Parks, Pinnacle agree to terms

Rutherford County real estate mogul follows through on workout promise
Mar 26, 2012 3:30 PM

Rutherford Chamber creates workforce development post

New VP coming over from regional tech transfer organization
Mar 7, 2012 7:05 AM

Rutherford County lands Saks logistics facility

Retailer inks huge La Vergne lease
Feb 13, 2012 10:17 AM

Motorbike parts distributor moves operations to La Vergne

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.

Feb 3, 2012 7:26 AM

Sam's to open in the 'Boro

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.

Feb 1, 2012 12:16 PM

Auto supplier to set up shop inside Nissan's shop

Japan company to hire 25 for new Smyrna operations
Jan 13, 2012 1:26 PM

Residential broker moves into Murfreesboro

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.

Jan 12, 2012 7:28 AM

Struggling Community First unloads Rutherford branch

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.

Jan 6, 2012 9:32 AM

'Boro prepping for another big box

Melinda Hudgins reports that Murfreesboro officials have made recent progress in their talks with a big-box retailer about coming to the city. The spot in question is south of Interstate 24.

Jan 6, 2012 8:35 AM

Amazon finalizes fulfillment centers in Rutherford, Wilson counties

Openings to yield 1,300 jobs, $135M in investment
Dec 22, 2011 10:17 AM