NAPO Newbies Meeting May 10th

Monday, May 10. from 6:30pm to 7:30pm is the time for our next quarterly NAPO Newbies Meeting and coffee. Join NAPO Nashville members at Panera Bread in Brentwood to learn more about what it takes to be a Professional Organizer and the benefits of being a NAPO member. Contact Liz Jenkins at 615-509-1933 or www.afreshspace.com for more information. Or visit www.naponashville.com for directions. Interested in becoming a Professional Organizer, or just starting out in the organizing business? Join the Nashville Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO Nashville) to learn more about who we are and what we do.

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April 15th, 2010 NAPO Nashville Meeting

Our next meeting is going to be on Thursday, April 15th (hope you have your taxes done!) from 9-10:30. Our meeting is going to be hosted by our speakers, Cindy Martin and John Wade, at their office located at 3000 Meridian Blvd., Ste 180 in Franklin. Our topic this month is “Organizing Financial Documents: What You Need To Know”. Cindy & John are with Wunderlich Securities. Our goal for this meeting is to gain an understanding of what to look for when working with client’s papers, specifically with their financial documents. Often our clients have questions about what to keep, what’s important and how to categorize these documents. Cindy & John will answer those questions and more at our next meeting. See you there!

About our Speakers:
John E. Wade CFP®
Mr. Wade brings 17 years of strong banking and wealth-planning experience to his clients providing them with solutions, tools and personalized service in order to pursue their goals. He has earned the highly regarded CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation from the Financial Planning Board of Standards and is licensed by FINRA as a Registered Investment Advisor Representative. He also holds state licenses to provide life, disability and long term care insurance.

Cindy F. Martin AAMS®
Ms. Martin has focused exclusively on the development of strong successful clients for more than 30 years. She has earned the highly regarded ACCREDITED ASSET MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST® designation from the College for Financial Planning and is licensed by FINRA as a Registered Investment Advisor Representative. Her sensitivity to client needs, market trends and global relationships enables her to produce customized solutions for her clients. She also holds state licenses to provide life, disability and long term care insurance.

Directions: Going South on Interstate 65: Take Exit 68A, Cool Springs Blvd exit. This exit is the 2nd exit for Cool Springs Blvd, and Cool Springs Blvd is the next major road past the Mall. Follow Cool Spring Blvd to Carothers, turn LEFT on Carothers. At 2nd light, turn LEFT onto Meridian Blvd. Go to the end of Meridian(less than ½ mile) to stop sign, immediately in front of you is 4000 Meridian. Turn RIGHT, 3000 Meridian is next door to 4000 Meridian. We are on the first floor.

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Shred Day in Nashville, TN on April 10th, 2010 @ LP Field

Calling all Middle Tennesseans! Nashville’s Shred Day will be held on April 10th, 2010 from 10am to 1pm in the LP Field parking lots. More information taken from the press release below:

“Nashville Crime Stoppers and the Nashville Police Department will be holding the city’s first-ever Community Shred Day. It is a project designed to help prevent families and businesses from becoming the victims of identity theft, while, at the same time, ensuring the viability of the Crime Stoppers program.

Shred Day is set for Saturday, April 10th, at LP Field. From 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Middle Tennesseans are welcome to bring all of their sensitive documents they no longer want or need to the stadium’s main parking lot, where the paper will be destroyed on the spot by machinery provided by Shred-it, a Securit Company, the world’s leading on-site document destruction entity. The only cost is a $5 tax deductible donation to Crime Stoppers per banker box of records. All proceeds will go to Crime Stoppers’ reward fund, which is used to solve serious felony crimes in the Nashville community.”

March 11th, 2010 NAPO Nashville Meeting

Our next NAPO Nashville Chapter meeting in March is a evening meeting and will be held by Associate Member Lana Randolph at Randolph Design at her new showroom at 6442 Nolensville Rd. in Nashville. Click on the map below to get directions from your house. The meeting is on Thursday, March 11th from 6-8PM. Our guests are Toni & Troy Birdsong of Birdsong Creative, professional problem solvers who create connections between you and your customers. They are the experts in print, web and package design, branding, identity development, and communications strategy. This meetings focus is on branding – the art of creating your own identity so you can communicate it to your clients and grow your business. Toni & Troy are experts in this field with years of experience both nationally and locally. This isn’t just about Professional Organizing, it’s about building and growing your business. We encourage you to invite business owners you know in affiliated industries such as closets companies, interior designers, contractors, cleaning services, and more who will benefit from this presentation as well. Find Birdsong Creative on the web at: www.birdsongcreative.com.

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NAPO Nashville Teleseminar on Chronic Disorganization

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first NAPO Nashville teleseminar on Chronic Disorganization. If you are a member you can access the handouts from the members only section as well as hear the recorded call. Also, to get some additional information on Chronic Disorganization, go to the NSGCD website (www.nsgcd.org) and click on the Resources tab.  There you will find the Clutter Hoarding Scale and several free fact sheets about Chronic Disorganization.  If this is a topic that interests you, the NSGCD offers many classes on the subject as well as certification.