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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookdale Senior Living Inc. hosted a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for its residents and community employees at its 500(th) community today. The milestone was reached when Brookdale Green Hills Cumberland in Nashville, Tenn., provided the life-saving vaccine to those who live and work there. Brookdale Green Hills was one of 34 Brookdale communities to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics today. Brookdale continues to work tirelessly to get remaining clinics scheduled as expeditiously as possible.

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Jan. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The city of Memphis eats more Idahoan Mashed Potatoes than any other in America, enjoying more than 8.5 million servings in the past year alone.* To salute Memphians for this achievement, Idahoan Foods is delivering a pouch of Idahoan(®) Buttery Homestyle(®) Mashed Potatoes to more than 300,000 Memphis households this National Potato Lovers Month and will make a donation to Mid-South Food Bank later in the month.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kathie Heimerdinger was honored as the first recipient of Action 247's Action 100, a program to honor Tennesseans taking ACTION in their communities. She is the wife of the late Titans offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger. Coach Heimerdinger was with the Titans from 2000-2004 and again from 2008-2010. He passed away in 2011 from a rare form of cancer.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TIS Insurance Services, Inc. (TIS) announces the onboarding of Spencer Nelson and Brad Starkey to its talented team of insurance specialists. Nelson is a business insurance consultant in the general commercial division, and Starkey is a client executive in the employee benefits division. TIS is one of Tennessee's largest independent insurance agencies, serving individuals and businesses in the Southeast.

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FRANKLIN, Tenn., Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- While healthcare has often lagged other industries in adopting technology, the COVID-19 pandemic forced an abrupt, dramatic movement. i2i Population Health, a leader in population health technology, embraced the adversity and lived its mission, "Serving Others for Healthy Communities," at new levels. The company pivoted, reassigning or retraining employees, transitioning to remote operations, and building/deploying digital solutions, to enable COVID-19 operations. "Listening to our customers' needs and mobilizing our company to create effective solutions was our sole focus," states, Jennifer Windrow, chief operations officer.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cryoport, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYRX) ("Cryoport" or the "Company"), a global leader in temperature-controlled supply chain solutions for the life sciences industry, today announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of an aggregate of 3,787,878 newly issued shares of common stock at a public offering price of $66.00 per share. In addition, the Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 568,181 shares of common stock. The net proceeds to the Company from the offering of the shares are expected to be approximately $234.5 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company, and assuming no exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional shares. Subject to customary conditions, the offering is expected to close on January 25, 2021.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Relevance Ventures, the only Native American privately owned and operated venture capital firm, announced today that Bryan Hunt, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), is joining the firm as a Senior Investment Manager. He will work directly with the team at the company headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ripley PR, a global public relations agency specializing in franchising, skilled trades and B2B, has been named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the nation's Top Franchise PR Agencies. This is the third year in a row Ripley has been named to this prestigious list of franchise suppliers.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cryoport, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYRX) ("Cryoport" or the "Company"), a global leader in temperature-controlled supply chain solutions for the life sciences industry, today announced that it intends to offer $200 million of shares of common stock in an underwritten public offering. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering. Cryoport also expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the shares of common stock offered in the public offering at the public offering price. All of the shares in the offering are to be sold by Cryoport.

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GERMANTOWN, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. or MAA (NYSE: MAA) today announced the taxable composition of the 2020 distributions paid to shareholders. The company does not expect any portion of the 2020 distributions paid to shareholders to represent a return of capital. The company did not incur any foreign taxes. The composition presented is applicable to all dividend distributions during 2020. The classifications for 2020 are as follows:

State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) has been reappointed chairman of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee. The announcement was made Wednesday, Jan. 13 by Lt. Governor Randy McNally during the organizational session on the Senate floor.

United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) has opened an office in Cookeville, marking the first time in the state’s history that the region will have a permanent Senate office and staff to assist citizens.

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NASHVILLE, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- New York-based entertainment and music technology company VNUE, Inc. (OTC:VNUE) announced today that it had signed an exclusive engagement to represent Nashville country artist Carissa Biele, for an exclusive Artist Services and Development deal. The signing represents the continued expansion of VNUE's Artist Services division.

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SMYRNA, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia-based Family Entertainment Center, Stars and Strikes recently announced that they will be opening their newest entertainment destination, Lumberjack Alley, which will be the first axe-throwing site for the company. The brand-new Axe Throwing venue is located inside of the company's Smyrna, Tennessee location, housing 8 targets and offering a full menu of food and beverage selections for guests to enjoy. Lumberjack Alley will be opening to the public on Friday, January 22, 2021.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Global leading tire company Hankook Tire is equipping the new Audi RS Q8 with its tires as original equipment. The German car manufacturer's Q-series is characterized by progressive design and pioneering technology. The Audi Sport vehicle demonstrates the sporting potential of this series with power rating of 591 horsepower / 590ft-lbs torque, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. The performance of the Audi RS Q8 with its quattro all-wheel drive and RS-specific elements is immediately evident. This athleticism is enhanced by Hankook's original equipment tires the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV in 295/40 ZR22 112Y XL AO. To ensure safe driving in the cold season, Audi customers can order the winter tires, i*cept evo 2 in the size 275/40 R22 107V XL AO (suitable for snow chains) or optionally the 295/35 R23 108W XL AO.

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- QHR Health, the largest shared services company for independent hospitals and health systems nationwide, reported a 130 percent increase in new clients in 2020 over the previous year. Additionally, the company acquired revenue cycle company, Resolution (now, ResolutionRCM), and brought to market six new or expanded solutions, including:

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Because of COVID-19 millions of students are remote, creating gaps that effect learning outcomes. These gaps often include a lack of Internet access at home and limited opportunities for STEM and Computer Science education. A new Chromebook app has been released that helps bridge these gaps for many students.

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GRAY, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent study (NCBI), close to 90 percent of the world's student population has had their learning experience disrupted by new policies put into place as a result of the recent pandemic. Many parents fear that virtual learning will become a permanent fixture due to the instability of in-person instruction, and they don't feel prepared. One of the greatest concerns among these parents is the fear that their children will not cooperate when the parents try to enforce a schoolwork schedule ordered by the district--and it is not necessarily their fault. In an era where the youth often determine the culture, more so than at any time in the world's history, many parents struggle to find the needed respect to lead, guide, and instruct their children.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Patricia Nash Designs, a designer brand of leather handbags, jewelry, and accessories, announced today the appointment of Evolution USA as the licensing and brand management agency for relevant category extensions. Evolution is tapped with developing and managing a full-scale licensing program including identifying retail and licensee partnerships with initial focus on the North American market.

The University of Tennessee officially announced the firing of head football Jeremy Pruitt on Monday afternoon amid an internal investigation into the football program that could potentially lead to Level 1 and 2 NCAA violations.

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As the General Assembly began the new 2021 legislative session on Tuesday, State Sen. Ken Yager (R-Kingston) encourages local citizens to contact him regarding issues of importance to them.