The Nashville International Airport (BNA) saw its passenger traffic increase 3.2 percent from the first quarter of this year compared to Q1 2012, the Metro Nashville Airport Authority announced Thursday.
By comparison, passenger traffic in North American airports collectively rose 0.8 percent from Q1 2012 to Q1 2013.
For April, BNA accommodated about 865,000 passengers. It recorded about 819,600 passengers in April 2012. The jump is an increase of 5.54 percent.
A Vanderbilt University School of Law professor says the copyright system in the U.S. needs changing.
Daniel Gervais, FedEx Research Professor of Law and director of the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program, testified Thursday before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, telling the august group that the nation’s copyright system needed a “comprehensive modernization.”
“It may indeed be time to embark on the process that will give us the ‘Next Great Copyright Act,’ as was done three times in the past (Copyright Acts of 1790, 1909 and 1976),” Gervais (pictured) told the congressional subcommittee in prepared testimony, according to a university statement released Thursday.
Gervais said America is best when it produces and exports intellectual property — this fact accentuated by the continuing transition to the digital realm.
“It’s time to get our copyright policy right,” Gervais said.
NextGxDx has retained Sudler & Hennessey – a New York City-based marketing and communications firm – to help the Nashville based technology company market its online genetic testing platform services to healthcare providers, a group including doctor’s groups and genetic counselors. NextGxDx will work with Sudler’s eHealth Group, a division dedicated to working with health information technology companies, like NextGxDx, worldwide.
“Working with the Sudler eHealth Group is an excellent opportunity to drive awareness and Sudler’s knowledge of physician engagement is another innovative step for us to take in connecting with healthcare professionals,” Mark Harris (pictured), NextGxDx CEO, said in the release.
Emerging trends in healthcare focus on cost, quality, and access to care and information. As personalized medicine continues to expand, and as new genetic tests are introduced daily, integration of these tests into clinical practice is a growing challenge for healthcare providers. The innovative NextGxDx solution consolidates and curates data on genetic tests to help users compare and order tests in a simple way that reduces paperwork and streamlines the ordering process leading to more time with their patient.
With foundation work and a concrete garage now completed, 23Hundred at Berry Hill is ready to go vertical. The five-story, 226-unit apartment building — being developed by Bluerock Real Estate LLC, the corporate office for which is in New York City, and Atlanta-based Stonehenge DCM — will be constructed with a wood frame. Read more here.
Restaurant franchisee Henson Moore and his business partners will next Monday open the doors to their second Bojangles’ location — and the sixth in Middle Tennessee — this one on Old Hickory Boulevard in Nipper's Corner. Moore, a former attorney, opened the North Carolina-based chain's first area location on Charlotte Pike in 2005.
“We are thrilled to expand our presence in the Nashville community,” said Moore. “As we’ve successfully grown our first location, we knew it was time to bring Bojangles’ to a wider audience. The people in Nashville have been very good to our business.”
The new 2,400-square-foot restaurant includes a drive-thru and can seat up to 72 people. It will employ about 65 workers.
TriStar Centennial Medical Center has announced several changes — including a new chairperson and a well-known new vice chair — to its 20-member board of trustees.
They include the following:
Juli G. Horton, M.D., (pictured on the right), infectious disease physician at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, has been named chair.
Arthur B. Laffer, (photo on the left), founder and chairman of Laffer Associates and Laffer Investments, has been named vice chair.
Joe F. Alexander, associate dean at the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business at Belmont University; Michael S. Murphy, founder and president of Dominic & Irvine Research; and David R. Spigel, M.D., medical oncologist at TriStar Centennial, have been appointed as board members for three-year terms through Dec. 31, 2015.
William H. Polk Jr., thoracic surgeon at TriStar Centennial, has been appointed as a member for a one-year term through Dec. 31.
Marilyn Kaye Orange, a registered nurse at TriStar Ashland City Medical Center and the 2011 Frist Humanitarian Employee Award recipient, has been appointed as a non-voting member for a term of one year through Dec. 31.
Michael J. Stabile, vice president of the medical staff; and Jeffrey Guy, M.D., chief medical officer at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, also have been appointed as ex-officio members of the board.
Patricia P. Stokes, president and CEO of the Urban League of Middle Tennessee, has been reappointed to a second term through Dec. 31, 2015.
Fatherland Flats — a 48-unit apartment project that represents the reinvention of an outdated existing residential development — is now 75 percent leased.
Developer Chris McCarty said the rehabbing of what had been called 400 Fatherland, located in East Nashville and seen in the below photo courtesy of Google Maps, will be concluded by the end of June.
McCarty and his team will spend about $1 million on the effort.
“The response to the project has been overwhelming and we are most grateful for that,” McCarty said. “We greatly appreciate the efforts of everyone on the team that made this possible.”
“East Nashville is ripe for a project of this size and scope to meet the demand for market-rate housing.”
East Nashville-based Smith Gee Studio has served as architect for the project.
Southern Land announced today that Charming Charlie, the Houston-based fashion jewelry and accessory store, will open this fall a retail location that will serve as an anchor at Southside at McEwen in Franklin.
In addition, home decor and interior design center Pierce & Co. will open at Southside this summer. Terms of the leases are not being disclosed.
Charming Charlie, which will occupy 5,000 square feet of space, first received recognition in 2004 with a concept involving a storybook of accessories created through color coordinating trends.
Pierce & Co. founder Jonathan Pierce gained national recognition as the lead designer in CMT Ultimate Country Home series as well as HGTV’s Interior’s Inc. The company is Nashville-based.
The two retailers will join, among others, lululemon, Mountain High Outfitters, Posh and Whole Foods. Southside at McEwen was completed in 2012 and sits adjacent to the office building Southern Land sold last year for $40 million.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation will donate $1.2 million to Nashville-area schools and to nonprofit and literacy organizations, officials with the foundation announced today.
The dollar figure represents the foundation’s largest one-day distribution of grants.
A ceremony is slated for Thursday, May 16, at 10 a.m. at the Nashville Public Library.
Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $81 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping an estimated 4.7 million individuals improve their literacy.
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