Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Jerry Adams to serve on "Paths to Entrepreneurship" panel April 3

Vanderbilt University junior Allen Huang views two of Jerry Adams' pieces in the Provocateurs, Entrepreneurs show at Kennedy Center.
Progress Inc.'s Jerry Adams will be one of the panelists at the Nashville Area Employment Consortium's "Paths to Entrepreneurship: A Panel Discussion for Artists and Others with Big Dreams from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 3 at Vanderbilt's Kennedy Center.
Jerry will be a featured artist on the panel, which will focus on the resources to support self-employment for artists with disabilities. Jerry, who lives in Cheatham County, is renown across Middle Tennessee for his watercolor paintings and other artwork that has been featured in galleries for more than 25 years. He has mastered selling and showing his work for several years.
 The NAEC event will be held in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. To register for the meeting, visit Vanderbilt's website. A pre-ordered lunch will be provided by Bagel Works and Perks for cash pick up that day.

To view Jerry's work, visit the Kennedy Center during business hours.
Seven of Jerry's pieces are currently being featured in the Kennedy Center's Provocateurs, Entrepreneurs exhibit until late May. Below are more photos of his work. A group of Vanderbilt's Peabody College of Education students stopped by the Kennedy Center to review some of his art.

Monday, March 19, 2012

YouTube VIDEO: Charles & Bill on the set of Fox17 commercial

In Friday's Pressing Forward with Progress blogpost, we told you about Progress Inc. companion Charles and client Bill Lipscomb being featured in an upcoming commercial about the service and care at Creative Dentistry, where Bill has been a client for several years. Here's some footage from the commercial shoot at Creative Dentistry. The commercial producer asked Charles some questions. Some of his answers will be featured in a commercial that will run on Fox17. Check out the video!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Progress Inc. staff/client featured in Fox17 Commercial

Progress Inc. companion Charles and Progress Inc. client Bill prepare for the commercial shoot at Creative Dentistry.

Longtime Progress client Bill Lipscomb's bubbly and warm personality has given him a chance to get his "close up" in a local television commercial.

Dr. Andre Rouse, Bill's dentist of 20 years, recently contacted Progress Inc. companion Charles, Bill's companion of three years, about them both being featured in a commercial for her dental office Creative Dentistry.

Dr. Rouse was looking for her most personable clients with disabilities to be featured in a Fox 17 commercial. The commercials will run for several months, and will begin airing on the channel in a few weeks.

 As a part of the commercial, Charles gave a testimonial about why he and Bill like receiving dental care at Dr. Rouse's office. Charles said he was nervous about being on camera, but Bill seemed very comfortable in the spotlight.

Jewel Majors, dental hygienist at Creative Dentistry, said Bill was one of the first patients that came to mind for the commercial.
"Bill has been our client for a long time," she said. "He is lovable and adorable. He's always laughing. We love to see him every time he comes in the office."

Check back at Pressing Forward With Progress for updates about when the commercial will air.