This newsletter’s Neighborhood News section is about honoring people. At the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber’s second annual Influencing Women Awards Gala, a few 15th District community members were honored. Big congratulations and well-deserved awards went to Nicole Vaughan with the Heart of Donelson-Hermitage Award, Kerra Bennett with the Woman to Watch Award, and Laurie Eakes Ford and Mill Creek Mercantile with the WOW (Woman-Owned Workplace) Award. Congrats to all the well-deserved winners. Photo credit to Sarah Boyce Photography.
A great new blog post from April Bowers about Wendy House and Stillhouse Herbals as part of her series, “Women Own Nashville 2020”. Here’s another about Michele Mazzu, also our 15th District Beautification Commissioner.
Big congratulations to Eli Beaird on his Academy of Country Music nomination for Bass Player of the Year!
Finally, I’d like to honor a great Donelson neighbor and one amazing musician. Jim Williamson passed away recently after a battle with cancer. Jim was an incredible trumpet player and he led the Nashville Jazz Orchestra. His repertoire and musical experiences were vast and he played with so many musicians here in Nashville. He loved and supported Donelson and will be sorely missed.