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Kirkland’s leader will keynote Williamson, Inc. Annual Celebration Nov. 7

By BROOKE WANSER A leader at Brentwood-based Kirkland’s, Inc. will be the keynote speaker for the county chamber of commerce’s annual celebration on Wednesday, November 7. Mike Cairnes is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Kirkland’s, a Fortune 1000 company of 400 retail stores. Kirkland's was founded in 1966 by Carl Kirkland.

By | 2018-10-29T03:40:17+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Events, Featured, Franklin|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Kirkland’s leader will keynote Williamson, Inc. Annual Celebration Nov. 7

Brentwood Costco opens warehouse retailer’s first car wash in the eastern U.S.

PHOTO: A newly constructed building houses Costco's car wash, the first in the eastern United States.//Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER When Costco Wholesale’s newly built car wash opened for business on Saturday, the warehouse store became the first location in the eastern United States to offer the service. “This is the first of its kind

By | 2018-10-25T19:17:31+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Categories: Brentwood, Business, BW-News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Brentwood Costco opens warehouse retailer’s first car wash in the eastern U.S.

Big Shakes Hot Chicken and Fish to be featured on Travel Channel’s "Food Paradise"

PHOTO: Shawn "Big Shake" Davis in front of his Murfreesboro Road restaurant in Franklin on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018./Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER On Thursday, Travel Channel film crews headed to Big Shake's Hot Chicken and Fish in Franklin to film an episode for the network show "Food Paradise." Shawn "Big Shake" Davis, the chef,

By | 2018-10-25T19:07:47+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured, Franklin|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Big Shakes Hot Chicken and Fish to be featured on Travel Channel’s "Food Paradise"

Franklin Synergy Bank renews three-year sponsorship with Friends of Franklin Parks, Harlinsdale Farm

PHOTO: Friends of Franklin Parks Executive Director Torrey Barnhill and Franklin Synergy Bank Chairman Richard Herrington.//SUBMITTED Franklin Synergy Bank has renewed a three-year sponsorship with the non-profit Friends of Franklin Parks supporting the Tractor Supply Co. Arena at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. The Arena, built and operated through a public-private partnership between the City

By | 2018-10-24T18:19:20+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured, Franklin, More News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Franklin Synergy Bank renews three-year sponsorship with Friends of Franklin Parks, Harlinsdale Farm

Puppy Mill Bill: Franklin aldermen disagree on role of government in push to ban cat, dog sales from commercial breeders

PHOTO: Eric Swafford, the Humane Society's state director for Tennessee, was one of many animal advocates who filled City Hall during a Tuesday night work session to support a bill that would ban commercial breeders from selling dogs and cats in Franklin. / Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER On Tuesday night, Franklin’s Board of Mayor

By | 2018-10-24T01:56:31+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Categories: Community, Featured, Franklin, More News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Puppy Mill Bill: Franklin aldermen disagree on role of government in push to ban cat, dog sales from commercial breeders

F&M Bank opens on Town Square, headed by longtime banker Mary Lankford

PHOTO: Mary Lankford stands inside the new F&M Bank branch in downtown Franklin's Public Square on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, after an official ribbon cutting ceremony. / Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER In the midst of Monday morning’s chill, dozens gathered inside the new F&M Bank at the corner of Main Street and Public Square

By | 2018-10-23T01:53:55+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Franklin, More News|Tags: , |Comments Off on F&M Bank opens on Town Square, headed by longtime banker Mary Lankford

Franklin becomes first city in Tennessee to achieve LEED Silver certification

PHOTO: Mayor Ken Moore and City Administrator Eric Stuckey with the Sustainability Commission./City of Franklin CITY OF FRANKLIN The City of Franklin announced Thursday that it has achieved LEED Silver certification, making it the first city in Tennessee to be certified. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, was created by the U.S. Green

By | 2018-10-19T16:13:55+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Franklin, More News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Franklin becomes first city in Tennessee to achieve LEED Silver certification

Beloved Berry Farms frozen custard shop begins offering lunch

PHOTO: Erin and Brian Welch at their Whit’s location of Berry Farms on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018./Brooke Wanser BY BROOKE WANSER During a trip to Columbus, Ohio, Brian and Erin Welch ate at Whit’s Frozen Custard each day in the four-day weekend. “I’m an ice cream junkie and I have been for my entire life,”

By | 2018-10-19T01:32:57+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured, Featured - SHHP, Franklin|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Beloved Berry Farms frozen custard shop begins offering lunch

Nashville’s Vida-Flo IV hydration company will expand with location in Cool Springs

By BROOKE WANSER A Nashville IV hydration and therapy company will be the latest to join the health and wellness push in Franklin when they open up shop near LifeTime Fitness next year. Vida-Flo Nashville, which managing partner Michael Haley said started in Atlanta six years ago, offers bagged fluids, vitamins, and antioxidants to cure

By | 2018-10-17T23:31:02+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Cool Springs, Featured, Franklin|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Nashville’s Vida-Flo IV hydration company will expand with location in Cool Springs

African-American Heritage Society to host first "Black Coffee" networking event on Oct. 24

By BROOKE WANSER Williamson County's African American Heritage Society will host the first in a series of networking events called "Black Coffee" on Wednesday, October 24. A group will gather from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Ty's House in the Hard Bargain neighborhood for coffee, pastries, and discussion from entrepreneurs and professionals about their successes

By | 2018-10-17T18:57:02+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, Community, Events, Featured, Franklin|Tags: , , |Comments Off on African-American Heritage Society to host first "Black Coffee" networking event on Oct. 24