WorkIT Nashville Playbook

Moving to a new city can be difficult. In a world with unlimited sources of information scattered around the Internet, researching for a potential move feels a bit overwhelming. You’re going to have a lot of questions. Are there networking groups? Are there jobs? How are the schools? That’s why we created the WorkIT Nashville Digital Playbook. It’s a one-stop …

Interview with John Smithwick

John SmithwickCEO & founder, RoundingWell Q: When did you come to Nashville and why?A: I was actually raised here. So technically I came to Nashville back in the 70s when my father took a position with what was then First American Bank. My wife and I returned to Nashville (after years spent in Boston, Philadelphia and Seattle) in 2007. The …

Wanted: Candidates from 14 States

Most wanted: Candidates from these 14 states. Here at WorkIT Nashville, we’re proud to have registered candidates from more than 70% of U.S. states! Problem is, we’re not going to be satisfied until we have candidates from all 50 states, and we have the sneaking suspicion that some of you can help us with that. If you have friends or …

Bonnaroo 2013

One weekend every summer for the past 12 years, a field about an hour outside of Nashville becomes the sixth largest city in the state during the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Eighty thousand music fans descended upon the sold-out festival in Manchester this year, and you better believe the Nashville tech scene was part of it. The most visible …

Interview with Pep

Pep CIO, Ingram Content Group Q: When did you come to Nashville and why? A: During the fall of 2012, I was approached by a company based in Nashville with an amazing opportunity to be at the center of bringing transformational technology solutions to the book, magazine and content industry. Ingram Content Group drew me to Nashville, but the city …

Best Business Blogs

One of the best ways to get news about local businesses, especially concerning tech and startups, is by checking out a local blog. However, since they’re often not associated with major publications, it can be difficult to find a good one. We’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite business blogs in Nashville. SouthernAlpha If you’re looking …

Nashville vs. Seattle

With Microsoft and Amazon nearby, there’s no doubt that Seattle is a trendy tech hotspot. So, how does Seattle stack up in regards to cost of living? With a lack of state income tax and similar sales tax rate, it might be tempting to compare it to Nashville. But here’s the truth: on the Cost of Living Index of U.S. …

Neighborhood Overview: Hillsboro Village

A century ago, the strip that is now Hillsboro Village was a string of grocery stores and pharmacies. Now it’s home to some of Nashville’s most famous restaurants, its most storied independent movie theater, historic housing and more. The Belcourt is arguably the heart of Hillsboro Village. It opened in 1925 as the Hillsboro Theater to show silent movies and …

Interview with Penny Henze

Penny HenzeSenior customer relations specialist, Peak 10 Q: When did you come to Nashville and why?A: I moved to Nashville in January of 1991 to marry my then-fianc’, whose career was in the music industry. With his career being in the music industry and our desire to start a family, we knew that Nashville was the best city for our …

5 things to do upon moving to Nashville

Five things to do as soon as you move to Nashville: The moving vans are unloaded, the furniture is arranged, and the boxes are unpacked! …Now what? You’re a blank slate, and there’s so much in Nashville to explore! Downtown, East Nashville, Hillsboro Village, museums, restaurants, shops…it can be a little overwhelming, to say the least. Here’s a list of …