Sam Hatcher, who launched and built Main Street Media into a holding company for suburban news and lifestyle publications, is stepping down as publisher as The Wilson Post following Main Street's sale to former Tennessean executive Dave Gould. Hatcher said he will "continue hanging around and kind of helping" with the company.
California-based Boot Barn will later this month open the doors to its fourth local store, a 15,000-square-foot outlet off Interstate 40 in Lebanon. The chain, which last year bought the RCC Western Stores chain, also runs stores in Cool Springs, Goodlettsville and Opry Mills. The opening is coming about six months after RCC had originally planned to set up shop as part of a fledgling 700-acre entertainment district that would include a minor-league hockey team. (Here's a map of those plans, which haven't gone far since.)
The Haslam family’s Pilot Flying J chain of gas stations is teaming with two companies from the fitness world to develop gyms at a number of its locations. The second center in the collaboration with Snap Fitness and wellness firm Rolling Strong will host a grand opening Jan. 31 off Interstate 40 in Lebanon. Monthly gym dues are $19.95 for the trucking community, money that also gets them access to the 1,300 other Snap Fitness clubs worldwide.
“The Snap Fitness Rolling Strong gyms are designed to accommodate the trucking community and those who travel frequently for business or vacation, so they can get the workouts they need quickly and conveniently,” said Peter Taunton, CEO and Founder of Snap Fitness. “We hope these express fitness centers will help thousands of daily travelers achieve their fitness goals and get better results while on the road.”
HealthSpring announced today its has opened a patient-centered LivingWell Center in Lebanon.
The new center, which initially will serve almost 2,400 local members, is exclusive to HealthSpring members and will serve as a complementary extension of the members’s primary care physicians to focus on preventive care and patient education.
“Our vision in establishing the LivingWell Center is to deliver a completely personalized health care experience tailored to each one of our members,” Greg Allen, president of Nashville-based HealthSpring of Tennessee, said in a release.
First Freedom Bank in Lebanon has a new set of shareholders following the auction last week by the U.S. Treasury of the stake it took in the bank under the TARP umbrella several years ago. Investors last week paid almost $8.3 million for the government's First Freedom preferred shares, 92.5 percent of par value. That's a good bit better than what the Treasury received in late September when it auctioned off its $18 million investment in the parent of Clarksville's F&M Bank.
After a brief delay due to superstorm Sandy, officials at the U.S. Treasury on Thursday wrapped up their latest auction of their preferred stock and subordinated debt holdings in 11 community banks from around the country. Among the investments up for sale was $8.7 million worth of preferreds issued by the parent of Lebanon's First Freedom Bank. A successful auction will make six-year-old First Freedom the fourth area community bank holding company to exit TARP's Capital Purchase Program, following the parent companies of Avenue Bank, Pinnacle Bank and Clarksville's F&M Bank.