Knoxville CPA firm boss joins Pinnacle board

Exec appointed to audit committee
Jun 19, 2015 7:06 AM

Columbia payment processor sold to Chicago company

C&H Financial Services, an Illinois-based payment processor, has acquired Regal Payment Systems out of Columbia. A release on the deal doesn't provide many details but does make Regal's operation C&H's first in Tennessee and adds the First Data processing platform to its lineup. The purchase of Regal also puts C&H on track to process $5 billion in transactions this year.

Jun 18, 2015 6:51 AM

Search firm steps into venture investing

Buffkin looks to work with more startups by riding shotgun with funds
Jun 17, 2015 7:22 AM

Franklin Financial lease another sign of property market's health

So it turns out the glitzy parts of Nashville — downtown, West End, The Gulch and the like — aren't the only area office submarkets where space now costs more than $30 per square foot.

The leaders of Franklin Financial Network last week signed 15-year lease papers for almost 17,000 square feet that's been built onto their downtown Franklin headquarters by a company controlled by bank directors Henry Brockman and David Kemp.

Franklin Financial's starting rent is $33.25, which is $4.50 more than Spectrum Emery Properties is asking for its big and shiny One Franklin Park building located a few miles northeast. Even taking into account the "friendly" nature of the deal — which includes a clause allowing that rental rate to rise between 1.5 percent and 3.5 percent annually — the lease tells us the Nashville-area property market is in fine fettle, to say the least.

Check out the deal's details here.

SEE ALSO: Franklin Synergy in branch sale-leaseback with directors from late last year

Jun 17, 2015 7:04 AM

Avenue picks new auditor

KPMG out after five-year stint
Jun 10, 2015 2:57 PM

Wealth Access beefs up leadership team

CFO moves over from Shareholder InSite, others to focus on sales and UX
Jun 10, 2015 7:28 AM

Pinnacle taps industry pro with local background as SVP in East Tennessee

Ex-First Tennessee exec will be based in Blount County
Jun 9, 2015 1:31 PM

Dispatches from 36|86 - Day 1

The Post team is present and on top of things at the 36|86 entrepreneurship conference being hosted at Marathon Music Works by Launch Tennessee today and tomorrow. Click here to go to the our landing page on Southern/alpha, where you'll find snippets from the presenters as well as links to broader stories on various topics. Some tasters: One venture capitalist said Silicon Valley is "the last place on the planet" where his team is looking to build a promising company now and an HCA exec told the crowd his technology investment strategy is focused on need and not return.

Jun 9, 2015 1:02 PM

Sommet founder Whitfield sentenced to 20 years in prison

Judge also orders $1.8M in restitution
Jun 9, 2015 6:55 AM

Kraft absorbs local health care CPA firm

Carter to serve as member at 180-employee company
Jun 5, 2015 12:56 PM