Highwoods is developing the Mars Petcare headquarters building, the only vertical construction going on at Ovation. // WILLIAMSON, INC. By MATT BLOIS Courting large businesses and trying convince them to move to Williamson County is an important way that the Williamson County Chamber of commerce tries to bolster the area’s economy. In 2018, Williamson Inc.
By BROOKE WANSER A leader at Brentwood-based Kirkland’s, Inc. will be the keynote speaker for the county chamber of commerce’s annual celebration on Wednesday, November 7. Mike Cairnes is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Kirkland’s, a Fortune 1000 company of 400 retail stores. Kirkland's was founded in 1966 by Carl Kirkland.
PHOTO: Leigh Bawcom has lived in Franklin most of her life; here, she stands outside the Coffee House at Second and Bridge./Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER While the Williamson County business community may know Leigh Bawcom as the director of member engagement for Williamson, Inc., she stays busy by running an events company on the
Williamson Forward Exclusive: What are community leaders looking forward to learning in Washington, D.C.?
PHOTO: The U.S. Capitol. / Kevin McCoy, Wikimedia Commons By BROOKE WANSER A delegation of 80 Williamson Inc. chamber members prepare to depart for our nation’s capital this week for the third annual Williamson Forward community learning excursion. Last year, participants learned about transit and rapid growth in Denver and its surrounding suburbs. This year,
By MATT BLOIS Dozens of business owners at folding tables filled the space at Mill Creek Brewery for the Williamson Inc. Business Expo on Thursday afternoon. Vendors at the Williamson Inc. business expo drink beer and make connections. / Photo Matt Blois Many entrepreneurs were there to make connections with other businesses in
PHOTO: Office developments like Franklin Park have brought many new businesses and jobs to Williamson County, although the area saw a drop in new business licenses during the first quarter of 2018. // RUSSELL VANNOZZI By RUSSELL VANNOZZI New businesses can be found just about everywhere you look in Williamson County. Whether it’s the possibility
By RUSSELL VANNOZZI Just seven weeks after the Nashville transit plan was overwhelming rejected by voters, Williamson County business leaders and residents are set to gather at Williamson, Inc.’s 4th Annual Transportation Summit on Tuesday, June 19. The failed transit plan, along with ideas for future traffic solutions, will be among several topics discussed at the
At town hall, local leaders dig into State of City, Franklin’s ranking as fastest growing city in state
PHOTO: Williamson, Inc. President and CEO Matt Largen, left, joined Franklin Mayor Ken Moore, City Administrator Eric Stuckey, and Williamson, Inc. government affairs Director Kel McDowell for a town hall at Columbia State Community College on Friday, May 25, 2018. / Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER During a regularly scheduled town hall event, Franklin’s mayor
PHOTO: Williamson Inc. President and CEO Matt Largen, Brentwood Mayor Jill Burgin, County Mayor Rogers Anderson, A. Marshall Family Foods CEO Andy Marshall, Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham and Dr. Debra Fish discussed the Williamson Forward site visits to Denver in 2017 and Austin in 2016.//Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER At the county chamber of
From left: Co-moderator Bryan Doleshal, Dan Hays, John Boyd, Lauren Woodward, co-moderator Ellie Westman Chin.// Photo by Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER Dozens gathered at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs hotel Thursday afternoon for a business lunch discussion of the local entertainment industry, presented by Williamson Inc., the county chamber of commerce. Panelist John Boyd,