A 10-year-old company that runs a website distributing motorcycle parts and accessories has moved its fulfillment center to La Vergne from Livermore, Calif. Officials at Cruiser Customizing say the relocation will shorten the time needed to get customers their orders. The company has set up shop on J.P. Hennessy Drive of Interstate 24.
Almost three years after moving into the Hendersonville market, the duo behind Sam's Sports Bar & Grill are taking the concept into Murfreesboro's Stones River Mall. Sam Sanchez and Al Thomas say the city is "a perfect town" for Sam's. At 6,100 square feet, the location will be their largest and will employ about 60.
Fast-growing residential real estate agency Benchmark Realty has opened an office in Murfreesboro to go with its Brentwood home office. Principal Broker Mickie Howell (pictured here) is leading the location, which also is home to agents John Smith, Leslie Wright, Cindy and Matt Moore, Shauna Mason, Bobbie Jo Brewster, Tim Boyce, Brenda Walsh, Emily Flanders and Sherri Wellborn. CEO Phillip Cantrell, who launched Benchmark in the spring of 2006, says he's looking to open other offices in the Nashville area.
“We are blessed with absolutely amazing growth. Even in the down market we have continued to add nearly 15 agents each month, largely because we offer 100% commission for a fixed monthly fee. Our model allows agents to exert firm control over their expenses – something no other company offers to the extent we do. Agents tell me they come for the savings, but they stay because of the nurturing environment,” says Cantrell.
Community First Bank & Trust has struck a deal to sell its only Murfreesboro office to six-year-old Southern Community Bank for an undisclosed amount. The deal, which officials expect to close this quarter, will bring some much-needed cash into Community First. Regulators last fall told bank executives they needed to raise almost $18 million by year's end.