Since 2016 Turnip Truck has not used plastic bags at checkout, this year we want to take it a step further and encourage customers to bring in their reusable bags. During July, we will be refunding you .5¢ for every reusable bag you bring in and donate .5¢ to Plant the Seed to grow edible education for kids.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The Nashville LGBT Chamber has announced their winners from their 9th annual Pride in Business Awards that took place Friday at Nashville’s Music City Center. Awards were presented to LGBT owned and allied businesses, as well as non-profits, corporate partners, and advocates in the area that are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and society. Over 100 people and organizations were nominated across the seven categories.
“The Pride in Business Awards highlight the great work businesses and professionals are doing to advance equality in the workplace and society in Tennessee,” said Terry Vo, Board President of the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “Each of our finalists and recipients are committed to keeping our state Open and Equal for all. As Nashville and Tennessee continue to grow, inclusion and diversity are good for businesses and our state.”
Brian Rosman, Vice President of the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce added, “An estimated 1.4 million LGBTQ+ owned businesses add nearly 2 trillion dollars and over 33,000 jobs to the United States economy. Businesses with strong diversity and inclusion practices attract better talent and more potential customers. States that embrace these same principles would see a rise in tax revenues, new jobs, and consumer confidence.”
The 2022 Pride in Business Awards winners were:
President’s Award: Mac Huffington
Corporate Partner of the Year: Nashville Predators
LGBT Business of the Year: Turnip Truck
Business Leader of the Year: David Andrews
Allied Business of the Year: Diskin Cider
Non-Profit of the Year: Oasis Center
Business Resource Group of the Year: Amazon
Advocate of the Year: Joseph Clark
To become a member, or learn more about the chamber click here.
The Post states, “The effects of a tumultuous 2020 were still evident in 2021. Now, the region’s business, political and civic leaders are helping bring their organizations into a new era. Those on it embody what it means to be ‘in charge,’ and it will be up to them to make sure the city and state continue their collective forward trajectory.
John Dyke —Owner, The Turnip Truck: Always-pleasant natural foods advocate who in 2020 opened a grocery on Charlotte Avenue in West Nashville to supplement his Gulch and east side stores, the latter of which began operations in early 2001.”