Southwest Airlines will offer one daily nonstop flight from Nashville International Airport to Boston’s Logan International Airport, beginning Aug. 12.
The addition of the flight targets a high-demand market for business travelers, BNA officials said.
“We are excited to add Boston to our nonstop markets,” Raul Regalado, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, said in a release. “Boston is the largest market with no nonstop service currently from BNA. The community asked for this service, and we worked hard with our strategic partners to make it a reality.”
To mark the new route, Southwest announced a fare sale of $139 one-way between the two cities when purchased by May 11.
Nashville International Airport is served by 10 airlines and offers 370 daily arriving and departing flights. Nashville International provides nonstop air service to 52 markets.
Out of Boston comes news with connections to two local finance players: Morgan Keegan, which recently changed hands from Regions Financial to Raymond James, has seen two senior technology investment bankers move over to Signal Hill Capital, the Baltimore firm that also runs a downtown Nashville office. The moves comes on the heels of the local Morgan Keegan operation losing veteran trust banker Howard Safer to Argent Financial Group and tech analyst Jonathan Ruykhaver to Stephens.
One of the nation’s experts on green economic development opportunities for cities will make a stop in Nashville on Feb. 29.
Joan Fitzgerald, author of Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development and director of the Law, Policy and Society Program at Boston-based Northeastern University, will speak at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church on Wednesday, Feb. 29, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. There is a suggested $15 donation.
Fitzgerald (pictured here) has written two other books and penned numerous articles, with her work appearing in The Boston Globe, The American Prospect, City Limits and Economic Development Quarterly.
Emerald Cities examines how U.S. and Western European cities are addressing the interrelated issues of climate change, energy dependence and opportunities for green economic development. This potential includes building new technology-based industry clusters, improving the efficiency of production in existing manufacturing processes and creating well-paying green jobs in construction, manufacturing and entirely new advanced technology sectors.
Sponsors of the event include the Jennings and Rebecca Jones Chair of Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning at the College of Business and College of Liberal Arts at Middle Tennessee State University, the Green-Collar Jobs Task Force of Nashville/Davidson County and the Tennessee Alliance for Progress.
"Our team is thrilled with the success at Huguley Memorial Medical Center, which demonstrates Shareable Ink's effectiveness in helping health care organizations become more electronic," said Stephen S. Hau, President and CEO of Shareable Ink. "Furthermore, Shareable Ink has overcome the traditional challenge of providing software that meets the hospital's goals for electronic data and that physicians also love to use."Shareable Ink moved to Nashville from Boston in November to take advantage of a $4.5 million funding round that included TNInvestco dollars.
MeYou Health has hit 20,000 users, and hopes to sell its service direct to consumers, as well as to Healthways customers — health insurance companies and self-insurers among the Fortune 500. For such customers, personal trainers and diet apps may not motivate, Markelz said. They get their best return on investment in wellness programs like MeYou Health if they can stimulate healthy behavior among those who aren’t thinking about their health at all. “We’re working to mechanize the stages that come well before joining a gym,” he said. “There’s months before any of that, where you first entertain the thought that you’re eating bad.” At the end of the third quarter, Healthways reported $108.6 million in cash, and $10.5 million in quarterly earnings on $170.5 million in revenue. The company hasn’t disclosed how much it is investing in MeYou Health.For more on MeYou Health, visit the company's website at this link.