July 2017 Around Town

YOUTH LEADERSHIP BRENTWOOD AWARDS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Youth Leadership Brentwood (YLB) awarded college scholarships to three graduates during a recent Williamson, Inc. business luncheon at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs.

The scholarship recipients are Rhea Jaisinghani and Hannah Williams, both seniors at Ravenwood High School, and Sam Christie, a Brentwood High School senior.
Jaisinghani will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall. Williams will attend the University of Alabama, and Christie will attend Miami University in Ohio.
Youth Leadership Brentwood is a leadership development program of the Williamson County Chamber Foundation (WCCF), the nonprofit affiliate of Williamson, Inc., for high school sophomores and juniors who live or go to school in Brentwood. Participants engage in daylong sessions that include teambuilding exercises, taking a guided bus tour of Brentwood’s history, meeting with government leaders, conducting a mock city commission hearing, getting career tips from business leaders, and learning about community service opportunities in the area.
Businesses and community groups generously support the WCCF leadership programs for adults and youth. This year, the student scholarships were supported by funds allocated through the YLB Steering Board, the Leadership Brentwood Alumni Association and parents of YLB alumni.
Applications for the Class of 2018 Youth Leadership Brentwood program will be available online in August at LeadershipBrentwood.com. 
The program year for the 2018 class begins in October. For more information, contact Lynn Tucker, Foundation Director at 
lynn@williamsonchamber.com.

NISSAN DONATES ONE-OF-A-KIND GT-R ‘PREDZILLA’ SUPERCAR TO NASHVILLE PREDATORS FOUNDATION

Nissan celebrated the Nashville Predators’ run to the Stanley Cup Finals by donating a specially created 2017 Nissan GT-R supercar to the Nashville Predators Foundation, which supports a variety of local Nashville charities. The $109,990 GT-R Premium model is custom-painted in Preds’ official colors and graphics. The Supercar will be auctioned off as the featured attraction at an upcoming Predators Foundation event. Bids may also be placed online at Nissan.Gesture.com or by texting “Nissan” to 52182.

“Not only is this one-of-a-kind car going to be the envy around Smashville, it will also benefit many local charitable and community service organizations through the winning bid,” said Predators president and CEO, Sean Henry. “With Nissan’s support for our community and passion for our team, we get to reach thousands more individuals all across Tennessee.”

The 2017 Nissan GT-R Premium features a 565-horsepower twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine.

The Nashville Predators Foundation strives to meet the educational, social, health and cultural needs of the community by offering unique resources and financial support to local youth-oriented organizations. The Foundation has donated more than $1 million to community organizations during the 2016-17 season.

BUSINESS NEWS & NOTES

Jamie Cox, Marketing Coordinator for the Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau (WCCVB), has been selected as an honoree in the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) “30 Under 30” Class of 2017. Cox and the rest of the 2017 honorees will be recognized during DMAI’s annual convention in Montreal, Canada, July 11-14. … In other news, WCCVB has added Lauren Ward to its staff as Director of Marketing & Communications. Ward will lead the WCCVB’s marketing team in development and implementation of marketing and communications strategies targeted to reach its four primary markets of leisure travelers, group tours, meetings and conferences, along with youth and amateur sports tournaments. … Brentwood-based Comdata recently announced a patent-pending expansion of its virtual credit card technology. Known as Spend Escalator, the new technology tool allows virtual credit card (or ePayables) clients to eliminate the manual effort associated with enrolling and managing vendors in their program … Adam C. Holland has been named Chief Financial Officer of Franklin-based Tivity Health. He leaves Brentwood-based Kirkland’s where he served in a similar capacity since 2015.