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Good Towns: Nashville

From music to down-home food to the leaders who took on Jim Crow, we look at this city’s contributions to Black history.
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Around the corner from Tootsie’s Orchard Lounge, across the street from the Ryman Auditorium, Henry Hicks sits under a sign that proclaims, “One Nation Under a Groove.”

Hicks, more formally known as H. Beecher Hicks III, is the CEO of the sparkling new National Museum of African American Music. And, for a few minutes, he’s taking the time to observe as visitors stroll in.

Tennessee DOT Completes State's Largest Highway Project

WSP USA served as lead designer for the recently completed reconstruction of Interstate 440, a major Nashville highway.
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The highway that has provided a critical southern loop around the city of Nashville for more than three decades has been given a significant upgrade that will provide motorists with a roadway that is safer and faster to travel.

The $154.8 million reconstruction of Interstate 440 (I-440), between Interstate 40 and Interstate 24 in Davidson County, is the single largest transportation project in the history of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).

Nashville Food Project Provides Groceries, Pay to Hospitality Workers in Need

Piedmont Natural Gas helps food community support each other after tornadoes and COVID-19 closures
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The Nashville Food Project found a way to support struggling farmers and restaurant staff after March tornadoes ripped through downtown and as the pandemic keeps the city’s usual crowds away. 

FedEx Helps The Salvation Army Provide Nashville Area Tornado Relief

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The Salvation Army has teams working across the community to serve our neighbors who have been affected by the tornadoes from March 3rd, 2020. Their efforts are being aided by a mobile feeding unit that was donated by FedEx.

Since 2007, FedEx has donated 22 mobile kitchens like this one to The Salvation Army. These donations have been made in cities across the United States, and to the United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia and Brazil.

Draper James and VSP Eyes of Hope Commit Nearly $4 Million to Fund Eye Care and Eyewear in Support of Young Women

Initiative will expand access to 10,000 eye exams and glasses in Nashville and surrounding region
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ – When was your last eye exam?

Partners in Purpose: Bridgestone Nature Reserve at Chestnut Mountain

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Since the 1970s, Bridgestone has owned and managed 6,000 acres east of Nashville, Tennessee. In June 2018, this land was donated to The Nature Conservancy. In addition to being an ideal and protected home for wildlife, the reserve also offsets the carbon emissions produced by Nashville's Bridgestone Tower.

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Sysco Partners with Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley’s The Store to Help Feed Those in Need

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Sysco’s new sponsorship with Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley’s non-profit organization, The Store, as part of our Nourishing Neighbors initiative, will provide refrigeration equipment for The Store facility and fresh produce through FreshPoint. We are dedicated to fighting hunger in our communities and to #DeliveringaBetterTomorrow. By 2025, our goal is to donate 200 million meals and $50 million in support of our local communities.

Jameson® Irish Whiskey Is Giving Back to Communities by Kicking Off the Love Thy Neighborhood Block Party Tour

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To ensure local neighborhoods remain beautiful, safe and fun, Jameson® Irish Whiskey is teaming up with Keep America Beautiful for the Jameson Love Thy Neighborhood Block Party. One hundred percent of the proceeds from ticket sales will be used to improve and beautify community environments.

Wells Fargo Donates $250,000 for Nashville-Area Revitalization Efforts

Local NeighborhoodLIFT grants support affordable housing, health and wellness
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., February 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced a total of $250,000 in donations for two local nonprofits to help revitalize Nashville neighborhoods through the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT® program.

Identified in collaboration with the city of Nashville, the Wells Fargo grants will provide support for new construction of affordable housing as well as for health and wellness.

Biking Across America for Children in Foster Care

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It’s the country music capital of the world. You can buy cowboy boots on sale and you might even see Blake Shelton take to The Stage on any given day. But this weekend, Nashville was just the next stop on Ed Anderson’s cross-country bike ride to raise $1 million to help find forever families for the children in the U.S. foster care system.

Ed Anderson is a Wendy’s franchisee from Newport News, VA and he is riding 4,000 miles across the country to raise awareness and critical funds for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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