April 2005


Nashville Real Estate Group settles into new home

Nashville Real Estate Group (NRG), a team at Village Real Estate Services, has moved into their new office space in the growing "gay" district on Church Street in Nashville .

The new office space is located just a few doors up from OutLoud! Department Store and Blu Bar.

"The new midtown office strengthens NRG’s growth, mission, and commitment to its customers," explained Jenn Garrett. "Nashville Real Estate Group is now more prepared to assist and serve its clients than ever before."

The new office space was designed by Jeremy Burrow, principal of JLB Designs, and reflects a high-tech yet comfortable environment for the team and clients alike.

The office is staffed with eight realtors, an administrative staff and Subtle Intensity, an in-house design and marketing firm.

Garrett said there were plans underway for an open house as soon as the final touches are finished. Nashville Real Estate Group can be found at: Village Real Estate Services Midtown, 1717B Church Street, Suite 101 , Nashville , TN 37212.


Corneal Consultants adds Chang

Bernard H. Chang, M.D. has joined the practice of Cornea Consultants of Nashville. Chang is returning to Nashville where he received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University . His focus is cornea transplantation, anterior segment and cataract surgery, and refractive surgical procedures.
Chang is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and The American Academy of Ophthalmology , American Society of cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Medical Association.


DiversityBuilder reaches out to PFLAG

PFLAG members and chapters across the nation will now have free access to research to find GLBT friendly businesses and physicians. DiversityBuilder (www.diversitybuilder.com), an Internet based referral service that requires providers to sign a pledge to treat a diverse community of customers with no discrimination, will make their research team available free-of-charge to PFLAG chapters across the U.S.
"The DiversityBuilder Research Team has volunteered to handle all your referral requests to glbt-friendly businesses and doctors," said Rachel Stanton. "In the event a resource is not available at our site, www.diversitybuilder.com, please send an email referral request to [email protected], and we will respond directly to your inquiry."

DiversityBuilder has added the following providers this month: The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) and Clear Channel Radio. "We have officially partnered with the GLMA and have added the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association as the Category Sponsor of our Physician Category," Stanton said.
In celebration of the upcoming Nashville Pride Festival, DiversityBuilder is giving away a free six-month Business Premier Plan trial membership, to Out and About Newspaepr readers. If you have a glbt-friendly business, email your entry, (to include your name, business name and phone number), to [email protected]  The drawing will be held immediately following the Nashville Pride festival on June 4.


Betterliving Patios honored

Betterliving Patio Rooms of Nashville was recently honored as the number three national sales leader among 70 dealers across the US and Canada . Dede and Tom Bailey, owners, accepted the award on behalf of the team who sells and installs sunrooms, conservatories, windows, doors, awnings and Rattan furniture throughout the Nashville area. The award was presented by their parent company Craft-Bilt Manufacturing Company, at the 2005 National Betterliving Dealer Meeting held in Cancun , Mexico.