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POSTBUSINESS

By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Friday, September 4, 2015 - 13:07
Dollar General's board appear to be a bunch of true believers. A couple of days after AutoZone CEO Bill Rhodes spent about $370,000 to pad his stake in Dollar General following the stock's slip in the wake of the company's Q2 earnings, fellow director Michael Calbert followed suit — and then some.
By: William Williams
Posted: Friday, September 4, 2015 - 11:40
The Hillsboro Village buildings housing Sam’s Sports Grill and the Village Brewhouse and Marketplace have been placed on the market for sale, with Southeast Venture handling the effort for the owner. There is no asking price, according to a release. Buckhead Investments LLC is a co-owner of the properties, which last changed ownership hands in 1975.
By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Friday, September 4, 2015 - 11:17
RBC Capital Markets analyst Paul Quinn has hiked his rating on shares of Louisiana-Pacific to ‘outperform’ from ‘sector perform.’ Quinn also has bumped up his price target to $19 from $16 for LP, which opened this morning (Ticker: LPX) at $16.06.
By: Emily Kubis
Posted: Friday, September 4, 2015 - 07:15
Nashville restaurant The Local Taco has signed a deal with the Tennessee Titans to operate two club-level locations at Nissan Stadium.
By: William Williams
Posted: Friday, September 4, 2015 - 07:00
Nashville-based population-health management consultant Applied Health Analytics has hired Anita Van Melle as vice president, account management/channel partner integration.
By: William Williams
Posted: Friday, September 4, 2015 - 06:45
Nashville-based microbrewery Little Harpeth Brewing Co. will open its taproom today. The company started brewing craft beer (originally, lagers only) in 2014 from a North Nashville facility located at 30 Oldham Street. Little Harpeth beer is now available in multiple area bars and restaurants. Read more here.
By: William Williams
Posted: Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 14:24
Businesses looking for office space in the nation’s hottest tech markets take note. Nashville ranks as the No. 5 “tech momentum market in North America,” with the number of technology jobs increasing 22.7 percent between 2012 and 2014, according to research found in a report compiled by CBRE Group Inc.
By: William Williams
Posted: Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 13:02
FirstBank announced today it has received regulatory approvals to acquire the six-branch Northwest Georgia Bank, a move expected to elevate the Nashville-based entity’s Chattanooga-area presence. The transaction, a purchase price for which is not disclosed in a release, is expected to close by month’s end. NGB is based in in Ringgold, Georgia. The annoucement follows FirstBank recently officially making Nashville its headquarters. The bank, which is Tennessee's third-largest by assets, had been based in Lexington.
By: William Williams
Posted: Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 10:19
Catholic Charities of Tennessee’s Sewing Training Academy has opened in East Nashville at 1210 Davidson St. According to a release, CCofT, Nashville Fashion Alliance and Nashville/Smithville-based Omega Apparel Inc. have collaborated to oversee the academy, which is expected to yield workers for the city’s burgeoning fashion industry. “I am ready to put the graduates to work,” said Dean Wegner, Omega Apparel president/CEO. “Within five years, this initiative could easily add 1,000 new jobs to the local economy.”
By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 08:38
Just about all of our reports on noteworthy stock trades by local public-company insiders have them booking juicy profits. But every once in a while, we get to draw attention to an investment that signals a big vote of confidence.