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Ovation site owner finalized after odd auction; New York group pays $40.5M for site

By MATT BLOIS Following an unusual scene in the bidding process of some high-profile Cool Springs land, Ovation Loan Group LLC is the new owner of a portion of the Ovation development auctioned off Friday. The sale price was $40.5 million, according to Williamson County Register of Deeds Office records of the sale and dated

By | 2019-07-02T20:38:30-05:00 July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: |0 Comments

Franklin artificial intelligence company opens an office in Singapore to serve Asia

By MATT BLOIS The Franklin-based artificial intelligence company Digital Reasoning has opened a new office in Singapore. A spokesperson for the company wrote in an email that new location is a five person office in a WeWork shared office. In addition to the new location in Singapore, the company has offices in New York, Washington

By | 2019-07-02T15:12:19-05:00 July 1st, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|0 Comments

Local McDonald’s franchises faring well after switching to fresh beef

By MATT BLOIS Last week, the McDonald’s corporation announced that burger sales in the U.S. have jumped after the company started serving fresh beef a little more than a year ago. Jemond Daughtry, who owns several McDonald’s Franchises in Williamson County, said the transition was difficult, but his restaurants have seen a comparable increase in

By | 2019-07-01T20:34:23-05:00 July 1st, 2019|Categories: BW-News|Tags: |0 Comments

In Williamson County workers are staying in the workforce longer

By MATT BLOIS More workers in Williamson County are staying in the workforce into their 60s and 70s, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The proportion of the population aged 64 to 75 working or looking for work in Williamson County increased by about five percentage points over the last eight years.

By | 2019-05-30T21:52:47-05:00 May 31st, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: |Comments Off on In Williamson County workers are staying in the workforce longer

Nolensville’s Mill Creek Brewery has reported its first profit after three years in business

By MATT BLOIS After three years in business, Nolensville’s Mill Creek Brewery is profitable. Founder Chris Going started brewing beer at home in five-gallon batches, and upgraded to a 900-gallon system in May 2016. Now, Mill Creek sells between 50,000 and 75,000 cases of beer each year. Last month was the first time the business

By | 2019-05-29T22:16:18-05:00 May 30th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: |Comments Off on Nolensville’s Mill Creek Brewery has reported its first profit after three years in business

Delek signs on to new oil pipeline after a previous plan was scrapped

By MATT BLOIS The Brentwood energy company Delek is partnering with another company to expand the capacity of an oil pipeline in Oklahoma. The plan to expand this pipeline comes after the company, along with several other partners, decided not to build a pipeline across Texas. Other energy companies are building pipelines in the same

By | 2019-05-28T16:31:31-05:00 May 29th, 2019|Categories: BW-News|Tags: |Comments Off on Delek signs on to new oil pipeline after a previous plan was scrapped

The number of farms in Williamson County increased for the first time in two decades

The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin used to be a fairly large farm, but now it's a park. / File photo By MATT BLOIS For the first time in at least 20 years, the number of farms in Williamson County has increased. The number of farms in Williamson County rose from 1,160 in 2012

By | 2019-05-24T22:18:39-05:00 May 28th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: |Comments Off on The number of farms in Williamson County increased for the first time in two decades

SpringHill Suites in Brentwood Town Center is now open

The SpringHill Suites in Brentwood opened earlier this month. / Photo Matt Blois By MATT BLOIS The SpringHill Suites in Brentwood is now open. The 134-suite hotel held a soft opening on May 8, and it was fully booked for Memorial Day weekend. The entrance to the new SpringHill Suites. / Photo Matt Blois

By | 2019-05-24T22:25:46-05:00 May 28th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: |Comments Off on SpringHill Suites in Brentwood Town Center is now open

CoreCivic to activate a detention center in Texas as federal detentions increase

By MATT BLOIS The private prison operator CoreCivic, which plans to relocate its headquarters to Brentwood this year, will reopen a detention center in Texas later this year. The U.S. Marshals Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement expect to use the entire 1,400 bed facility. CoreCivic idled the Eden Detention Center in Eden, Texas about

By | 2019-05-23T21:16:09-05:00 May 24th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: |Comments Off on CoreCivic to activate a detention center in Texas as federal detentions increase

Longtime Community Health Systems division president resigns

By MATT BLOIS A division president at Community Health Systems overseeing operations of hospitals in the Eastern U.S. has resigned. Paul Smith joined CHS in 2008. Before overseeing hospitals in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia as division president Smith was a vice president for that division. He worked at another

By | 2019-05-23T15:59:45-05:00 May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-Healthcare|Tags: |Comments Off on Longtime Community Health Systems division president resigns