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Lee Company CEO elected to board of First Farmers and Merchants

Richard C. Perko, president and chief executive officer of the Lee Company, was elected a new director of First Farmers and Merchants Corporation (OTC Pink: FFMH), the holding company for First Farmers and Merchants Bank. Shareholders voting at the Company's annual meeting expanded the number of directors to 10, and re-elected the nine incumbent directors.

By | 2019-04-16T22:58:46+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Categories: BW-News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Lee Company CEO elected to board of First Farmers and Merchants

Fairview getting unique hemp- and CBD-inspired eatery and shop

ABOVE: Harvest by LabCanna photo   By VINCE TROIA The Nashville company that was awarded the state's first-ever hemp processing license is about to open the first hemp and CBD cafe, rolling out menu items such as banana hemp bread and hemp matcha lattes. The Fairview cafe, Harvest by LabCanna, has its ribbon cutting and

By | 2019-04-15T22:47:15+00:00 April 15th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured - BVHP|Comments Off on Fairview getting unique hemp- and CBD-inspired eatery and shop

Tennessee Education Lottery has record quarters for sales, growth

TENNESSEE EDUCATION LOTTERY CORPORATION The Tennessee Lottery announced Monday its third-quarter transfer to education of $108.2 million, the third highest of all quarters. Total sales for the period of Jan. 1, 2019, through March 31, 2019, were also the third-highest for any quarter since the Lottery began on Jan. 20, 2004. The transfer brings the

By | 2019-04-15T18:55:59+00:00 April 15th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Comments Off on Tennessee Education Lottery has record quarters for sales, growth

Withespoon opens new section featuring homesites ranging from 3/4 to 4 acres

Witherspoon, a luxury new-home community in Brentwood surrounding the historic Holtland/Wildwood mansion, has just released Section 5, which includes 17 new homesites, as well as the addition of three builders to its Builders’ Guild. “The brisk sales we’ve experienced in the last two years in the $1 million to $3 million price range gave us the

By | 2019-04-15T19:24:10+00:00 April 15th, 2019|Categories: BW-Real-Estate|Comments Off on Withespoon opens new section featuring homesites ranging from 3/4 to 4 acres

Hillsboro School educator one of three honored by state for pioneering financial education

ABOVE: Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, Speaker Glen Casada, Sen. Jack Johnson, award recipient Cody Hawks, Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr., and Gov. Bill Lee. // SUBMITTED TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY This week the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission honored three Tennessee educators for taking the lead in bringing financial education tools to their students. Kara Campbell, Cody Hawks, and

By | 2019-04-12T17:14:37+00:00 April 12th, 2019|Categories: BW-Money, Schools|Comments Off on Hillsboro School educator one of three honored by state for pioneering financial education

Kings now offers Student Loan Paydown Plan as benefit to leadership employees

Kings Dining & Entertainment, which operates Kings Bowl and Kings Whiskey Room at the CoolSprings Galleria mall, has announced that they have signed on with Boston-based Gradifi, the industry’s leading provider of the Employer SLP Plan™ benefit (Student Loan Paydown Plan) to introduce a new employee benefit: financial assistance to pay down student loan debt. Kings

By | 2019-04-11T21:50:25+00:00 April 11th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Comments Off on Kings now offers Student Loan Paydown Plan as benefit to leadership employees

Metro offices will close early two days to ease congestion from NFL Draft crowds

ABOVE: Broadway is blocked at 2nd Avenue as a mammoth stage is built along the Cumberland River for the NFL Draft. Businesses in that block will be closed April 23 to April 27. // MARK COOK   Metro Nashville government employees will be released early on Apr. 25 and 26 to help ensure traffic flow

By | 2019-04-11T19:10:58+00:00 April 11th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured - BVHP|Comments Off on Metro offices will close early two days to ease congestion from NFL Draft crowds

JIM CUMBEE: Are you the van Gogh of your business?

“Wait, you are saying you can’t sell my business even though I consistently make $1 million a year? I don’t know how you do things in Tennessee, but here in Florida, I think my business would be considered quite sellable.” Brian (not his real name) is a third-generation orange grove owner. His family has owned

By | 2019-04-10T22:18:48+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Categories: BW-Money, BW-News|Comments Off on JIM CUMBEE: Are you the van Gogh of your business?

Public meeting is Monday on Williamson 2040 Comprehensive Plan guiding land use

A public meeting on work to update the Williamson County Comprehensive Plan has been set for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15, at the Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin. The plan, known as Williamson 2040, is meant to articulate a shared vision for the future of Williamson County and set specific goals

By | 2019-04-10T18:48:44+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - SHHP, More News|Comments Off on Public meeting is Monday on Williamson 2040 Comprehensive Plan guiding land use

The art of the side hustle in Williamson County

Thompson's Station resident Chris Daskam kept working on his side business after he lost his main job last year. // Photo Matt Blois By MATT BLOIS Alanne Whitt has mastered the art of the side hustle. She works as a food demonstrator at a Publix near Brentwood, and owns her own catering company. Whitt went

By | 2019-04-10T16:16:15+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The art of the side hustle in Williamson County