Franklin coffee shop/event center closes doors

Sodium, the Christian-oriented coffee shop and family gathering place on Columbia Avenue in Franklin, has closed its doors with immediate effect. The shop, which opened in late 2010 in a former warehouse space, isn't providing details, saying only that "events have led to our impending closure." Owners did recently poll their Facebook friends about a change in operating hours.

Mar 20, 2012 12:36 PM

Jackson National adding IT jobs in Cool Springs

Jackson National Life Insurance says it will set up a new IT center at its regional headquarters in Cool Springs, a move that has it looking for 20 systems and programming employees. The insurer, a subsidiary of Britain's Prudential plc, says the expansion will lift its Franklin headcount to almost 300.

“The expansion will allow us to recruit from the Middle Tennessee area and the southeast region to find the skilled professionals necessary to build and maintain the complex technologies that provide Jackson with a competitive advantage. Our senior management team recognizes the importance of fostering technical innovation to continue to serve the needs of our customers and distribution partners in a proactive and efficient fashion.”

Mar 20, 2012 7:28 AM

Health care IT play relocates to Life Sciences Center

Start-up launched a couple of years ago out of Entrepreneur Center, Jumpstart Foundry
Mar 19, 2012 2:00 PM

VUMC drug discovery lab adding Cool Springs space

The Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Discovery will invest more than $7 million to move into space at the Cool Springs Life Sciences Center. The young initiative focused on brain disorders already has operations in two buildings on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus. Led by pharmacology chair Jeff Conn, the center last fall inked its first licensing deal with Karuna Pharmaceuticals out of Boston.

SEE ALSO: Vanderbilt in late-state negotiations with company regarding Parkinson's testing

Mar 9, 2012 7:28 AM

Franklin searches for private equity manager

City of Franklin managers have launched a search for a private equity manager to handle up to $4 million of the city's money. Dahab Associates is handling the process, which is looking for a fund-of-funds approach.

Mar 5, 2012 7:19 AM

Boyle buys big in Brentwood

Eight-building development sells for $62.8M
Mar 1, 2012 1:55 PM

‘Déjà vu all over again’ as 150 jobs slated for Williamson County

Affinion adding key support staff to existing 500-employee base
Feb 24, 2012 2:05 PM

Brewer setting up shop in Franklin

The former brewmaster at Cool Springs Brewery has struck out on his own to launch Turtle Anarchy Brewing, which is setting up shop on Noah Drive in Franklin. Mike Kraft tells Kevin Walters he expects to be distributing his goods to local bars and restaurants by May.

Feb 24, 2012 10:40 AM

Asset milestone for Franklin Synergy

Thinking about Middle Tennessee's young and fast-growing community banks, it's easy to focus only on downtown-based CapStar and Avenue. But Franklin Synergy Bank, which opened its doors in late 2007, has been posting its own heady growth numbers and on Thursday announced it has topped $500 million in assets. Since the end of September, President Richard Herrington's team has been adding an average of more than $6 million in assets per week.

Feb 24, 2012 8:09 AM

CHS won't be tenant at new Boyle Cool Springs building

Latest Meridian addition has other 'deals pending'
Feb 23, 2012 2:10 PM