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Teens in Williamson are working less than teens in other counties, or maybe they have Etsy stores

Drew Huffman started a mobile detailing business when he was in high school. The labor force participation rate for teens across the U.S. has been decreasing for decades. / Photo courtesy of Drew's Mobile Detail By MATT BLOIS Teens in Williamson County are less likely to join the labor force than teens in other Tennessee

By | 2019-05-19T18:54:00+00:00 May 20th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: |Comments Off on Teens in Williamson are working less than teens in other counties, or maybe they have Etsy stores

Ovation developer still hasn’t paid a multimillion debt to avoid foreclosure ahead of a June deadline

By MATT BLOIS The developer of the Ovation property in Franklin still hasn’t paid a multimillion dollar debt due on June 1. If Georgia based developer Thomas Ovation LLC can’t pay creditors $44 million by June 1, they will be able to foreclose on the property. The company, operated by Stanley Thomas, is developing about

By | 2019-05-17T19:41:57+00:00 May 17th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, BW-Real-Estate|Tags: |Comments Off on Ovation developer still hasn’t paid a multimillion debt to avoid foreclosure ahead of a June deadline

Local fans are planning a Star Wars convention featuring collectible toys worth more than your car

Participants at the 2018 Imperial Commissary Convention pose at the Ag Expo center in Franklin. // Photo courtesy of Imperial Commissary By MATT BLOIS A group of Star Wars fans, led by Nolensville resident Michael Havens, are planning the second iteration of a convention featuring collectible toys, including some that are worth more than a

By | 2019-05-15T21:22:34+00:00 May 16th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured - BVHP|Tags: , |Comments Off on Local fans are planning a Star Wars convention featuring collectible toys worth more than your car

Private prison operator CoreCivic increases earnings forecast

By MATT BLOIS The private prison operator CoreCivic, which will move its headquarters to Brentwood later this year, reported strong financial results during the first quarter of 2019. Net income was up more than 30% compared to the first quarter of 2018, and the company is increasing its earnings forecast for the year. Later this

By | 2019-05-15T16:22:07+00:00 May 15th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: |Comments Off on Private prison operator CoreCivic increases earnings forecast

Nutrisystem boosts revenues and expenses at Tivity

By MATT BLOIS The acquisition of the mail-order diet Nutrisystem boosted revenue and expenses at Franklin-based Tivity Health. Tivity earned $214 million in revenue during the first quarter of 2019, more than a 40% increase compared to the year before. Much of that increase in revenue comes from the company’s acquisition of Nutrisystem in early

By | 2019-05-13T14:02:27+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Nutrisystem boosts revenues and expenses at Tivity

Quorum has lower admissions and revenues, hopes to cut costs further this year

By MATT BLOIS The Franklin based hospital chain Quorum Health Corporation had lower admissions and revenue during the first quarter of 2019 compared to the previous year. Executives from the company said the lower first quarter numbers were due in large part to cost cutting initiatives that started last year. The company plans to continue

By | 2019-05-13T14:05:15+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-Healthcare, BW-News|Tags: |Comments Off on Quorum has lower admissions and revenues, hopes to cut costs further this year

AAC prepares to unveil a new vision as it tries to recover from a drop in patient numbers

By MATT BLOIS The Brentwood addiction treatment company American Addiction Centers plans to unveil a new, long-term vision for the company next week. That announcement comes as the company reports that some patient metrics are improving following a drop last year, but revenues are still much lower than in previous years. “It's time to lay

By | 2019-05-09T20:29:02+00:00 May 10th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Comments Off on AAC prepares to unveil a new vision as it tries to recover from a drop in patient numbers

American Addiction Centers accuses trade organization of pressuring tech companies to exclude them from online advertising

By MATT BLOIS The Brentwood based addiction treatment company American Addiction Centers has accused a trade organization of defaming the business and pressuring tech companies to exclude them from online advertising. In a complaint filed in federal court on Tuesday by AAC, the company criticized the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers for disparaging the

By | 2019-05-07T19:16:38+00:00 May 7th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-Healthcare|Tags: |Comments Off on American Addiction Centers accuses trade organization of pressuring tech companies to exclude them from online advertising

Delek Reports a boost in first quarter profits, and won’t build new pipeline

By MATT BLOIS The holding company for the Brentwood energy company Delek reported a big boost in first quarter profits compared to the same period last year. The company also says it won’t join several other energy companies to build a large oil pipeline in Texas. Delek reported net income of about $149 million in

By | 2019-05-07T01:57:50+00:00 May 7th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: |Comments Off on Delek Reports a boost in first quarter profits, and won’t build new pipeline

MEDHOST appoints two new executives from within the company

By MATT BLOIS The Franklin health care software company MEDHOST has appointed two new executives. MEDHOST provides software to handle electronic health records. The company also provides solutions for clinical, financial and patient engagement services.  Both of the new executive appointments come from within the company. The company promoted Jason Myers to Chief Information Officer.

By | 2019-05-06T19:42:06+00:00 May 6th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-Healthcare, BW-News|Tags: |Comments Off on MEDHOST appoints two new executives from within the company