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Williamson Inc. endorses bills to support school funding, historic preservation and carpool lane enforcement

By MATT BLOIS At a meeting on March 14, the Williamson Inc. Board of Directors voted to support several bills moving through the state legislature. In a press release, the group says it believes these bills will have a positive impact on Williamson County’s business community. “We look forward to working with and supporting our

By | 2019-03-25T20:49:03+00:00 March 26th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Williamson Inc. endorses bills to support school funding, historic preservation and carpool lane enforcement

Tivity CEO Donato Tramuto gets new compensation package with Nutrisystems acquisition

By GEERT DELOMBAERDE NashvillePost.com Tivity Health CEO Donato Tramuto last week signed a new, higher-paying contract with the fitness programs marketer, which early this month completed its $1.3 billion acquisition of weight management company Nutrisystem. Tramuto, who has led Tivity — the former Healthways — since the fall of 2015, is now being paid a

By | 2019-03-25T20:51:17+00:00 March 26th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-Healthcare, BW-News|Comments Off on Tivity CEO Donato Tramuto gets new compensation package with Nutrisystems acquisition

Harpeth Square crane will depart from downtown Franklin skyline this week

The tower crane that has loomed above downtown Franklin's Harpeth Square project between 1st and 2nd Avenue North has served its purpose and is leaving Franklin's skyline the end of this week. Traffic will be rerouted to accommodate the dismantling project. Beginning at noon on Friday, March 29, through Saturday, March 30, 2019, Main Street adjacent to

By | 2019-03-25T22:29:50+00:00 March 26th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured|Comments Off on Harpeth Square crane will depart from downtown Franklin skyline this week

With more than 1,000 marriages each year, weddings are big business in Williamson County

Before opening, the owners of Graystone Quarry had to remove 900 tons of trash from the site. / Photo Matt Blois By MATT BLOIS Rick and Nancy McEachern spent months cleaning what used to be a dump in Thompson’s Station before they built their wedding venue, including a chapel and an event space. The property,

By | 2019-03-25T18:28:43+00:00 March 25th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on With more than 1,000 marriages each year, weddings are big business in Williamson County

New MTSU Tourism and Hospitality Management program will launch in the fall

ABOVE: MTSU student Will Mitchell, right, is pictured inside Embassy Suites Murfreesboro, where he also works, in this recent promotional photo for the university’s new Tourism and Hospitality Management degree program. MTSU’s program launches in fall 2019. // MTSU photo by Eric Sutton   MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY Middle Tennessee State University officials on Thursday

By | 2019-03-21T21:07:36+00:00 March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Comments Off on New MTSU Tourism and Hospitality Management program will launch in the fall

0.1 percent drop in unemployment for February brings state to new record low

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT The statewide unemployment rate in Tennessee dropped to a new historic low in February, according to data released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The seasonally adjusted rate of 3.2 percent is 0.1 of a percentage point lower than the previous historic low.

By | 2019-03-21T20:46:27+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Comments Off on 0.1 percent drop in unemployment for February brings state to new record low

A new website aims to bring physical and occupational therapists to patients

By MATT BLOIS Instead of asking patients to drive across town to a therapist’s office, a new company hopes to bring therapists to patients. The website Enablr launched this week. The company was created by Kyle Keene, who also created the therapy company Project Play, which has locations in Nashville, Nolensville and Franklin. Patients looking for

By | 2019-03-21T18:06:31+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-Healthcare, BW-News|Comments Off on A new website aims to bring physical and occupational therapists to patients

LIDS opening redesigned store in CoolSprings Galleria with special event Friday

A redesigned LIDS headwear store is opening on Friday at CoolSprings Galleria in Franklin. To celebrate the new shopping experience, there will be live music, giveaways and special deals. The first 25 shoppers will receive LIDS gift cards, while the first 100 customers will receive a surprise scratch-off prize. In addition, LIDS will be offering 50

By | 2019-03-20T22:47:33+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Comments Off on LIDS opening redesigned store in CoolSprings Galleria with special event Friday

Quorum CEO announces plans to sell up to nine more hospitals to trim debt

NashvillePost.com Brentwood-based Quorum Health plans to further reduce its portfolio by up to nine hospitals this year. Since the company’s spin-off from Franklin-based Community Health Systems in 2016, which the company originally pegged as an effort to focus on health care delivery in its rural hospitals, Quorum has sold 10 of its 38 hospitals — predominantly to

By | 2019-03-20T18:58:13+00:00 March 20th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-Healthcare, BW-News|Comments Off on Quorum CEO announces plans to sell up to nine more hospitals to trim debt

Two Franklin healthcare companies refute claims in whistleblowers lawsuit

By MATT BLOIS Two former employees of Franklin-based Community Health Systems have filed a lawsuit claiming that the company defrauded the government of hundreds of millions of dollars through the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, which is supposed to incentivize hospitals to improve health care records. In a lawsuit filed in January 2018 at a

By | 2019-03-20T12:16:58+00:00 March 20th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-Healthcare, BW-News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Two Franklin healthcare companies refute claims in whistleblowers lawsuit