History

The Rhythm & Harmony Chapter was founded in Huntsville, AL in 2013 by Bill Boggs and 17 other charter members. The chapter was established to serve members in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Live, in-person events were held in Huntsville and Nashville every quarter. With participation waning and volunteer board members in Huntsville running dry, the chapter’s epicenter transitioned to Nashville, TN in 2018 when APMP Fellow and charter member, Robin Davis, agreed to take over as Chapter Chair.

Transformation & Growth

Robin recruited new board members and shifted focus from live local events that were only accessible to a portion of the Chapter’s membership, to virtual and regional events. The board agreed to re-brand the chapter to Rhythm & Harmony, a reflection of the common thread that binds the region—music. For the next two years, the board focused on getting the word out and recruiting new members. The team launched a new website, Facebook and LinkedIn pages, and Twitter and Instagram accounts. In-person networking and social events are held in the Chapter’s largest metropolitan areas, educational webinars are routinely scheduled, and monthly Coffee Talks will launch in March. Today, the chapter is 132 strong and continues to grow.

Host City for BPC 2020 – a Note from Chapter Chair, Robin Davis

With Bid & Proposal Con coming to Nashville in May, we are making big plans to ensure that our members, and APMP members from around the country and the world, have a great time in Music City U.S.A.! We will have a highly visible and active booth at the conference with surprise guests and giveaways. Our chapter ambassadors will make you feel welcomed and help you navigate Opryland Hotel and the surrounding areas.

We are hosting a party, open to all conference attendees (with special perks for Chapter members) at one of Nashville’s coolest neighborhood hangouts located only 10 minutes from the conference hotel. Make plans to join us on Tuesday, May 19 from 6-11 pm at Homegrown Taproom & Kitchen for food, drink, and live music. Trust me, you don’t want to miss it!

We also encourage you to spend some extra time in Nashville on the front-end or back-end of your trip to explore everything we have to offer. Here’s a list of some our favorite things to do in Nashville.

  • FOOD
    • Let’s Eat! Although Opryland has a lot of nice restaurants, Nashville as an extensive and thriving culinary scene that should be explored. Here’s a few of our favorites:

This list only scratches the surface of what Nashville has to offer. I highly recommend checking out Visit Music City and Your Guide To Nashville for more ideas. You can also follow us on Facebook @APMPRhythmandHarmony as we will post additional ideas in the coming weeks leading up to the conference.

Author

  • Robin Davis

    A two-time entrepreneur, I am brave, enthusiastic, and a life-long learner. I like to make a positive impact in the lives of the people around me, whether that is helping a client win business through proposals or creating a warm and inviting neighborhood bar/restaurant in my community. You can contact me at [email protected] or 615-712-6298.