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7 Questions with Danny Nozell

Danny Nozell is one of the most powerful men in the music industry. Not only does he manage country music icons Dolly Parton and Tanya Tucker, but Nozell also oversees the careers of disco sensations KC & the Sunshine Band as well as superstar…
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My Week with a Billionaire

This past May, I had the incredible opportunity of spending a week on Richard Branson’s private island, Necker Island, with him and 28 other entrepreneurs. Most peoples’ first question for me is what was Richard like. He is everything…
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Leadership from the Dentist's Chair

When you sit down with Delta Dental of Tennessee’s president and CEO Dr. Philip Wenk, he immediately puts you at ease. His calmness and signature voice is all East Tennessee. He is proud of growing up in the small town of Clinton, about 8,000…
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Billy Kaufman: King of the Mountain

Short Mountain Distillery is owned and operated by the Kaufman brothers. In 1910 their great grandfather, Jesse Shwayder, founded the iconic American brand Samsonite. Shwayder never missed an opportunity to attribute his company’s success…
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Janet Jernigan Models Behavior for Active, Older Adults

A role model for active aging, FiftyForward Executive Director Janet Jernigan is known to conduct meetings and business on the run, literally. While many top executives may make contacts on the golf course, Jernigan is known for catching up…
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John Dyke: Founder & Owner/Turnip Truck

Tell me about your original concept for Turnip Truck? My passion for fresh, local food was born in my childhood on our family farm in East Tennessee. After college, I moved to Nashville and began a career in business. Miles from home, I craved…
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Nashville Startup, Jammber, Launches Paypal for the Music Industry

Lost credits and payments are the frustratingly common problems that come with the antiquated ways of the music industry. Currently, the way metadata (the history of the song and all the hands that touch the project: the label, producers, writers)…
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Chamber Chat: Luis Parodi, Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Luis Parodi is the Community and Economic Development Executive for Fifth Third Bank in Tennessee. As a member of the bank’s senior management team, his role is to lead the Community Reinvestment Act and Fair Lending strategies. This work…