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VOL. 38 | NO. 24 | Friday, June 13, 2014

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Chamber Midtown Quarterly Meeting. This area advisory council, which meets quarterly, provides opportunities for getting involved in solving problems, discussing issues and implementing special projects and events for a specific business neighborhood. Today, 7:30-9 a.m. Homewood Suites Nashville Vanderbilt, 2400 West End Avenue. Information: Nashvillechamber.com, 743-3053.

THURSDAY, JUNE 19

Business Matchmaking: Increase Sales and Decrease Sales Cycle

Overview of 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. 3-5 p.m., Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce Street, Suite 100, Nashville. Information: Nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

Summer People’s Law School

People’s Law School is a 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 weekly, one-hour classes will be held 6-7 p.m. on Thursdays at Cohn Learning Center, 4805 Park Ave., and at Wright Middle School, 180 McCall St. Complete schedule:

  • June 19: Social Security Options. How to apply for and get Social Security retirement, disability, spouse and child payments, Medicare health insurance, Supplemental Security Income disability and old age payments. (Cohn)
  • June 19: Renter’s Rights. Learn your legal rights as a renter and how to assert them, what to look for in a lease, how to get your landlord to make repairs, how to get back your security deposit and more. This class will be held in Room 112. (Wright)
  • June 26: Basics of Consumer Bankruptcy. Explains the different kinds of bankruptcy, who qualifies for them, what bankruptcy can and cannot do and tips on choosing a bankruptcy lawyer. (Cohn)
  • June 26: How to Live in the U. S. with Permission. An introduction to the terms and concepts of U.S. immigration law, ways that people immigrate to the U.S., complexities and recent developments in immigration law and how to avoid potential scams. (Wright)
  • July 10: Renter’s Rights. Learn your legal rights as a renter and how to assert them, what to look for in a lease, how to get your landlord to make repairs, how to get back your security deposit and more. This class will be held in Room 112. (Cohn)
  • July 10: Social Security Options. How to apply for and get Social Security retirement, disability, spouse and child payments, Medicare health insurance, Supplemental Security Income disability and old age payments. (Wright)
  • July 17: Medicaid for Nursing Home Care and Home Care. Covers how to get TennCare/Medicaid to pay for home and community-based services or care in a nursing home. (Cohn)
  • July 17: Basics of Consumer Bankruptcy. Explains the different kinds of bankruptcy, who qualifies for them, what bankruptcy can and cannot do and tips on choosing a bankruptcy lawyer. (Wright)

Real Estate Investors Network

Property Inspections. Attendees will share some ways to improve property so that buyers’ inspector will see nothing less than a top-quality home. This class is must for every investor. It will aid the ability to properly assess the potential repairs needed before you purchase your investment property. 6 p.m., Rein Education Center, 4525 Harding, STE 200, Nashville.  Additional June opportunities include:

  • Thursday, June 19: Williamson County Lunch Group. Rehabbers, Builders, Commercial, Mini-storage, Wholesalers, Private Lenders, Transaction Funders, Hard-Money Lenders, Bankers, Title Attorneys, Realtors, and Vendors discuss deals, the state of the market, and how they can help each other prosper. 11:15 a.m., Bosco’s Restaurant & Brewery, 2000 Meridian Blvd, Ste 110, Franklin.

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

Hallowed Ground: Lantern Tours of Stones River National Cemetery

Stories taken from the letters and diaries of men who fought and died in the Civil War will be presented this summer at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Park rangers will conduct hour-long walks by lantern light through the Stones River National Cemetery. Reservations are required and can be made by calling by calling the visitors center at 893-9501. There is a limit of four tickets per caller. Additional cemetery tours will be offered July 5 and July 19 at 7:45 p.m., August 2 at 7:30 p.m., August 16 at 7:15 p.m. and August 30 at 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25

Meet the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards Finalists

The Nashville Emerging Leader Awards recognize Nashville’s young professionals for significant accomplishments in their chosen career fields, as well as their commitment and contribution to the community. The reception and networking event honors the finalists of the 2014 NELAs. 5:30-7 p.m., Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Massey Hall, 1200 Forrest Park Drive,Nashville. Information: Nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

International Trade Finance

A program to assist Tennessee companies in determining their options for export finance. Learn how to best utilize programs and services offered by the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and international business divisions of banks. This seminar will detail the products, programs and services available to mitigate risks associated with export transactions to include international letters of credit, documentary collections, foreign currency exchange, working capital loans, foreign receivables insurance, and guaranteed term financing. 8 a.m.-noon, downtown campus of Tennessee State University. Information: http://go.usa.gov/kRKV, patrick.spence@trade.gov, 736-2225.

THROUGH JUNE 30

GJCC March Art Exhibit

The Gordon Jewish Community Center’s June art exhibit features the work of Yenny Walker-Zarama, Ken Walls and Florian J. Ceglarek. The exhibit, which will be open throughout the month of June, will open with a reception for the artists and public on June 11 at 7 p.m. with music by DJ Spun Counterguy. There will also be a special traveling Israeli art and jewelry exhibit taking place from June 10th – 14th.

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