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Hall Strategies adds experience, leadership with addition of Sara Pruneski as account supervisor

Nashville-based public relations and government affairs firm Hall Strategies today announced the hiring of Sara Pruneski as account supervisor. Pruneski joins Hall Strategies by way of Washington, D.C.-based strategic communications and government affairs firm the Glover Park Group (GPG).  

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Downtown Nashville to get flagship H&M store at Fifth + Broadway

Swedish fashion retailer H&M is set to open a flagship store at FifthandB. This is the first major retailer to lease space at the site of the old Nashville Convention Center. http://www.tennessean.com/…/downtown-nashville-g…/464560001/

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Virtual reality lets you see what life is like in upcoming Melrose apartments

While Broadstone 8South is finishing construction, using virtual reality technology potential tenants can see what the apartment community will look like once it's complete. Check out this clip featuring our own Justin Wilson! http://wkrn.com/…/virtual-reality-lets-you-see-what-life-i…/

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36|86: Entrepreneurs, innovation, checkbooks welcome

At the 36|86 Entrepreneurship and Technology Conference, there will be hot chicken, music, whiskey and big names in business. But most importantly, there will be big money. Read more in The Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2017/05/31/calling-all-investors-t/323579001/

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How River North Might Reshape Nashville's Urban Core

"River North checks all the boxes. The project has strong support from city leadership, with the mayor of Nashville acknowledging that activating the East Bank is necessary for the city to fully connect its core and maximize the economic potential of Downtown. The site is the development the urban core is missing, and it’s a blank canvas for a diverse array of potential corporate relocations, retail, hospitality and multifamily projects." Via https://www.bisnow.com/nashville/news/mixed-use/how-river-north-might-reshape-nashvilles-urban-core-69772

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NAMING OUR COMMUNITY: VERTIS GREEN HILLS

'Vert' means turn or convert –hence Vertis Green Hills, a name that emphasizes the positive transformative nature of the project for the Green Hills community. http://vertisgreenhills.com/2017/01/25/naming-our-community-vertis-green-hills/

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World's best bull riders to take over Bridgestone Arena in August

Bridgestone Arena will trade the cool ice of Predators playoff hockey for a hard mud track in August as the PBR Ford Tough Series returns for the Music City Knockout. Tickets available now! Read more in The Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/04/25/bull-riders-take-bridgestone-august/100898386/

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Delivering normalcy to those fighting Type 1 diabetes

The 2016 JDRF Promise Gala held by JDRF Middle Tennessee raised more than $1.3 million. This year's gala is on April 22 and it hopes to topple that record amount to deliver normalcy to children living with Type 1 diabetes. Read more in The Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2017/04/18/delivering-normalcy-those-fighting-type-1-diabetes/100630706/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Cawthon Q&A

Long-time local businessman and urban advocate Jack Cawthon talks BBQ, development with the Nashville Post: http://www.nashvillepost.com/business/people/article/20862908/cawthon-qa

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Dell names new Nashville co-leader

Dell Nashville, one of the state of Tennessee's top tech employers, names new co-site director via Nashville Business Journal: https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2017/04/11/dell-names-new-nashville-co-leader.html

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ACE Foundation, task force seek to address childhood issues

In an editorial, the The Commercial Appeal states their belief that the ACE Awareness Foundation's work in Memphis should be highlighted and supported for the long-term benefits it can potentially bring. Read more: http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/opinion/2017/04/23/ace-foundation-task-force-seek-address-childhood-issues/100806042/ 

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State’s top broker relocates

Erin Krueger Harris is bringing her record breaking The Erin Krueger Team to Middle Tennessee-based Synergy Realty Network. The new affiliation will be officially called The Erin Krueger Team of Synergy Realty Network, LLC. Read more about it in the Nashville Post: http://www.nashvillepost.com/business/people/article/20845240/states-top-broker-relocates

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Developers complete acquisition of old Nashville Convention Center site

“We are happy to close on the sale of the Nashville Convention Center which clears the way for the construction of the Fifth + Broadway development that will even more energy and excitement to the downtown neighborhood,” said Mayor Megan Barry. "This is a high-impact project – home of the vital National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM), residential and office space, and a large retail center that will further boost our economy by adding trend setting, destination retail that expands downtown’s appeal." http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2016/11/10/developer-completes-acquisition-old-nashville-convention-center-site/93615382/

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Healthcare hotbed: Nashville’s growth spurt lures national consulting firm

There are nearly 400 companies in the Nashville region that employ 250,000 people in all corners of the healthcare marketplace. Add in the relatively affordable cost of living and a vast talent pool, the conditions lead to continued industry growth. http://nashville.crains.com/article/news/healthcare-hotbed-nashvilles-growth-spurt-lures-national-consulting-firm

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Automotive conference puts state in forefront

The Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association hosted the 9th annual Southern Automotive Conference, Oct. 5-7, 2016, at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. The industry’s top talent and leadership came together at the SAC, known for being the premier automotive tradeshow in the South. http://msbusiness.com/2016/09/automotive-conference-puts-state-forefront/

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Court programs change lives for Nashvillians

Charitable programs pioneered by the Davidson County Drug Court Foundation are changing lives in Davidson County, and country music stars John Rich and Clint Black are working to raise money and visibility for the cutting edge services offered through the Foundation: http://www.newschannel5.com/news/court-programs-change-lives-for-nashvillians

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Universal Parenting Place creating change by helping parents

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has said numerous times the city can't solve its violent crime problems alone, and on Monday he met with staff and parents at Universal Parenting Places, a free resource for parents in the city that is privately funded by the ACE Awareness Foundation. Parents WREG talked to believe the parenting place, known as UPP, can create change: http://wreg.com/2016/10/03/universal-parenting-place-creating-change-by-helping-parents/

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Clint Black, John Rich plan concert for court programs

Proceeds from "An Evening with Black and Rich" on Oct. 25 will go toward three Nashville court programs designed to help citizens escape and recover from drug addiction, human trafficking and prostitution: Davidson County General Sessions Drug Court, Cherished H.E.A.R.T.S. and Grace Empowered. http://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2016/09/30/clint-black-john-rich-plan-nashville-concert-court-programs/91332188/

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CASA awards Tennessee advocates, needs volunteers

"To be able to provide a voice to those children, there’s just nothing that compares to that," said Meagan Frazier, who was presented the Champion for Children Award yesterday at Tennessee CASA's annual meeting. TN CASA advocates for more than 5,000 abused and neglected children each year. Read more about how you can help in today's The Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2016/09/20/casa-awards-tennessee-advocates-needs-volunteers/90710396/

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Health care advisory shop with rural expertise moves to Nashville

Healthcare Management Partners, a leading turnaround and consulting firm specializing in supporting healthcare organizations facing financial challenges, relocated its headquarters to Nashville from Philadelphia as it prepares for a wave of expansion. "As a healthcare consulting firm that operates nationally, it makes sense for us to be headquartered in America’s healthcare hub,” said Clare Moylan, managing director and lead of HMP’s Nashville-based operations. “We see Nashville as a strategic partner for Healthcare Management Partners. The synergies and support available to the healthcare industry here are unrivaled and will benefit our diverse client-base across the Country.” http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/industries/health-care/2016/09/13/health-care-advisory-shop-rural-expertise-moves-nashville/90310432/

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Backup buyers save problematic real estate deals

Instead of facing a disaster, Brentwood home-buyers the Porcos completed the sale of their home in July with only a brief delay after their original buyer bailed. That's because their agent, Erin Krueger Harris of The Erin Krueger Team of Benchmark Realty, had a backup buyer ready to step in. Read the story online at The Tennessean and see it in print this Sunday in the Real Estate section: http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/homes/2016/09/14/backup-buyers-save-problematic-real-estate-deals/90093456/  

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Predators explore dramatic overhaul of Bridgestone Arena

Stunning vision for Bridgestone Arena by the Nashville Predators, which includes a possible new on-site hotel, an office tower, a second expanded concourse and a slate of upgrades to improve the interactive fan experience, sets the stage for the world-class downtown venue to continue to entertain Nashville for decades to come. http://www.tennessean.com/…/preds-explore-dramati…/88942384/

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Education, advocacy at the core of Realtor's philosophy

"Decisions get made extremely quickly, so it’s imperative to have a decisive plan in place. It is also very important to have all of our ducks in a row in order to craft the best offer possible to help ensure that the seller will choose our offer. The point is to have a comprehensive strategy from day one," Erin Krueger of The Erin Krueger Team of Benchmark Realty says of the red-hot Nashville market. http://www.tennessean.com/…/education-advocacy-co…/87923418/

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Tennessee cowboy has no time for fear on bull riding circuit

"It gets ahold of you," Cody Nance, Professional Bull Rider from Paris, Tenn. says, his blue eyes shining under the brim of his white hat. "Whether it costs you your life or not." In advance of this Friday and Saturday's PBR Music City Knockout at Bridgestone Arena, one of four annual majors for the sport, The Tennessean profiles Nance and the commitment it takes to ride: http://www.tennessean.com/…/tennessee-cowboy-has-…/87534412/

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ACE Awareness Foundation Launches Warm Line

"Research shows adverse childhood experiences (ACE) have a lasting negative impact for children that in many cases impact everything from health to professional earnings potential when they grow up," said Ellen Rolfes, ACE Awareness Foundation regional director. That's why our client the ACE Awareness Foundation has launched the Parent Support Warm Line for parents, caregivers, and others with difficult parenting situations and questions: http://www.commercialappeal.com/business/medical/Warm-Line-allows-parents-in-Memphis-to-call-for-help--383977811.html

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SoBro two-tower project to be an important addition to downtown lifestyle

Our client, Second Avenue Partners LLC, opened up to the Nashville Post about why the transformative development delivers precisely what downtown Nashville needs through an exceptional design that benefits the neighborhood and city. Read the Q&A here.

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The NEW HallStrategies.com

Hall Strategies is a Nashville-based public relations and government relations firm. We provide clients with the messaging and strategies needed to reach media, legislators, opinion leaders and the public. Client success is our success. Which is why we’re wholly focused on client goals. Today, we've decided to focus on ourselves for a brief moment as we're introducing the new HallStrategies.com. We’re known for telling your story. For a moment, we’re going to tell ours. Welcome to our new site.

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Congrats to Vincent Lefler of JLL Nashville

Congrats to Vincent Lefler of JLL Nashville for winning both Broker of the Year and Multi-Family Sale of the Year at the NAIOPNashville Gala! In 2015, Vincent brokered three of Nashville's top five mutli-family deals.

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Congratulations to the AutoXLR8R

Congratulations to the AutoXLR8R program on its recent acquisition by the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service. The future of this unique accelerator, which is dedicated to advancing promising new technologies applicable to the automobile industry, has never been brighter and we look forward to following the successes of this year’s cohort. Read More

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The Tennessee General Assembly is committed to a high quality Voluntary Pre-K education program

The House of Representatives voted in support of HB148...5 – the Pre-K Quality Act. With the Senate’s affirmative vote last week, the provisions for high quality framework for TN-VPK will now become state law, following signature by Governor Bill Haslam, and go into effect this year. Thank you, State Representative Mark White and Senator Steve Dickerson for leading the charge for quality in voluntary pre-k across Tennessee! The changes you have authored send a resounding message that Tennessee is committed to high quality early education as the foundation for learning. Thanks to our supporters, including Memphis TomorrowNashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Public School Forum of East Tennessee, United Ways of TennesseeGreater Memphis Chamber, Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police and People First Partnership for helping strengthen early education around the state.

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Thanks to our client Southern Land, Green Hills is about to get a whole lot tastier

Char Restaurant, a contemporary steakhouse and piano bar, is headed to Southern Land Company's 4000 Hillsboro development. Read more in Eater.

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The Grammy Awards have a new permanent home in Nashville with our client The Musicians Hall of Fame

Tuesday marked the grand opening of The Grammy Museum Gallery at The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, located on the first floor of Nashville Municipal Auditorium. It's highly interactive, aimed at drawing young music fans not just into the history of the Grammys, but also every step of the recording process. Read more at The Tennessean.

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