April 2017 Around Town 1


Head coach Stephanie White and the Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball team, along with Papa John’s, are helping send a child to Walt Disney World® Resort through Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee.

The gift was revealed at halftime of Vanderbilt’s game against Arkansas when two checks — one from Papa John’s and another from White — were unveiled. During the ceremony, Wish Kid Karly, 5, who has leukemia and is being treated at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, learned that she and her family would be making the trip to the Magic Kingdom.

“What we do is so much bigger than the game of basketball and granting this wish is a prime example of that,” said White, a Brentwood resident. “It was a touching moment for all of us, and I am so grateful to have been a part of it.”

Papa John’s partnered with Vanderbilt during the season by making a donation to Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee each time the Commodores made a 3-pointer. Papa John’s then presented a $5000 check, and White matched the gift with one of her own.


Outlook Williamson 2017 is a half-day economic summit featuring a deep dive into the Williamson County economy and forecasting trends for the region. This signature event is attended by more than 300 business and community leaders from around the region. The event takes place Tuesday, April 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Factory at Franklin.

Attendees will learn about the site selection process with a hands-on activity to discover how businesses choose a community in which to relocate. There will be a presentation on the latest projects coming online in Williamson County and opportunities to explore a renderings gallery, view a new business recruiting video and hear from local developers about their projects. Registration information is available online at WilliamsonChamber.com.


The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club has announced its weekly promotions for the 2017 season. The 71-game home schedule begins April 11 when the Sounds host the Oklahoma City Dodgers at 6:35 p.m. at First Tennessee Park.

The Sounds and Kroger have teamed to offer fans a “Family 4-Pack” every Monday night which includes 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 fountain sodas for just $44 when presenting their Kroger Plus card at the Sounds Box Office.

Every Wednesday is College Night presented by First Tennessee. Local universities take over the ballpark and fans enjoy a special hat giveaway of the featured university.

Throwback Thursdays will feature the team wearing 1978 replica uniforms to commemorate the Sounds’ original uniform style. Coca-Cola and Budweiser products will be available at a discounted rate.

Every Friday night will feature FOX17 Fireworks presented by Koorsen Fire & Security.

The Sounds and Piedmont Natural Gas and Tennessee 811 will honor the military every Sunday. The team will don special military green jerseys and discounted tickets will be available for active and veteran military members and their families.

More information is available by calling 615.690.4487 or by visiting NashvilleSounds.com.


Orchids Paper Products, a leader in the private label tissue industry, announced recently that it is establishing its headquarters in Brentwood at 201 Summit Avenue off I-65 near Old Hickory Blvd. The move will create up to 25 new jobs … Todd Hendrix, CCM General Manager of the Brentwood Country Club, has been named to the Honor Society of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA). Hendrix currently serves on the Tennessee Chapter of CMAA Board of Directors as immediate Past President … Tractor Supply Co. has promoted Kurt D. Barton to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer … Delek US Holdings and Delek Logistics announced that Kevin Kremke is joining the companies as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.