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To wrap up Q3 of 2021, give our latest MBPR Mixtape a listen. Check out this playlist on Spotify to hear our team's favorite country music tracks! 

 

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Over a series of weeks, the Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild traveled to various cities across the state to promote its new Farm to Tap initiative. This initiative partners with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture to bring craft brewers and farmers together to grow their businesses while paying tribute to all the great products and resources that Tennessee has to offer. Let us know your favorite Tennessee brew!

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Metro Nashville Parks and RecreationAgency Landscape + Planning and HDLA hosted two public meetings regarding a new 25-acre riverfront park planned for downtown Nashville in July. We worked alongside the planning team to welcome community members, answer questions, and help guide attendees through the interactive and educational activities. 

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Dr. Maya Bugg, Chief Executive Officer of the Tennessee Charter School Center, wrote an opinion piece for The Tennessean in which she shared some lessons that schools learned during COVID and how they should continue to be carried forward to shape the future. Read the full op-ed. Dr. Bugg was also interviewed by Tennessean Columnist LeBron Hill on The Tennessean's "Black Voices" podcast. Listen to their conversation.

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The Solid Waste Disposal Authority of the City of Huntsville (SWDA) and its curbside recycling program, Recycling Alliance of North Alabama (RANA), in partnership with the City of Huntsville, City of Madison and Madison County, collectively received $500,000 in grant awards from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) from the department's 2021 Recycling Fund. The ADEM grants will contribute funds to the purchase of the 95 gallon rolling carts for the automated curbside recycling program.

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Our team was on the road recently assisting with filming for Middle Tennessee Electric's new project featuring a few of MTE's senior leadership, Chris Jones and Brad Gibson. More to come soon. In the meantime, stay up-to-date on MTE's news.

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Metro Arts and Nashville Public Library have partnered to provide community members the unique opportunity to borrow paintings from local artists to display in their homes. The Art Lending Library is available at the Madison and Southeast branches and patrons can reserve artwork now. Learn more about the Art Lending Library

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Due to the recent flooding in Middle Tennessee, Genesco, Inc., Nashville-based footwear company, donated thousands of pairs of shoes and water to the emergency relief effort. Genesco and Journeys also donated a $25,000 gift to the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund, organized by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Every contribution counts and recovery will take time so we encourage you to join us in making a donation to help our neighboring counties.

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Congrats to MBPR client Walker Building Group for being recognized as a 2021 Top Workplace by The Tennessean! We are honored to work with such a great company run by a team of incredible people.

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Today, we kicked off our new series, #MBPRonTour at the National Museum of African American Music in celebration of Black Music Month. We were inspired by the roots and culture of the music and the way it has risen to influence music today. This was one of the most interactive museums any of us have visited. Be sure to check it out for yourself!

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The Nashville Public Library partnered with the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation for the Tennessee Titans Rookies Read event. Kids heard players read from Coach Mike Vrabel’s “Hog Mollies” children’s book series. Thanks to the Titans rookies for answering questions and having fun with the kids! 

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HDLA recently finished up some local noteworthy projects including The Pool Club which sits atop the Virgin Hotel in Nashville and was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. They were also invited by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects to participate in an Instagram takeover to feature recent work. Follow HDLA's Instagram and the rest of their social media at @HDLA_Design for news on upcoming and finished projects.  

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The historic and recently renovated Shute-Turner House, owned by T. Lewis Real Estate & Design's founder Therese Winnington, was featured in StyleBlueprint. Therese shared how she transformed this property into an inviting home while preserving its unique charm. This spring, Therese was honored at the 2020 Awards of Excellence Gala hosted by Greater Nashville Realtors, receiving a Top Individual Leasing and Top Individual Lease Representation awards as well as being a Diamond Elite Award recipient.  

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After wrapping up a successful Legislative Session, the Tennessee Charter School Center celebrated 30 years of public charter schools during National Charter School Week from May 9-15, 2021! TCSC recognized nine young changemakers from across the state's public charter school communities and shared their inspiring stories.

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The Parthenon stands proudly as the centerpiece of Centennial Park. This month marks the 90-year anniversary of The Parthenon’s completed construction. One of our clients, Hodgson Douglas Landscape Architecture, has contributed to the Parthenon’s recent improvements. From new walking paths and green spaces to creative lighting features that highlight individual architectural elements, HDLA has enhanced the Parthenon in many ways with help from various partners. 

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Account Executive, Kim Honiball, was elected as the 102nd President of the Nashville Junior Chamber! Kim has been part of the NJC for three years, and she is looking forward to serving during the 2022-2023 fiscal year. We are so proud of Kim and excited to see her thrive in this role!

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Thank you to Main Street Nashville for reaching out and asking us to share our story. We appreciate the opportunity and look forward to working with your team.

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Nashville Superspeedway is partnering with Middle Tennessee Electric to provide the track with 100 percent renewable electricity generated by MTE’s nearby solar field for the upcoming NASCAR tripleheader. The renewable power generated by MTE will electrify all of the permanent physical structures at the Nashville Superspeedway during race weekend, June 18-20. 

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Our team is excited to be back working in our downtown office for the first time in over a year! Shoutout to our Staff Assistant, Honor, for celebrating her one-year anniversary in May. We are thrilled to be working alongside our MBPR team and our clients to advance their goals. Follow along on our socials to keep up with team and client updates!

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To wrap up Q2 of 2021, give our latest MBPR Mixtape a listen. Check out our "Let's Celebrate" playlist on Spotify as a cheers to MBPR's three years and a celebration of Black Music Month. 

 

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Big thanks to Nashville Junior Chamber for inviting Kelly as the featured CEO during their First Fridays event! She shared about her career in communications, how she started MBPR, and the power of networking. We’re proud of all that these young professional are doing to shape our city.

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Therese Winnington continues to make strides in the Nashville real estate community. Therese, owner of T. Lewis Real Estate & Design, was honored at the 2020 Awards of Excellence Gala hosted by Greater Nashville Realtors. Therese won both Top Individual Leasing and Top Individual Lease Representation awards as well as being a Diamond Elite Award recipient. We are grateful to work alongside people like Therese who continue to make us proud.

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Our team met with Mimi Bliss of Bliss Communications. As remote work continues in 2021, Mimi helped up our game when it comes to virtual meetings and presentations. Thank you, Mimi, for your clever tips and tricks!

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Therese Winnington, owner of T. Lewis Real Estate & Design appreciates Madison’s historical charm and has played an active role in its growth in the past few years. “It [Madison] really is still the small town dynamic in a big city,” said Winnington. Bill Lewis of The Tennessean reached out to Therese to learn about how more and more people are attracting to the Madison market. 

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Therese Winnington, owner of T. Lewis Real Estate and Design, has gone to great lengths to help her tenants pay rent during the pandemic. Winnington understands that relationships are built on trust, honesty and open communication. After reading more about her story in the Tennessean, local Nashville residents reached out to anonymously provide financial donations to her tenants during the holiday season. These generous gifts helped support families in need and have made a lasting difference in their lives into the new year.

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Dr. Maya Bugg, CEO of the Tennessee Charter School Center, was selected into the 2021 Class of the Nashville Business Journal's 40 Under 40 awards. Dr. Bugg was honored for her commitment to creating a more equitable education system for students across Tennessee. 

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Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) launched a new logo and branding campaign. Founded in 1936, this is only the third brand update in the company's 84-year history. The new tagline – “Energy. Service. Life.” – expresses MTE's purpose of serving to make life better for its members. For more information, visit the MTEMC website.

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Staci Kirpach, MBPR Account Supervisor, was recently a part of the inaugural cohort for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce's new Intro Nashville program. Topics during this multi-week course include Nashville’s history, economic vitality, the impact of its public and private sectors, educational opportunities and more. Intro Nashville offers a deep dive into understanding and navigating the community by getting to learn directly from key leaders. It's a terrific opportunity for executives to offer their new hires as a way to meaningfully connect with community leaders. To find out more information or register online, visit the Chamber website.

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The Solid Waste Disposal Authority of the City of Huntsville (SWDA) and its curbside recycling program, Recycling Alliance of North Alabama (RANA), hosted the Second Annual “Operation Christmas Clean Up” in January. This program allowed residents to recycle their Christmas trees, flattened and broken-down cardboard boxes, batteries and old electronics. 

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Walker Building Group has partnered with Thermoform, a company that specializes in innovative PVC fold and form pipe lining technology. By providing a sturdy and cost-effective solution, this new pipe rehabilitation process revolutionizes repair work on aging infrastructure. Check out this video to see how the process works or follow along on Twitter to see it in action around town. 

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To wrap up Q1 of 2021, give our latest MBPR Mixtape a listen. Check out our "Spring-a-long" playlist on Spotify to brighten your mood just in time for Spring.

 
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In honor of the 100th anniversary of ratifying the 19th amendment, the city of Nashville dedicated a monument to the Women's Suffrage movement. In collaboration with Metro Parks, The Conservancy for the Parthenon, and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, HDLA was part of the new walkway project in front of the Parthenon in Centennial Park where the monument resides. 

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In September, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee hosted the 2020 Stand Up for Youth Summit via webinar. Panelists came from the Martha O’Bryan Center, Conexion Americas, YWCA Nashville and Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee.

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Chauvet Arts kicked off its newest exhibit called "The Art of Unity" in October. This rotating show will run through the end of 2020 featuring artwork from its diverse roster of experienced artists.

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Dr. Maya Bugg, CEO of the Tennessee Charter School Center, is all about making the impossible possible through education. Check out her feature article in The Tennessean about how she has battled the disparities in education throughout her career.

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Middle Tennessee Electric sent line crews and equipment to rural Louisiana after Hurricane Laura knocked out power to over one million people back in August. A total of 21 MTE crew members were dispatched to help DeRidder, Louisiana-based Beauregard Electric Membership Corporation restore power.

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To wrap up Q4 of 2020, give our latest MBPR Mixtape a listen. Check out our "'Tis the Season" playlist on Spotify to get you in the mood for the holidays.

 
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The Solid Waste Disposal Authority of the City of Huntsville (SWDA) and its curbside recycling program, Recycling Alliance of North Alabama (RANA), announced an option for households to sign up for a second 95-gallon rolling cart. 

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SWDA and RANA, in partnership with the City of Huntsville, Madison County and the City of Madison were awarded $500,000 in grants by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management from the 2020 Recycling Fund.

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Genesco’s Everett McCool helped deliver approximately 100 pairs of adult New Balance shoes donated to the St. Thomas Foundation for hidden hospital heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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To wrap up Q3 of 2020, give our latest MBPR Mixtape a listen. Check out our "QuaranTUNES" playlist on Spotify to make your day in quarantine a little brighter. 

 

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