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By: William Williams
Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 14:15
Although still a bit short on specifics, plans for a $160 million Tennessee State Museum are moving along, The Tennessean reports. Gov. Bill Haslam will appoint a steering committee and the cabinet will work with a fundraising firm to raise $40 million of the needed funds. Another $120 million will be provided by public funds. The museum will be move from its current location at 505 Deaderick St. to a future building to be located in the Bicentennial Mall near First Tennessee Park.
By: William Williams
Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 13:30
The Nashville Business Journal reports that digital music distribution company ONErpm is setting up shop at 632 Fogg St. in SoBro. Company Founder and CEO Emmanuel Zunz will oversee the Nashville office, according to NBJ. Jarrod Copper, VP of strategy, also will be based in the Nashville office. Billing itself as offering a “new breed” of music distribution, the company provides artists multiple distribution channels such as YouTube and strategic marketing support. ONErpm has offices in New York, Brazil and Mexico.
By: William Williams
Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 12:45
Teslas and Nissan LEAFs aren’t the only all-electric vehicles that you’ll see on the streets of downtown Nashville. The Metropolitan Transit Authority is moving forward with plans to convert the vans and buses on its Music City Circuit downtown circulator route to an all-electric fleet courtesy of a $250,000 grant.
By: William Williams
Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 12:12
Ingram Content Group and the Entrepreneur Center have teamed to launch publishing-focused accelerator program 1440. The accelerator is named for the year Johannes Gutenberg perfected his printing press technology threading 1440 into a mission to help find and accelerate startups creating "breakthrough innovations in the publishing industry," according to a release.
By: Emily Kubis
Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 11:45
Nashville-based Merging Global Technologies has inked two new contracts, one with local liability insurance company Get Insured 24/7 and one with Swedish IT company TeamLink International AB.The web analytics and digital marketing company was launched by Daniel DeVall last November. The deals, terms of which were not disclosed, expand the company's digital marketing portfolio.
By: William Williams
Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 11:04
LIV Development LLC is targeting an August starts on its 291-unit apartment building slated for East Nashville, The Tennessean reports. The Birmingham-based company last week acquired the 4.66-acre site — at 1034 W. Eastland Ave. and on which the building formerly home to Nashville Rehabilitation Hospital will be razed — for $5.9 million, according to the morning daily. Nashville-based Smith Gee Studio is handling design chores, with LIV having released an image. Hoar Construction will serve as general contractor.
By: William Williams
Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:13
Norbert’s Home Decor, a favorite haunt of Nashville bargain hunters and interior designers, is gearing up for its final day of business on Aug. 15.  An online auction of hundreds of items started today and in-store prices have been slashed 40-60 percent.
By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:04
CoreLogic reports Tennessee's mortgage delinquency rate dropped 0.6 percent between May 2014 and May 2015. Between those two months, 13,371 completed foreclosures were recorded. There were 18,093 completed in the 12 months prior. That's a 26 percent decrease. Read the analysis and full national report here.
By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 08:30
Only the Silicon Valley cities of San Jose and San Francisco and the Triangle apex of Raleigh added a greater percentage of white-collar jobs than has Nashville since 2009, Forbes reports. Nashville was boosted — hope you're sitting down for this shocking information — by health care and entertainment. 
By: William Williams
Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 07:05
The Tennessee Secretary of State has issued charters for what could be six Nashville-based fitness facilities and/or personal trainer services that a Birmingham businessman seemingly is targeting. Keith Duke, who serves as chief financial officer for  Global Medical Partners, is eying what is being called Strength and Fitness. The businessman, who could not be reached for comment, has Strength and Fitness operations slated for Belle Meade, Brentwood and Franklin, according to the charter documentation.