TechnologyAdvice to host Demand Fest

TechnologyAdvice, a Nashville-based B2B marketing services company, will be hosting the third installment of DemandFest virtually on August 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DemandFest is a virtual event centered around trending topics in the marketing and demand generation space. These events are hosted by leading B2B marketing experts within the tech industry.

For the first time, TA will be partnering with Youth Villages, a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. All DemandFest proceeds will go towards Youth Villages’ efforts to provide technology equipment and resources to students in need. The goal is to raise $21,000, which would fund over 30 laptops.

This year’s Keynote Speaker is neuroscientist and CSO of Corporate Visions, Dr. Carmen Simon. Dr. Simon’s talk will explore what makes memorable content, how you can help your audience recall important messages, and how your brand can become impossible to ignore.

DemandFest will also feature B2B marketers from companies such as IBM, ZoomInfo, Forescout and more.

Each DemandFest session is designed to help mid-level B2B technology marketers learn new industry tips and tricks they can implement in their own teams.

For more information or to register for DemandFest, visit: demandfest.tech/.

Tennessee completes largest bond sale in its history 

The State of Tennessee has completed the biggest sale of general obligation bonds in its history by closing on approximately $658.7 million of bonds. The bonds sold with a record-setting low true interest cost of 1.41%.

The debt offering was sold in two series of bonds consisting of $167.75 million of Series A tax-exempt bonds and $490.9 million of Series B taxable bonds.

A majority of the bonds were issued to refinance certain outstanding bonds to take advantage of low interest rates. These refunding bonds will allow the state to achieve $50 million in net present value interest cost savings over the next 14 years.

Approximately $125 million of the bond proceeds will be used to repay commercial paper that was issued to fund capital projects such as the new State Library and Archives building, the new lodge at Fall Creek Falls State Park, higher education classroom buildings, and many more.

Tennessee’s debt level is one of the lowest, if not the lowest, of any state, and investors recognize its strong history of balanced budgeting and fiscal stability. Investor demand for the Tennessee’s GO bonds generated a $43.4 million premium.

“Tennessee is one of just 13 states with a triple-A credit rating from each of the three major credit rating agencies,” said Comptroller Jason Mumpower in a prepared statement. “As Tennesseans, we take pride in our state’s fiscal responsibility. The commitment shown by Governor Lee and the General Assembly to strong financial principles saves all of us money whenever we sell bonds.”

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