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Clarksville Chamber hosts national seminar to help businesses overcome slow economy


The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a national business seminar to help keep local businesses strong in a slow economy. “While the economy in Clarksville remains strong, outside influences can domino into our economy,” said James Chavez, president and CEO of the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce. The seminar, entitled “High Performance in a Low Economy” is being presented by international business consultant and speaker Patrick McGaughey.

Patrick McGaughey

Patrick McGaughey

In recent months, business associations including Realtors and Home Builders have said, “Pat’s take on the economy is right on and his solutions make so much sense.” McGaughey indicates that the low economy has become a perfect excuse to procrastinate or simply not do business. Fears and indecision go hand in hand to hurt all businesses trying to move forward. “We focus on helping businesses help their customers in making courageous purchasing decisions,” McGaughey said. “Building courage back into our customer base is the foundation of this presentation,” he added. «Read the rest of this article»

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Telethon at APSU to Support Haiti Relief Effort


Austin Peay State University LogoThe pictures and news footage coming out of Haiti are often hard to watch. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the island-nation on Jan. 12 killed an estimated 200,000 people, but many more have suffered and died in the following days due to insufficient medical personnel and equipment.

The situation is overwhelming for the doctors and nurses who’ve managed to make it into the area, but on Sunday, Jan. 31, the Clarksville community will get the opportunity to directly support medical teams working in the devastated region through Clarksville Responds: Haiti Relief Efforts for the Visitation Hospital Foundation, a city-wide concert and telethon.

Throughout the day, some of the area’s top bands and musicians will perform for the public at three locations – The First Church of the Nazarene on Warfield Boulevard, Einstein Bros. Bagels at the Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center and the Music/Mass Communication Building’s Concert Hall on the APSU campus. «Read the rest of this article»

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Need help with a federal tax problem? Contact Taxpayer Advocate Service


With tax season fast approaching the IRS would like to ensure you have the best information available to make informed decisions on tax matters as you prepare your 2010 income tax returns.

The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS whose employees assist taxpayers who are experiencing economic harm, who are seeking help in resolving tax problems that have not been resolved through normal IRS channels, or who believe that an IRS system or procedure is not working as it should.

Each state and IRS center has at least one local Taxpayer Advocate who is independent of the local IRS office and reports directly to the National Taxpayer Advocate. The goals of the Taxpayer Advocate Service are to protect individual and business taxpayer rights and to reduce taxpayer burden.

You may be eligible for Taxpayer Advocate Service assistance if: «Read the rest of this article»

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