NSCC provides STEM and culinary arts scholarships for adults

For adults thinking about retraining in STEM programs or culinary arts, it is possible to get a degree virtually free at Nashville State Community College, thanks to a special scholarship program. The NSCC Foundation Adult Scholarship program will cover the cost of the first six credit hours per semester up-front, and reimburse up to the next six hours for any …

Interview with Derrick Castle

Derrick Castle Senior graphic designer, HCA IT&S Q: What is your favorite thing about Nashville? A: Having been born and raised in Nashville, I have seen Nashville grow into a really progressive city. One of my favorite things about Nashville is the creative community that has developed over the last few years – everything from the arts to the craft …

Dear mayor: Get behind ‘smart city’ initiatives

Guest post by JJ Rosen, chief manager, Atiba To our next mayor: We have seen the light. The geeks, nerds and techies of Nashville have been thinking of ways we can make our growing city a better place to live, and we think we have come up with some good ideas. Although we are relatively small in number, the Nashville …

Interview with Natalie Simmons

Natalie Simmons Senior consultant, Virsys12 Q: When did you come to Nashville and why? A: My hometown is Goodlettsville, Tennessee, which is a satellite suburb just north of Nashville. I consider myself to be a Nashville native, and I am proud to be one! Q: What qualities does Nashville need to continue attracting new residents? A: Nashville needs to be …

Congratulations to our WorkIT Advocates of the Month

The success of the WorkIT Nashville campaign depends on support from our local tech community. Here’s a roundup of our recently named Advocates of the Month! Barry Vandevier, Asurion “Nashville is in the middle of a major growth spurt, thanks to the investment and foresight and growth of the local government and businesses.” >> Read Barry’s interview. Josephine Durbin, HCA …

Interview with Sarah Porterfield

Sarah Porterfield Senior digital communication specialist, HCA IT&S Q: What is your favorite thing about Nashville? A: The food, the culture, the music, and the fact that everywhere you go happy people seem to outnumber the bad. There’s always someone eager to hold the door open for the person behind them. Q: What sets Nashville apart as a great place …

Tomato Art Festival

Exciting August events

The kids may be headed back to school, but don’t pack away your sun hat just yet — there’s still a lot more summer left for you to get out and enjoy. Here are some of our most highly anticipated events for August. Tomato Art Festival Nothing says summer like a ripe, homegrown tomato — and nothing says East Nashville …

Interview with Tanzy Wallace

Tanzy Wallace Consultant, Virsys12 Q: When did you come to Nashville and why? A: During graduate school at the University of North Carolina, I worked in the Research Triangle Park in Chapel Hill. I landed a great internship with Northern Telecom and was given the choice to stay in North Carolina or move to Nashville for the summer. I came …