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BONE AND JOINT INSTITUTE RECEIVES TOP HONORS
Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee was named the 2021 Practice of the Year, and CEO Darren Harris was named Practice Executive of the Year by the American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE). The awards recognize orthopaedic practices that go above and beyond, representing some of the best in the industry nationwide. Bone and Joint Institute is a destination for orthopaedic care in Middle Tennessee with specialties including foot, ankle, hand, wrist, spine, shoulder, elbow, hip and knee replacement, sports medicine, rehabilitation and more. For a complete list of service offerings, visit boneandjointtn.org.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee announces its scholarship program is helping to support 321 individual students pursuing secondary education at accredited schools throughout the United States. In 2021, a total of $745,000 has been awarded from 102 different scholarship funds. For a complete list of scholarships and the online application, visit The Community Foundation’s website at cfmt.org/scholarships. The application opens annually each January for hopeful, college-bound students.
CFMT AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS
MUSTACHES FOR KIDS RAISES $22,000 FOR HIGH HOPES
During its inaugural grow season for the Nashville chapter, Mustaches for Kids America (M4K), a volunteer-run non-profit organization benefiting local children’s organizations, raised $22,000 for High Hopes Development Center. The donation was presented to High Hopes during a special check presentation in October. M4K invites men to shave clean and grow a mustache for thirty days, seeking donations and pledges from individuals and businesses throughout the month. For additional information and updates on future fundraisers, visit m4knashville.com.
In celebration of its newest location in Maryland Farms, Chuy’s Tex-Mex has presented a check for $5,000 to Brentwood-based Best Buddies in Tennessee. The funds were collected during Chuy’s grand opening in August. Best Buddies offers one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development and inclusive living for individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. For exclusive updates and giveaways, visit www.facebook.com/Chuys Brentwood.
CHUY’S TEX-MEX PRESENTS $5,000 TO BEST BUDDIES IN TENNESSEE
BGA INDUCTS NEW HALL OF FAME MEMBERS
Battle Ground Academy recently inducted five new members into its Alumni Hall of Fame and Athletic Hall of Fame. In addition, the school honored Peter Kropp, Ph.D. as its Distinguished Young Alumnus in a ceremony held at BGA’s Sondra Morris and Robert N. Moore, Jr. ‘52 Center for Arts and Entrepreneurship as part of the school’s Homecoming Weekend festivities. New members include Alumni Hall of Fame: Wallace Edward Lunn (Deceased),; Houston Moran, M.D., Rondal Keith Richardson. Sports Hall of Fame: Susannah Ives Dennis, Maurice Lamont Turner. Distinguished Young Alumnus: Peter A. Kropp, Ph.D., Established in 1889, Battle Ground Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory school for k-12. To learn more, visit battlegroundacademy.org.
MTR Family Law, PLLC, (MTR) will merge into and establish the new Family Law Practice Group of Gullett, Sanford, Robinson & Martin, PLLC (GSRM.) The firms have had a strong working relationship during the past several years, referring countless clients and matters to each other. The GSRM/MTR merger allows the firms to provide an expanded range of legal services and resources to clients combining their thirty-three experienced attorneys. These services now include Family Law, Probate and Estate Planning, Real Estate and Banking, Insolvency, Employment, Corporate, Litigation and Mediation, among others. The firms will operate out of their two current locations: GSRM Law Downtown at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place and GSRM Law West at 23rd Avenue North. Visit gsrm.com for or mtrfamilylaw.com for more information.
RESPECTED NASHVILLE LAW FIRMS ANNOUNCE MERGER
GFWC SPRING STATION WOMAN’S CLUB CELEBRATES
Guest speakers at the GFWC Spring Station Woman’s Club meeting’s October meeting were Nancy Jerew, Library Director and Marsha Gallardo, Head of Children’s Library from the Spring Hill Library. The updated club members on trends in children’s books, including themes, formats, and talked about how books have changed. Librarians were presented with thank you gifts from member Deborah Sarason. Also, this fall, local members of the club attended the GFWC of TN Fall Conference at the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle. Finally, the ladies enjoyed autumn fun hosting a pig race booth at the recent John Maher Whole Hog Festival in Spring Hill.
The County Commission recently approved Williamson Medical Center to apply for $150 million in bond financing to help fund a major renovation project that will strengthen the hospital’s ability to provide sophisticated, comprehensive, high-quality healthcare for Williamson County and Middle Tennessee communities for years to come. This will be the first major update to the hospital’s core footprint since 2003. With a projected cost of $189 million, the project is set to begin in spring 2022, with primary construction expected to be completed by 2024. The planned expansion and remodel will be phased over time and increase the hospital’s capacity from 203 total beds to 269 upon completing all phases. Williamson Medical Center (WMC) is also pleased to welcome two leaders to its executive team. Michael Jennesse assumes the role of Chief Financial Officer, and Michele Simpson will serve as Director of Marketing and Communications. To learn more about WMC’s renovations, executive team and services, visit williamsonmedicalcenter.org.