Montessori school rising in Cool Springs

Workers broke ground last week on Cool Springs Montessori, which expects to open its doors to students in July. The project is being backed by couples Sean and Kimberly Caley and Neeti Agarwal and Shishir Bhushan and will be able to house 90 children. H. Michael Hindman Architects designed the building, which is being constructed by Baron + Dowdle and financed by Franklin Synergy Bank.

“Our mission is to provide students with a quality education in a nurturing environment while meeting the needs of busy working parents,” explains Kimberly Caley, one of the principals. “At CSM, professional Montessori-credentialed educators guide children through purposeful and ordered lessons, encouraging a love of learning, problem solving and self-motivation. The CSM building was designed to easily accommodate 90 children from ages 30 months through lower elementary.”

Mar 15, 2011 10:21 AM

Little momentum for area lenders

Q4 reports show more loan losses likely
Feb 24, 2011 2:51 PM

Franklin Synergy Q4 down a bit

Bank grew loans 18% in 2010
Jan 24, 2011 10:34 AM

Deposit milestone for Franklin Synergy

Franklin Synergy Bank, which turned three last month, has topped the $300 million mark in deposits. CEO Richard Herrington says it's a testament to old-school community banking.
“At a time when some banks are growing deposits by assuming the deposits of failed banks, Franklin Synergy is growing the old fashioned way – by taking care of customers”, added Herrington. “Our organic growth is the result of our commitment to the local community, to lending to credit-worthy customers, and to the support of our shareholders and Directors.”
Dec 23, 2010 12:41 PM

Middle Tennessee's Fast50 - Part 1

The 2010 list of area companies that are fast-growing, emerging and brimming with promise. Here are the first 25. [From the November/December issue of Nashville Post magazine]
Nov 15, 2010 3:26 PM

Earnings wrap: LP, Franklin Synergy

Minus impairment charge, manufacturer hits mark; community bank stays in the black
Nov 8, 2010 11:24 AM

On the move: 8 November 2010

CFO-for-hire firm adds local talent, eMIds hires three, Wachovia veteran joins Fifth Third, and more... [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Nov 7, 2010 10:00 AM

On the move: 9 August 2010

Plenty of hires at area banks, practice manager names client service manager, and more... [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Aug 7, 2010 10:41 PM

Franklin Synergy profits up sixfold

Franklin Synergy Bank posted net earnings of $360,000 in the second quarter, up from $62,000 a year ago. The three-year-old bank led by Richard Herrington has been in the black for six straight quarters, during which it has earned an average of $206,000 every three months.
“The banking industry is being challenged daily to create capital through earnings. As a new bank, our focus is on building profitable relationships. We are not where we want to be with interest margins and productivity, but we are tracking our plan that will take us to our objectives.”
Aug 4, 2010 1:48 PM

May flowers: Why the good number?

A closer look at why the flood and the expiration of tax credits didn't stymie local home sales [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Jun 27, 2010 3:31 PM