FirstBank's proposal to pump $3.5 million into a renovation of the historic post office building at downtown Franklin's Five Points has gained serious support from many of the city's aldermen. Kevin Walters writes that the bank's plans to open its fifth Williamson County office there also have some prominent people looking at redeveloping the old county jail on nearby Bridge Street.
“We thought it would be such a success story if the post office were getting redone and the old jail were getting redone,” said Mary Pearce, foundation executive director. “It would be two huge preservation projects.”
Nothing Bundt Cakes — a bakery specializing in "nostalgic yet refreshingly modern" bundt cakes − will open Oct. 26 at 535 Cool Springs Blvd. in Franklin.
Nashville-area franchise owners Lynne and Jeff Warne will have a grand opening Nov. 3, with a ribbon cutting slated for Nov. 1, during which they will look to increase awareness of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
The Franklin bakery is the second location for Jeff Warne, a former O'Charley's CEO and a member of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee Board of Directors, and his wife. The couple recently celebrated the first anniversary of their Nashville location on White Bridge Road.
Founded in 1997, Nothing Bundt Cakes is headquartered in Las Vegas.
When Republic Bank & Trust executives in January struck a deal to buy the remnants of the failed Tennessee Commerce Bank, they talked about its potential as a growth platform in the Middle Tennessee area. But since then, they've unloaded or run off much of what they acquired: In the first four months under Republic ownership, Tennessee Commerce's loan book shrank from $99 million to $52 million. That number has been whittled down even more since, coming in at $46 million on Sept. 30, less than half the amount Republic bought in January.
A large multi-specialty physician group located in the city literally split between Arkansas and Texas — Texarkana — has chosen Franklin-based M*Modal Inc. and the company’s Fluency Direct speech recognition product. The group is home to more than 100 doctors in the area.
“Our physicians were immediately impressed by the ease of use and the significant difference in accuracy once we upgraded our system from our previous speech recognition provider and began using M*Modal Fluency Direct,” said Robert Haley, CIO of the Collom & Carney Clinic Association, in a presser linked here.
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