what the media is saying 


We believe strongly in the power of storytelling. We invest our time listening to and sharing stories that make a difference to the communities who need them. From time to time traditional media is a part of our approach and used as a tool. Along with community meetings, newsletters, stakeholder correspondence, video production, and other targeted communication, we embrace broadcast, print, radio and of course blogs. Below you will find a snapshot of our efforts.

November 4, 2018: More Than A Facelift — Nashville Farmers’ Market Hopes To Boost Engagement, WPLN

November 4, 2018: Nashville Farmers Market announces Growing Together initiative, News Channel 5

April 11, 2018: Alumnus Installs Interactive Musical Exhibit on Downtown Bridge; Belmont University

April 11, 2018: Artist finds way to bring music to the Cumberland River; WSMV 4

November 22, 2017: Kia Jarmon on News Channel 5's Plus Side of Nashville

November 8, 2017: Urban Outlook: Transit For Nashville

September 29, 2017: These Nashville Makerspaces Redefine What It Means to Learn; Forward Beat

July 6, 2017: Benefits of Tai Chi; News Channel 5

May 1, 2017: Pinwheel event shines spotlight on child abuse; Oak Ridger 

April 13, 2017: PCAT helps families maintain positive outlook through April; Nashville Pride Publishing Group

April 10, 2017: Prevent child abuse by learning safety precautions; The Tennessean 

March 31, 2017: Urban Outlook Featuring Angela Crane-Jones; News Channel 5

March 27, 2017: Prevent Child Abuse presents special showing of ‘Resilience’; Oak Ridge Today 

March 6, 2017: Affordable housing provider celebrates ribbon cutting of arts-inspired community; Nashville Social Butterfly

March 2, 2017: Lacey Court cottages planned off Nashville's Clarksville Pike; The Tennessean

February 28, 2017: Mayor cuts ribbon on new affordable housing complex; WSMV 4

February 26, 2017: DiverCity EP5 - "No Excuses" with Bill Mcclesky, Founder Mitech Partners: EC PodcastDiverCity Podcast

February 24, 2017: Take 10 Featuring Angela Crane-Jones; The Tennessee Tribune

February 24, 2017: Small-business vitality: Nashville's top selling points; Nashville Business Journal

February 9, 2017: Urban: Dakota-Grady Financial CoachNews Channel 5 

January 4, 2017:: New hot chicken spot quietly opens in SoBro; Nashville Business Journal

December 22, 2016:: Passion high, deep for state-of-the-art music museum; Nashville Pride

December 18, 2016:: Why the National Museum of African American Music Should Be in Downtown Nashville; Tennessee Tribune

December 17, 2016:: Museum to tell story of America’s musical history; Tennessean

October 25, 2016:: On the Clock: Nashville businesses prep for labor law changes; Nashville Post

October 23, 2016:: Nashville badminton club celebrates sport's multicultural appeal; The Tennessean 

October 12, 2016:: Millennial Spotlight: Kia Jarmon, PR practitioner and business owner; Stay on the Go

October 10, 2016:: Kia Jarmon: Making Purple PR Magic In The City; Urbaanite

July 7, 2016:: North Nashvillians Plan To Play; Tennessee Tribune

July 6, 2016:: Family Business of the Year Poised to be Million-Dollar Cupcake Enterprise; Black Enterprise

June 30, 2016:: Building a Relationship Business in Telecommunications with Bill McCleskey; Nashville Entrepreneur Center

June 28, 2016:: The Fairgrounds Nashville goes out of state for New Director; The Fairgrounds Nashville

June 17, 2016:: S&EN Father's Day weekend recommendations; Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival; Sports & Entertainment Nashville

June 17, 2016:: Bridging the Gap Mixer Kicks Off Jazz Festival; (WTVF) 

June 17, 2016:: Nashville's Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival 6/17-6/18; 

June 17, 2016:: Upcoming Events | Jefferson Street Jazz + Blues Festival; 

June 17, 2016:: 12 things to do Father's Day weekend in Nashville; The Tennessean; Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival

June 15, 2016:: 48. Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival; 365 Days of Music City

June 15, 2016:: Nashville's Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues fest returns; The Tennessean

June 10, 2016:: Fashion PR Fridays: Top Fashion, Public Relations, Marketing and Social Media News (Week of June 6, 2016); MEPR Agency 

June 9, 2016:: Upcoming Happenings; NMAAM Mid-Month News: Black Month Music Events, Blogs and More!; Jefferson St. Jazz & Blues Festival

June 8, 2016:: Jefferson St. Jazz & Blues Festival supports small business in North Nashville; IndieNash

June 8, 2016:: Jun 17: Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival; Style Blueprint

June 1, 2016:: Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival; Dr. Alvin

June 1, 2016:: Ms. Cheap's Guide to Free Summer Festivals; The Tennessean; Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival

May 30, 2016:: 17 Nashville Events & Happenings: June 2016; Nashville Flea Market, The Fairgrounds Nashville

May 2016:: Nashville's Women in Business Innovators; Executive Nashville

May 19, 2016:: Podcast: Lessons from Green Brier Distillery's Charlie Nelson; Tennessean

May 18, 2016:: Top Events This Week: Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival; Nashville Guru 

May 11, 2016:: Take Ten with Shontrell Lowe; The Tennessee Tribune; MTA/RTA nMotion

May 5, 2016:: Family Business of the Year; Black Enterprise; The Cupcake Collection

March 2016::  Minding Her Business; Stay on the Go; The Cupcake Collection

March 30, 2016:: NashvilleNext wins national planning award; NashvilleNext 

March 12, 2016:: Mantra Artisan Ales Partners with Law Firm to Create Limited-Time Beer; Brentwood Home Page

March 2, 2016:: America the Beautiful Series: The Best Cupcakes in the US 2016; The Cupcake Collection 

February 14, 2016:: 'The Love Within' event inspires girls to own their inner strengths; Kernels Popcorn 

February 10, 2016:: 101.1 The Beat: Dolewite's List of Black Owned Businesses to Support on Valentine's Day; The Cupcake Collection

January 28, 2016:: What’s The Best Thing To Eat In Nashville For Less Than $10?; The Cupcake Collection

January 16, 2016:: Nashville Ledger: Nashville Emerging Leaders announces 2016 Class; LaShawnda Bryant State Farm Agency

January 14, 2016:: Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Blog: ScaleUp Nashville Names First Cohort of Small Businesses; Schaffer Law Firm, PLLC

January 11, 2016:: StyleBluePrint Nashville: The ABCs of Adult Education Classes in Nashville; Nashville Community Education

December 16, 2015:: The Tennessee Tribune: The Cupcake Collection Partners with Second Harvest Food Bank; The Cupcake Collection

October 1, 2015: 50 Things to Eat in Nashville Before You Die; The Cupcake Collection
The Cupcake Collection:: Google & Your Business Launch video

June 11,, The Cupcake Collection Selling Lemonade Cupcakes to Benefit Children's Cancer Research

June 11, 2014::, Lemonade Cupcakes to Raise Money for Children with Cancer

May 22, 2014::, On The Move; Nashville Community Education Awarded PRSA Award of Merit

April 25, 2014:: 365 Meals in Music City, 33. Sweat Potato @ Cupcake Collection

March 20, 2014:: Nashville Scene, Saluting the female chefs, restauranteurs, and food professionals smashing through Nashville's iron ceiling

February 3, 2014:: News 2 WKRN-TV, The Cupcake Collection Appears on ABC's 'The Chew'

February 3, 2014:: The Chew, On Location: Nashville Cupcakes

January 9, 2014:: The Tennessean, Indulge a passion, gain new skills at lifelong learning classes

December 25, 2013:: Shreveport Times, Community education sign-ups for classes at Wright Middle

August 7, 2013:: IndyStar, Nashville adult ed reaches Antioch

September 14, 2013:: USA Today, Tasty Treats from Dessert Trucks (Cupcake Collection)

September 5, 2013:: Burger Beast, 50 Best Dessert Trucks in America (Cupcake Collection)

August 30, 2013:: Nashville Post, The Best at What Matters Most (Cupcake Collection)

August 27, 2013:: Signature Transportation Services Blog, Best Desserts in Nashville (Cupcake Collection)

July 12, 2013:: Aha Moment, Mignon's Aha Moment (The Cupcake Collection)

June 20, 2013::Ashley's Bride Guide, Cake Stories: At The Cupcake Collection, Every Couple is Different; Every Cake Has a Story (The Cupcake Collection)

June 20, 2013::Little Black Book, Historic Cedarwood Wedding from Love is a Big Deal (The Cupcake Collection)

June 2013::Freedom Forum Diversity Institute, A Collection of Cupcake Blessings

June 3, 2013::Metro, Nashville, No Wonder They Gave This City a Show (The Cupcake Collection)

May 30, 2013::Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Best Neighborhoods: Germantown (The Cupcake Collection)

October 8, 2012::Talk of the Town, Coupon Queen at Nashville Community Education

August 31, 2012::Nashville Ledger, Green reputation lures Chem-Dry office,

August 15, 2012: Top 5 Food Trucks in Nashville (The Cupcake Collection)

August 13, 2012: Talk of the Town, The Cupcake Collections their signature swirl

August 10, 2012: TN Tribune, How Sweet It Is for The Cupcake Collection

July 23, 2012: Ryman Auditorium, This Week at the Ryman...The Cupcake Collection

July 18, 2012: Nashville Business Journal, Chem-Dry moves headquarters to Nashville

July 15, 2012: Tennessean, Nashville Community Education Makes a Comeback

July 2012: Her Nashville, Sugar Queen, Mignon Francois

June 17, 2012: Ms Cheap, Community Ed Summer Classes

June 13, 2012: This is My Nashville, Food Truck Race Hits Nashville

June 3, 2012: News Channel 5, Cupcake Collection Helps Contestant in Food Truck Race

May 8, 2012: 1800Gospel, YP Unplugged, Unplugged Video: JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise - Grateful

May 7, 2012: Encore Magazine (page 19-20), J.J. Hairston Interview "Be true to what God has given you"

April 29, 2012: The Gospel Gallery, JJ Hairston Talks About Inspiration Behind His Album and What Listeners can Expect

April 28, 2012:, Dream Girlz Gathering Hosted by Melinda Watts

April 27, 2012: Praise 1300, Melinda Watts' Girlz Empowerment Workshop Coming to Cleveland [VIDEO]

April 26, 2012: Gospel Music Bites, Melinda Watts' Girl Empowerment Workshop Hits the Road

April 18, 2012: Da Gospel Truth, J.J. Hairston Interview Reveals his Next Plans

April 16, 2012: The Hype Magazine, J.J. Hairston and Youthful Praise releases new anticipated album, After This, which is #1 on Billboards Top Gospel Chart

April 13, 2012:, Bridgeport's J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise Drop New Gospel LP

April 12, 2012: Crossroad Magazine (front page rotation and feature), Listen to J.J. Hairston and Youthful Praise, After This

April 11, 2012:, Pop/Rock Singer Myshel DVD Recording at Franklin Theatre April 9

April 11, 2012: Stay on the Go, Myshel appears at Franklin Theatre

April 11, 2012: Williamson Herald, Singer Myshel Takes Center Stage at the Franklin Theatre

April 11, 2012: Lovenoise Events, Lovenoise Alumni Myshel at Franklin Theatre

April 10, 2012:, Melinda Watts' Dream Girlz Empowerment Tour Hits the Road

April 10, 2012: EMC@MTSU, MTSU Students Recap Myshel Wilkins Live Taping

April 9, 2012: Fab Glance Nashville, New Artist, Myshel, talks dreams, music, and positivity  April 9, 2012:, Myshel at Franklin Theatre

April 9, 2012:, Melinda Watts and Dream Girlz Gathering Workshops Heads to ClevelandApril 9, 2012: Praise104.7fm, Melinda Watts' Girl Empowerment Workshop Heads out on the RoadApril 6, 2012:, J.J. Hairston Interview: 'I love capturing the worship experience'

April 6, 2012: Praise Richmond courtesy of the Bell Report, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise New Single Debuts on Billboard

April 6, 2012: Gospel Guru, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise Debut at No.1

April 6, 2012: Gospel Pundit, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise Debuts at #1

April 6, 2012: Standard Magazine (page 15), J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise Featured in Music Minute

April 6, 2012:, Myshel to put on concert at Franklin Theatre

April 5, 2012: The Tennessee Tribune, Local Singer Will Star in Franklin Theater Concert

April 4, 2012: Urban Music Scene, Album Review J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, After This

April 2, 2012: Tekoa Gospel Music News, Melinda Watts National Teen and Tween Girls Empowerment Workshop Heads to Cleveland

March 31, 2012:, Myshel Wilkins on Franklin Theatre's Music Schedule

March 6, 2012: Fab Glance Nashville, Former Miss TSU Myshel Wilkins set to Release New Album!

January 26, 2012:: Bella Gospel, Stellar Award Activities

January 20, 2012::The Queen's Castle, USC Access Granted Weekend Recap

January 19, 2012:: Examiner DC, Photo Gallery, USC Access Granted Weekend

January 19, 2012:: Morning Church, Urban Soul Cafe Access Granted Recap

January 18, 2012:: Praise Houston, Kim Burrell Receives Multiple Honors During Stellar Weekend

January 18, 2012::Root Magazine, Fashion & Faith at the Stellar Awards

January 17, 2012::Gospel Today, GT Exclusive, Stellar Awards Backstage Passes

January 17, 2012:: Root Magazine, Stellar Awards Weekend Recap

January 16, 2012::Neechy, Damita, The Rance Allen Group & Shirley Murdock Shine Big

January 12, 2012::Nashville Scene, The Trumpet Lady Finds Musical Freedom in Gospel Jazz

January 12, 2012:: Praise Richmond, R&B's Lil Mo Gets the Spirit at Urban Soul Cafe

January 12, 2012:: Nashville Scene, Nashville Promoter Honors Gospel Legends

January 12, 2012:: Examiner DC, USC Delivers Jam-Packed Gospel Party

January 9, 2012:: Action Magazine features Creative Director Kia Jarmon

January 9, 2012::, Congratulations to Kia Jarmon

December 30, 2011:: Stay On The Go, Haute Nashville 2011'It' List

December 29, 2011::DC Examiner, USC Honors Rance Allen & Dorinda Clark-Cole

December 20, 2011:: Nashville Business Journal, Kia Jarmon, Women of Influence Finalist

December 19, 2011::The Lookbook, Glitz & Glam...How to Wear It!

December 18, 2011::Stella Shops, How to Wear It: Glitz & Glam Wedge

December 17, 2011::The Queen's Castle, Officially Crowned Gift Idea of the Day (Holiday Affair)

December 16, 2011:: The Lookbook, Glitz & Glam...Fashion Friday

December 14, 2011: The Queen's Castle, Officially Crowned Gift Idea of the Day

December 11, 2011:: FabGlance Nashville, Studio 615 Holiday Affair

December 7, 2011::Industry 5.0, SEA Preview Show

December 3, 2011::Nashville Examiner, Boutique Holiday Affair in Nashville

November 30, 2011::Freedom Forum, African American Bookstore

November 17, 2011:: Tennessee Tribune, The Cupcake Collection Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

November 9, 2011:: Mix 92.9, Free Cupcakes, Food Drive for Second Harvest

November 9, 2011:: Cupcakes Take The Cake, Free Cupcakes and Helping a Food Bank?

November 9, 2011:: News Channel 5, "Cupcake Collection Collects for Second Harvest"

November 8, 2011::Germantown Guru, Cupcake Collection's Birthday

November 8, 2011:: News Channel 5, "Cupcake Collection Celebrates Birthday with Free Cupcakes"

November 8, 2011::Ms Cheap (Tennessean), "Free Cupcakes, Sugar Rush Hour tomorrow"

November 8, 2011:: Nashville Scene--Bites Blog, "Cupcake Collection Turns 3, Gives Gifts to Second Harvest"

November 7, 2011:: Fetch Edge Magazine, "Studio 615's Girls Night Out"

November 7, 2011:: Team 15%, Anyone have an orange cocktail dress... 

November 7, 2011: Model Citizen Magazine, "Survival of the Fittest"

October 26, 2011::Nashville Scene, "Local Urban Music Promoters Lovenoise make hip hop, soul and R&B accesible Nashville's masses"

October 12, 2011::The Queen's Castle, "Officially Crowned" Studio 615

October 11, 2011::Music Row, Photo Tuesday (Wake Up Nashville recap)

October 7, 2011:: Young Female Entrepreneurs, Perfection and the Young Female Entrepreneur

October 6, 2011::Nashville Scene, Best of Nashville 2011: Food & Beverage Writers' Choice

October 6, 2011::Nashville Ledger, Nashville-area Bloggers Find Audience, Second Career

October 6, 2011::Nashville Ledger, Community Buy-in Key to Green Programs

October 3, 2011: News Channel 5's Talk of the Town, How to Incorporate Green Elements into Events

October 3, 2011: REM Runner, Music City Raises the Volume on Narcolepsy Awareness & Research

September 30, 2011::Nashville Business Journal, Corporate Events, Concerts Go Green

September 28, 2011: Music Row, Top Songwriters to Perform Benefits

September 28,, Don't Forget to Wake Up Nashville

September 17, 2011::Hope for Women Magazine, Great Reads, Inspiring Sounds, & Movie News this Fall

September 15, 2011::Queen of Sleep, Wake Up (to Narcolepsy) Nashville

September 13,, Syreeta's New Album 'In His Presence', in stores now

September 12, 2011:: Nashville Post, Sweet Spots

September 12, 2011:: Break On A Cloud, 8 Years of Lovenoise Success, Questlove in Nashville

September 7, 2011:: Colab Nashville, Co-working Membership is a Great Investment

September 5, 2011:: 2Ls On A Cloud, Questlove Helps Lovenoise Celebrate 8 Years

September 5, 2011:: FabGlance Nashville, Lovenoise Celebrated 8 Years, featuring Questlove

August 16, 2011:: Metromix Nashville, 5 to Try

August 15, 2011:: The Black Gospel Blog, Syreeta: Gospel's Gabriel(le)

August 5, 2011:: SpreadLuv, Welcome to Studio 615

July 31, 2011:: Gospel Guru, 7up with Syreeta Thompson

July 22, 2011:: 1800-Gospel, Looking for new music for the weekend? Check out 'In His Presence' by Syreeta

July 22, 2011:: Her Nashville, Her Perfect Day

July 12, 2011:: Her Nashville, Cupcake Collection Bus Tour

June 24, 2011:: Ask Mister DC, Syreeta Thompson: The Gospel Trumpeter

June 24, 2011:: The Washington Informer, College Cupcake Tour Stops in D.C. Area

June 24, 2011:: WSMV 4, Cupcake bus rolls to stop in Nashville

June 23, 2011::2Lsonacloud, Big K.R.I.T. Invades Nashville: Show Recap

June 23, 2011:: Jan-Duke, Nashville Inspirations - The Cupcake Collection

June 17, 2011:: Fab Glance Nashville, Lovenoise presents - Big KRIT LIVE at Mercy Lounge

June 15, 2011:: All Things Cupcake, Cupcakes for College

June 15, 2011:: ND Loop, Return of 4Eva: Big K.R.I.T. at Nashville's Mercy lounge

June 14, 2011:: News Channel 5, Cupcake Collection Employees Take Bus on Road

June 14, 2011:: 2Lsonacloud, 2L's Spotlight: The Cupcake Collection

June 13, 2011:: WSMV, Teens Cook Up Plan for College

May 4, 2011::, Recap: Syreeta Thompson album release

May 3, 2011:: Nashville Scene, Nashville Cream: Bomba Estereo at Mai, 5/2/11

May 3, 2011::, New Gospel Music: Syreeta Thompson

May 3,, "The Trumpet Lady" Syreeta Thompson releases 'In His Presence' today

May 2, 2011:: The Queen's Castle, Syreeta Thompson brings you "In His Presence"

May 2, 2011:: Root Magazine Online, Trumpeter & Levite Syreeta Thompson release 'In His Presence'

Apr. 28, 2011:: Breakonacloud, Event recap: Miguel at club Mai in Nashville, Tenn.

Apr. 28, 2011:: Nashville Scene, The Estereo System

Apr. 14, 2011:: 2lsonacloud, BET Music Matters Tour meets Nashville

Apr. 11, 2011:: Fab Glance Nashville, Dinner and a show feat Eric Roberson

Apr. 11, 2011:: 2lsonacloud, Miguel Live in Nashville Apr. 22

Feb. 17, 2011:: Nashville Scene, Lattimore enlists fans in his own Operation Quiet Storm; a new book charts MTV's boom years, warts and all

Feb. 15, 2011:: The Urban Music Scene, Review: Syreeta Thompson 'In His Presence'

Feb. 7, 2011::, Chrisette Michele and Kenny Lattimore to perform in Nashville

Jan. 13, 2011:: Nashville Scene, Trumpet Lady Syreeta Thompson Combines Gospel with Jazz and makes them both Swing

November 29, 2010:: NFocus Magazine, Work It (Fashion for Everybody)

August 20, 2010::The Queens Castle, @MEPRagency & ThSocButterfly Increase Awareness for CFF

May 18, 2010:: Metromix, Nashville Rolls Out Pink Carpet for Movie Premiere

February 08, 2010:: Belmont, Jarmon (06) Named One of Nashville's 40 Under 40

March 12, 2008:: Rachel Carter PR, Former Mentee Follows Footsteps