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etaining a youthful look is a goal to which many aspire. A trim shape and vibrant, smooth skin make us feel more confident. With advances in the laser and skincare industry, obtaining this goal has never been easier. John Bacon MD offers clients an oasis of options to enhance and rejuvenate. His expertise in combining technologically advanced lasers ensures his clients an advantage by receiving a customized treatment plan designed to specifically target their needs.

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unique needs of our clients and a blend of technologies allows us to meet and exceed their expectations.” Dr. Bacon brings many cutting-edge technologies to the Nashville area including a laser face lift and laser eye lift. His wide range of services includes laser treatment of wrinkles, age spots, sagging skin, facial and leg veins, stretch marks, melasma and cellulite. He also offers treatment of wrinkles and facial folds with Botox and injectable fillers. Whether clients come to BaconMD seeking help to reverse the signs aging or for body sculpting, they can be assured Dr. Bacon will outline the best options for a natural look without a lot of cost and downtime.


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A Life Well Lived “A Daily Life Well Lived”

Ministries 46Mercy “Mercy Takes Action”

BaconMD Laser and Skincare “Technology Plus Skill Equals Beautiful Results” Vanderbilt Legends Club “Add to Your Life’s Drive”

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Dr. Anna Singh - Cane Ridge Dentist “Practicing More than Dentistry” Harmony Home “Harmony Around…Harmony Within” Tax Planning and Defense, APLC “Educate. Organize. Protect.” Molly Maid “Every Clean Counts”

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Cabinet Connection “Experience, Commitment, Creativity, Unique”

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Shannon Insurance Group, Inc. “Turning a Family Loss into a Life’s Mission” Nashville Green “The Green Life” Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. “Guiding You Through the Mortgage Process, Every Step of the Way”

The Curtain Exchange “No swatches. No guesswork. No waiting.” Soles4Souls “Giving Shoes, Giving Hope” Tri-Star Title & Escrow, LLC. “Reputation for Excellence” Mailer’s Choice, Inc. “Your CHOICE for Delivering Results” Sales Executives “Finding the Candidate Your Company Needs” Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce “Experience the Speed of Trust” Creative License, Inc. “For The Record”

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Highland Park Church “Everyday People. Everyday Life. Extraordinary God.”

Articles Beauty Section..........................................................IFC-1 Tennessee Christian Chamber Section...............34-38, 44 Senior Living & Care Section....................................40-41 Worship Section........................................................43 Financial Section.......................................................45 Children at the Crossroads................................................. 37 Curtis Financial Group....................................................... 45 DoodyCalls.......................................................................... 30 Expressways To Learning®................................................. 32 Family Dynamics Institute................................................ 38 Grace Manor Assisted Living............................................. 40 Green Hills Chiropractic Clinic.......................................... 21 Hall Care Clinic and Gentlecare Center............................ 22 Home Sweet Home Cuisine and Clean............................. 19 iZigg..................................................................................... 37 Jan L. Dillard, LUTCF......................................................... 35 Julie Burns, CPA, PLLC....................................................... 22 Lindell Jewelers................................................................... 29 Megan McInnis................................................................... 27 Nashville Cat Rescue.......................................................... 32 Point 3 Media...................................................................... 28 Publisher’s Note.................................................................. 3 Small Buck........................................................................... 39 Sodium, Inc. ....................................................................... 27 StoryPeople Plus.................................................................. 35 The Engagement/Becky’s Alterations............................... 29 The Sunshine Shop............................................................. 21 Visiting Angels.................................................................... 41 Volunteers of America........................................................ 19 Well Women of Middle Tennessee..................................... 39

Ad Index Almost Isn’t Good Enough Book.....................................23 Avatar Software................................................................6 BaconMD Laser and Skincare..........................................IFC, 1 Family Dynamics Institute..............................................38 Grace Manor Assisted Living...........................................40 Green Hills Senior Health Center....................................41 Greyhound Pets of America / Nashville..........................30 Nashville Trunk & Bag.....................................................28 Pediatric Dentistry Specialists..........................................28 Rimshot Creative..............................................................6 Sheri O’Neal Photography...............................................48, IBC Soles4Souls........................................................................25 Susan Gregory...................................................................45, BC Who’s Who Magazines.....................................................47

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Cover Story

L-R: Melissa Faulkner, Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.; Jenny Howard, Tax Planning and Defense, APLC; Joy Bailey, Cabinet Connection; Amy Simcik, Harmony Home; Kelly Kloke, Nashville Green; Melissa Farrar, Molly Maid; Tammie Shannon, Shannon Insurance Group, Inc.; Anna Singh, D.M.D., Cane Ridge Dentist

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an women really have it all? This “Women in Business” issue of Who’s Who Magazine in Nashville and Williamson County focuses on eight women who not only can…they DO have it all! Their businesses are successful; their products and services are positively impacting Nashville and the surrounding area; and their families – in several unique ways – play a part in their accomplishments. Some of these amazing ladies have built businesses from the ground up, while others have made wise choices in selecting franchises with which to align themselves. Regardless of the goods or services they offer, these women have cultivated an atmosphere of teamwork and respect within their distinctive environments, and we are proud that they call Nashville “home.” The team at Molly Maid of South Davidson, Williamson, Hamilton and Maury Counties combines family and careers. At the helm of the main branch in Franklin is Melissa Farrar; her daugh-

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ter is President of their Chattanooga office; and her daughter-in-law is a sales consultant and office manager in their Nashville office. Melissa and her husband, Scott, built their business as a team effort on the foundation of “integrity, honesty, respect and responsibility.” To them, relationships are paramount and teamwork is vital. This dynamic family group strives to make “Every Clean Count” – both in your home and in their community. Marriage and careers are combined at Tax Planning and Defense, APLC, too. Ernest and Jennie Smith-Howard partner with each other – and you – to plan for and cover all of your tax issues from start to finish. There is no “one-sizefits-all” mentality here; Jennie and Ernest recognize that every individual has unique situations which need to be addressed by an experienced tax attorney. These New Orleans natives who moved to Nashville after Hurricane Katrina are especially well-prepared to handle tax matters that accompany tragic or

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disastrous situations; in their case, the tragedy called Katrina worked for Nashville’s good. A tragedy in Tammie Shannon’s life also put her on a new path. With her mother’s death at an early age from cancer, “I knew I needed to help others become more educated about insurance, especially coverage with benefits that can be accessed while still living,” she says. Her agency, Shannon Insurance Group, includes the client on their team, using a consultative approach to provide clarity, objectivity and the best solution for them. From devastated to dynamic, Tammie Shannon has come a long way. Her mother would be proud. Green living is more than just a fad to Kelly Kloke, owner of Nashville Green. Nashville Green creates custom concrete countertops made with 85% recycled content such as glass, aluminum or copper with more than 15 recycled surfacing options. “We are committed to keeping waste out of our landfills,” Kel-


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Melissa Farrar, Molly Maid

Jenny Howard, Tax Planning and Defense, APLC

Tammie Shannon, Shannon Insurance Group, Inc.

Kelly Kloke, Nashville Green

Joy Bailey, Cabinet Connection

Amy Simcik, Harmony Home

Melissa Faulkner, Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.

Anna Singh, D.M.D., Cane Ridge Dentist

ly explains. After two years of extensive training and research to create custom recycled countertops, Nashville Green is committed to taking “going green” to the next level by adding eco-friendly personal and household products to their store while offering educational seminars and green architectural and design firms to the public. Joy Bailey, owner of Cabinet Connection, has made great strides in business. While in real estate, she went to work with a cabinet company and discovered her creative side, designing and building custom cabinets. “I enjoy bringing sketches to life and seeing the finished product in the homes of our clients,” she states. Joy’s team can build custom cabinets – designed to fit your taste and needs - or they can refinish, reface or repaint what you have to update your look. Either way, Joy works hard to ensure that your house is truly a home. Enabling others to create a warm, inviting home is also Amy Simcik’s passion

in life. Owner of Harmony Home, with locations in Franklin and Murfreesboro, her motto that “harmony around you creates harmony within you” is immediately evident when entering the shop. Because Amy believes that everyone deserves to have a beautiful home, she carries items to fit within every budget. Amy and her team – who have been with her since the shop opened – successfully create a level of comfort for their customer that truly conveys the idea that yes, indeed…they have come home. Coming home is so much more comfortable when your mortgage payment is one that you can actually afford. Melissa Faulkner and her team of specialists at Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc., help clients make educated decisions regarding loans and refinancing. Built on a solid commitment to integrity, honesty and respect, Melissa’s team is dedicated to always seeking to do what is best for the customer, making the loan or refinance process less scary and more

comfortable…and they “will even tell you when a loan doesn’t make sense.” Creating a sense of comfort for clients – or in this case, patients – often comes with building relationships. Such is true at Cane Ridge Dentist. Dr. Anna Singh, Dr. Kellee McKenzie and their team of compassionate professionals work hard to ensure that their patients feel important! They educate their patients so they are able to make an informed decision that is in their best interest regarding lifetime care. The determination to have a positive impact on patients’ lives is what drives Dr. Singh, and her efforts are repeatedly rewarded with beautiful, confident smiles. Celebrate the success of these women – women who have taken their passions and created careers that focus on enriching the lives of others…and in turn, finding deep satisfaction in their own. Enjoy this issue of Who’s Who Magazine in Nashville and Williamson County! FALL/WINTER 2010/2011

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Vanderbilt Legends Club “Add to Your Life’s Drive” in golf instruction. His proficiency has helped him develop a sound understanding of golf in its entirety, from full swing to putting and the short game, earning him the 2009 Middle Tennessee PGA Teacher of the Year Award. His expertise lies in diagnosing swing faults, teaching the short game and effectively communicating a method of improvement that will drive results. Patrick explains, “Our instruction is done individually, by appointment, ensuring that each student receives high quality, personal attention.”

Patrick Jackson, PGA Director of Instruction

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ince 1992, Vanderbilt Legends Club is widely recognized as Middle Tennessee’s premier golf facility and has played host to numerous marquee events including LPGA Tour tournaments, the Tennessee State Open and U.S. Girls Junior Championship. Home to the Vanderbilt Legends Club Golf Academy (VLCGA), this prestigious club offers the top practice facility in Middle Tennessee equipped with multiple tees, putting greens and a first-class short game area. For 2011, the Club is offering an exclusive Academy Membership program that gives you the opportunity to develop your golf skills and experience VLC. This comes complete with unlimited range balls through December 31, 2011, access to our practice facility, the Club’s fitness center, and discounted rates for lessons. Academy Membership also allows participation in member clinics and golf schools. Single Academy Memberships are now $1,000 or $1,200 for Family (plus applicable

sales tax). For more information, contact Carroll Clark, Membership Director, at 615-791-8100, extension 222. Headed by PGA Director of Instruction, Patrick Jackson, the VLCGA offers all levels of instruction, from beginners to those already developing into scratch players. “People are often under the impression that the Academy is only open to Club members,” states Patrick. “It is open to players of all ages and all calibers. We welcome anyone wishing to improve their game. We also offer video swing analysis and custom club fitting for most major manufacturers.” With eight PGA members as instructors, it’s no wonder that Academy students have successfully competed on professional, collegiate, state and local levels. Patrick, who has been with VLC since 1995 and oversees all programs associated with golf instruction and training, is himself a former collegiate All-American and mini-tour winner, with more than 20 years experience

Consider giving the golfer in your life a Game-Changer Lesson Package with Patrick. This package, consisting of two lessons per month for the entire 2011 year, is regularly $3,000 for a nonmember of Vanderbilt Legends Club. However, Patrick is offering ten of these packages for $2,000 each if this article is mentioned, so be sure to call soon. For Corporate Guests, Vanderbilt Legends Club Golf Academy offers the ability to tailor clinics or golf schools to meet the needs of any client. Whether you have a group of 4 or 40, the VLCGA staff can design a program to make anyone’s event a success. For more information on lessons, the VLCGA programs or the special package rate, contact the Golf Academy at 615-791-3471 or email pjackson@vanderbiltlegendsclub.com. Vanderbilt Legends Club is located at 1500 Legends Club Lane in Franklin. For information about club membership, visit online at www.vanderbiltlegendsclub.com.

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Dr. Anna Singh - Cane Ridge Dentist “Practicing More than Dentistry” Photograph by: Sheri O’Neal

only allows us to serve a larger population, but it also gives us the opportunity to offer more convenient, flexible, patient-friendly appointment times.” Cane Ridge Dentist specializes in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, implants and other missing tooth replacement options. They also offer nearly invisible options to straighten your smile, such as Invisalign® and the Six Month Smile®. Dr. Singh is also certified in, and offers her patients the comforts of IV Sedation Dentistry. Her specialized training in IV Sedation Dentistry eases dental anxieties and helps patients to regain confidence about visiting the dentist. With IV Sedation Dentistry, your appointment will be a dream, and a couple of hours in the chair will feel like minutes! “We are committed to delivering the leading edge of dental care to our patients,” emphasizes Dr. Singh. “Because of that commitment, we believe in prevention and early detection of periodontal disease, tooth decay and oral cancer.”

in mind and their combined 16 years of dental experience, they opened Cane Ridge Dentist in March 2010.

Taking measures to improve one’s smile is no longer relegated to Hollywood. Both Dr. Singh and Dr. McKenzie have extensive training in cosmetic dentistry; this area of their practice has become one that is particularly rewarding. They have witnessed time and again how improving a patient’s smile enhances their level of self-confidence.

Dr. Singh explains, “We wanted to stay close to the area for our existing patients and attract new ones as well, so we relocated. Our new, state-of-the-art facility has all the modern technology and equipment, allowing us to deliver the highest quality of patient convenience and care to individuals and families. Having two doctors in one location not

Dr. Singh recalls, “I recently worked with a mother of three who was ashamed of her smile. For years, she had been embarrassed to smile, laugh or even go out in public. After receiving a smile makeover, she is now able to laugh without covering her mouth with her hand. Her self-esteem has increased and she feels better about herself. This

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uring their careers as solo practitioners Drs. Anna Singh and Kellee McKenzie recognized that they shared something special their goal to provide world-class dentistry to every patient who sat in their dental chair. For this very reason, they realized that joining their two dental practices into one state-of-the-art, convenient location would not only benefit their patients, but would also allow them to expand the services they offered to the community. With this shared goal

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Drs. Kellee McKenzie and Anna Singh, along with their team.

smile makeover was a life-changing experience for her and an example of what motivates me to do what I do every day.” When you visit Cane Ridge Dentist you will quickly notice what distinguishes them from their competition - the relationships they build with their patients and team members. When it comes to providing care, they ensure that patients are heard and feel important, a philosophy called “Lifetime Care.” Dr Singh explains, “this philosophy is patient-centered and one that can positively influence a person’s quality of life.” Cane Ridge Dentist is determined to know their patients so well and care for them so much, that they are able to determine the best treatment for their particular needs. “We will take every opportunity to motivate and educate patients. We truly want them to appreciate the many benefits that lifetime dental care can bring to their smile,” says Dr. Singh.

Within the dental community, Dr. Singh serves as a Clinical Director for the Heartland Aesthetic Continuum. This Institute provides clinical courses for dentists to give them the ability to transform their patients’ lives by predictably changing their smiles. She is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and a part of Heartland Dental Care’s Doctor Leadership Council, which helps to educate fellow dentists on the importance of leadership and communication within their practice.

as possible on a first come, first serve basis. Approximately 189 patients were served!” For Dr. Singh and Dr. McKenzie, their career at Cane Ridge Dentist is much more than a job; it is a passion. They use their education, skills and training to create relationships with their patients and make a difference in their lives. Visit their office at 1315 Bell Road in Antioch, online at www.caneridgedentist.com or call their office at 615-717-0507 to make an appointment.

In the Antioch community, Drs. Singh and McKenzie are committed to giving back to others. They have instituted a program called “Dentistry From the Heart.” Their first event, held this past October, offered free dentistry to those in the area without insurance. Dr. Singh explains, “Patients took advantage of having one free extraction, one free filling or one free cleaning. We began the day at 7am and treated as many patients

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Harmony Home “Harmony Around…Harmony Within” Photograph by: Sheri O’Neal

With their full line of furniture, home décor, garden accessories and gifts, there is something for everyone at Harmony Home. “Our mark-ups are lower than most,” says Amy, “because we believe that everyone should be able to afford to make their home beautiful. Our motto is ‘harmony around you creates harmony within you.’ This is essential for a more joyful existence.” In addition to their well-known baby and wedding gift registries, Harmony Home offers 24-hour merchandise approval, layaway, gift cards, design services and convenient online shopping at www. harmonyhomeshop.com. Amy continues, “We also have after-hours shopping parties for brides and mothersto-be, and the community groups that meet at our store – book clubs, garden clubs and the Chamber of Commerce – have private shopping opportunities after their meetings.”

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aving a home that creates a sense of peace amidst the chaos of daily life is priceless. Creating that atmosphere within your home, however, often requires the help of someone like Amy Simcik, owner of Harmony Home, a one-stop-shop for home décor and gifts. “Our passion for interior design led us to open a shop that carries home décor for all budgets and offers an affordable design service,” she explains. What sets Harmony Home apart from other retailers is the instant level of 10

comfort that customers feel when they walk in the door…the sense that they have indeed come home. The sales staff is purposely causal and non-aggressive when they greet, preferring to allow customers to roam the “home areas” of the shop. Gifts and décor are divided into home areas, making it very easy to shop, with sections for Babies, Pets and Gardens laid out in the same fashion. “We also have a children’s play area, so parents can shop in peace,” Amy adds. New items are available daily, so there is always something new to see.

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Amy’s passions extend beyond the home and into the community. For the past eight years, she has donated space to Brightstone, a Franklin facility that helps adults with learning disabilities. The profits from their sales at Harmony Home go directly back into their program. “We also support Happy Tales Humane in Franklin, where we rescued our two shop cats,” Amy explains. “Willy and Maddie greet customers in hopes to get their backs scratched a little and have gained quite the celebrity status around town!” In Murfreesboro, Amy’s office has been turned into a cat adoption shelter, where cats and kittens from local shelters are fostered until they can be adopted out. Despite the recent economy, Harmony Home’s sales have stayed consistently strong. Amy says that their customers’ strong sense of loyalty contributed to that feat, and Harmony Home is ready to head into the future with a bright new


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Top row L-R: Nikki Ward, Sheri Greene, Barbara Adamson, Alicia Bristow, Barbara Spardone, Susan Bratt, Linda Decker, Lori Sullivan, and Susan Byrd. Seated L-R: Amy Simcik, Joyce Goodwin, Julie Schenck. Not pictured: Kristen McFarland.

vision. “We opened a new store in Murfreesboro this past April and are breaking ground on a 4500 sq. ft. expansion in the Franklin shop. We remain very positive about the economy turning the corner and look forward to sunnier days,” Amy relates. “I encourage people as much as possible to support their small local businesses. It has been a tough couple of years, and we depend on your loyalty!” While the past few years have been tough, Amy has managed to stay true to who she is as a person and as a manager. Her relaxed, good-natured style has gone a long way toward helping Harmony Home’s business stay strong, but she credits her staff as well. “I have put together an amazing team at both shops that share my characteristics and beliefs. We work cohesively as a team, and I attribute my success and ability to expand to that,” she says. She also

acknowledges her family; her “amazing” husband Chris has been by her side since day one and completely supports her endeavors, and their children help out in the summers and take care of the cats. “They are so proud of the shop, and I love how much they love it!” Amy’s dream of creating a place to help make a house a home has come true, but not without a lot of hard work. “I believe that a business owner should always keep their hands ‘dirty,’ never becoming immune to doing the hard and heavy tasks, like hauling boxes, moving furniture and cleaning restrooms. And that hard work has certainly paid off. “It never ceases to amaze me that almost every day, at least one customer will take the time to let me know how much they love the store. It’s like getting a daily pat on the back, and I never tire of it!” In Franklin, Harmony Home is located at 236 2nd Avenue; in Murfreesboro, 1103 NW Broad Street, Suite A; or visit online at www.harmonyhomeshop.com. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm and on Sundays from 1pm to 5pm. FALL/WINTER 2010/2011

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Tax Planning and Defense, APLC “Educate. Organize. Protect.” Photograph by: Julie L. Marvel

of levies, garnishments and liens are some of the services offered by TP&D.

L-R : Amelia Mahiyudin (PR & Marketing), Ernest Howard (Tax Accountant), Latrisha Talley (Legal Assistant). Sitting : Jennie Smith-Howard (Attorney)

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hen hounded by burdensome tax issues, what is your first line of defense? Jennie Smith-Howard and Ernest Howard of Tax Planning and Defense, APLC (TP&D) invite you to let them partner with you in planning for and covering all of your tax issues, from start to finish. Whether you are an entrepreneur or a professional, Jennie is conversant in all of your business and personal tax needs. “We want to cover all of life’s tax issues,” explains Ernest.  TP&D seeks to impress upon their clients that taxes are not a single annual event that occurs every April 15th -- they are year round concerns. TP&D educates their clients by making their tax issues understandable in everyday terms and keeping them abreast of the ever changing tax laws. They organize their 12

clients’ financial materials and protect their financial wealth for future generations. Jennie adds, “We do not ascribe to a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.” TP&D offers personalized services.  The time and attention required are given to each client to provide the best strategies to address and resolve the clients’ tax needs based upon their financial goals.  To TP&D nothing is more paramount than taking care of their clients and ensuring that everyone that seeks their advice leaves feeling better than when they arrived.  Jennie continues, “No one should pay more than their fair share of taxes. We put forth our best effort to ascertain the maximum amount of deductions for our clients.” Federal and State tax filing, tax planning, estate planning, business income tax filing, tax litigation, negotiation of installment agreements and negotiation for removal

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Jennie established her tax preparation service while in college. Over time, she gained a reputation for successfully fixing flawed tax filings and solving tax problems. In law school, Jennie focused her studies on federal taxation. Prior to opening TP&D, she worked for the IRS and the Louisiana Department of Revenue. She says, “I realized that there was a demand for thorough tax representation that offered in-depth legal advice and a lasting relationship.”  After attaining her law degree, her tax preparation services expanded to include tax litigation and estate planning.   Natives to New Orleans, LA, Jennie and Ernest moved to Franklin, TN where they attend Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church. Jennie is on the Board of Directors of the North Nashville Flood Relief Group. Having lived through Hurricane Katrina and worked through its aftermath, Jennie is wellprepared to handle the more complex tax matters that accompany natural disasters.  

Tax Planning and Defense, APLC is located at 2550 Meridian Blvd., Ste 200 in Franklin. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. To learn more, visit www.taxplanninganddefense.com, email info@taxplanninganddefense.com or call 615-567-8153 to schedule your free consultation


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Molly Maid Photograph by: Sheri O’Neal

“Every Clean Counts”

Melissa Farrar, CEO of South Davidson, Williamson, Maury & Hamilton counties.

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L-R Front Row: Ashley Farrar Doherty, Maricela Farrar and Melissa Farrar L-R Back Row: Daron Farrar and Scott Farrar

et’s face it – having a clean house is a necessity. The problem? Finding time to actually do it! “Molly Maid is an affordable necessity!” asserts Melissa Farrar, CEO of Molly Maid of South Davidson, Williamson, Maury and Hamilton counties. The best part? Molly Maid has a plan to fit every budget. “We don’t require contracts; our philosophy is that we earn the privilege to clean our customer’s home with each and every clean. Based on a customer’s needs, we’ll come once a week, twice a month or whatever frequency necessary. Every cleaning plan is customized which is why we feel it’s is important to meet with our customers and perform a free in-home consultation.”

ground makes him a great hands-on mentor, bringing a great balance to our team. He challenges and brings out the best in us.”

A true family business, Melissa and her husband, Scott have owned and operated their Molly Maid franchise since October, 1993. Their daughter, Ashley, is President of the Chattanooga office which opened in 2007, their daughter-in-law, Maricela, is a Sales Consultant and Office Manager and their son, Daron, is President of the Floor Care Division that specializes in HOST Dry Extraction Carpet Cleaning. “We love working as a family. Scott’s 30 plus years of corporate business back-

To maintain customer satisfaction, their Molly Maid strives to maintain the latest and greatest innovations, products and cleaning methods. Melissa explains, “Virtually everything we use is environmentally-friendly and ‘green.’ We are always looking for safer, better products for everyone involved, like our new Four Level Filtration Vacuum System that helps improve indoor air quality. Even more important, is their commitment to people. “We teach our team members to treat every person –

Melissa is quick to emphasize that this business is a constant team effort. “Our office team helps build a foundation of integrity, honesty, respect and responsibility. Relationships matter and teamwork between our Office staff and our Home Service Professional is vital to our success,” she says. “Each cleaning team is professionally trained, fully-bonded and insured; they bring all of the tools and supplies necessary to perform a thorough cleaning of your home. Everything backed by our satisfaction guarantee.”

employee, customer, vendor or community member – with the utmost dignity and respect,” a tenet that helped them earn the BBB Torch Award for Ethics in Business. Since the beginning, Scott and Melissa have been intentional about finding ways to use their business to give back to others. They have supported the MsMolly Foundation since its inception in 1996, helping victims of domestic violence and assisting shelters across the country. A portion of every cleaning within their market goes to this foundation, so “every cleaning does indeed count.” In addition, this Molly Maid franchise supports many other community events. To make your cleaning count, contact Molly Maid at 615-794-0200; by email at cleanhomes@mollymaid.com; or through their website www.mollymaid.com. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am until the last house is cleaned for the day!

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Cabinet Connection “Experience, Commitment, Creativity, Unique” Photograph by: Sheri O’Neal

they currently have, Cabinet Connection can refinish, reface and repaint existing cabinets or just replace the doors for an updated look. The same process is available with countertops. “Maybe you don’t want to change your cabinets but would like to replace your laminate countertops with an upgrade. We can help you choose from granite quartz, soapstone, marble, concrete, corian or wood tops,” Joy offers. “We can remove your old top and even provide the undermount sink for your new construction.”

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oy Bailey has always loved houses. During her fifteen years in real estate, she not only sold homes that belonged to other people – she bought, renovated and sold her own properties! “During that time, a cabinet company owner I knew approached me about working for him, designing and selling cabinets,” she explains. “I found that I enjoyed the creative aspect and meeting and working with designers, builders and homeowners. So that I could take that creativity in even more directions, I started Cabinet Connection.” While Joy has continued building kitchen and bathroom cabinets, she and her staff also make furniture pieces and experiment with unique colors and 14

styles. “Cabinets are the centerpiece of every house; each job is different and has its own personality. I enjoy being part of the process…bringing sketches on a flat piece of paper to life and seeing the finished product in the homes of my clients,” she continues. “We find out what our clients like and need functionally and design to meet those needs as well as to be elegant and stylish to their taste. We take their dream and make it a reality; more importantly, we can build their project to ensure that it works in the desired space, and we make it completely unique.” Cabinet Connection also carries a great selection of semi-custom cabinets. Or if their client likes the “bones” of what

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Technology has really helped Joy both in laying out designs and allowing customers to visualize the finish product – even before the first board is cut. A special computer-aided design (CAD) software allows Joy to draw the client’s room on the computer, putting in the cabinets, appliances, furniture, etc. to give them an idea of what the room will look like. “We can show in 3 – D how their kitchen will look. This helps each client create the look that is exactly right for their space and taste,” says Joy. Clients are thrilled with their Cabinet Connection experience. Lisa writes, “Your professional assistance and enlightened advice made the entire experience a true pleasure,” while Shane says, “We love our cabinets! They are an important element of our lake house. From design to completion, every detail was taken care of…I highly recommend Cabinet Connection for unique style that is functional too.” The highest compliment by far, however, comes from a home-building colleague. “I think Joy really does believe that if you do the right thing by your clients, truly give a good value and put your clients’ interests above profits, you will gain market share and recommendations will follow. This has always


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Shane & Laura of Laurelbrooke, “We love our cabinets! They are an important element of our lake house. I highly recommend Cabinet Connection for unique style that is functional!”

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been the case in my dealings with her and I do not hesitate to promote her and endorse her efforts,” states Sam Burgess, owner of BCI Custom Homes. As a business, several distinctions take Cabinet Connection to the next level. Their accomplished staff designers design truly custom and original cabinets and furniture. Their beautiful new showroom in downtown Franklin provides customers with a convenient, hands-on selection process. Their cabinet finishers have more than fifty years combined experience, as well as national and international relationships within the design world. And in keeping with current trends, the staff has extensive knowledge and experience with LEED and FSC certified projects, as well as the ability to locally build and install LEED-qualified and FSCcertified cabinets. Cabinet Connection’s greatest distinction, however, is Joy herself and her commitment to her customers. “I will

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Visit the Cabinet Connection showroom at 411 Bridge Street in Franklin; online at www.mycabinetconnection.com; or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/ Franklin-TN/Cabinet-Connection. Showroom hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10am6pm; Saturdays, 10am-4pm; and Sundays and Mondays by appointment only. For an appointment, call 615-794-6464 or email Joy at joy@cabconx.com.

be personally involved in every project – from design to installation – to assure the highest quality in every one.” This involvement includes doing research and development for new custom finishes and style ideas. “Along with all of the standard favorites, we really enjoy finding new techniques to offer [with] cabinet finishes that are our own creations,” Joy explains. “We spend a lot of time on the design details. As a result, we are proud that our clients see and appreciate the high quality of our products and that they enjoy having unique custom-designed features and finishes in their homes.” Cabinet Connection not only achieves its goals of providing quality cabinets, personal attention and customer satisfaction – they exceed them. Their experience, their commitment and their creativity make the Cabinet Connection team as unique as the pieces they build.

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Shannon Insurance Group, Inc. “Turning a Family Loss into a Life’s Mission” Photograph by: Sheri O’Neal

the highest quality products, the best ratings and the best pay ability with the lowest cost. Our educational, consultative approach, as well as our commitment to putting our clients’ needs first, sets us apart from other brokerage firms.” This consultative approach is one that provides clarity, objectivity and the best value and solution for each individual client. “People have lots of choices today when it comes to getting advice,” Tammie says, “and we want to be the team they seek out for answers.” By partnering with CPAs, attorneys and a Certified Financial Planner™, Shannon’s group creates a team that makes the client’s finances a priority; only after a complete analysis of financial status, family dynamics, family health history and financial responsibilities do they make coverage recommendations to the client. “The results of using this formula have been a very rewarding career and a client experience we can truly believe in,” she asserts.

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ammie Shannon experienced a family loss and decided she wanted to make a career change to help others avoid the financial loss her family experienced. After her mother died at age of 54 from bladder cancer, she realized that she wanted to protect others from her parents’ experience. “My parents grew up in a time when insurance agents only talked about life and medical insurance. All I could think about was ‘what if someone had talked to my parents about coverages designed to provide choices, choices that include life insurance that you don’t need to die to use. It might not have changed my mom’s outcome, but it would have taken the financial burden 16

out of the equation and my mom could have concentrated on getting better,” she explains. Since forming Shannon Insurance Group in 2008, Tammie’s team of consultants has grown as they strive to provide exceptional client service. They believe that everyone deserves to benefit from their insurance premiums by offering a comprehensive range of products that are excellent alternatives to traditional insurance choices. The firm’s mission is to protect their clients from loss of income associated with illness or death while protecting their quality of life. Tammie says, “We pride ourselves on seeking out carriers with

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Tammie credits a large part of her company’s success to the hospitable spirit of the community. “We have been welcomed with open arms and given the opportunity to take a family tragedy and build a practice to help individuals, families and small business owners ensure that what happened to my parents doesn’t happen to them or their employees.”

Shannon Insurance Group is located at 1714 Decatur Circle in Franklin. Call for an appointment at 615-972-3451 or visit online at www.shannoninsurancegroup.com.


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Nashville Green “The Green Life” no waste and 10,000 PSI. Nashville Green builds each form and pours the concrete specifically for each job. Kelly says, “We can meet with customers and travel to architectural and interior design firms to allow them to be part of the process of creating their own unique surfaces for their home. It is our goal to give every customer the individual attention they deserve.”

Kelly Kloke, Owner

Not savvy on all things green? Kelly says, “Our philosophy is to educate every customer while providing quality products and services.” Nashville Green also provides educational seminars throughout the community on green living.

ccording to Kelly Kloke, owner of Nashville Green, the area’s premier business for all things green, it’s not easy being green, but it’s worth it!

“I have always been passionate about preserving the environment,” Kelly explains. “I want to teach others how to carry out ‘green living’ into every aspect of life at an affordable price.”

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Nashville Green offers more than 15 recycled, sustainable surfacing and building products, using 85% recycled glass, copper, aluminum and many other medium to create custom concrete countertops. “It has been challenging to learn the intensive process of creating our recycled concrete products, but after two years of training and hard work, we are so proud of our product!” Kelly states.

To learn more about “going green,” visit www.nashvillegreen.net or call 615-613-0660. In the coming months, Nashville Green will offer an exciting array of green personal products, including organic skin and hair care lines, organic baby products, 100% USA-grown, USDA certified organic cotton clothing and linens, locally made bath products and coming soon – organic, vegan certified cosmetics. Nashville Green will also feature recycled glass jewelry, recycled rubber handbags, gift baskets, cleaning products and much more. Nashville Green is also now serving as the area’s green event company. “A green event uses local vendors, locally-grown, organic food, recyclable and sustainable décor and flowers and/ or plants that re-grow quickly.” Weddings, birthdays, company parties . . . Nashville Green can make any event a green one!

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All concrete is 85% recycled content 10,000 PSI

Kelly is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and a member of Tennessee Women in Green (TWIG). Nashville Green recently participated in creating custom recycled glass concrete surfaces for local architects in Nashville that have applied for LEED Platinum certification – the USGBC’s highest LEED certification.

Commercial Installation Sun Trust Building Downtown Nashville Recycled Beer Bottles 70% Glass

Residential Installation Recycled Beer Bottles, Sky Vodka Bottles 70% Glass

85% Recycled Content Gray Concrete, We can produce many colors

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Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. Photograph by: Sheri O’Neal

“Guiding You Through the Mortgage Process, Every Step of the Way”

Front Row: (L to R) Tonya Ford, Donna Adwell, Melissa Faulkner, Debra Carter-Bubel Back Row: (L to R) Wade Byers, Kenneth Ray, Syble Garrett, Catherine Gaede Melissa Faulkner

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hances are, if you’ve lived in Nashville very long, you’ve heard of Melissa Faulkner and her exceptional team of mortgage specialists at Primary Residential Mortgage (PRMI), Inc. While PRMI is well known for helping clients make educated decisions on mortgage transactions, they have also gained a solid reputation for integrity, honesty and respect, always holding true to their long-time motto of “We’ll even tell you if a loan doesn’t make sense.” PRMI’s products include purchase and refinance products for primary residences, second homes and investment properties. Melissa says, “We don’t sell loans; we educate our clients. Equipping clients with knowledge protects them from making big mistakes. If someone is well educated, they can make good decisions. If during that process, the education we’ve given them leads them to say, ‘I don’t need a loan right now,’ we’ve done our job.”

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Melissa and her team gently guide clients through the often confusing loan process from start to finish, always ensuring that clients feel comfortable and have a solid understanding of every step. “Our mission is simple – to always do the right thing. I really believe we have created something special; a mortgage company marked with high quality and high integrity,” Melissa adds. “And, we never miss a closing!” Melissa began PRMI in 1990 in Nashville. “After many years in the corporate world, I chose to get into this busiPrimary Residential Mortgage is located at 2898 Elm Hill Pike in Nashville. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5pm and on Saturdays by appointment only. Visit www.myprimeres.com, email mfaulkner@myprimeres.com or call 615-366-0033.

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ness as a result of a personal refinance. I was intrigued by the process and was convinced that one could successfully run a mortgage banking company by just doing good, honest business.” Melissa continues, “Moving from a corporate world to owning your own business provides a test-- to find out who you are and what you really believe. I remember the first time a client called, and after looking over their information, realizing a loan simply did not make sense. I knew, in that moment, honesty was the best and only policy, and that if we always sought to do what was best for the customer – God would take care of us.” PRMI is a member of the DonelsonHermitage Chamber of Commerce and sponsors the Chamber’s annual golf tournament to raise funds for Volunteers of America, a program designed to help those with special needs remain in houses rather than institutions, for a better quality of life.


Home Sweet Home Cuisine and Clean “Make Coming Home Even Sweeter”

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It’s the perfect gift for any occasion; the gift that keeps on giving. Home Sweet Home Cuisine & Clean your remedy for a hard day, a clean home and a wonderful meal is just a phone call away.

o the tired, overworked individual, the thought of coming home to a clean house and a delicious, warm meal seems like a fantasy. Let your dreams come true with the help of Charmaine and Chanok Carraway of Home Sweet Home Cuisine and Clean (HSHCC). As a successful businesswoman, Charmaine advises, “In this economy, it is vital to be innovative in what you offer to the public. That’s what we’ve done with HSHCC. Unlike anything else, HSHCC provides clients with a homemade meal in conjunction with cleaning services. “We use 100% natural cleaning solutions infused with one of five aromatherapy choices, and we prepare a gourmet, home-cooked meal, with a choice of entrée, two sides, one bread, dessert and beverage. You can look on

Charmaine Carraway, CEO, Co-owner, Operator

our web site for our newest additions to our menu,” explains Charmaine. “When you come home, we want you to feel pampered, indulged and satisfied.”

Home Sweet Home Cuisine and Clean office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9am to 6pm.Visit www.Homesweethomecuisineandclean.com , email homesweethomecc@aol.com or call Charmaine at 615-403-3878 to make an appointment for your home assessment and five-star treatment. A clean home and a wonderful meal are just a phone call away!

HSHCC’s services make perfect Christmas, Valentine’s or Mother’s Day gifts, or it is an excellent way to say “Congrats” as a wedding or baby shower gift.

Volunteers of America “Giving a Voice to Those Who Need It” have complex medical needs or are in need of end-of-life care. The agency’s professional and direct care staff provides around-the-clock support for the clients, allowing them to participate and experience a greater quality of life in the local community.

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olunteers of America (www. voaky.org) is one of Tennessee’s largest nonprofit providers of programs  that  support people with developmental disabilities,  serving adults — both young and elderly — in a supportive residential network. Volunteers of America provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support to a population of vulnerable people, many of whom

VOA supports 41 homes for the developmentally disabled across Tennessee — twelve of which are in the Nashville and Hermitage area — each housing three residents. Most residents are wheelchair bound, non-verbal senior citizens. Randy Brothers, Director of Development for Volunteers of America, noted how fulfilling it is to serve them. “I see it when they come through the door everyday,” Brothers says. “The individuals who are the forgotten population aren’t front-page news. These folks

are always smiling, and are hardly ever in a bad mood. All they ask for is a handshake, hug, or simple smile. Spend any amount of time with these individuals and it will change your life.” One way to help people with developmental disabilities thrive and feel connected to the community is through Volunteers of America’s Adopta-Home campaign. Adopting a home is a year-long commitment to participate in three holidays, such as birthdays and Christmas, with clients over the course of the year. Adopters are encouraged to send seasonal cards and care packages and plan special outings with individuals living in the home. To learn more, contact Randy Brothers at rbrothers@voaky.org or (615) 885-2552 ext. 104.

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The Curtain Exchange “No swatches. No guesswork. No waiting.”

L-R Diane Diamond and Adrian LeMaster Back: L-R Dustin Mevis and Kip Meyer

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he Curtain Exchange (TCE) took a risk thirteen years ago, offering their customers a unique way to buy curtains, bedding, and other window treatments. “Our clients ‘try it before they buy it,’” explains Kip Meyer, co-owner of the local franchise. “The curtains hang in the client’s home for 48 hours – prior to them actually being purchased – allowing the client to experience their new look during day and night hours. We actually take the possibility of ‘buyer’s remorse’ out of the equation for them.” In a world where many home furnishing items are mass-produced in factories, TCE’s products are made in the USA.

Many well-trained seamstresses have been making their curtains for years, and with more than 150 in-stock styles and 600 other fabrics, TCE is ready to help you find the right look. In addition, TCE offers simple, easy bedding; beautiful hardware, shades, shutters and blinds; and a variety of trims and accessories. Meyer and co-owner Tim Tanner opened their first franchise five years ago in Memphis. Within the first year, TCE of Memphis became the number one selling store nationwide. The key to their success, according to Meyer, was sticking to the fundamentals of good business: “location, inventory, advertising, fair pricing and exceptional customer

service.” Their instant success caught the eye of the franchise’s corporate office, and Meyer and Tanner were tapped a year later to take over the declining Nashville location. Both agreed that though it seemed too soon to own a second store, the opportunity was too great to miss. Meyer moved to Nashville and within a year, the store reached number one in the nation, with Memphis right behind it. Meyer says, “The largest part of our success is our incredible staff.   Diane Diamond, Adrian LeMaster and Dustin Mevis are all long-term employees who pride themselves on giving outstanding service and advice to their customers.” The staff agrees that the best part of their jobs is the joy they bring to their clients’ lives. “It’s always amazing to watch a client’s room be transformed, and their reaction is always rewarding,” LeMaster states. “I love that our clients feel comfortable with us and trust us – so much so that they become repeat customers.  That’s the biggest compliment of all,” Mevis exclaims.   Overcoming the recent Nashville Flood has by far been the biggest challenge Meyer and Tanner have faced. Meyer states, “It damaged 70% of our inventory; it was definitely not an easy time, and we were in shock, but not only have we have recovered, we’ve replaced and even increased our inventory to accommodate this holiday season.”

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The Sunshine Shop “Sunshine Every Day of the Year!”

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he need has arisen for a special gift. A friend is sick. A new neighbor moves in. Your sister has a new baby. It’s Christmas! You don’t need just any gift . . . you need the perfect gift. Who do you call? None other than Nashville’s gift-giving experts since 1954 - The Sunshine Shop! If you can imagine it, owner Janet Stewart and the gift professionals at The Sunshine Shop can create it. Just some of their famous gift baskets include classic fresh fruit baskets, Tennessee Treat baskets chock full of goodies exclusive to Middle Tennessee, and beautiful seasonal plants. They also specialize in unique gifts specifically for new babies, just for him or her, special occasion baskets for everything from weddings, game

night and picnics to get-well baskets and baskets designed specifically for those battling cancer. The Sunshine Shop is also your one-stop-shop for any and every holiday. The Sunshine Shop has been Nashville’s leader in gift giving for more than fifty years. Janet says, “The greatest thing about our shop is our history. It is one of the oldest businesses still in operation in Nashville and has been run by three generations of gift makers.”

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Green Hills Chiropractic Clinic “Find Complete Care; Experience Well-Being”

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reen Hills Chiropractic Clinic, (GHCC), was established by Drs. Beth S. Barnett and Andrea L. Selby in 1983. It has grown to be one of the largest chiropractic clinics in Tennessee. The 4,400  square foot state of the art facility has board certified physicians and a well-trained staff to assist you with your health care needs. The team at GHCC is breaking the mold of traditional chiropractic care by offering a truly integrated holistic approach to health. GHCC uses a range of drugless modalities coupled with patient education to help maximize a patients overall health and wellness. In addition to chiropractic GHCC offers exercise rehab, massage, physiotherapy, nutrition, and acupuncture to achieve exceptional results. Each patient receives a customized care plan based on their individual needs.  

injuries, care of extremities (shoulder, arm, hand, hip, knee and foot), accidents, and emergencies. Complementing  your chiropractic care you will find a highly trained, efficient and courteous office staff. They can assist you with paperwork, scheduling appointments and your insurance needs. Front row, L-R: Dr. Andrea Selby; Dr. Beth Barnett; 2nd row, L-R: Dr. Kimberly Muhlenkamp; Dr. Sheldon Young; Dr. Kristen Walkerwicz

Green Hills Chiropractic and its physicians pride themselves in giving quality care to thousands over the last two decades. The  chiropractic physicians have extensive post-graduate training in a wide variety of techniques. This enables them to treat newborns to seniors. The doctors also specialize in sports

Located at 2303 Crestmoor Road in Nashville, Green Hills Chiropractic Clinic is open Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm and Saturdays, 9am until Noon. Call 615-383-0244 or visit www.greenhillschiropractic.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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Julie Burns: approved / Hall Care: proofed

Julie Burns, CPA, PLLC “Your Partner for a Successful Business”

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owner,” she explains. “I am eager to learn about my clients’ businesses. I love having the opportunity to brainstorm with business owners about challenges and opportunities facing their companies. I understand how to evaluate those opportunities, challenges and risks, and how to implement plans accordingly. ”

wning and managing a business can feel like a juggling act, yet it is important not to drop the ball when it comes to taxes and accounting. Julie Burns, CPA, says, “Most business owners know more about their business than about the books, but accurate accounting is critical to a successful business.” For her clients, Julie is more than an accountant; she is a partner helping to ensure their success. In addition to typical CPA services, Julie provides business start-up assistance, consulting, mentoring and bookkeeping training. Julie varies her services according to the needs of each client, saying “I get as involved as the clients need and want me to be to ensure that their accounting records and taxes are accurate and timely, and that their businesses are operating effectively.”

Julie Burns, CPA

Julie’s experience as a business owner, and her previous experience running several companies for Ingram Book Group, gives her a unique perspective as she works with clients. “I think like an accountant but also like a business

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call 615-599-4570, visit www.julieburnscpa.com, or email julie.burns@julieburnscpa.com. Julie’s office is located at 143 Fourth Avenue North in Franklin. Open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm and by appointment.

Hall Care Clinic and Gentlecare Center “Inspired to Help You”

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ant to live a healthier, more fulfilling life? Dr. Alicia Hall wants to help! At Hall Care Clinic and Gentlecare Center in Nashville, Dr. Hall focuses on educating her patients to inspire, encourage and empower them to live their best lives!

Alicia Hall, M.D.

Hall Care Clinic and Gentlecare Center is located at 2010 Church Street, Suite 526 in Nashville. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8am to 4pm and Fridays, 8am to Noon. The office is closed weekends. To schedule an appointment, please call 615-329-7969. Visit www.gentlecarecenter.com and look for them on Facebook!

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Hall Care Clinic and Gentlecare Center is a family practice specializing in preventive medicine and total wellness for the entire family. Dr. Hall is a pioneer of and has performed more than 4,000 Infrared Coagulation (IRC) treatments. IRC is a quick and highly effective new treatment for hemorrhoids that is painless, non-invasive and done in-office with literally no down-time necessary for recovery. It is covered by most insurance plans.

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Dr. Hall has more than 10 years of experience and is a board certified family physician. She is a graduate of Spelman College and Meharry Medical College, and she received her training in family medicine at East Tennessee State University. “I knew from age 8 that I wanted to be a doctor,” she says. “I was always curious about math and science. Then when my grandfather passed away from lung cancer, I was inspired to help others and knew that I would do that through medicine.” Dr. Hall is a member of the City of David Church in Nashville.


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Soles4Souls “Giving Shoes, Giving Hope”

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n the wake of natural disaster, warfare, and human heartache, it is easy to feel despair. However, it is comforting to know there are organizations taking a stand against human suffering and offering help to those all over the world who need it most. Wayne Elsey, the Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls, is doing just that. After being profoundly affected by the devastating tsunami that struck Southeast Asia in 2004, Wayne was overcome with the need to help in some way. Watching television news coverage of the tsunami damage one night, Wayne saw a shoe float by on his screen, and then it hit him. Wayne rallied his executive contacts in the footwear industry and within a few months over a quarter of a million pairs of shoes were sent to tsunami victims. One year later, tragedy

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hit home and Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana. Wayne was once again compelled to help, and was pleased by the overwhelming and sudden response. Wayne was moved by how willing people were to offer help. Wayne quit his full-time job and one year later Soles4Souls was established. Currently, the team includes a core staff of over 30 people dedicated to improving the lives of those less fortunate. Soles4Souls encourages people of all ages to donate shoes and aid the organi-

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zation’s efforts. Above and beyond donating, people are encouraged to travel with the organization. Participants have the opportunity to see firsthand how Soles4Souls touches lives and makes a difference in locations such as Haiti, Honduras, India, and more. Many who travel with Soles4Souls return profoundly affected by the organization’s outreach and the overwhelming need for support and donations. Giving people shoes may not seem very important when so many in the world lack food and clean water. On the contrary, third world countries and places struck by natural disasters lack any type of normalcy and are left completely vulnerable to harsh elements and other external factors. The simple gift of cleaning out one’s closet and donating a gently worn pair of shoes can make a


world of difference in the life of someone who has lost everything. By giving a pair of shoes to someone who is forced to walk barefoot, you are giving them hope, and the confidence to successfully make it through another day. Soles4Souls is confident in their “changing the world, one pair at a time,� motto and the effect giving shoes can have on the world. Soles4Souls also needs monetary dona-

tions. With their world headquarters in Old Hickory, Tennessee donations can be made quickly and locally. Plus, shoe donations can be accepted at many local retail locations. Visit their website to find one near you. Anyone is welcome to collect shoes in their neighborhood or schools, and many youth organizations may consider this a great opportunity to teach children awareness and the value of getting involved. Church groups, schools, and other community

organizations can contact Soles4Souls to find out more about organizing a shoe drive to collect shoe donations locally. To learn more about traveling with Soles4Souls, donating shoes and other ways you can help, visit giveshoes.org or call (615) 391-5723. The Soles4Souls office is located at 319 Martingale Drive, Old Hickory, TN 37218.

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Tri-Star Title & Escrow, LLC. “Reputation for Excellence”

L-R: Sallie Allen, Sheri Morgan, Amanda Clark and Rhonda Davis.

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urchasing a home is an exciting but sometimes frustrating process, especially when it comes to closing time. Through years of experience and a dedication to extraordinary customer service, Tri-Star Title & Escrow in Murfreesboro ensures that every closing is smooth and secure, every time. Since 2005, area builders, brokers, real estate professionals and mortgage companies have trusted their customers’ most important assets to Sheri Morgan and her team of experts at Tri-Star Title & Escrow. Tri-Star Title & Escrow offers worry-free closings on all purchases including new and pre-owned homes and refinances. Sheri, along with assistant manager Sallie Allen, processor/closer Amanda Clark and processor/closer Rhonda Davis, provide clients with more than 25 years combined experience in the title industry. Tri-Star helps to ensure that clients and their property are fully protected against claims and title frauds, so that your home really is all yours. Sheri and her team combine their years of experience with personal service that 26

goes above and beyond. “We seek to treat each customer, builder, agent/broker and mortgage company as if they are the only one,” she states. “Word of mouth is extremely important to being successful in this industry, and by understanding the importance of referrals from our customers. We have made it our mission to provide the most thorough service with a quick response time. Without a good reputation, you simply won’t survive.” Sheri explains, “When we began TriStar Title & Escrow in 2005, there were 25 other title companies in Rutherford County. Today, we are one of only 10. We are fortunate to have thrived despite the economic downturn . . . and thankful!” Tri-Star Title & Escrow’s staying power through a housing crisis and recession is due to their persistence in doing things right – with honesty, integrity and respect for their customer’s needs. Clients have come to trust a team that works hard and knows the ins and outs of the title industry. Tri-Star Title & Escrow also offers outside closings in Davidson, Maury & Williamson Counties.

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Sheri and her team are recognized for knowing how to make the right connections with trusted sources that result in timely closings every time. “We do whatever it takes to get our closings done in a timely manner,” she says. Tri-Star Title & Escrow is a Letter ‘A’ rated, accredited business with the Better Business Bureau and a member of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.

Tri-Star Title & Escrow, LLC is located at 201 East Main Street, Suite 300 in Murfreesboro, open 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. For more information email smorgan@tristartitleandescrow.com, visit www.tristartitleandescrow.com or call 615-425-3350. Tri-Star Title & Escrow is not affiliated with TriStar Title Co. in Murfreesboro.


Megan McInnis “Marketing and Development Expert” Megan’s background makes her unique. “I have been the one-stop-shop for companies and non-profits, large and small, including Walt Disney World and American Heart Association.” The result? Strategic thinking, creative efficiencies, synergistic planning and benchmarks are built into her work. Megan McInnis

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re you a non-profit organization poised to reach “the next level,” but unsure of what to do? Megan McInnis stands ready to help you achieve your goals! “It’s no secret non-profits need awareness and funding in today’s economy to reach the next level. I help them achieve their goals through marketing and public relations – whether they have specific funding requirements or to enhance existing efforts,” states Megan.

“Because of my experiences, I often work with sponsorships. Sponsorships should be win-win situations for both organizations – to build long-term relationships and to generate goodwill,” she explains. She works with all levels of sponsorships – from those beginning with event sponsorships to those interested in sponsorship engagement, fine-tuning proposals or communications. Another example is developing sponsorship packages to meet the monetary goals while using available resources and opportunities to meet the sponsor’s needs.

Currently, Megan works with the U.S. Green Building Council. She says proudly, “Few organizations impact life, health and the economy of our community for generations to come, but these members do that every day.” In return, Chairperson Eric McKinney of American Constructors writes, “Besides [her] very relevant experience…[she is] results-oriented and possesses the type of drive to accomplish objectives in a largely undefined role; follow-through and follow-up are very important to [her].”

To take your group to the next level, contact Megan McInnis at Megan@MeganMcInnis.com or 615-934-5087. www.USGBCMidTN.com “To advance environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work in Middle Tennessee.”

Sodium, Inc. “Creating a New Social Hub for Families, Businesses, Churches and More” local leaders, including advice on parenting, leadership and more.

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n today’s society, we have more ways to communicate than ever before, yet we find it hard to truly connect with other people. Sodium is an organization designed to bring communities together to explore valuable truths and principles. In November, Sodium opened a 18,000 square foot facility in Franklin that features a science and art “enrichment center,” concert hall, coffee shop and café and plenty of interactive media content. “Sodium is excited to provide the Franklin community with a place where

families, businesses, churches, schools and other groups of people can connect,” says Sodium Board Member and Ministry Leader Nathan Estes. “We hope our facility will be a catalyst for art, science and family enrichment as well as a showcase for young artists of all types to share their gifts with the community.” Families can relax in coffee-shop style sitting areas, watch a movie, or visit one of the studios to study art, science or music. Media content displayed on large monitors features messages from

“We plan to build on the incredible community involvement in Middle Tennessee and share this concept with other cities,” says Estes. “Come visit us in Franklin and bring your family or group!” While Sodium (a 501(c)3 non-profit organization) has been blessed with many financial gifts already, they are seeking corporate sponsorships so that they can expand their programs and community partnerships. To find out how you can be a part of this mission, visit www.sodiuminc.com or call Nathan Estes at (615) 260-5916. FALL/WINTER 2010/2011

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Point 3 Media “Call Us Conversation Starters” message in front of the right audience. We can do so through all media, but are most inspired when communicating through video, using the power of sight, sound, motion and emotion to engage viewers.”

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oint 3 Media is an identity/ advertising/production company. They often define their specialty as starting conversations - with the masses. “Every company has a story to tell,” says Larry Roy, President and Creative Director. “We focus on two primary objectives: how to best tell their unique story and how to get that

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Founded in 1998, the company is known for intently listening to its clients and then developing compelling and effective ways to convey their message. From brand identity and campaign development to commercial production, web video, graphic design, media placement and social media, Point 3 Media’s list of clients spans multiple industries and includes local, regional and national accounts. The company has the know-how and experience to implement campaigns through traditional media placement or social media strategies that build online

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search rankings, followers and visitors. “Part of what makes us different is that we provide virtually all of these services in-house,” says Roy. “Some say we’re control freaks, but we find it creates more streamlined communication with our clients and makes us more costeffective without sacrificing quality.” Interested in improving your brand identity, advertising strategy or production quality? Point 3 Media would love to have a conversation with you! Contact them at 615-298-3036 or email Larry at larry@point3media.com; Sheilah Griggs at sheilah@point3media.com; visit online at www.point3media.com.


Lindell Jewelers “Customizing Your Special Occasions”

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ver the past 40 years, shopping with Carolyn Linder, owner of Lindell Jewelers, has become a Nashville tradition. “We’re still selling to clients from 30 years ago…only now, we’re also selling to their children!” exclaims Carolyn. “Our customers are incredibly loyal and generous with their ‘word-of-mouth advertising.’”

Strong customer relationships and good communication are important when designing customized jewelry. “We’ve created new pieces from inheritance jewelry, wedding bands, even ‘divorce diamonds,’” Carolyn laughs. Great care is taken to ensure the piece is exactly as the customer envisions by discussing the recipient and then drawing a picture of the proposed piece. “We then carve a wax mold, giving the customer one more opportunity to make

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alterations,” she explains. “The finished product is absolutely unique and one-of-a-kind!” To stay updated on the latest fashion trends, the staff regularly attends major jewelry shows; they have great suggestions to help customers create their designs. Making customers feel special is foun-

dational to Carolyn. She says, “When opening Lindell Jewelers my goal was to create a different atmosphere for jewelry shopping…to remove the intimidation factor. I think I’ve succeeded.” From accommodating customers with special, after-hours appointments to providing them with an independent appraiser, Carolyn has definitely created a comfortable environment for jewelry shopping. “We have a great product mix to fit any budget, from $50 to ‘the-sky-is-the-limit,” she emphasizes. “Everyone is welcomed here.” Visit Lindell Jewelers at 7028 Church Street in Brentwood or online at www.lindelljewelers.com. Open Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm and Saturdays, 10am to 3pm. For more information, call 615-373-7922.

The Engagement/Becky’s Alterations “Voted Favorite Bridal Shop, Favorite Tuxedo Shop & Favorite Alterations Shop!”

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known for having the most beautiful and elegant gowns for the best price! With dresses displayed wall to wall, you are sure to find a special dress for your occasion. The Engagement offers a fantastic selection of unique bridal gowns and formal wear including, prom, pageant, cocktail, mother of the bride, bridesmaid, and flower girl. Tuxedos are also offered for the guys at very competitive prices with a wide variety of colors and styles for little boys to adult sizing.

ome see why Rutherford County and Cannon County has voted The Engagement/Becky’s Alterations the best all around! The Engagement/Becky’s Alterations is the recipient 3 years in a row 2008-2010 for Ruthie’s First Place Favorite Alteration’s Shop, and Ruthie’s Favorite Bridal Shop! They recently received the honor of Ruthie’s First Place Favorite Tuxedo Shop, 2010. Plus, they have been awarded the Bestie’s Award, 2010 for Best Wedding Services in Murfreesboro. Becky Marshall (owner) of The Engagement/Becky’s Alterations began her business from her garage offering alterations of all types and has grown her business to a full service bridal boutique, plus in house alterations. Becky has over 30 years of sewing experience offering alterations for men, ladies, children,

Elegant special occasion dresses and tuxedos for all sizes!

formal wear, uniforms, leather and more. The Engagement//Becky’s Alterations is

Visit The Engagement/Becky’s Alterations at 1103 NW Broad St., Suite C. Hours of operation are: Tuesday thru Friday, 10am to 6pm; Saturday 10am to 4 pm; closed Sunday and Monday. For more information go to: www.theengagementbridal.com, or follow them on Facebook at Engagement Murfreesboro and on Twitter at TheEngagementTN or call 615-867-3648.

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DoodyCalls “When Nature Calls, We Answer!”

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f all the wonderful things to love about owning a dog, scooping poop is not one of them. In fact, it just stinks! Coming to the rescue of pet owners all across Middle Tennessee are Bill and Lisa Meek, owners of DoodyCalls pet waste removal service. DoodyCalls is the world’s first and largest pet waste removal company. Bill and Lisa opened their franchise in 2008. Bill says, “We’re #1 in the #2 business!” DoodyCalls provides residential and commercial pet waste removal, with all services 100% guaranteed. Their residential services include twice a week, weekly, bi-weekly or one-time lawn cleanings. Have a feline living in your home? DoodyCalls also provides a residential kitty litter service. They service commercial properties too like apartments, condominiums, hotels

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and public parks. DoodyCalls also sells, installs and services pet waste stations at these same commercial properties as well as common areas in neighborhoods. “We are a family-owned and operated business, and we love what we do . . . really!” says Lisa. “A lot of people think we’re joking when we tell them about our business. We love animals and enjoy making pet ownership cleaner and more enjoyable.”

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DoodyCalls of Middle Tennessee is based out of Murfreesboro. For more information visit www.DoodyCalls.com, call Bill at 615-584-1508, Lisa at 615-594-4020 or toll-free 1-800-DoodyCalls. Look for DoodyCalls-of-Middle-Tennessee on Facebook!


Mailer’s Choice, Inc. “Your CHOICE for Delivering Results”

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very business has a message . . . how will you effectively communicate yours? Mailer’s Choice is a Marketing Support Services company offering Direct Mail Production, Digital Variable Data Printing and Product and Literature Fulfillment from a modern 40,000 square foot facility in Nashville.

ject. By simply using a Smartphone and the corresponding application, users can scan the QR Code to display text and contact information, connect to a wireless network or open a web page in the phone’s browser. “We are really excited to offer this to our customers,” says Terri. “It’s a fantastic way to take your direct mail to the next level and create more interaction with your audience.”

Since 1979, businesses large and small have trusted their Direct Mail and marketing needs to Terri Hedges and the professionals at Mailer’s Choice, Inc. As USPS certified Mailpiece Quality Control Specialists, they insure that proper design guidelines are followed in order to promote better delivery at reduced postal costs. “Every customer has a niche or demographic target,” Terri explains. “Our objective is to build genuine relationships with each customer in order to discover their marketing goals, reach their target audience and collaborate with them to discover the best way to communicate their message. Our existing clients already understand the power direct marketing can have on their business, and we love to show new clients the value of ongoing direct mail campaigns that reach their audience month after month.” Mailer’s Choice recently introduced customers to QR CODES -- a unique way to integrate digital and mobile marketing with direct mail marketing. QR codes are small, two dimensional barcodes which can store addresses and URLs and appear on any print medium or ob-

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Terri credits the success of Mailer’s Choice to an amazing staff and their dedication to always “under-promise and over-deliver.” “There is nothing worse than missing the mark when it comes to client expectations.” Mailer’s Choice continually strives to work within customers’ schedules while educating them on the steps that are taken to help them achieve their goals. “Our team of seasoned professionals sincerely cares about the success of our clients,” Terri adds. “We understand that we are an integral part of their total marketing message. Their success is truly our success.” Mailer’s Choice is a member of the Mailing & Fulfillment Service Association, NAMA, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and proudly supports many local charities including Second Harvest Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, Nashville Union Rescue Mission and Greyhound Pets of America, Nashville Chapter.

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Mailer’s Choice is located at 1504 Elm Hill Pike in Nashville. For more information, download a Smartphone app and scan the QR code to the left; visit www.mailerschoice.com or call 615-883-0070.

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Expressways To Learning® “Discover Your Learning Style . . . Unlock Your Potential”

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our child is intelligent…gifted even. Yet, challenges exist in a traditional classroom setting. Do these environments confine or constrict creativity? Since 1988, Lucy Karen Clay and her team have witnessed thousands of clients discover and begin to unlock their unique learning styles through Expressways To Learning®.

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ETL® is also available through Home Study Licenses. For more information, you may contact (615) 851-9703, our web site, www.ExpresswaysToLearningTN.com, Facebook, or email ETLTN@aol.com. We are also located at The BABB Center, First Baptist Church Hendersonville; Family Life Center, First Baptist Church Goodlettsville; and in Benton Hall at Grace Center Church in Franklin.

“The majority of our clients are gifted visionaries,” Lucy explains. “They work outside the box. ETL® uncovers the root of learning challenges and equips individuals rather than simply treating symptoms.” ETL® offers an initial Learning Styles Evaluation, which tailors programs using state of the art technology and cognitive skills processing techniques. ETL® incorporates integrated music along with right/left brain exercises, thus, creating new neurological pathways. ETL® truly demonstrates “Brain Fitness” at its best. An innovative alternative to traditional tutor-

ing for all ages, ETL® provides help and hope for reading, math, dyslexia and learning differences. Trinity Medical Center in Knoxville, TN is also now using ETL® as a part of their Three –tier Model to treat the whole patient. According to Bruce Allsop, M.D., board certified in family medicine and founding partner of Trinity Medical Associates, “I don’t want to quickly diagnose a patient and move on, but rather treat the whole patient.” TMC is currently providing treatment through traditional medicine, sports fitness, counseling, and Brain Fitness through Expressways To Learning®. It is not unusual for ETL® Students to gain a minimum of 5 points on ACT/ SAT scores after approximately 60 hours of instruction. A graduate of Baylor University and certified to teach in both Texas and Tennessee, Lucy discovered ETL® in 1987 through its founder, Dr. Jack Hoes.

Nashville Cat Rescue “Taking Care of Even the Least Among Us”

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n October, 2005, Camille Cowart, Kim Kmiec, Carrie Patterson and Megan Brodbine Williams took their love for cats and combined it with their years of experience working with different agencies to create Nashville Cat Rescue (NCR), a non-profit, 501(c) (3) all-volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of Middle Tennessee’s cats and kittens by rescuing them from the streets and high-kill shelters and then adopting them into loving new homes. “We took in an additional 100 displaced cats after the devastating Nashville flood, and at this point, we have adopted out more than 2300 cats since our inception. We should be at the 2500 mark by the end of this year,” says Megan Brodbine Williams, co-founder and member of the Board of Directors. By utilizing only volunteers; operating through a network of foster homes; and

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partnering with PETsMART, petfinder. com, all funding raised is used for taking care of the cats and kittens that have been rescued. “Before a cat is adopted from NCR, it is combo tested for feline AIDS/feline leukemia, vaccinated, dewormed, and spayed or neutered,” Megan explains. “We’re also one of the only organizations in Middle Tennessee that accepts special needs cats. We have cared for and placed cats with FIV, leg and tail amputations, eye removals, blindness or deafness and many cats from cruelty situations.” Visit their website at www.nashville.petfinder.com to find the newest member of your family or to become a volunteer with Nashville Cat Rescue. You can also contact them through their Facebook page or by calling 615-596-4471.


Sales Executives “Finding the Candidate Your Company Needs” “Salespeople are a unique entity; to truly understand what makes them ‘tick’ and what motivates them is an art in and of itself. Because of my fifteen years in the sales field as a road warrior, territory manager, account manager, regional specialist, product trainer and in other roles, I understand fully what it takes to succeed in a client’s open position.”

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here is a fine art to sales recruitment. The instinct and intuition to know when a candidate is going to “click” with a client comes only with experience. And Cindy Houston Hazen has the experience it takes. The owner of Sales Executives, a national “boutique” recruiting firm that identifies and brings their clients the country’s top talent exclusively in the sales industry, Cindy has the ability to read the level of authenticity in the candidates she works with and the skill to see their “red flags” as well. “We extensively interview each client with a series of questions to identify the specific type of candidate that will fit within the client’s company,” states Cindy. “Just having the required number of years of sales experience is not enough; the ideal candidate will also fit

the company culture and their personality will ‘mesh’ with their potential supervisor and sales teammates, as well as with the industry type.” The Sales Executive staff has perfected a process that identifies smart candidate choices for their clients, while using their instinct to eliminate those that might prove to be a “bad fit.” They have filled positions for company president and regional managers…account managers and sales managers…sales directors and sales representatives. Whatever the result a company needs, Sales Executives will produce it.

This understanding, along with their extensive, national network, has garnered Sales Executives a reputation for excellence. One sales manager - who has used Sales Executives to hire more than a dozen employees - says, “It is a joy working with [Sales Executives], as [they] really do understand our ideal candidate profile… [Sales Executives] has become more than a vendor to us. I consider [them] part of our team!” Another writes, “Everything was handled professionally and we were presented with several qualified candidates to meet our needs. Cindy…really took the time to understand our needs and then did a great job finding the right people. What typically takes us about two months was turned into a one month process. It was money well spent!”

Sales Executives is dedicated to providing every client with a partnership of professionalism, stellar service and unsurpassed human capital to fit their specific needs. Call their office at 615-236-1110; visit online at www.sales-executives.com or at 9005 Overlook Blvd., Brentwood. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.

This process has proven successful for all types of businesses. Cindy says, “We are ‘generalists’ for the industry but ‘SPECIALISTS’ for the position.” FALL/WINTER 2010/2011

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Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce “Experience the Speed of Trust” Celeste adds, “At TNCCC, you can walk in and know that a basic foundation of common faith and values exists...despite our differences of denomination, industry, etc, there is a high level of trust. We are relationship-rich.” She continues, “We want to provide resources to local and national programs and networks that support the business community from a Biblical worldview. There is a lot of information out there and the TNCCC hopes to deliver this information to the marketplace. It’s a place where people can come learn how to live out their faith in the workplace with a more holistic approach.”

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ou can’t have success without trust,” said Jim Burke, former CEO and Chairman of Johnson & Johnson. Celeste LaReau, President and Founder of the Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce (TNCCC), invites Christian professionals and business owners to come and experience the joy of encouragement, support and networking within an environment built on Biblical principles and ultimately, a place where members have a high level of trust for one another based on shared faith and beliefs. TNCCC operates by what author Stephen M.R. Covey calls the “speed of trust.” Celeste says, “Basically it means that when trust between business entities goes up, so does the speed of creativity, communication, performance and success - while costs go down. On the other hand, where there is a low degree of trust, costs go up and the speed of performance, communication, etc. goes down, and as we know, time is money. Covey calls this the ‘trust dividend.’”

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TNCCC provides programs for spiritual and professional development and produces events for building community and transacting business, including luncheons, business mixers, orientation meetings and Leads Groups. The TNCCC obtains funding through corporate diversity initiatives, event revenue and membership dues. “We want to build community outside of church, supporting one another as believers in the marketplace and helping each other to remember and understand our position of influence in the world around us. Let’s focus on building relationships and doing the right thing, not focusing on money - the money will come,” she says. Now in its third year, TNCCC has 275 active business members with more than 200 regularly attending their monthly luncheons. “There is an obvious desire for believers in the marketplace to connect,” she adds. “Our goal is to move beyond Middle Tennessee to other parts of the state. There are 15 other Christian chambers right now, but we still don’t have headquarters or a national convention. We want to change that – to come together to build our member business by supporting and encouraging one another.

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July 2010 Luncheon L-R: Matt Austin, General Manager – WAY FM; Pete Wilson, Founding Pastor – Cross Point Church; Celeste LaReau, President & Founder, TNCCC; Teresa White, Sales Manager – WAY FM

September 2010 Luncheon L-R: Thomas Ozburn, CEO Southern Hills Medical Center; Laurie Beth Jones, Speaker and Author, Jesus Career Counselor; Celeste LaReau, President & Founder, TNCCC; Dan Miller, Speaker, Author, Coach – 48 Days to the Work you Love

For more information, email info@ tennesseechristianchamber.org, visit www.tnchristianchamber.org or call 615.834.5250. Also, look for The Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce on Facebook and Twitter.


TN Christian Chamber Jan L. Dillard, LUTCF “Who Has Your Blind Side?”

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hen life events hit hard and fast, who has your back? Jan Dillard, a local agent of American General Life and Accident Insurance Company (AGLA), wants to be that person, walking with you as life happens.

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To learn more, contact Jan by emailing amazingsolutions@bellsouth.net, or visit www.myagla.com/jandillard. Her office is located in the American General Life and Accident Insurance Company building, 2000 American General Way, Brentwood (615) 749-2777 or (615) 500-2069.

Jan is a LUTCF (Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow) with the knowledge and experience to provide the right life insurance protection for individuals, families and businesses. She says, “I truly care about helping my clients understand the benefit of being fully protected – to have money and options available when life happens.” She adds, “Let me get to know and partner with you. Share your story, and I’ll share mine.”

products, “It really comes down to a relationship of trust and my availability. My clients know me personally and know they can call anytime!” Incorporated in 1900, AGLA continues to offer Middle Tennesseans a simple solution to understanding complex protection plans with confidence that AGLA keeps its promises. Jan is a native of Alabama, a graduate of Lipscomb University and has been a resident of Franklin for 20 years. She and her husband are active church members. She is a member of the Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce, NAIFA, CEO Nashville and WCGC for the Aging. She enjoys speaking to groups.

Jan stresses while AGLA offers some of the industry’s most exciting insurance

StoryPeople Plus… “And the Story Continues…”

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clectic…international…StoryPeople Plus…This artsy boutique owned by Wendy Cooper is the area’s only authorized retailer of Brian Andreas collectibles. “Brian is an artist, sculptor and storyteller who plays with memory, words and rust (among other media),” says Wendy. His colorful blend of people and words adorn much of Wendy’s space, from wall sculptures and treasure boxes, to vases, growth charts, books, picture frames and tote bags. But the story doesn’t end there. “The ‘Plus’ refers to items I’ve picked up all over the world,” she explains. Having worked for two airlines and three cruise lines, Wendy’s store reflects her own life’s story. “In addition to the artwork, there are items from Russia, Thailand, Greece and Egypt, along with NASCAR collectibles, Family/Freedom/Friends,

one says “A.R.K.,” or “Acts of Random Kindness,” on the front and the back says, “Amateurs Built the Ark, Professionals Built the Titanic...Think About It.” Now it’s Nashville’s turn, both for “A.R.K.” and for Wendy’s commitment to her community. “I support Alive Hospice and Lion’s Club. I plan to donate a percentage of each month’s profits to a ‘Charity of the Month,’” she says. Wendy Cooper, Owner

Tea Sets and even Breast Cancer Research. There’s also a kids’ art/play area, where everyone’s a winner!” she laughs. The chapters broaden, as StoryPeople Plus…tells the stories of our neighbors. Currently, six local artists are showcased along with Wendy’s own original line of inspirational t-shirts. She started making these shirts a few years ago. The initial

Don’t miss this unique addition to The Factory in Franklin. Store hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm and Saturdays, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Visit online at www.storypeopleplus.com; for additional information, call 615-305-6614.

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Creative License, Inc. “For The Record” of attention into every project. I just took all of Dave Ramsey’s children’s books to audio by performing all the character voices. The audio version of Life Lessons with Junior will be released by The Lampo Group near the first of the year,” he added. In the advertising business for ten years before he started Creative License Inc., Loesch could see what the future held for him. “I could see the company I was working for was getting ready to close and I had lots of clients I could take with me once it did. So I built my own recording studio in my home and continued to do advertising for a number of different companies,” he continued. Some of those companies were The Texas Ford Dealers Association, Tractor Supply, ADT® and MCI for whom he produced radio and TV commercials, as well as sales and training films.

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t’s all about communication and communicating well,” says Joe Loesch, President of Creative License Inc., an award-winning production company. Formed in 1992, Loesch and his team strive to help businesses of every size find their voice in the marketplace. “We help businesses succeed through their television, radio and print advertising,” he said. “We do this by filming and recording spots either in the studio or on location, and then we provide high-quality in-house graphics to complete the package.” Loesch is a successful children’s book

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author with twenty titles to his credit, and an accomplished voice actor for the Disney Channel. Working from his home studio, Loesch has also narrated audiobooks for companies like Harper Collins and Thomas Nelson, and is the recipient of numerous awards such as The Silver Microphone and The Diamond Award. “I look forward to going to work everyday! The challenges are so varied. I could be bringing characters to life or recording a classy TV commercial or radio spot,” he said. “Or I could be working on web design for a local TV host or an EPK (electronic press kit) for an upand-coming recording artist. I put a lot

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“We also do web design and produce podcasts for the Internet. I’ve developed social communities for many organizations like the Nashville Christian Business Network,” Loesch continued. “Our audiobook business and video presentations for the Internet are really growing. I just produced a flood relief video for The Bellevue Church of Christ and so far, it’s raised over $300,000. My ideal client would be a company (or individual) not yet big enough for an in-house advertising/marketing team; someone who would consider Creative License, Inc to be their in-house media team,” Loesch concluded. Contact Joe Loesch at (615) 496-6037 or visit him on the web at www.creativelic.com


TN Christian Chamber Children at the Crossroads “A Call To Action”

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life for their children and know they’ll have a chance of getting that if there’s a church involved in their lives.” Under the umbrella of his ministry, Fritzlan and his wife Diana have created Children at The Crossroads, which hopes to service upwards of 1,500 children this year, including 250 in middle Tennessee alone. But he needs help, and wants to enlist volunteers who feel as passionately about these kids as he does.

ost people are familiar with the Angel Tree program which provides gifts for needy children at Christmas time. But many of us aren’t familiar with the Prison Fellowship Ministries Angel Tree Program which ensures that children of those incarcerated in State and Federal prisons will receive a Christmas gift in their parent’s name. When Bob Fritzlan, a financial consultant, began volunteering with the program, he saw that help was sorely needed and so he formed Belle Aire Ministry Partners Inc. “These children have some issues,” Fritzlan, said. “They don’t understand, especially at an early age, why dad is gone. And because he’s probably in a facility that’s hundreds of miles away, the child might not get to see him for a long time. These fathers want a better

For more information or to volunteer your time, visit Bob online at www.childrenatthecrossroads.org or phone him at 615-562-2267.

Seeing beyond the existing program, Fritzlan hopes to take his ministry farther, by eventually creating summer camps and mentoring programs. “This year, God laid it on my heart to expand our ministry beyond our church and that’s what I’m pushing for,” Fritzlan shared.

iZigg “Reach Out and Text Someone”

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f you look at our culture and the way things are evolving, there’s an obvious trend: ‘less talking and more texting,’” say Jimmy Pitts and Tim Fenn, distributors of a new mobile-media company known as iZigg.

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Contact Jimmy Pitts at 615-405-5802 or b_successful@bellsouth.net.

With iZigg, businesses are able to open a line of communication aside from emails and mailers. Whether you want to communicate externally with customers or with your personnel, the platform provides a list of options: real time alerts, text to vote, text to win, scheduled appointment reminders, instant promotions and interactive communication. iZigg can be structured to work for any business: schools (real time alerts to parents or students), churches, real-

tors, doctors, spas, gyms, car dealerships, retails stores and clubs. The possibilities are endless! And with the mobile-media industry growing by leaps and bounds, the ability to brand your unique keyword to a well-known code like “90210” will give you an edge. The key to success in mobile media is having an effective game plan - that’s where Jimmy and Tim come in. “We’ve been able to create and implement some unique game plans for several businesses.” Jimmy and Tim utilize iZigg to help businesses communicate on the one device that people carry with them every day…their cell phone. Become relevant and Zigg while your competition is Zagging. For more information, text the keyword “gameplan” to 90210. FALL/WINTER 2010/2011

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TN Christian Chamber Family Dynamics Institute “Ministering to Marriages Along Every Step of the Journey”

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The Family Dynamics Institute Team

Family Dynamics Institute is located at 318 Seaboard Lane, Suite 316 in Franklin. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. The Marriage Ministry Training and A New Beginning workshops are conducted Friday through Sunday. To find courses near you or to register for a workshop visit www. FamilyDynamics.net, www.SaveMyMarriage.com, call 615-627-0751 or toll free 1-800-650-9995.

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et’s face it - whether you are living in marital bliss or toiling on a perpetual rocky road, marriage is hard work. Family Dynamics Institute (FDI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Franklin, offers help for all ages and stages of marriage through its comprehensive marriage ministry. Family Dynamics helps churches and organizations take proactive steps to enrich good marriages and revive those in distress. Executive Director Wade Jackson says, “We have an ‘any marriage can be improved or saved’ philosophy. All marriages need to be supported, nurtured and cherished. Our enrichment courses help ordinary marriages become outstanding and great marriages become exceptional, and our turnaround weekends for troubled marriages (A New Beginning) have helped three out of

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four couples attending save a marriage headed for divorce.” Wade explains, “We primarily work with churches, offering training, workshops, courses, and study materials to help them develop a Comprehensive Marriage Ministry that serves the needs of couples in their church and community.” Since 1994, more than 60,000 couples all over the U.S. have benefitted from the courses, workshops and training offered by Family Dynamics Institute, leaving a legacy for generations to come. Wade adds, “The stronger the marriages, the stronger the families, the stronger the church and community.”


Small Buck “Everyone Gets the Gold Package Here!”

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hese days, everybody has a website. The problem with this is that so much must happen behind the scenes before customers have a place to “click.” And the behind the scenes work can be expensive! So expensive that small business owners are often behind

financially before they even start. Donald Rush noticed this conundrum after working in the web design industry for seven years. “An affordable, effective option for small businesses was missing, so I created the Small Buck system,” he explains.

tomer is educated and trained to update and change their own website. Every customer receives a free annual web re-design and continuous technology upgrades and features. Every customer receives great service and up-to-date technical support.

At Small Buck, every client gets every feature plus the personalized attention of the staff. No gold, silver or bronze packages here. No “introductory price” to lure clients in – only to have them realize they’ll need to upgrade to the next highest package to get the really great service. No signed contracts. No huge amount of money paid up front, only to be dissatisfied with the finished product.

Donald says, “We’re constantly improving what we have to offer our customers; it’s the only way to provide quality custom design in effective websites at affordable prices – while giving our clients personal attention.” For more information and to sign up to have your website revamped, visit www.SmallBuck.com.

Instead, with Small Buck, every customer has the same nominal set-up fee and monthly hosting cost. Every cus-

Well Women of Middle Tennessee “Treating Individuals….Not Symptoms”

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Well Women of Middle Tennessee is located at 7110 Crossroads Blvd, Suite 400, in Brentwood. Contact them at 615-309-2175 or online at www.karenhyden.com. Individualized payment plans available; contact the office for details and more specific insurance information.

work to help women restore their bodies to what God intended for them to be,” states Karen Hyden, WHNP-BC, MSN, MEd. As a nurse practitioner and owner of Well Women of Middle Tennessee (WWMT), Karen practices Integrated Medicine, a combination of Traditional and Natural Medicines. “We prevent illness, restore health and give women power over their bodies and choices,” she explains, “helping with dietary, nutritional and lifestyle changes and treating acute symptoms while balancing and restoring the body’s ability to prevent and fight disease.” WWMT utilizes multiple treatment modalities – including emotional and spiritual support – and specializes in BioIdentical Hormone Balancing, natural weight loss, several types of detoxification and restoring gastrointestinal health.

“I’ve personally undergone everything I treat,” Karen says, “and I’m here today because I prayed God would use my experiences to benefit others.” As a working wife and mother, Karen has a tender heart and keen understanding of life as a woman in America today, and she empathizes and sympathizes with her patients, offering hope and solutions for regaining balance and joy in their lives. Karen welcomes invitations to share her story and educate women about their health. “I want to see women free to achieve optimum health of mind, body, and spirit, able to live lives of balance, purpose and peace.” Visit WWMT the third Wednesday of each month for 10% off supplement sales. During their open house from 6-7pm on those days, you’ll experience tasty raw appetizers and alkaline Kangen water. FALL/WINTER 2010/2011

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Senior Living Grace Manor Assisted Living “Professional Care in a Christian Environment”

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meals, laundry service, assistance with personal care, emergency call systems and private baths in each suite. Grace Manor has a variety of floor plans including studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom suites. Pets are always welcome!

he dream of many senior citizens at Grace Baptist Church is finally being realized with the opening of Grace Manor Assisted Living in the fall of 2010. “Our mission is to serve God by providing quality adult assisted-living care in a caring Christian environment in a manner that treats the residents with dignity and respect,” says Loretta Jones, Executive Director at Grace Manor. Grace Manor is a non-profit mission of the Grace Baptist Church in Nashville. “The minds of many of our senior church members are behind this,” adds Jones. “They were looking for a place that would connect the community to the church.” At Grace Manor, they finally have a place they can call home. Jones is particularly proud of the caring and professional staff they

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have assembled. The philosophy there is simple: Treat others as you want to be treated. Grace Manor helps their residents stay independent by offering individualized plans of assistance. The private and community spaces are warm and friendly, and many social activities are available. They even have an on-site barber shop and beauty salon. Among the services offered are delicious

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Grace Manor is now accepting residents and they have specials for those who pre-lease prior to opening. To learn more about living options at Grace Manor Assisted Living, call 615-724-0109 or email at ed@gracemanorassistedliving.org for more information.


Senior Living Visiting Angels “Let Go, and Let Us Care for You”

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pproximately 65 million individuals and families across the U.S. serve as caregivers to loved ones who are elderly and/or disabled. These family caregivers do this while working full time and managing their own households, often resulting in overwhelming feelings of stress, strained relationships and even personal health issues. Jeff Boynton, owner and operator of Visiting Angels of Nashville says, “If you are that caregiver, who is caring for you?” With a mission to serve those in need in a respectful and dignified manner, Visiting Angels provides local non-medical, in-home personal and companion care for the elderly and disabled. Services include assistance with hygiene, medication reminders, meal preparation, errands and light housekeeping.

Jeff says, “We are here to provide care for those who are ill, but we also seek to lift the burden of worry and stress from the primary caregivers.” With help from Visiting Angels, families can take a step back, relax and get back to living a more balanced life. “You can trust us to care for your loved one,” He says. “Letting go feels good.” Sandy Ellsworth (Community Outreach), Jeff Boynton (Operations), Karen Boynton (Recruitment), Lynn McCord (Clinical Care)

Visiting Angels of Nashville is a member of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and the Arthritis Foundation. They are located at 750 Old Hickory Blvd., Building 2, Suite 150 in Brentwood, providing care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information please visit www.visitingangels.com, call 615-646-1594 or 615-957-6420.

All of Visiting Angels’ caregivers share a faithful commitment to the care and healing of seniors and the disabled. Their pool of caregivers is always on call in case of an emergency so that a loved one is never left alone.

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Belle Meade Framers “You Name It…They Frame It”

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n interesting fact: 40% of our initial impression of art is based on the way it is framed. The talented, knowledgeable staff at Belle Meade Framers knows this – and they take that fact seriously! Each staff member brings at least 15 years of experience in the framing industry to the table with each and every project, making the ordinary…extraordinary. “We can take simple artwork or a photograph, do ‘our thing’ with it, and make it absolutely incredible,” says Kevin Dransfield, owner of Belle Meade Framers (BMF). “With thousands of moulding, matting and fabric samples at our fingertips, we play with the art, get a feel for the customer’s style or direction and give ideas and suggestions about what to do. We know that framing can either make or break the artwork, and we take our jobs seriously.” Kevin and his wife and co-owner, Joanna, make sure their staff stays on top of current industry trends and techniques by attending trainings regularly. As a result, “you name it…we frame it!” Kevin laughs. In addition to custom framing, BMF can create shadow boxes for

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your precious memorabilia and custom mirrors. The BMF expertise is not limited to residential customers, either. They also handle large volume framing needs, such as commercial or corporate designs. “We have done lots of work for the hospitality, healthcare and music industries,” Kevin explains. “In fact, we were named one

Belle Meade Framers is located at 4322 Harding Pike, Suite 105 in Nashville; contact them at 615-298-5149. Their sister store, Green Hills Framers, is located at 2210 Crestmoor Road in Nashville; contact them at 615-463-2514. Store hours at both locations are Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm, and Saturdays, 10am to 5pm. Visit online at www.bellemeadeframers.com.

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of the framing industry’s top 100 stores in the country by Décor Magazine.” He continues, “Literally…no job is too small and no challenge is too great for our expert staff.” Despite the economy and industry changes over the past few years, Kevin, Joanna and their staff remain committed to exceeding their customers’ expectations by providing the best service, selection and pricing on custom framing and accessories. “We have built our reputation on our ability to tailor creative solutions to the unique framing needs of our customers, and that is something that definitely has not changed,” emphasizes Kevin. The Dransfields exhibit strong commitment to their community, as well as to their customers. They are privileged to create the framing for drawings made by children staying at the Nashville Ronald McDonald House, and they regularly donate framing for the memorabilia auctioned at the annual YWCA fundraiser during CMA week. At the last auction, more than $180,000 was raised from the sales of the memorabilia they gave, with one piece going for $11,000!


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Highland Park Church “Everyday People. Everyday Life. Extraordinary God.”

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oes Sunday morning church bring back memories of uncomfortable “church” clothes, name tags and so many “thees” and “thous” that your eyes cross? Pastor Dale Robble invites you to come experience a different kind of church, one that is all about Jesus and less about “churchy” traditions. At Highland Park Church in Nashville, visitors will find relevant, Biblical teaching for life’s everyday issues in a casual, friendly atmosphere.

Dale and his staff promise visitors that they will not be singled out or harassed after visiting. “That’s our ‘Anti-Stalking Guarantee!’” laughs Dale. “Since 71% of the people here were not attending any church prior to Highland Park, we understand what it’s like to visit a new church. You are never pressured to stand-up, clap nor do anything you don’t feel comfortable doing.” Highland Park also invites visitors to “come as you are. Whatever you wear is appropriate; we believe God cares more about what’s on the inside.”

“Most of our members did not go to church at all prior to coming to Highland Park,” explains Dale. “We founded this church with a goal of creating a place to minister specifically to unchurched and non-believers. We realized that there are many people searching for meaning and fulfillment in life who simply are not going to go to a traditional church for a variety of reasons.” Highland Park has a one-hour service at 10:00am each Sunday designed for people who are investigating Christianity and those interested in learning how to apply Biblical principles to everyday life. Highland Park provides a relaxed, casual environment and an easy to understand message. Dale says, “We are all about Jesus. We will share truth with you and encourage you to discover the truth of God’s word and who He is for yourself. We won’t water it down; I believe people can handle that.”

Highland Park Church is excited to act as a major sponsor of the underresourced in the community, providing financial resources, gifts and volunteers to the Last Minute Toy Store. Dale says, “It is truly a labor of love for those involved, and it takes a lot of hands to pull off this ministry.” During the May flooding, hundreds of Highland Park Church volunteers helped with the rebuilding process, fundraising and in leading efforts to find Nashville’s only remaining missing victim of the flood, Danny Tomlinson, who was an active member of Highland Park Church. “Ultimately, our mission is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. This is the foundation for everything we do and has been the basis of our ministry from the beginning,” Dale adds. “Our mantra is that God is good . . . all the time! Come join us!”

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Highland Park Church is located at 5710 Knob Road in Nashville. Service is at 10:00am. To learn more visit www.HighlandParkChurch.org or call 615-352-5710.

“This ad is paid for by friends of Highland Park Church.”

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A Life Well Lived “A Daily Life Well Lived” He wants. Then the other things will be yours as well.’ When we ask God His plans and seek His Will, we find that He takes care of everything we need… and desire.” The next step, then, is setting the day’s priorities and scheduling time in a way that is well-managed and guided by God’s response to our prayers. While this process may seem overwhelming when viewed in its entirety, ALWL is literally done one day at a time. And if you have faith and trust in God – daily; if you’re committed and accountable to Him – daily; then He’ll bless you far beyond what you can ever imagine – daily.

A Life Well Lived 2011 Compact Planner

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enry David Thoreau said, “Don’t worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” Are your dreams “castles in the air?” Have they been lost in the busy-ness of life? Today is the day to make a change…to build the foundation and take control of your life, and then relinquish that control to God. The A Life Well Lived (ALWL) day planner, created by the Christian Life Management Group (CLMG), is the tool you need. This life management system offers a powerful alternative to how we traditionally approach each day. “By applying spiritual principles to managing our time and lives, not only do we get organized, we place our focus on the One who really matters,” explains Bill Campbell, ALWL/CLMG co-founder and co-owner. “God’s Word says, ‘Do what the Lord wants, and He will give you your heart’s

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desire.’ What He wants is a relationship with us; when we have that, we know His heart and He knows ours.” The planner’s gently guiding format helps rearrange our focus, beginning our day with Scripture and prayer, praising God, thanking Him and asking what His priorities are for our day. Bill says, “This is the ‘Ask, Seek, Find’ principle from Matthew 6. ‘But more than anything else, put God’s work first and do what

A Life Well Lived is available as a web-based application

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The same is true of your dreams. Too busy to think about those? Saving them for the future? When the kids are grown…when the bank account’s full… when things get a little better…when life finally slows down? God’s Word says, “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” Take it daily and with the help of this tool, you too will celebrate your life well lived…daily. Begin right now at www.christiandayplanners.org. Planners are available as a downloadable PDF, a printed version or online in a web-based, secure subscriber application. Other resources and training are available, too, including a “Kid’s” day planner to help parents guide their children’s spiritual development and time management habits. For more information, email Jody Tripp at jody@christiandayplanners.org or call 615-661-5549.


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ability, divorce or dissolution. He adds, “You can plan for these risks, and we are here to help owners develop strategies to buy partners’ shares and let them walk if they need to.”

nfortunately for many businesses, personal crisis quickly becomes a devastating financial crisis for owners and their families. Dan Curtis of Curtis Financial Group says, “It doesn’t have to be that way. Just as every individual should have a will, your business should too.” Curtis Financial Group provides cutting-edge insurance and retirement products for individuals and businesses including policies for life, health, disability, 401Ks, investments*, group benefits and more. This faith-based benefits solutions firm has secured their niche in worksite education and business succession planning. Working closely with business owners, CPAs and attorneys, Dan and his team coordinate business succession plans to

With the guiding principle, “You never go wrong doing what’s right” clients can trust that they will never be sold an unnecessary policy or product. “If it’s right, it’s right,” says Dan. “I invite you to get to know us and let us earn your business.”

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ensure that in the event of a major personal crisis, a business and its owners will be protected. He explains, “Inevitably, every business faces one of the ‘4 Ds’ – death of a business partner, dis-

Visit Curtis Financial Group at www.curtisfinancialgroup.com, call 615-224-9527 for more information or to schedule a free consultation. Investment products offered through NYLIFE Securities LLC, member FINRA/ SIPC, a Licensed Insurance Agency. Curtis Financial Group is not owned or operated by NYLIFE Securities LLC or its affiliates.

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