MTSU set to join conference shuffle

Middle Tennessee State University athletics officials have scheduled a press conference for 10 a.m. tomorrow at which they are expected to announce that the school will soon begin playing sports in Conference USA. MTSU has been a member of the Sun Belt Conference since 2001. CUSA features, among others, Marshall, Rice, Southern Miss, Tulsa, UAB and UTEP.

Nov 28, 2012 1:46 PM

Southern Bank of Tennessee opens in Rutherford, Wilson

Financial institution is Middle Tennessee's first start-up since 2008
Nov 14, 2012 7:00 AM

Texas restaurant company plans local expansion

Concepts were spun out of NY chain earlier this year
Nov 13, 2012 2:25 PM

Rutherford Chamber finds Sears ECD replacement

Former Atmos manager has been CEO of United Way chapter since ’09
Nov 9, 2012 6:46 AM

Rutherford chamber loses VP of economic development

Veteran official takes job in Maryland
Oct 24, 2012 9:59 AM

Nissan third shift bringing 800+ jobs

Auto giant has added more than 2,000 positions here in 18 months [Updated with info on possible incentives]
Oct 19, 2012 12:09 PM

Rutherford partnership aims to get more veterans into workforce

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Tennessee Technology Center in Murfreesboro to launch the Veterans Welcome Home Network, an initiative that seeks to find civilian jobs for area military personnel who have recently left the service.

The VWHN will be coordinated by a Tennessee Technology Center of Murfreesboro employee who is also a veteran. The coordinator will work with the business and industry community to determine the skill sets required for current employment opportunities, and will arrange on-site visits to the various military installations within a 300-mile radius of Murfreesboro.

Sep 20, 2012 8:31 AM

Pinnacle hires SVP in Murfreesboro

Pinnacle Financial Partners said it has hired Kelvin Kennamer to be a senior vice president and financial advisor at its South Church Street office in Murfreesboro. Kennamer comes to the locally based bank with 23 years of financial services experience. Most recently, he was with Regions Bank as a wealth advisor. Before that, he was a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley.

“Kelvin has an outstanding reputation as a trusted advisor,” said Bill Jones, Pinnacle area executive for Rutherford County, where Pinnacle has eight offices and about a quarter of the deposit market. “He has the background and commitment that we need to deliver distinctive service and effective advice to our clients.”

Sep 19, 2012 7:03 AM

Report has Nissan bringing another model to Smyrna

A Japanese newspaper says Nissan executives will shift production of their Murano crossover to Smyrna from Japan when the company's next generation debuts in 2014. Such a move would further overhaul the lineup in Smyrna, which recently said goodbye to the Frontier truck, the first vehicle ever built there.

By moving production of the Murano to the U.S., Nissan would counter the exchange rate hit taken by vehicles exported from Japan. The move would also be convenient because the Smyrna plant already builds two Nissan models off the same platform, the Altima and Maxima sedans.

Sep 13, 2012 1:15 PM

Nissan shuffles Smyrna lineup, plans first ever third shift

Nissan's massive Smyrna complex will this fall for the first time run a third shift as the company continues to ramp up production with the goal of snagging 8 percent of the global car market by 2016. One model the thousands of workers won't be building then is the Frontier truck, the production of which is moving to Canton, Miss.

Aug 27, 2012 12:07 PM