Music City Center Chronicle of Construction — a 200-page coffee table book depicting the rise of Nashville’s soon-to-open SoBro convention facility — will be available beginning May 19.
The book will retail for $179.99 and be available through the print on demand site Blurb. A link to purchase the book can be found here.
The book will also be available at the grand opening of the facility on May 19, in the educational exhibit space at the entrance at the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Demonbruen Street.
The book will be geared towards people and companies who worked on the project as a document of their work, Nashville history buffs, lovers of construction and visitors to the center.
The public will be able to purchase the book as well as individual images off the web site.
In February 2010, East Nashville-based Aerial Innovations of TN, Inc., took the first of what ultimately became 16,500 photos of the MCC.
Aerial Innovations was asked to develop the book by Kevin Keller, an official with MCC contractor Bell/Clark. Keller had seen a previous book the company had done on Icon in The Gulch and thought MCC would benefit from a similar documentation. To help with the cost, Keller urged several key subcontractors on the project to become sponsors, including Ceco Concrete, Lenex Steel, Conti Electric, Foley Mechanical and Baker Roofing.
Nashville-based EFT Source, a provider of turnkey card programs and personalization services for ATM and debit cards for financial institutions, announced today that its Card@Once has received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
“EFT Source has been a participant in the development of instant issuance since its inception, and the case for its adoption is now much stronger due to the development of technology in recent years,” Bill Dinker, president of EFT Source, said in a release. “This patent establishes Card@Once and its PCI DSS certified card printer network as truly unique and is reflective of our commitment to refining instant issuance technology.”
Instant issuance technology allows financial institutions to instantly deliver financial transaction cards, reducing the delivery time from days to minutes. Card@Once’s patented branch card printer network eliminates the need for financial institutions to develop full infrastructure to support the printing of personalized payment cards. The Card@Once network is monitored 24/7 by EFT Source’s technical team to ensure any network issues are identified and eliminated immediately; thus removing unexpected technical delays for the institution.
In addition, the patent grants exclusive rights for:
* The secure communication and storage of card file data across the Internet to and from the Card@Once printer at the branch;
* A perimeter network coupled to the card services provider network;
* A virtual private network for secure data encryption and communication between the branch card printer network and the card services provider network;
* The card file data that is programmed to the card, including the PIN calculation data; and
* The communication of successes or errors to the branch across the network.
Lebanon-based Remar, Inc., has been named the U.S. distribution partner for Swisse Wellness of Australia.
Swisse Wellness won the Australian Business Review Weekly Award for the Most Successful Private Business of the Year, with revenue of more than $100 million in 2012.
With its entry into the U.S., wants a global reach. Remar shipped 15 Swisse Wellness products to Walgreens stores across the country in February. Swisse products are expected to be available in other prominent retail and drug stores beginning in April. Swisse Wellness also plans to expand its U.S. wellness offerings to include the company's skin care, sports nutrition and whole food ranges.
Swisse Wellness chose Remar as its U.S. distribution partner for its expertise in product fulfillment and its central location within the U.S., the companies said in a release.
“[Swisse Wellness] is an established and successful company with great products and a long-term vision for success in the U.S., and Remar wants to be a part of making that vision come true,” Nelson Remus, Remar president and CEO, said in the release.
Nashville-based Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman is the first global ambassador for Swisse Wellness and announced the company’s U.S. launch on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in January.
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