Nashville Named One of 10 Best Budget Destinations
Budget Travel has ranked Nashville among the 10 Best Budget Destinations in the world for 2013! The increase in quantity of hotel rooms, the upcoming opening of the new Music City Center and burgeoning culinary scene were a few of the features that ranked Nashville at the top. Read the full article.

NCVB Now Accepting Entries for the 6th Annual Music City Songwriting Competition
The NCVB's sixth annual Music City Songwriting Competition is underway, with Little Big Town serving as the honorary ambassador. This year's competition is enhanced with additional partnerships and increased incentives resulting in more exposure for the competition and brand of Music City. Great American Country (GAC), FYE, Sirius XM, American Songwriter Magazine and American Songspace have been joined by new partners Southwest Airlines, Renaissance Nashville Hotel and Music City Radio to catapult the competition to the next level. The 2011 contest was the most successful to date with the highest number of entries and quality of the songs, improving the competition's validity, high standards and reputation. The competition will accept entries from now until January 31, 2013 and is open to amateur songwriters only. For more information about the competition, please go to visitmusiccity.com/songwriter.

ABC's "Nashville" Picked Up for Full Season
ABC has picked up a full 22-episode season of the new Music City-based drama "Nashville," which airs locally Wednesdays at 9 p.m. Big Machine Records will release the show's first soundtrack album on December 11. "The Music of Nashville" will feature 11 of the show's most popular tunes, including "If I Didn't Know Better" and "Telescope." The NCVB is leveraging the national exposure through social media, advertising and promotions surrounding the show.

Music City New Year's Eve "Bash on Broadway"
A city that loves a good party, Nashville will once again throw one of the biggest New Year's Eve celebrations in the country with great live music and fireworks on Lower Broadway. The Fray, Sixpence None the Richer, Love and Theft, and Striking Matches will take the stage. Revelers attending Music City's "Bash on Broadway" will count down to midnight with the "Music Note Drop®", fireworks and confetti cannons. New this year, families will have an opportunity to mark the holiday with a raising of the music note, live music from internet sensations and "Nashville" stars Lennon and Maisy Stella, fireworks and discounted non-alcoholic beverages during a family hour sponsored by Twice Daily from 7 to 8 p.m. The FREE downtown street party starts at 7 p.m. on New Year's Eve. So, come out and celebrate like only Music City knows how! visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve

Music City Hitmakers
Music City Hitmakers
Ron Harmony of the Country Music Hall of Fame and MuseumRegina Hicks of Loews Vanderbilt HotelPamela Johnson of Hotel Indigo
Congratulations to Ron Harman of Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Regina Hicks of Loews Vanderbilt Hotel and Pamela Johnson of Hotel Indigo for being named Music City Hitmakers for the months of July, August and September! Nominated for excellent customer service to Nashville visitors, the winners will receive a $100 gift card to an area restaurant as well as a certificate, lapel pin and personal letter of appreciation from Mayor Karl Dean. Click here to read their stories. Think a member of your staff deserves recognition? Make sure you've got Music City Hitmakers materials so they can be nominated.

Brand Champion
Renaissance Nashville Hotel
New sounds are coming from the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, which recently released volume two of its compilation series RStars. Designed to enhance the guest experience and illustrate the uniqueness of Music City, the album features original music from Renaissance employees, a few of which can be heard live at The Bridge Wednesday and Thursday evenings. RStars is not for sale, but is offered to Renaissance guests. For incorporating the Music City brand into its business, we name Renaissance Nashville Hotel Music City Brand Champion for the month of December.

Industry Indicators
September tax collections were largest collections for that month ever, with 2012 collections at $2,411,138, an increase of 6.7%. Calendar year-to-date collections were $21,903,817, an increase of 12%.
Fiscal year-to-date collections were $7,174,326, an increase of 4.3%. *

The October 2012 occupancy rate was 72.6%, an increase of 3.7% compared to October 2011. The year-to-date occupancy rate was 68.3%, an increase of 5.4% compared to October 2011. The Average Daily Rate (ADR) for October 2012 was $113.28, an increase of 4.2%, compared to October 2011. The year-to-date ADR was $105.36, an increase of 4.2% from October 2011. The number of rooms sold for October 2012 was 558,632, an increase of 6.1% compared to October 2011. **

*Source: Davidson County Clerk's Office
** Source: Smith Travel Research


Tri Star Energy
Tri Star Energy is a Nashville based joint venture between Kimbro Oil & Parman Oil. Tri Star Energy owns and operates two convenience store chains in the Middle Tennessee area, Daily's and Twice Daily. Along with serving the Nashville area with the highest quality petroleum products and friendly service, the Twice Daily brand offers an amazing array of the freshest of food on the go. Tri Star is proud to serve the community by partnering with such amazing organizations as: Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Our Kids and The Salvation Army Forgotten Angel Program to name a few. www.twicedaily.com

Events
For event information, click here.

Sell Nashville
December 20, 7:45am
NCVB Office

Music City New Year's Eve Bash on Broadway
December 31
Find out more.

Nashville Backstage Training
January 8, 2-4pm
NCVB Office
RSVP

New Member Orientation
January 17, 11:30am
NCVB Office
RSVP

Nashville Backstage:
Side 2 Training

February 20, 10am-12pm
NCVB Office
RSVP

New Members
12th & Porter
BacheloretteNashville.com
The Bazel Group, Inc.
Bone McAllester Norton PLLC
Butterfly Meadows Inn & Farm
Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
Clair Global
The Convention Store
DoughWorks - Craft Dougnuts
East-Centric Pavilion
Echoes of Nashville Walking Tours
Etch Restaurant
Film House, Inc.
Haynes Galleries
Joe's Crab Shack
Key Magazine
Let's Go Travelin
Mère Bulles
The National Underground
Pizza Hut
Qdoba Mexican Grill
Ramada Inn & Suites Airport
Rocket Fizz
Segway of Nashville
Sharper Edge Professionals
Shoppes on Fatherland
SnapShot Interactive
Thistle Farms
Treetop Adventure Park at Nashville Shores
Universal Music Group

Helpful Links
Upcoming Member Events
Convention Calendar
Renew Online
Order Hitmakers Materials
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Featured Discount
B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant
Buy 1 well drink, house wine, or draft beer, get 1 for $1. Get the deal.

 
       

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Nashville, TN 37219
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