Grand Avenue Delivers in Timely Style

Jun 29, 2016

Anticipating client needs is key, says Carl Haley, Grand Avenue owner says When Carl Haley set out to build a transportation company in 2009 the U.S. economy was less than sluggish but Music City movers and shakers knew Nashville was poised for tremendous growth. Carl, a Nashville City Club member, and his partners had just sold AIM Healthcare, a payment auditing company, to a division of UnitedHealthcare. Carl’s chauffeur, who drove him on occasion, approached the subject of launching a transportation company. Carl was intrigued and set up...

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Attorney Kelly Frey is at Intersection of Law, Tech, and Film

May 23, 2016

Attorney Kelly Frey Blends Law, Technology, Film in Distinguished Career Attorney Kelly Frey, also known as “Tech JD,” “The Film Guy,” a prolific writer and fierce advocate for Music City’s film industry, grew up on a dairy farm that is now part of a subdivision in Hermitage. Practice of law was not Plan A. He attended Nashville Public Schools, earned his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and then a master’s degree in pathology from Vandy’s School of Medicine. He had always loved science and technology – while...

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Think You Can’t Budget?

Apr 5, 2016

NCC Member Courtenay Shipley’s online course demystifies budgeting In helping organizations set up retirement plan options for their employees, Courtenay Shipley also meets with individual employees and asks them how they track their money and spending. She rarely gets a good answer – and often gets no answer at all. “Most employees that I met with would say they couldn’t afford to save in their retirement plan, but when asked if they knew where their money was going, they would say they didn’t know!” That repeated...

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4 Beers, 4 Courses: Black Abbey Brewmaster, NCC Chefs Team Up

Feb 18, 2016

Only a Few Spots Remain for March 5 Craft Beer Dinner   Carl Meier loves to see the lightbulb go off when guests realize that beer can be paired with food in the same way as wine. That the right beer makes a certain dish taste better without overwhelming it. That the right food complements a beer like an aged ribeye does a Cabernet Sauvignon. “The idea that beer and food can pair together like wine and food do other than at a sporting event or backyard barbecue is relatively new,” says Carl, brewmaster and founder of Nashville’s...

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Member Profile: The Bockmans and 312 Pizza Company

Feb 10, 2015

Music City and Windy City meet over pizza In suburban Chicago, Staci Bockman was in marketing and sales and Daniel Bockman was in restaurant management. The couple always knew they wanted to have their own business but did not know what it would be. When Staci’s sister moved to Nashville to establish connections in the music industry, Staci and Daniel decided to relocate here, too. Their new business germinated from their combined experience and – and a serious longing for Chicago food. 312 Pizza Company opened in Germantown in April...

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