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Kinder Care Learning Center

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At KinderCare Learning Centers, we accept Infants through 12 years of age. We focus on developmental skills that are assist children in their future path of learning:

  • Language and Literacy Development
  • Executive Function
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development and Wellness
  • Cognitive Development
  • Creative Expressions

We also have summer camp for school agers and a variety of enrichment programs.

Please visit us at www.kindercare.com or at one of our local Nashville area centers:

ANTIOCH

592 Bell Road

615-361-8707

FRANKLIN

208 Seaboard Lane

615-771-7121

205 Bedford Way

615-791-5022

2111 Fieldstone Parkway

615-791-0228

GOODLETTSVILLE

1025 Jackson Road

615-851-1361

HENDERSONVILLE

138 Maple Row Boulevard

615-824-0645

HERMITAGE

4771 Andrew Jackson Parkway

615-883-6869

MURFREESBORO

1239 Sloan Street

615-890-7488

NASHVILLE

410 Swiss Avenue

615-833-3960

Summer NAMM 2016 Took Center Stage in Music City

The 2016 Summer NAMM show returned last week to Music City Center in Nashville, offering a robust platform for buyers, exhibitors and professionals to engage with the latest products, learn new business strategies and to connect with other industry peers.  Also to position their businesses for a successful second half of the year and “Spotlight Tennessee” was on hand with full coverage.DSC_0170

NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization’s popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry..

“We are proud of our NAMM members who came to Nashville eager to learn, to make new business connections and to build deeper connections with their current partners, all in an effort to proactively plan for a strong fall and holiday season,” said Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO. “The industry continues to change rapidly and in my opinion, the clues to success were available to forward-thinking members on the show floor this year in Nashville.”

DSC_0142With the wealth of educational sessions and leading manufacturers on hand, 14,055 industry professionals registered for Summer NAMM, a 1% increase over 2015 and 14% over 2014. Of that, international attendees accounted for 12% growth over 2015, and 59% growth since 2014, making for the largest number of international participants at Summer NAMM in over a decade. The number of buyers attending Summer NAMM was comparable in count to 2015, however the mix continues to evolve. This year’s event saw a small drop in community music stores but an increase in member buyers from Asia and Europe, combined with a strong turnout of mid-to-large U.S. dealers, which populated the show floor with buying power.

The show counted a variety of new and returning exhibitors including Dunlop, Ernie Ball, Fender, Ovation, and Pearl, among many others, and with Summer NAMM veterans like Martin, Peavey, Roland, Sabian, Taylor, Yamaha, and Zildjian returning to showcase their latest gear. This year’s show saw a rise in exhibitors with 1,650 brands represented by 517 exhibitors, an increase of 5% over 2015.

Professional education was a strong draw for many, as NAMM U and TEC Tracks offered 54 sessions that covered a variety of business-enhancing topics, all in an effort to position attendees for success. “This is my thirty-fifth year in business, and most of my total education on retailing has come from NAMM through NAMM U. It has been great for me,” said David Schmidt, of Schmidt’s Music in Pensacola, Florida.

Show Recap:

The show opened on Thursday with a NAMM U breakfast session, The Online Retail Summit, where retailers who have made a place in online retailing relayed to the crowd their lessons learned, best practices and tips for success. On the floor of the show, the Music City Center was abuzz with a variety of new product debuts, business meetings and orders. Throughout the day, members enjoyed the NAMM Nissan Terrace Stage which featured a variety of performers. The day’s events were capped with a high-spirited performance from the legendary Charlie Daniels Band as part of the first ever, NAMM at Night opening party.

On Friday morning, the show opened with a “no holds barred” breakfast session with NAMM U veteran speaker, Jeffrey Hayzlett.

Hayzlett energized the morning crowd with his candid assessment of businesses that succeed and businesses that fail. Friday evening was capped with the Top 100 Dealer awards. Now in their sixth year, the Top 100 applaud excellence and innovation in music products retailing and this, year recognized Contemporary Music Center with the prestigious Dealer of the Year award. The event was hosted by Country Music Television personality Cody Alan, complete with live band, Tim Akers and The Smoking Session. 

In My Zone Hosts ‘Loving and Encouraging our Youth Day’

Written by: Nicole L. Wade

There are not many things that top the importance of addressing the concerns of our youth.

As bad news about youths gone awry bombards our living rooms all too frequently, we are left wondering what we can do to make a lasting and positive difference. Nashville resident, Carla Hart, might answer this question by saying, “Render your time and talents to the young people in your community.” Carla, originally from suburban Illinois, is the proud mother of 4 sons and a proponent for strength in family and communities. She is the founder of In My Zone, an organization she created to inspire and celebrate youths.

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On April 16th, Carla hosted “Loving and Encouraging our Youth Day” at Thurgood Marshall Middle School, located in Antioch, TN. She put a great deal of thought and heart into enlisting other professionals to join her in edifying approximately fifty 5th – 7th grade young ladies, with topics that are relevant to their age groups. [Read more…]

The Unbeatable Laws Of Customer Service

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If you want to be number one in customer service, you have to do a number of things that make you stand out from the crowd. Here are 7 ways that will put you on top.

1. Roll Out The Red Carpet For Everyone. If there’s one thing people hate about poor service, it’s getting treated differently from others. It makes them feel inferior and second-class. Gary Richter says you should roll out the red carpet for everyone, but particularly those who don’t expect it. “I tell my employees, if we roll out the red carpet for a billionaire, they won’t even notice. If we roll it out for millionaires, they expect it. If we roll it out for thousandaires, they appreciate it. And, if we roll out the red carpet for hundredaires, they’ll tell everyone they know.” [Read more…]

White’s Creek High School Athletic Track To Bear Coach Sam Smith Name & Legacy

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By Deborah A. Culp​

April, 2016 – Nashville, TN – – On Friday May 6, 2016, Coach Sam Smith will be honored in the highest esteem for his well earned and deserved service to youth and the city of Nashville.

The athlete’s runner track at Whites Creek High School will be named after the hard working 73 year old. For 36 years, Coach Smith has dedicated his time and life to girls track, football and other professional coaching endeavors. The school is located at 7277 Old Hickory Blvd, Whites Creek, TN 37189.

This honor has been long awaited and all involved are thankful and anticipating May 6th. Nashville’s First Female Mayor, the Honorable Megan Barry, and a host of VIP’s well be present for the ribbon cutting, parade and overall fanfare of the day. The academic staff of teachers, parents, volunteers and student body is being prepped for the special day ahead. [Read more…]

Entrepreneurial Failure: Get Used To It

To be a successful entrepreneur you are going to have to learn to deal with failure. There is no way around it. Thomas Edison tried over ten thousand different experiments before he finally demonstrated the first incandescent light bulb on October 21, 1879. Bill Gates’ first company, Traf-O-Data, was a failure. Michael Jordan was once quoted as saying: “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot; And missed. I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 3.59.44 PM

Ask most entrepreneurs how many time they have failed and they will say”more times than I can count”. Most will have their share of success, but it is rarely close to equal. The failures far outweigh the successes. As a business owner you have to be OK with that, because once you stop failing, you will have stopped trying to innovate. It’s the nature of the business of being an entrepreneur, and of success in general. [Read more…]

Did You Know You Can Make Money Online Before You Have A Product?

Waiting until you have a product of your own to make money online means you are missing out on a lot of potential profit that you could be making while you get your own products ready.

You do not want to waste the opportunity. First, create a plan or a map of how much money you would like to earn online and then take the steps to fulfill that plan. If you donít have a plan or a marketing strategy to use to make money, then you will not be as successful. [Read more…]

Outsourcing Tasks That Prove Troublesome to You

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There is a tendency when running a business to do it all yourself. You want to make sure that every aspect of the business runs smoothly and is completed in a professional manner.

When you are just starting your company, that school of thought might not only be best, but it might also be better for you financially. As your business grows,  you will start to feel stretched thin from all of the tasks that you have to take care of and you will start to feel like you are always working. All work and no play will eventually lead to sloppy work – or worse, burn out.

To reserve your energy and talents for the things you enjoy about your business, you can outsource the tasks that you do not like to do. You can also hire a third party to do the tasks that are slightly out of your ability to handle. One example that many companies deal with are setting up web pages and finding that the task still causes you to stumble and takes longer than it should. In that case, you may be surprised but you may end up actually making money by outsourcing the job. One way to figure if it is cost effective to hire someone else to do the project is to decide how long the job takes you to complete it and what your time is worth versus what you would pay to have it done. [Read more…]

Murfreesboro Gym owner shares keys to success

As 2016 begins, more than half of the U.S. population starts to ponder what New Year’s resolutions they will try.

According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, 62 percent of Americans usually or infrequently make a resolution with which to start the new year. Half of those resolutions are about self-improvement, and 38 percent are to lose weight, making it the top New Year’s resolution annually.

While hopes are high on the first day of January, by the last day in June more than half have failed to stick with it, the study from 2014 found.

Murfreesboro gym owner Kelman Edwards Jr. said resolvers can do a few simple things to make sure they make the lifestyle changes needed to get fit: think positively, identify reachable goals, get professional advice and get started.

12347614_782004988612377_6837406846275276168_nFor Edwards the key to success in anything is positive thinking.

“I find the positive in the negative,” said Edwards, who is holding a grand opening for his gym ChampionTone Fitness at 11 a.m. Dec. 10 at 1180 Park Ave. in Murfreesboro.

Edwards was at a loss after he graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2011 with a degree in biology and chemistry, he said.

Because his career plans were derailed by his grandmother’s death in Barbados, he said he found it hard to find a job and ended up working construction around Nashville.

Edwards said all the interviews he went on told him he needed more experience in the field, and MTSU’s career center told him to get a masters.

“I think it’s ironic that I had graduated from MTSU and a few months later I was demolishing the dorm I had lived in,” Edwards said about stepping back into Wood-Felder Hall to raze the dorm and make room for the new science building.

Shortly after, he knew he needed to make a change.

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The Powerful Story Behind Body by Miriam Be

Miriam “Celeste” Black was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in August 2012, two weeks after turning the BIG 40.  Her treatments included 1.5 years of chemotherapy, double mastectomy, 33 radiation treatments, and a 3 part breast reconstruction process with the first part being a 10 hour surgery and the final part being completed 10/30/15.

Miriam contributes her healing to having super strong spiritual connection, a positive attitude, clean eating/juicing, exercise, acupuncture, regular massages, being “loved back to life” by family and friends and the use of her all natural mostly organic skin care products. [Read more…]