Trade Mission: Local execs take Nashville story to Big Apple

By Milt Capps Updated 2:40 p.m.

Trade Mission:  Local execs take Nashville story to Big Apple | economic development, Matt Kisber, Ralph Schulz, Nashville Songwriters Association International, Jack Bovender, HCA, Partnership 2010,

HCA's Bovender

With the nation focused on healthcare and two big manufacturing wins under Tennessee's belt, a delegation of Nashvillians will be knocking on New York City doors this week.

Representatives of 13 Nashville companies and nine associations and state and local government agencies depart tomorrow on the "2009 New York Trade Mission," coordinated by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC).

Jack Bovender, HCA executive chairman, will preside during a Wednesday morning breakfast event at the Harvard Club, where about 100 executives with interest in healthcare ventures are expected to attend, according to Pepper.  Bovender retired as HCA's CEO at year-end, and was succeeded in that role by Richard Bracken, the company's former chief operating officer.

Wednesday evening, the industry-recruitment team will host a similar event for the music and entertainment industry, coordinated by Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).

State Economic and Community Development Commissioner Matt Kisber and NACC President Ralph Schulz (at left) are scheduled to be among the travelers.

Chamber spokesperson Stephanie Pepper told VNC Friday that organizations represented on the trip include:

  • Bank of America
  • Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council
  • Colliers Turley Martin Tucker
  • Crescent Resources, LLC
  • Eakin Partners, LLC
  • HCA, Inc.
  • Heery International, Inc.
  • J.E. Crain & Son, Inc
  • Lovell Communications Inc.
  • Metropolitan Government of Nashville / Davidson County
  • Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Nashville Commercial |Cushman & Wakefield Alliance
  • Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Nashville Health Care Council
  • NSAI/The Bluebird Cafe
  • Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
  • Southeast Venture, LLC
  • Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Turner Universal Construction Company
  • Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, PLLC
  • Zeitlin & Co. Realtors© [omitted by Chamber earlier, added 2:40 p.m. after Chamber update]
  • Zycron, Inc.  ♦