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Wilson Bank & Trust opens first Williamson County office in Cool Springs

Wilson Bank & Trust announced the hiring of a trio of financial services veterans to lead its first Williamson County office in Cool Springs, which will open its doors to the public December 3 at 9200 Carothers Parkway, near the Franklin/Brentwood boundary. “This is an exciting time for us as we expand into Williamson County,

By | 2018-11-30T20:19:30+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-Money, BW-News|Comments Off on Wilson Bank & Trust opens first Williamson County office in Cool Springs

WalletHub lists Tennessee among least financially savvy states

By BROOKE WANSER While the state government may have its finances in order, the same can’t be said for most Tennesseans. At least, that’s according to a new study released by personal finance company WalletHub, which ranks Tennessee 44th among a list of financially savvy states. The ranking was determined by measures like median credit

By | 2018-09-28T10:56:01+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Categories: BW-Money, Featured|Tags: , , |Comments Off on WalletHub lists Tennessee among least financially savvy states

Wilson Bank & Trust to open first Williamson County branch in December

IMAGE: Wilson Bank & Trust plans to open its first branch location in Williamson County before the end of the year./Submitted Wilson Bank & Trust (WBT), Middle Tennessee’s Community Bank™, announced today the opening of the first Williamson County bank location in the thriving Cool Springs area. The branch, located at 9200 Carothers Parkway, will

By | 2018-09-21T23:20:55+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-Money, Cool Springs, Franklin|Tags: , |Comments Off on Wilson Bank & Trust to open first Williamson County branch in December

JIM CUMBEE: Don’t let family legacy cloud your good business judgment

She could barely hold back the tears. Wanda (not her real name) was telling me how her grandfather started the business after World War II. Her dad took it over in 1974 when her grandfather was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Wanda started in 2002, and her dad poured his heart and soul into training her to take over

By | 2018-09-23T20:26:57+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|Categories: BW-Money, BW-News|Comments Off on JIM CUMBEE: Don’t let family legacy cloud your good business judgment

Franklin ranked sixth in Best Places to Live by MONEY Magazine

By BROOKE WANSER Franklin has been ranked number six on Money Magazine's list of "Best Places to Live" for 2018. It's not the first time Franklin has been ranked by Money; last year, Williamson's county seat was fourth on the same list. The article lists "low unemployment, booming job growth, short job commutes, and breweries

By | 2018-09-19T14:21:08+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Categories: BW-Money, Featured, Franklin|Tags: , |Comments Off on Franklin ranked sixth in Best Places to Live by MONEY Magazine

FirstBank Mortgage awards six scholarships to Franklin students

Nashville-based FirstBank Mortgage has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 66 families as part of the Next Generation Mortgage Scholarship program. In all, $66,000 was awarded to families across Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. FirstBank mortgage bankers John Phillips, Martin Bennett and Charles Rice awarded a combined six scholarships to students in the Franklin area. Customers who closed

By | 2018-09-14T18:37:22+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Categories: BW-Money, BW-News, Featured, More News|Tags: , |Comments Off on FirstBank Mortgage awards six scholarships to Franklin students

Five things a money manager wants you to know about college savings

By MATT BLOIS This fall, students from all over Williamson County packed clothes into trash bags, filled a milk crate full of books and drove off to college, leaving their crying parents behind. It’s a time-honored tradition—one that involves multiple trips to Target and teaching teenagers how to wash their laundry. It also requires a

By | 2018-09-10T01:23:58+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-Money, BW-News, Featured, Featured - SHHP, More News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Five things a money manager wants you to know about college savings

Columbia State’s Hospitality and Tourism program helps fill Williamson County’s labor needs

Photo courtesy of Columbia State Community College By RUSSELL VANNOZZI A nationwide labor shortage has put a strain on all types of business, but hospitality and tourism have been among the hardest-hit industries. Staffing needs are especially noticeable in the ever-growing Nashville area, where many businesses are struggling to keep up with consumer demand. In

By | 2018-09-09T21:25:39+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-Money, BW-News, Columbia State, Featured, Featured - SHHP, More News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Columbia State’s Hospitality and Tourism program helps fill Williamson County’s labor needs

JIM CUMBEE: Private Equity firms are flush with cash amid inevitable change

The room was full of men and women wearing expensive suits, carrying brand-name leather briefcases and purses. You could land from Mars and guess you were at a conference of private equity professionals. I was invited, along with about 50 other investment bankers/business brokers, to meet with dozens of private equity firms from around the

By | 2018-09-03T15:52:38+00:00 September 9th, 2018|Categories: BW-Money, BW-News|Comments Off on JIM CUMBEE: Private Equity firms are flush with cash amid inevitable change

State Labor Department says median wage increased 3.16 percent from 2016 to 2017

Tennesseans took home a little more money in their paychecks last year according to the latest data released on Friday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The median wage earned for all Tennessee occupations increased by 3.16 percent between May 2016 and May 2017 to $33,870. “It’s always a positive to

By | 2018-09-02T20:20:45+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-Money, BW-News, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP|Comments Off on State Labor Department says median wage increased 3.16 percent from 2016 to 2017