When One Door Closes, Another Opens: Fate Finds Neta’s Naturals

Nashville business owner Martha Lupai pivoted from braids to bottles in 2020. When the pandemic forced her salon of ten years, S&E African Hair Braiding, to close its doors temporarily, Martha saw an opening. Losing the revenue freed up time she decided to spend creating the all-natural parfum line with essential oils she long ago


Remembering Nashville Trailblazer and former Board Member, Sam Howard

With unending gratitude and respect, we are remembering our friend Sam Howard who passed away earlier this month and holding close in our hearts his family, friends and those who loved him. Among the many notable contributions he made to Nashville’s business, healthcare and civic communities throughout his remarkable life, he also played a significant

Success Story: ESSTAR and Krista's Healthy on the Go

Success Story: ESSTAR & Krista’s Healthy On The Go

Two bouts of cancer lead entrepreneur to launch natural food distribution company Krista Anderson took inspiration from personal adversity when launching her business in early 2015. She harnessed what she learned during those daunting times — empathy and perseverance — and forged a more entrepreneurial life. A cancer diagnosis gave her three months to live and served as a wake-up call to change her definition

Urban Manufacturing Survey

Nashville Urban Manufacturing Survey

Our friends at the Nashville Urban Manufacturing Task Force are conducting a brief survey of Nashville’s manufacturing and making community to better understand the mix of our local manufacturing community and the most pressing issues they are facing. If you’re a Nashville maker or manufacturer, please take this quick survey by August 12th! http://www.questionpro.com/t/AMRU3ZU9TB

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New program expands services for Middle TN small businesses

In September, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce was awarded a $218,000 contract through the Small Business Administration for the ScaleUp America program. One of only seven cities selected this year, the Nashville MSA has more than 37,000 small businesses. These businesses have passed the startup phase, but frequently lack access to support services and