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Nashville next awards and bandit team up again

December 03, 2015 | Category: Print

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Bandit Lites was proud to once again sponsor and donate lighting and services for the fifth annual NEXT Awards, a celebration of companies and individuals whose hard work and entrepreneurial spirit are making a difference in Nashville’s economy.

Created by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, the NEXT Awards honors several industries, including startups, those that show growth, and ‘market movers’ in addition to individual awards for Entrepreneurial Partner of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year. This year’s winners included The Nashville Ballet, Thistle Farms, Overdog, Advance Financial, Launch Tennessee, EVAmore, and Sherry Deutschmann as Entrepreneur of the Year.

Bandit Lites provided VL 2500 Spots and VL 3000 Spots in the main room at the Renaissance Hotel. Lighting technicians Carter Harris and Sarah Euker used Bandit GRN LED Pars and Lekos loaded with patterns gave striking textured looks during the following reception.

Bandit Chair Michael T. Strickland, and former Chairman of the Board of The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, stated, “Bandit is honored to be able to support such a great organization as the Nashville Chamber. The Chamber works tirelessly each day to promote free enterprise in the Middle Tennessee area and this is a vital mission for economic development, which ultimately leads to a richer community. My hat is off to Ralph Schulz and the wonderful team at the Nashville Chamber.”

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