Patent Patrol: 23 November 2011

In this week's batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents and companies: Tissue reinnervation methods, substance purifiers, a guitar skillet, and more...
Nov 23, 2011 8:40 AM

Women's retailer rolling out new concept in 'Boro

Charlotte-based retail holding company Cato Corp. has picked Stones River Mall to be one of the first locations for its new Versona Accessories chain, which sells women's jewelry and accessories. Cato officials recently told South Charlotte Weekly they plan to open up to 50 stores targeting higher-income women in the next year and a half.

Nov 9, 2011 9:41 AM

NHI funding Murfreesboro specialty hospital

National Health Investors has agreed to fund up to $21.5 million of the costs of a 60-bed rehabilitation and psychiatric hospital in Murfreesboro that is expected to open late next year. The facility, which will rise next to the new Middle Tennessee Medical Center, is being built by Brentwood-based Polaris Hospital and earlier this year also received some funding from local investment firm H.B. Sconyers. Polaris is run by Kevin Lee, who previously headed up SeniorHealth.

Oct 3, 2011 7:31 AM

Wheel weights maker gets another CEO

Exec spent more than a decade with Carlisle Cos. division
Sep 1, 2011 7:19 AM

Patent Patrol: 31 August 2011

In this week's batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents and companies: A jet parts tester, a sliding car door, glasses with electronics, and more...
Aug 31, 2011 11:12 AM

Real estate notes: Wonton Foods buys La Vergne facility

Also: Dollar Tree takes over east-side Hollywood Video
Aug 26, 2011 7:05 AM

Aaron's buys stores from rent-to-own peer

Rent-to-own giant Aaron's has snapped up the 30 stores formerly run by Crusader Management, which launched in Cookeville in late 2002. Among the locations, which will be converted to HomeSmart stores, are stores in Lebanon and Murfreesboro.

Jul 20, 2011 1:00 PM

Rutherford ECD push raises another $1M

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce says it needs another $400,000 to reach its $4 million goal for Destination Rutherford, a four-year economic development plan that aims to create 5,000 jobs. That means the group has raised more than $1 million since mid-May.

Jul 14, 2011 11:43 AM

La Vergne lands manufacturer

Southern California company expands with a new Rutherford County facility
Jul 8, 2011 12:11 PM

Senior services firm adds development VP

Murfreesboro senior-care services provider Family Staffing Solutions has recruited Bruce Plummer to be its vice president of development. Plummer joins CEO Becci Bookner and her team as they prepare to expand the 12-year-old company's footprint beyond its three local offices and two franchised locations in Texas. Plummer is a veteran of the banking sector, where he most recently was VP of marketing and business development at F&M Bank in Murfreesboro.

Jul 8, 2011 8:32 AM