Chris Cobb, owner of Exit/In, told Cassandra Stephenson of the Nashville Tennessean, that he decided to close the Nashville music venue on March 15 out of concern for the safety of both performers and fans. Nearly 30 Exit/In employees have been laid off, and the venue now is streaming performances online, selling posters and merchandise…

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On Sunday, March 22, four physicians, Aaron Milstone, Daivd Aronoff, Tufik Assad, and Devin Sherman held a phone press conference responding to Governor Lee’s Executive Order 17. Over 1,500 TN physicians are calling for a shelter in place order immediately to save lives. The front-line medical professionals who issued the letter delivered important messages about…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 Polling “Supersites” Will Create Social Density And Makes In-Person Voting Harder. Nashville, Tenn — Today, Lenda Sherrell , state director of Tennessee Small Business Alliance, issued the following statement on Voter Precinct Consolidation during the COVID-19 outbreak. “We are in unprecedented times. Many small business owners in Tennessee are…

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Gov. Lee’s block grant approach is a business model, not what’s best for Tennesseans “Gov. Lee’s Medicaid block grant proposal is clearly a business model. While Lee was a small business owner in the past, he is no longer just a business owner. He is now a public servant who is responsible for the health…

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Our Elected Officials Must Listen And Act Accordingly     Phil Cobucci, Founder and Chief Strategist at BAM! Social Business and TNSBA Board Member, released the following statement in response to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Congressional testimony: “Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s testimony should remind us, and especially our elected officials, that the threats to…

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Anti-LGBTQ Bills Would Be Bad for Business and Our Communities NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In response to Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada’s recent comments that “[Businesses] should take care of their stockholders and not get so involved in politics,” Lenda Sherrell, state director of the Tennessee Small Business Alliance issued the following statement: “Speaker Casada, with…

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Gov. Lee Must Reject this Anti-Democratic Bill That Discourages Voter Participation and Hurts Small Businesses Phil Cobucci, TNSBA Board Member and local small business owner, released the following statement calling on Governor Bill Lee to veto the controversial voter registration bill (Senate Bill 0971 / House Bill 1079). This bill would make it harder for…

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If Vouchers Aren’t Good for Knox County, Why Are They Good for Tennessee? In response to Rep. Jason Zachary’s (House District14, Knoxville)  last-minute vote to support Governor Bill Lee’s private school voucher legislation (House Bill 0939 / Senate Bill 0795), Julia Whipple, owner of a ValuTeachers Franchise in Knoxville, released the following statement on behalf…

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The State Senate Must Reject this Reckless Bill That Discourages Voter Participation NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Phil Cobucci, Founder and Chief Strategist at BAM! Social Business and TNSBA Board Member, released the following statement in response to the Tennessee House of Representative’s vote to advance House Bill 1079, a bill that would make it harder for eligible…

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