Nashville to observe Employee Appreciation Day

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 8:22pm
Staff reports

The 46,000 men and women who work in downtown Nashville may not get as much done Thursday as they do on a typical day. That’s because the Nashville Downtown Partnership is offering dozens of reasons to stop working and start celebrating.

In a 2009 downtown employee survey, 93 percent responded that downtown is a fun place to work. Downtown Employee Appreciation Day will give workers another reason to enjoy where they work.

The celebration will kick off Thursday, Sept. 30 at the corner of Fifth and Church with a welcome from Mayor Karl Dean and Tom Turner, president and CEO of the Nashville Downtown Partnership. The workers who arrive earliest will receive a free breakfast from Puckett’s Restaurant (Next month they’re opening a downtown location.)

Nashville’s Largest Coffee Break will feature a free cup of coffee for employees at any one of eight participating coffee shops. Freshii, which will soon open its first Southeastern location on Church Street, will offer free lunch with beverages by Real Water and Lotus. Finish it all off with free ice cream from Purity Dairies.

More surprises are scheduled throughout the day, with over 20 downtown retailers and businesses offering discounts and giveaways, including tickets to Disney on Ice and Nashville Predators opening night, and autographed Predators items.

The day will conclude with the 6:30 pm Live on the Green free concert at Metro Public Square.

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3 Comments on this post:

By: courier37027 on 9/29/10 at 7:54

Rename this event "Mingle with Homeless Day". I bet downton human resources administrators are marking this off as a wasted day.

By: budlight on 9/29/10 at 3:36

Courier37027, or you could call it "spend tax dollars for votes" day. Dean's a democrat so money is no object for him; he can spend our tax dollars like a drunk sailor.

Make employee appreciation day and let each individual company decide what their employees are worth to them.

By: yucchhii on 9/30/10 at 12:22

Dean is ANTI-HOMELESS, so "EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION" day will be the day that EMPLOYEES need to think about what they're gonna do now when they wind up as "UNEMPLOYED-HOMELESS". Once you become HOMELESS after being laid-off or fired or whatever the employer hands out for an excuse to "LET YOU GO", That's the day that the "UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE EMPLOYEES" will appreciate! If Dean finds you are homeless, he won't lift a finger to help you, he's afraid it will get twisted.