January 2017 Around Town 1

CITY ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO REGISTER WITH EVERBRIDGE 
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

The recent wildfires in Gatlinburg have communities throughout Tennessee evaluating their emergency communications systems and protocols. Brentwood and Williamson County are prepared and have been partners on emergency notifications for many years.

Since 2014, Brentwood has operated a unified Citizen Alert Emergency Notification System known as Everbridge. This system alerts residents throughout Brentwood and Williamson County in the event of natural disasters, chemical spills, wildfires, school lockdowns, and train derailments.

Residents must sign up for the service in order to receive the alerts. However, to date only a small percentage the city’s 40,000 residents have registered.

Everbridge has the ability to mass-notify the community via landline, cell phone, or simply any device that has a phone number. Residents are also able to create an account and register alerts for multiple locations like a child’s school or a spouse’s workplace. They can also choose to be notified via email or text messages.

For more information or to register online, visit BrentwoodTN.gov/CitizenAlert.

SUR LA TABLE COMING TO 
HILL CENTER BRENTWOOD

Seattle-based Sur La Table will open its first Tennessee location in Hill Center Brentwood this coming summer.

“We are thrilled to open Tennessee’s first Sur La Table store in Brentwood, bringing more jobs to the community and satisfying the needs of neighbors who share our passion for cooking,” says Diane Neal, CEO of Sur La Table. “Area residents will now be able to discover our unparalleled selection of exclusive and premium-quality goods for the kitchen and dining table and experience first-hand the passion of our lauded culinary program. As one of the largest avocational cooking programs nationwide, we will be offering a diverse and exciting schedule of hands-on cooking classes, led by classically trained chefs.”

Sur La Table will offer a wide selection of global brands from essential basics to hard-to-find specialty tools and cookware. Cooking classes with techniques, tips and recipes for all skill levels in a fun, hands-on environment including customer favorites such as date night, family fun and seasonal courses will be offered as well.

For more information, visit SurLaTable.com.

MONEY MANAGEMENT EXPERT 
DAVE RAMSEY JOINS SIRIUSXM

Dave Ramsey, America’s trusted voice on money and business, has taken his award-winning program “The Dave Ramsey Show” to SiriusXM. The nationally syndicated show can be heard on Sirius channel 145 and XM channel 207.

As one of the country’s leading voices on personal finance, Ramsey’s program is heard by more than 12 million listeners each week. SiriusXM subscribers can tune in Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Central, as well as stream the show via the SiriusXM app on channel 790.

“We are honored and excited to join the SiriusXM family. We’re looking forward to experiencing the future growth of this platform and its audience,” said Brian Mayfield, Vice President of Brentwood-based Ramsey Media.

In addition to his radio show, Ramsey is the author of seven best-selling books that have sold more than 10 million copies combined. Ramsey was honored as the National Broadcaster’s Marconi Award winner in 2009. He was also inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2013 and the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2015.

LIFEPOINT RECOGNIZED BY MARCH OF DIMES FOR PROMOTING FULL TERM BIRTHS

The March of Dimes recently recognized LifePoint Health for its efforts to give babies across the country a healthier start to life. LifePoint hospitals were honored for successfully reducing the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 weeks of pregnancy to less than one percent of all deliveries.

“We’re so proud of our facilities and the dedication of our physicians and nurses across the country,” said Russell Holman, MD, chief medical officer of LifePoint Health. “They’ve embraced the need to address the problems associated with early elective deliveries, and have implemented practices and processes aimed at reducing unnecessary inductions. They’ve also taken great care to educate patients on the importance of going full-term.”

Among the facilities recognized were three Tennessee hospitals: Southern Tennessee Regional Health Systems hospitals in Lawrenceburg and Pulaski, and Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.

More information is available online at LifePointHealth.net.