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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

Williamson County has offered tens of millions in tax incentives, generating thousands of new jobs and economic growth

By MATT BLOIS Cities across North America, including Nashville, submitted bids to Amazon last year, hoping to become the site of the tech company’s second headquarters. In November, Amazon announced plans to split its second headquarters between New York City and Washington D.C. However, the company decided in February not to build a campus in

By | 2019-03-12T02:33:42+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured|Tags: |Comments Off on Williamson County has offered tens of millions in tax incentives, generating thousands of new jobs and economic growth

Town hall moderator apologizes for heavy handedness; sexual assault survivor hopes to see action

By MATT BLOIS The moderator of a town hall who told a survivor of sexual assault that her questions for state legislators weren’t appreciated apologized this week for being heavy handed in his response. Following the apology, the woman who confronted legislators said she hopes to see some action to incorporate dissenting viewpoints at future

By | 2019-03-01T19:07:15+00:00 March 1st, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured, More News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Town hall moderator apologizes for heavy handedness; sexual assault survivor hopes to see action

Williamson County legislators tell chamber they want to change school funding and improve infrastructure

By MATT BLOIS State legislators from Williamson County told a group at a Williamson Inc. event on Tuesday morning they want to change the way Tennessee funds public schools. State Sen. Jack Johnson also said he expects the 2020 census will require the state to redraw Williamson County’s political districts due to rapid growth. Representative

By | 2019-02-05T21:57:50+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - SHHP, More News|Tags: |Comments Off on Williamson County legislators tell chamber they want to change school funding and improve infrastructure

TPAC president tells chamber group to recognize when a project’s life cycle is over

TPAC President and CEO Kathleen O’Brien speaks to a group at an event organized by Williamson Inc. // Photo Matt Blois By MATT BLOIS The president of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center told a Williamson Inc. group on Wednesday afternoon to pay attention to a project’s natural life cycle and recognize when it’s over. That was

By | 2019-01-24T17:51:12+00:00 January 24th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: |Comments Off on TPAC president tells chamber group to recognize when a project’s life cycle is over

Business community will have a chance to connect with legislators at Williamson Inc. event in February

By MATT BLOIS Williamson County’s business community will have a chance to meet with state legislators on capitol hill at a Williamson Inc. event in February. The Williamson County chamber of commerce plans to bring a group of 50 to 60 people to the Tennessee State Capitol on February 5. The event includes a tour

By | 2019-01-24T02:59:20+00:00 January 24th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: |Comments Off on Business community will have a chance to connect with legislators at Williamson Inc. event in February

LOOK AHEAD 2019: More businesses looking to relocate to Williamson County

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 | 2018-12-27T03:58:12+00:00 December 27th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured|Tags: , , |Comments Off on LOOK AHEAD 2019: More businesses looking to relocate to Williamson County

Kirkland’s leader will keynote Williamson, Inc. Annual Celebration Nov. 7

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.

By | 2018-10-29T03:40:17+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Events, Featured, Franklin|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Kirkland’s leader will keynote Williamson, Inc. Annual Celebration Nov. 7

Leigh Bawcom encourages women in business at Williamson, Inc. while running her own events company

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

By | 2018-10-12T22:34:19+00:00 October 13th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured, Franklin|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Leigh Bawcom encourages women in business at Williamson, Inc. while running her own events company

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 | 2018-10-01T03:54:21+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - SHHP, More News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Williamson Forward Exclusive: What are community leaders looking forward to learning in Washington, D.C.?