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By: William Williams
Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 10:04
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for August was 5.7 percent, unchanged from the July and June revised rates, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today. Prior to June, the state enjoyed five consecutive months of unemployment rate declines. August 2014 to August 2015, Tennessee's unemployment rate decreased from 6.6 percent to 5.7 percent, while the national rate declined from 6.1 percent to 5.1 percent during the same period.
By: William Williams
Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 08:45
Los Angeles-based social media monetization service AdShare has named Jim Selby as president and has announced he will be based at the company’s recently opened Music Row office. AdShare, which focuses on music, film and sports rights-holders, operates locally at 1102 17th Ave. S. Selby once served as senior vice president at Nashville-based independent music publisher ole. For years, he was CEO of Franklin-based Naxos of America, which bills itself as the world's largest classical music label and distributor.
By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 07:22
Bradocasting group Cumulus Nashville has named general sales managers for its big WKDF, WSM-FM and WQQK stations. Rhonda Rollins, who has more than 23 years of radio experience, will lead the sales efforts at country stations WKDF and WSM. Rollins had previously held the same role at WQQK, Cumulus’ urban adult contemporary outlet, since 2011. Her spot at WQQK has been taken by Lori Tournay Liggett, who has moved to Cumulus Nashville from CBS Detroit, where she was general sales manager for a Top 40 station.
By: William Williams
Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 07:00
Nashville-based Pedestal Foods has named Jennifer Dodd its chief operations officer. Dodd (pictured), who has more than 30 years of experience in the food service, retail and education industries, comes to Pedestal Foods from Spirit of Math America, an “after-school school” targeting exclusively high-performing students in mathematics and at which she served as COO, according to a release. Prior to that, she worked as senior vice president of operations for Chester’s International and as senior director of new business development and franchising for Tim Horton’s US.
By: William Williams
Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 06:45
Scott Travis is senior vice president of Buckingham Companies, which recently announced its hopes for a 38-story apartment tower in The Gulch. The Indianapolis-based developer and its team will go before the Metro Codes Department’s Board of Zoning Appeals today to request a “special exception for height restriction” related to the proposed skyscraper’s 0.48-acre site, which is located at the southwest corner of 12th Avenue South and Division Street and which many folks call the “sliver lot.”
By: William Williams
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 13:54
The National Women's Business Council has announced that Sherry Stewart Deutschmann, founder of Nashville-based LetterLogic, has been added as a member. The federal advisory council conducts research and provides advice and policy recommendations to the White House, Congress and the Small Business Administration. Read more here.
By: Emily Kubis
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 12:40
Genetic testing company NextGxDx has been awarded a group purchasing agreement from health services company Novation.Through the deal, terms of which were not disclosed, members of the Children's Hospital Association affiliated with Novation will have access to NextGxDx's GeneGonnect testing solution. Members will also have access to resources available through the Nashville company's collaboration with Seattle Children's Hospital PLUGS program, a laboratory management service.
By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 10:52
Executives at Louisiana-Pacific say they will not push to regain their wood license from the government of Quebec and thus have no plans to restart their oriented strand board mill in Chambord, north of Quebec City. Nashville-based LP ramped down the plant in 2008, and execs say the construction materials market still hasn't regained enough strength for them to consider restarting work there.
By: William Williams
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 09:51
Chattanooga-based restaurateurs Taylor and Mike Monen have landed a permit for their Clyde's on Church bar and eatery in Midtown. According to a Metro document, Nashville-based Dowdle Construction is handling the rehabbing of the first floor of the Chris-More building, located at 1700 Church St. The permit is valued at $1 million. Read more here.
By: William Williams
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 07:20
Brentwood-based real estate investor Tim Reynolds has landed a permit to demolish a building he owns in Midtown and located on the site on which he is mulling various development options. According to a Metro document, Reynolds' Bravo Development will raze the building located at 1901 Church Street (and last home to an Advance Financial).  Demo Plus will handle the job, with the permit valued at $49,700.