Adopt-A-Family 2016

To celebrate the giving spirit of the holidays, we here at the NBIC, with help from our friends at the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, have decided to show some love to a local MDHA family. A wonderful family will receive gifts hand wrapped by our very own with love. We admire the determination and tenacity of each family we connect with each year.

The recipient of our Adopt-A Family program is a  mother of five children and full-time (M-F) nursing student accepted into the September 6, 2016 Practical Nursing Program at Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville. This responsible mother is also afforded the opportunity to work part-time at Mary Queen of Angels with the help of a wonderful grandmother. Her strong drive to capture a dream and secure a better life for her children is very evident. Sponsoring and assisting with a hand-up was met without pause for this deserving family.

MDHA Social Service Coordinator, Yvette Moore states, “I have worked very closely with the families supported by NBIC each year and sponsoring them means the world to our organization!”

Happy holidays!


NBIC Graduates Diversify



Recent NBIC graduates, The Green Truck Moving Company, announced their newest project as restaurateurs, Slim and Husky’s. Although the pizzeria will be quite a departure from the eco-friendly moving company, the entrepreneurs remain focused on giving back to their community.  The restaurant will open on Buchanan Street in North Nashville and hopes to employ local youths and the owners hope to serve as role models for their community. Read more about Clinton Gray, Derrick Moore, and Emanuel Reed’s new project at the Nashville Business Journal.  Greentruck2_052512-600

NBIC Joins PTAC and SBDC to offer GSA Training


NBIC is pleased to collaborate with UT PTAC and SBDC to offer a General Schedule Administration training seminar.  We invite you to join us to learn more about GSA schedules and what they can mean to your business.

Thursday, July 30, 2015                   9:00 am – 12 Noon – Seminar

1:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. – Individual Counseling


NBIC Training Center

315 10th Ave North

Nashville, TN 37203

Featuring:  Mr. Paul Middlebrooks, Marketing Consultant, University of Tennessee Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

The objective of this training is to review the GSA procurement process; explain terms & definitions, “how to get on schedule,” as well as review the basic GSA Schedule acquisition requirements for “Most Favored Customer” and Pricing.

Key Session Topics:

  • Enhance your understanding of how GSA Schedules are used in the Federal Acquisition process.
  • Regardless of your GSA Schedule interest, bring your questions to the seminar regarding filling out a GSA contract.
  • Get tips on marketing to the Federal Government while on the GSA Schedule.

Registration Go To:  

For questions contact Debbie Barber at 615-532-8885 or by email at

IMPORTANT: Bring a copy of the GSA Schedule (see below) that you are in the process of completing to obtain individual counseling. Refer to GSA’s Schedules e-Library website: HTTP://WWW.GSAELIBRARY.GSA.GOV


  • Projected government sales to reach at least $75,000
  • Show financial capability and Past Performance
  • In most cases, to have been in business for 2-years

December 2013 Newsletter