Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Check out our video from the 5th Annual iMatter Surf Camp for Children with Autism!

5th Annual iMatter Surf Camp for Children with Autism from jessica on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Nearly 50 companies among South's best

NASHVILLE, TN – Business Leader will honor the South's top small businesses, including several from Nashville, at an awards ceremony today.

Nearly 50 companies will be honored at the Top 300 Small Businesses of the South ceremony. The event will be held at Brentwood Country Club, 5123 Club Drive, in Brentwood, at 6 p.m.

This year’s event will have a new twist as businesses from nine Southern markets will be ranked against one another. The events will feature a countdown of businesses from number 300 down to the top 10. The top 10 later will be revealed on a special wsradio.com program.

The companies are ranked based on a combination of factors, including percentage of sales generated in their local market, revenue growth, businesses achievements and civic contributions. This past spring, Business Leader asked companies and individuals across the South to nominate the best small businesses in their region.

Events to honor the other selected Southern companies will be held in Atlanta, Jacksonville, Memphis, Miami, Tampa, Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte.

Winners in the Nashville market include:

Cardiac Systems of Tennessee
Bacon MD Laser and Skincare
Budd, Melone & Co. Financial Consulting Group (Nashville)
SageGuard Financial Group LLC
12 Point Signworks
Ann Hoke & Associates
BLF Marketing
Business Partners Network, LLC
Cambridge Mortgage Systems
Crown Carpet of Belle Meade
Edward Jones
Elite Properties, LLC
Halo Realty, LLC
Hiller Plumbing, Heating and Cooling
Ignite Wellness
Keller Williams Realty – Harrison Homes for You
Periodontal Care Center
RE/MAX Choice Properties
Rodelle’s Salon Suites
Shannon Insurance Group, Inc.
STAR Physical Therapy
SyMed Development Inc.
The TMA Group
Visionary Eye Clinic
Wang Vision Institute
Warranty Title Insurance Co.
Wood Financial Group, LLC
Prime Colorants Inc.
20/20 Research
Reliant Realty Auction Division
Art Clem Enterprises, Inc.
Guidant Partners
Equilibrium Medspa
Elaborate Images
Community Options, Inc.
Electric Service Credit Union
LPS Integration, Inc.
Deane, Smith Media Innovations
Kraft Healthcare Consulting
United Data Technologies
KaTom Restaurant Supply
Sherrill Pest Control
Liberty Tax Service
USr Healthcare

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Community Options, a national nonprofit organization with the mission to develop homes and employment for people with disabilities recently appointed a new member to its National Board of Directors.

Kathryn Godby Oram of Godby Realtors recently accepted a Trustee position on Community Options’ Board of Directors. Oram is a resident of Mendham, New Jersey, a mother of six children and a residential and commercial real estate expert in Morris and Somerset Counties.

“As a contributing member of Community Options’ board, Kathryn will have a greater opportunity to help the organization shape the housing and employment future for people with disabilities in addition to promoting quality expansion within our organization,” says, Robert Stack President and CEO of Community Options.

“Kathryn’s experience and insight will assist the board to guide Community Options towards a successful path in the upcoming decade and we are grateful for her service,” Stack added.

Oram will serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors and during her tenure will also be a part of the fundraising committee. Oram has previous experience working with the organization as she served as the Chair of the Annual Spring Event that took place at Grounds For Sculpture, honoring Senator Joseph Kyrillos.

“I am honored to become a Trustee on the Community Options’ board. I have had wonderful experiences working with the organization on a volunteer level and I am excited for what is to come in this new capacity,” says Kathryn Oram.