Chef Erik Anderson is leaving Midtown stalwart The Catbird Seat and moving to Minnesota to accompany fiancée Jamie Malone, a chef at Minneapolis' Sea Change. Anderson, who tells Nashville Scene he is exploring opening a restaurant in the Twin Cities, will craft his last meal at The Catbird Seat on New Year's Eve. Read more here.
Nashville-based independent music publishing company 3 Ring Circus Music has promoted Casey LeVasseur to director of A&R. Previously LeVasseur directed creative activities including licensing and administration issues and songwriter “boot camp” workshops. In addition, 3 Ring has hired Whitney Taylor Parker as creative director. Read more here at musicrow.com
Local investment evaluator David Trainer has signed an agreement to supply its research reports to clients of FA Today, which sells news and technology tools to independent financial advisors looking to connect with each other. FA Today's current format was launched in October, when it had about 12,000 users.
Calling it "sort of another Jubilee Day," Fisk University President James Williams yesterday announced that the historically black school has had its accreditation reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and been removed from probation. Williams and other Fisk leaders have been pushing through various reforms — including the sale of part of its Stieglitz art collection — and raising money to shore up the finances of the university, which was in the black for 2012-13 and again through the first quarter of its fiscal 2014.
The equity research team at Barclays Capital has come out with its best ideas for 2014 and analyst Josh Raskin says HCA Holdings is one of the names to bet on in health care. The most valuable company in Middle Tennessee (Ticker: HCA) is up almost 60 percent this year and has almost tripled since September of 2011.
Franklin aldermen on Tuesday night voted unanimously not to take steps to annex more than 400 acres near Del Rio Pike on which PulteGroup wants to build an 800-home senior living community. The ambitious project was opposed by many area residents — including County Mayor Rogers Anderson — who said the company's offer to upgrade some of the roads there wouldn't do enough to stop congestion. Kevin Walters has more from Tuesday night's meeting, including a pledge by some city officials to re-examine the land-use plans for the area.
The Metro Planning Department Development Tracker is listing a 280-unit luxury apartment and retail building — to be located on Division Street between The Gulch and the Music Row Roundabout — as proposed by Charlotte, N.C.-based developer Crescent Communities (via its Crescent Acquisitions LLC). Of note, Crescent, if it can acquire the properties needed for the project, seemingly would use Lord, Aeck, Sargent, Inc., as the architect. The Atlanta-based design firm ranks 101st on Architectural Records' Top 300 U.S. architecture companies based on 2012 revenues. It's another example of the type high-profile entity that is being drawn to Nashville for development work. Check the firm's broad portfolio here.
Nashville-based Applied Health Analytics has partnered with the Center for Occupational Medicine in Augusta, Ga. to provide software and consulting services to enhance the latter’s population health services efforts.
Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed in a release.
The Center for Occupational Medicine, a wholly owned subsidiary of HCA, will use Applied Health Analytics’ business-support platform BeneFactorIQ to provide a framework for its commercial market health initiatives, which include onsite and mobile services.
“The Center for Occupational Medicine has long been an advocate for improving workforce and occupational health,” Robert Chamberlain (pictured), Applied Health Analytics co-founder, chairman and CEO, said in the release. “Relationships between health care providers and local employers are positive partnerships. Healthcare providers improve population health by making employees more aware of preventive care measures while employers strive to lower healthcare costs and reduce absenteeism.”
The Center for Occupational Medicine works with more than 1,500 employers of varying sizes operating within the 13-county (both Georgia and South Carolina) Central Savannah River Area.
The Nashville Technology Council has whittled down the list of applicants for its annual awards ceremony honoring leaders in the local IT scene. The winners will be announced at a gala Jan. 30 and you can get tickets here. Here are the people and companies in contention:
CIO OF THE YEAR
Cody King of QHR, Jeff Fields of Servpro and Ryan Boon of Dollar General
CISO OF THE YEAR
Jeff Cobb of Capella Healthcare, Paul Connelly of HCA and Tom Buss of Deloitte
COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Emma (Clint Smith), Peak 10 (David Smith) and Video Gaming Technologies (John Plunkett)
CTO OF THE YEAR
James King of BMI, Mark Burnette of LBMC and Troy Crabtree of LetterLogic
EARLY-STAGE COMPANY OF THE YEAR
American Hometown Media / Just a Pinch Recipes (Dan Hammond), Checkd.in (Nick Yaeger) and LeanKit (Chris Hefley)
INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
Nicholas Holland of Populr.me, Stephen Hau of Shareable Ink and Todd Scot of Deloitte
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST OF THE YEAR
Aaron Clifford of HCA, Nancy VanReece of Carpe Diem Management and Ryan Carter of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER / ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR
Andy Bush of PathGroup, Bryan Hunter of Firefly Logic and Derek Lewis of CHS
TECHNOLOGY EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
Beth Breeden of Lipscomb University, Eliza Brock of Eliza Brock Software and Jennifer Berry of the Stratford STEM Magnet High School
TECHNOLOGY STUDENT OF THE YEAR
Aimee Laansma of Lipscomb University, Lauren Guenther of Belmont University and Matt Madlock of Unshatter Me
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Eric Johnson of Mothers Digital, Katherine McElroy of C3 Consulting and Penny Henze of Peak 10
Corner Pub Nashville has received a permit for the build-out of its soon-to-open Brentwood location at 710 Old Hickory Blvd. Hillsboro Builders LLC has the $271,023 contract for the job. Corner Pub has locations in Bellevue, Franklin, Midtown and Mount Juliet. The original Corner Pub, which operates under different ownership, is located in Green Hills.