Struggling lender Community First Bank & Trust has signed an agreement to sell its prominent Cool Springs office at Carothers Parkway and Bakers Bridge Avenue to $1.1 billion-asset First Citizens National Bank of Dyersburg. The deal is Community First's second attempt at unloading its lone Williamson County outpost. Earlier this summer, an agreement to have CapStar Bank take it over fell apart over pricing.
Yamaha Corp. of America has launched record label services division Yamaha Entertainment Group of America and will support the new entity with a recording and video production studio in Franklin. Jon Freeman and MusicRow.com have the full story here.
A six-year-old Huntsville company marketing tutoring services has opened its first two local sites in the Kroger shopping center on Franklin Road in Brentwood and on Hillsboro Road at Mack Hatcher Parkway in Franklin. Appleton Learning runs or franchises about 10 centers in three states.
The nonprofit Williamson Christian College, which offers evening classes out of Cool Springs, has pulled together its business faculty for the coming year. On the team are Dan Miller, the locally based author of 48 Days To The Work You Love, and Grayson Brown, the general counsel of sweets seller Tasti D-Lite. Get more info on the rest of the teachers here.
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