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Join Us for WaterCooler on 2/26 for The Interplay Between Architectural & Interior Design and Work

Come join us at WaterCooler on Tuesday, February 26 as we explore the Interplay of Work and Design.  How does good (or bad) design impact the quality of work?  Conversely, how do different types of work drive design?

We’ll take a tour of Emma, Inc.’s new space and see some of the other spaces at the newly renovated and historic trolley barns.  We’ll also hear from some of Nashville’s “it” architects and designers: Michael Ward of Allard Ward; Nick Dryden of DAAD; Jeff Casella of Gilbert, McLaughlin and Casella;  Gina Emmanuel of Centric Architecture; and Laret Casella from Casella InteriorsClint Smith and Bo Spessard of Emma will be on-hand to talk about design from a client’s perspective.

Afterward, we’ll head a couple blocks over to The Southern for drinks and continued conversation.

5:30 p.m. Gather & Networking

6 p.m. Program & Tour

7 p.m. Drinks at The Southern

 

Emma, Inc.

9 Lea Avenue

Nashville, Tennessee 37210

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See you soon!

Stephen, Renata, Wade and Rob

Stephen Zralek

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Renata Soto

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Wade Munday

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WaterCooler is an informal networking group highlighting Nashville's cultural richness. There is no official membership and no dues -- just come when the topic or venue interests you. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

 
 
 

Join Us for WaterCooler on 1/30 at The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet

Happy 2013!

We're excited about our upcoming programs for WaterCooler and hope that you are ready to get back to networking with other Nashvillians. As we head into our fourth year, we are excited to begin this new season delving again into the business and innovation of the cultural arts in Nashville. This month, our friends Paul Vasterling and Jim Johnson of Nashville Ballet offer us a behind-the-curtain glimpse into the energy, the athleticism and the artistry that has propelled the 27-year-old Nashville Ballet to become the largest and most successful professional ballet company in the state.

January’s Nashville Ballet WaterCooler provides an unprecedented behind-the-scenes experience as participants watch final rehearsal’s for “Attitude,” a performance that features an innovative combination of dance, music and the production of an original work of visual art. Don’t miss a sneak peak of what will be this winter’s most talked about performance.

Wednesday, January 30th 

5:30 - 6 p.m Cocktails and conversation during "Attitude" rehearsal

6-7 p.m. Discussion and guided tour of costumes, set production and rehearsal facilities with Paul Vesterling, artistic director/CEO, and Jim Johnson, director of sales and marketing

 Afterward,  we will head to the new M.L. Rose location on Charlotte for beers and continued conversation.

 The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet

3630 Redmon Street

Nashville, Tennessee 37209

Please RSVP by January 23rd to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 See you soon!

 Stephen, Renata, Wade and Rob

 Stephen Zralek

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 Renata Soto

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 Wade Munday

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 Rob Jack

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WaterCooler is an informal networking group highlighting Nashville's cultural richness.  There is no official membership and no dues -- just come when the topic or venue interests you. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

WaterCooler heads to Parnassus Books to Celebrate the Written Word

In advance of the 24th Annual Southern Festival of Books, A Celebration of the Written Word, our next WaterCooler is for book lovers and entrepreneurs. We’ll hear Parnassus Books co-owners Karen Hayes and Ann Patchett explain how their independent bookstore has both opened and prospered in the middle of the Great Recession, while national book chains have been going out of business. We’ll also hear Serenity Gerbman, Director of Literature and Language Programs of Humanities Tennessee, talk about opportunities for readers in Nashville, including the Southern Festival of Books.

Sunday, August 19th

Doors Open at 5:30*

Program from 6:00 to 7:00

Parnassus Books

3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14, Nashville,TN 37205

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*Parnassus will be closed to the public but open for WaterCooler,

so bring your $$ if you want to buy books!

WaterCooler in at the Schermerhorn

Happy 2012! We're excited about our upcoming programs for WaterCooler and hope that you are ready to get back to networking with other Nashvillians.


Please join us on Wednesday, February 8th as we get exclusive access to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, not just back-stage, but actually OnStage.


OnStage at the Schermerhorn is designed for adult audiences to discuss, in a smaller, relaxed setting, a variety of musical topics with Nashville Symphony musicians.


OnStage at the Schermerhorn features live music and a seat right up on the stage of Laura Turner Concert Hall. With wine and hors d'oeuvres, the FREE evening of music and good conversation is a wonderful way to get to know your Nashville Symphony.


We are limited to the FIRST 40 people and this will fill up quickly!


Please RSVP by January 31st to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Doors open at 5. Please visit the Nashville Symphony website for directions and parking information.  Program is from 5:30 to 7:00.
Afterwards we will head over to


Roberts Western World on Broadway for drinks and good old fashioned honkey tonkin'!


WaterCooler is an informal networking group that meets monthly for drinks and the chance to hear vibrant speakers on the people and places that make Nashville unique.  There is no official membership and no dues -- just come when the topic interests you.  Check out our Facebook Page!


 

Stephen Zralek’s WaterCooler Networking Event to Feature “Molding Your Image in a 24/7 World”

The next WaterCooler event is set for Monday, October 11, 2010 from 5:30 to 7pm at Fish & Co.   Co-hosted by Stephen Zralek of Bone McAllester Norton, Renata Soto of Conexión Américas and Wade Munday, WaterCooler is an open invitation, informal networking group for young entrepreneurs.  Bring your friends and please RSVP to Kristi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Join us for after-work drinks and networking as we welcome WKRN anchor Christine Madella.  In addition to serving as an anchor, Christine is also a media consultant for entertainers, athletes and organizations.  She will lead a discussion on molding your image in a world where we are constantly connected, as individuals and organizations, whether through social media or traditional media.

Christine was one of the early reporters to use Twitter as a journalist, and is credited for having broken the news of Steve McNair's death on Twitter.  With over 4,000 followers on Twitter, you can follow her here: www.twitter.com/christnemaddela

We will meet at Fish & Co. (formerly Miro District), near Vanderbilt.  Come check out the new restaurant, which has garnered great reviews.  When you enter, go upstairs and to the back of the room.


Please RSVP to Kristi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, October 8, so that we can give Fish & Co. an accurate headcount.  Feel free to invite your friends.


WaterCooler Presents
Christine Maddela
"Molding Your Image in a 24/7 World"
Monday, October 11, 2010
5:30- 7:00 PM
Fish & Co.
(1922 Adelicia Street)
$10 includes food with cash bar


WaterCooler is an informal networking group for young entrepreneurs in their 20s, 30s and 40s that meets the second Monday of every month from 5:30-7pm for cocktails, networking and the chance to hear vibrant speakers on a variety of topics.  There is no official membership and no dues -- just come when the speaker interests you.

WaterCooler began in September 2009 and has featured the following speakers/topics:

September 2009: Kimberly Pace (Owen School): "Personal Marketing"
October 2009: Clint Smith (Emma): "The Art of Everyday Innovation"
November 2009: Chris Ferrell (SouthComm): "The Changing Delivery of Information"
December 2009: Becca Stevens (Magdalene/Thistle Farms): "Walking in Gratitude"
January 2010: Freddie O'Connell (SearchViz): "Search Engine Optimization"
February 2010: Bob Bernstein (Bongo Java)/Jose Gonzalez (Belmont): "Entrepreneurship with Heart"
March 2010: Sid Chambless (Nashville Capital Network): "Investment Capital for Young Entrepreneurs"
April 2010: Networking for WaterCooler attendees
June 2010: Laura Creekmore (Creekmore Consulting): "Using Social Media as a Young Entrepreneur"
July 2010: Alan Young (Armor Concepts LLC): "Secrets of Starting a Successful Company"
September 2010: Ed Nash (Oxford Fine Arts): "The Art of Buying Fine Art"


 

Stephen Zralek's Watercooler Networking Event to Feature "The Art of Collecting Fine Art"

The next Watercooler networking event will be held on Monday, September 13, 2010, at 5:30 PM at the Stanford Fine Art Gallery in Belle Meade, at 6608 Highway 100, just past the Hwy 100/70 split.


  We have relocated this upcoming WaterCooler to allow our future host, Fish & Co, to complete its renovations.  There is no charge for attending this WaterCooler and complementary wine will be available.  What better reward for making the trek to the backwoods of Belle Meade than this informal networking and learning opportunity?  (Networking from 5:30 to 6:00; Ed begins his presentation around 6:00.)


"The Art of Collecting Fine Art"
with Ed Nash of Oxford Fine Arts


Please RSVP to Kristi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can give an accurate headcount.  Feel free to invite your friends, and let us know of anyone else who should be on our list.


WaterCooler Presents
Ed Nash
"The Art of Collecting Fine Art"
Monday, 13 September, 2010
5:30- 7:00 PM
Stanford Fine Art Gallery
6608 Highway 100
Renata, Stephen, and Wade


WaterCooler is an informal networking group for young entrepreneurs in their 20s, 30s and 40s that meets the second Monday of every month from 5:30-7pm for cocktails, networking and the chance to hear vibrant speakers on a variety of topics.  There is no official membership and no dues -- just come when the speaker interests you.

WaterCooler began in September 2009 and has featured the following speakers/topics:

September 2009: Kimberly Pace (Owen School): "Personal Marketing"
October 2009: Clint Smith (Emma): "The Art of Everyday Innovation"
November 2009: Chris Ferrell (SouthComm): "The Changing Delivery of Information"
December 2009: Becca Stevens (Magdalene/Thistle Farms): "Walking in Gratitude"
January 2010: Freddie O'Connell (SearchViz): "Search Engine Optimization"
February 2010: Bob Bernstein (Bongo Java)/Jose Gonzalez (Belmont): "Entrepreneurship with Heart"
March 2010: Sid Chambless (Nashville Capital Network): "Investment Capital for Young Entrepreneurs"
April 2010: Networking for WaterCooler attendees
June 2010: Laura Creekmore (Creekmore Consulting): "Using Social Media as a Young Entrepreneur"
July 2010: Alan Young (Armor Concepts LLC): "Secrets of Starting a Successful Company"