Music City Convention Center
Memphis Airport Parking Garage
Aerial Innovations is proud to announce two of our newest ‘big’ jobs. We’ll be shooting the Music City Convention Center (congratulations Nashville!) as well as the new Memphis Airport Parking Garage. We are so excited to watch the construction progress on these sites. There is nothing like seeing things grow from the air. We hope our images can help other businesses involved in the projects as well!
Our other efforts during this time have been concentrated on our new networking group, WINC (Women in Networking & Construction). You may have seen us out ‘blitzing’ recently. We’re visiting all over the Middle Tennessee area with our gals (mostly women-owned, DBE certified businesses) to help keep everyone aware of the wonderful services we have available to the greater Nashville area. We have something to offer everyone so check us out! We’ll be in the Wilson County area on Thursday, Feb. 11th. Check us out at http://www.winctn.com/.
Bravo, Tango, Over & Out!
Pinnacle Building, Nashville, TN
Driving into Nashville after the Memorial Day weekend…as our skyline came into view, there was a missing structure. The last tower crane had come down. For the six years we have been in Nashville, I don’t think we have been without at least one tower crane in downtown or the Gulch or even Vanderbilt. As we continue to service and fly for the construction industry, we will been on the lookout for the next tower crane…hopefully soon! If this is a sign of the times, then it can only be good for our skyline shots (although we think the skyline is prettier with those graceful cranes!)
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Sweet baby Jaylyn
Recently I visited Cumberland, KY located in the famous Harlan County. I had never seen anything so eye-opening in my life. I, born and raised in Nashville, kept replaying Patty Loveless singing the ghostly “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive” as I tried imaging how it would look. When we arrived 9 hours later (about 2 hours later than expected) it was pitch black and a bit daunting.
The next morning we drove through town to our destination, Club 180. Our task was to work with the Club by helping some teenage mothers with a scrapbooking project. As we sorted out the materials and got prepared the director told us that in Harlan time was very lenient, meaning that time wasn’t really an issue especially when your main client, of sorts, are teenage mothers.
The mothers and children arrived and soon enough I had adopted a little girl named Jaylyn. While her mother pieced together pictures of her high school years and senior trip, Jaylyn and I hung out and played on every toy possible. I couldn’t help but wonder where she would be in 18 years, hopefully not here in Cumberland where unemployment is 70% (before the national recession).
When we drove back to the house we were staying I thanked God for my many blessings and put away the worry about the bills that were waiting for me when I got home. Remember to thank God for dirty dishes.
Club 180 is a Christian ministry that was founded to help local teenagers. They offer teens a safe place to hang out, fitness activities, education assistance and spiritual direction. One finger of their program, Ester’s Closet, is strictly to help teenage mothers in their uphill battle. God Bless the Burkeens and others who continue to praise the Lord. On the Club 180 website you will find this quote: Isaiah 61:1-4 is the passage of scripture that encompasses Club 180 Ministry. It states, “The Spirit of the Sorvereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.”
God Bless you and America (whether you like it or not)!