Economic Developers Kick Off Fourth Annual Economic Development Week

Hundreds of communities across North America are marking May 6-11, 2019 as the fourth annual Economic Development Week (EDW), celebrating the contributions by professional economic developers to create more economically vibrant and livable communities. “Economic development is at the core of every community, large and small, urban and rural. Increased awareness of the profession and…

Ruby Sunshine Instagram Contest – Win for your Mom

Ruby Sunshine: We’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day the entire week of May 6th:   ALL WEEK: Guests can win a well-deserving Mom in their life a private biscuit making class for herself and 4 friends by entering our Instagram contest.  ON MOTHERS DAY: Guests who order any Mimosa will get a free mom-themed button.   Details of the Instagram contest:   Take a selfie at Ruby…

Departing Food Bank CEO Encourages Businesses Owners to Support Nonprofits to Show Social Responsibility

After more than 30 years on the job, Second Harvest CEO Jaynee Day plans to retire from the food bank this summer. Before that she’s hoping to raise $5 million to support updates and expansion to the organization’s infrastructure. At a Williamson Inc. event on Friday morning, Day encouraged business owners to support local nonprofits…

First Tennessee Bank Celebrates Grand Reopening of Downtown Franklin Location

First Tennessee Bank on Public Square in downtown Franklin is not new to the banking scene, but a ribbon cutting on Friday showcased its new space. Located behind Ruby Sunshine, First Tennessee Bank staff and Williamson, Inc. chamber ambassadors celebrated the grand reopening of the bank’s new space. With 49 middle Tennessee branch locations, Carol…

Pilgrimage Helps BrightStone Celebrate The Big Payback to the tune of $40K

On Thursday, May 2, generous donors around Middle Tennessee “gave back” to BrightStone a total of almost $40,000 during The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Big Payback event. Roughly $18,000 was given online through the official Big Payback website while another $11,000 was given offline. An additional $10,000 in matching funds was generously provided by…