Teens develop tech skills at Studio NPL

Guest post by Nashville Public Library Libraries around the country are finding new ways to engage their patrons. Through creative, collaborative programming, many libraries offer visitors opportunities to learn new skills and exercise their talents in a “makerspace” environment. Nashville Public Library (NPL) is on the forefront of this growing trend with its Studio NPL spaces. NPL has invested in …

Interview with Matt Lloyd

Matt Lloyd Co-founder & CEO, Magic Apple Technology Q: When did you come to Nashville and why? A: I came to Nashville in 2001 because we wanted our kids to be able to read. No, really, we moved because we wanted a change and my wife and I both fell in love with the area. Q: What accomplishment are you …

Want to start a company? Move to Nashville.

Guest post by Patrick Cornell, Cornell Design Group Want to start a company? Move to Nashville. That’s what I did; I’ve been running my own company for five years, and it’s growing every year. I lived in Los Angeles for many years before trading Starbucks and supermodels for BBQ and flannel. The first year was rough; I felt like an …

Interview with Justin Steidinger

Justin D. Steidinger VP of IT & security, Entrada Health Q: When did you come to Nashville and why? A: I’ve been in Nashville since 1992. My father’s job brought us to the mid-state, and while I originally planned to move back to central Illinois once I was on my own, Tennessee quickly became home to me. I love it …

New program expands services for Middle TN small businesses

In September, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce was awarded a $218,000 contract through the Small Business Administration for the ScaleUp America program. One of only seven cities selected this year, the Nashville MSA has more than 37,000 small businesses. These businesses have passed the startup phase, but frequently lack access to support services and resources. ScaleUp Nashville will provide …

Tap a button, get an interview

Uber, Relode partner for innovative on-demand job fair Relode, the simplest software platform for finding and organizing job candidates, is partnering with ridesharing company Uber for a first-of-its-kind on-demand job fair in Nashville this Thursday, Nov. 5. This job fair allows candidates to apply for open positions at many of Nashville’s largest employers — all while riding in the back …