A Vintage Affair to kick off series of events April 10

Main event to take place April 12 at The Factory at Franklin A Vintage Affair’s (AVA) annual three-day series of wine events returns this April for its 19th anniversary in Williamson County. The popular fundraising sequence is one of many ways the Franklin-based non-profit supports local charities and programs. AVA centers its efforts around organizations…

County Delegation Majority Voices Support of ESAs, while Whitson States Drawbacks

The Williamson County delegation discussed their stance, some differing, regarding the governor’s proposed Education Savings Account (ESA) legislation, modeled after voucher programs at the Williamson Inc. Legislative Update Friday at Columbia State Community College. Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson, R-Franklin, passionately voiced his support of the ESA proposal as the sponsor of Senate Bill 795…

Thistle Farms Founder Becca Stevens to Speak at Brentwood Academy April 11

BRENTWOOD, TN – Becca Stevens, founder and president of Thistle Farms (thistlefarms.org), will speak at Brentwood Academy on Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 PM in the Kennedy Gymnasium. The event, part of the school’s Engage Community Education series, is free and open to the public. Thistle Farms is a nonprofit social enterprise, based in Nashville, TN,…

Leadership Franklin Now Accepts Applications for Twenty-fourth Class

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – (March 4, 2019) – Leadership Franklin has announced that applications are now being accepted for its twenty-fourth class, 2019-2020. The application may be found at www.leadershipfranklin.com. Completed applications are due on or before May 3, 2019. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Paula Harris, Executive Director, at 615.252.4312 (paula.harris@bargedesign.com)…

First Citizens National Bank

First Citizens National Bank: A True Community Bank Teaching the Value of Financial Literacy We sat down with Sydney Ball, Regional Business Development Manager for First Citizens National Bank, to learn more about their community-driven organization and the community supported educational opportunities they offer. If you are like the many of us and think that…

WillCo Entrepreneurship Center Eyes Advisory Board, Placemaker Funding

THE Williamson County entrepreneurship center in downtown Franklin is rapidly coming off the drawingboard. And, with a go-live date just over the horizon, the WillCo EC’s organizers are now welcoming interest from candidates for membership in its new entrepreneurship advisory board. Among qualifications for joining the advisory body are deep entrepreneurial experience and both “desire…