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By: Emily Kubis
Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 06:50
The Tennessee Justice Center has received a $300,000 three-year grant from the Baptist Healing Trust.The grant is part of BHT's third quarter grants, which totaled $1.2 million to 22 Middle Tennessee organizations. For a full list, click here.
By: William Williams
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 14:14
Nashville’s soon-to-open Ascend Amphitheater is on track to receive LEED gold certification, according to a release. The designation recognizes environmentally friendly construction and is awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. Gold certification is the second highest rating in the LEED rating system (after platinum). Final touches are being made to the highly-touted amphitheater, which will open with back-to-back acoustic shows on July 30 and 31. The venue seats 6,800 people and will be the summer home of the Nashville Symphony starting in 2016.
By: William Williams
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 13:57
Atlanta-based Kinloch Partners has announced plans to invest $5 million in single-family homes in Nashville during the remainder of 2015. Today’s announcement comes one day after investment firm Blackstone Group announced that it is selling 1,300 houses in the Atlanta region. Kinloch Partners, which has been active in Nashville, Atlanta and Florida for more than 10 years, also intends to invest $10 million in the Atlanta region by year's end, according to a release.
By: William Williams
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 13:15
Hangover Joe's Holding Corp., the developer of Hangover Recovery Shot and Git-R-Done-Energy, Larry the Cable Guy and Git-R-Done Productions, has announced a long-term agreement with Nashville-based Specialty Marketing Systems to distribute two of its products in the U.S., Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
By: William Williams
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 12:20
LifeWay Christian Resources is slated to pay $12.7 million for the Rolling Mill Hill land for its new corporate headquarters, Nashville Business Journal reports. Relatedly, the Metro Development and Housing Agency (which will sell the land to LifeWay) is expected to approve up to $4.9 million in incentives to LifeWay, according to NBJ. (Read more here.)
By: William Williams
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 11:40
Middle Tennessee State University and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry have partnered to launch today the Tennessee Business Barometer, a  quarterly index capturing the mood and outlook of business leaders statewide through online surveys.The index consists of a core set of 17 questions, with the overall index score computed by adding the percentage of favorable responses to each question and subtracting the percentage of negative responses.
By: Emily Kubis
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 10:45
Following a number of high-profile cyber attacks, including one on health insurer Anthem Inc., BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will offer identity protection services to members next year.The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the protection offered by Chicago-based BlueCross and BlueShield will cover about 106 million people nationally and 3 million in Tennessee.
By: William Williams
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 10:31
Google Fiber announced on a company blog today that it would offer free Internet service with no installation fees to residents in public housing in each of Google Fiber’s markets, including Nashville. The initiative is in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Dubbed ConnectHome, the program will bring Internet connectivity to more school-aged children and families living in HUD-assisted housing in 27 communities across the country.
By: William Williams
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 09:45
A second tower crane is now being erected at the Crescent Music Row construction site on Division Street. Charlotte-based developer Crescent Communities has enlisted Balfour Beatty as the general contractor for the project.
By: William Williams
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 09:30
Brooklyn-based Urban Cowboy is targeting a historic home near East Nashville’s quirky Five Points district for a cosmopolitan bed and breakfast spot, Nashville Business Journal reports.