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Raines Recognized by Nashville Chamber

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce named Dr. J. Patrick Raines, dean of the College of Business and the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business Administration at Belmont University, the Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year in the Arts, Entertainment and Music category. Belmont and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce conducted a study that showed the total economic impact of the music industry in Nashville. Led by Raines and released in January 2006, The Economic Impact of the Music Industry in the Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro MSA was the first ever study to assess the economic impact of Music City’s signature industry.