elected five new attorneys as partners. Each attorney was previously an associate at the firm:

72. Events -

Interactive Media Meet-up. Chamber members involved in interactive media meet Friday to discuss trends, challenges, ideas and thoughts. These meetings give members the opportunity to develop connections with colleagues while learning about trends and applications in web and mobile technology. 8:30-9:30 a.m., Goodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc., 937 Herman Street, Lifsey Building, Room 120, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

73. Events -

Civil War sesquicentennial events at Stones River National Battlefield. Park rangers and volunteers will present a variety of programs through Jan. 2 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Stones River, including a living history program presented by nearly 300 volunteers. Information: nps.gov/stri/planyourvisit/cw150park.htm.

74. Health Care Council honors Cigarran -

The Nashville Health Care Council has recognized Thomas G. Cigarran, co-founder and chairman emeritus of Healthways, with the Nashville Health Care Council Crystal Leaf Award. The award highlights Cigarran’s significant role in fostering health care industry innovation and entrepreneurism in Nashville.

75. Hogan, Evans named to CapStar leadership -

Dan W. Hogan has been appointed chief operating officer and Tipton H. Evans chief information officer as part of a reorganization of management at CapStar Bank.

76. VICC’s Wiesner to lead cancer program -

Georgia Wiesner, M.D., M.S., has joined the Vanderbilt Department of Medicine, Division of Genetic Medicine and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center as professor of Medicine and director of the newly created Clinical and Translational Hereditary Cancer Program.

77. Awareness fuels demand for ‘green’ homes -

Scott Wilson and Mark Fenelon were fighting the same battle in 2007 when they first met at an LEED certification conference.

Both were being penalized per square-footage for achieving LEED status on homes they built, and with Fenelon’s latest project coming in at more than 7,000 square feet, he had much to say.

78. Experience, youth play complementary roles at design firms -

Earl Swensson Associates Inc., one of Middle Tennessee’s largest architectural firms, employs a mix of generations, from young architects fresh out of school to senior owners in the process of planning their impending retirements.

79. 3 to address visions of the future -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The future will be the focus at a Vanderbilt University seminar.

Three speakers talk about "Visions of the Future" during a lunchtime event Thursday at the Nashville Public Library.

80. Saint Thomas Health’s Littrell sets retirement -

Saint Thomas Health has announced that long-time health care executive Wes Littrell will retire at the end of the calendar year. Littrell is the chief strategy officer for Saint Thomas Health and chief executive officer of Saint Thomas Health Affiliates.

81. UT researchers honored for developing products -

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Two University of Tennessee researchers are being honored for their work in turning ideas into products and businesses.

Gabor Tigyi chairs the physiology department at the UT Health Science Center in Memphis. He co-founded RxBio Inc. with colleagues to help develop a drug that could prevent lethal injuries from radiation exposure. The company was awarded a $15 million federal contract last year to fund further development of the drug.

82. Would ‘Race to the Top’ survive Romney? -

Tennessee received a $501 million injection of federal education funds after winning big in the first round of Race to the Top, a program implemented by the administration of President Barack Obama.

83. Regions Insurance Group purchases Story Capital -

Regions Bank has purchased Story Capital Group, LLC, and hired James Story as employee benefits consultant. In his new role, Story will lead business development efforts, maintain client relationships and consult with bank customers regarding employee benefits including health, life and disability insurance.

84. Ramsey appoints 2 to Technology Development Corp. -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has appointed Brian Noland, president of East Tennessee State University, and Greg Nelson, senior vice president and chief technology officer of Eastman Chemical Co., to the board of directors of the Tennessee Technology Development Corp.

85. Staff counsel joins Cooper's office -

U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper announced today that Alfred Degrafinreid II has joined his office as counsel. Degrafinreid will be based in Nashville and will advise on policy matters and coordinate community outreach for Rep. Cooper.

86. Events -

Middle Tennessee Realtors Convention & Tradeshow. Realtors from throughout the Greater Nashville/Middle Tennessee region will gather at the Nashville Convention Center for the “Building a Better Future” themed event. Keynote speaker will be political and financial analyst Brian Gardner, who is featured on MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News and Reuters TV. Gardner will provide insights on the housing industry in context of the possible outcomes of the upcoming presidential election. Information: gnar.org.

87. Everyone, including Metro, seems to want school choice. The problem: Busing -

If nothing else, the push to bring Great Hearts Academy to Nashville was a conversation starter for competition and choice in the Metro school marketplace.

Adding vouchers and the “trigger law” to the discussion only increased the heat.

88. Haven Behavioral names new executive VP, COO -

Nashville’s Haven Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., a provider of behavioral health care for adults, senior citizens and active-duty military personnel, has hired Scott W. Kardenetz as executive vice president and chief operations officer.

89. HCA expansion adding jobs, towers in Nashville -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Health care company HCA is relocating the headquarters of two of its business units to midtown Nashville in a move that could bring as many as 2,000 jobs to one of the largest commercial office developments in the city's history.

90. Events -

Affordable Care Act: Impact on Business. Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) host the panel discussion. This event is designed to give business owners an idea of what to expect and prepare for when the various pieces of this law go into effect. Panelists include Brian Haile, director, Insurance Exchange Planning Initiative, Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration, and Jerry Moss, member, tax services, KraftCPAs PLLC. Jim Brown, Tennessee state director of the NFIB, will serve as moderator. 9:30 a.m. registration, 10-11:30 a.m. program. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3067.

91. HCA expansion adding jobs, towers in Tennessee -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Health care company HCA is relocating the headquarters of two of its business units to midtown Nashville in a move that could bring as many as 2,000 jobs to one of the largest commercial office developments in the city's history.

92. LBMC names Lewis its partner in charge -

Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC, Tennessee’s largest regional accounting and business consulting firm, has named Thomas Lewis as partner in charge of Security and Risk Services, one of LBMC’s fastest growing service lines.

93. Lattimore Black names new COO -

Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC, Tennessee’s largest regional accounting and business consulting firm, has named John A. Litchfield, Jr. as its COO.

94. 28th Ave. Connector shifts attention to Charlotte Ave. revitalization -

Nashville’s newest and most significant road, the plainly named 28th Avenue Connector, is just three-tenths of a mile long but stretches far into the city’s past and future.

After decades of separation, the white business and entertainment district along West End Avenue and the historically black neighborhoods north of Charlotte Pike will have a direct connection. When it opens in October, the Connector will replace a road that requires motorists to take a circuitous route skirting Centennial Park.

95. Events -

Live on the Green. Free concert series held in Public Square Park in front of the Metro Courthouse launches its fourth season today with Jon Cleary, Moon Taxi and Dr. John. The six-week concert series, produced by Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc. in partnership with the Nashville Mayor’s Office, takes place Thursdays through October 11. Shows start at 5 p.m. Additional shows include:

96. Bass, Berry & Sims adds Lloyd to firm -

Travis Lloyd, formerly an associate in the Nashville office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, has joined Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

Lloyd is joining the firm’s health care practice as an associate and will provide counsel to clients within the health care industry on a wide range of regulatory matters. Lloyd has experience in fraud and abuse analysis, health information privacy and security compliance, healthcare facility licensure and accreditation, and provider enrollment and reimbursement.

97. Events -

Treehouses: Great Works of Literature. Cheekwood has selected seven designers for its 2012 summer outdoor exhibition. Closing Sept. 2, Treehouses focuses on great works of literature with whimsical and traditional Treehouses in the landscape at Cheekwood. This exhibition celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the first summer exhibition at Cheekwood, Terrific Treehouses. Previous exhibitions also include Playhouses and Forts, Big Bugs and, most recently, Happily Ever After. Information: Cheekwood.org.

98. Hands On Nashville has new president & CEO, officers -

Hands On Nashville’s board of directors has recognized executive director Brian Williams’ leadership contributions and the nonprofit’s historic capacity growth by changing Williams’ title to president and CEO.

99. Better statewide workforce training urged -

MEMPHIS – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been hearing the same thing as he travels across the state holding forums on higher education.

Tennessee’s technology centers don’t have the equipment that employers want to see their workers trained on before they hire them.

100. CABLE Announces new board of directors -

Jeri Hasselbring of the Adventure Science Center has been named president of CABLE and will serve a one-year term.

In addition, CABLE’s executive committee will be composed of: