New investment spurs burst of jobs at Franklin startup

September 12, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Adam Sichko A startup in Franklin plans to hire 36 employees as part of a half-million-dollar investment in a new facility, the company announced Monday. If all those jobs materialize, it would be a six-fold increase from the current headcount at AeroWall Dynamics. Twenty of those new jobs…

Popular East Nashville burger joint expanding to Franklin

September 9, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Eric Snyder The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Gardens, a staple of the East Nashville dining scene, is expanding to Franklin. Franklin Home Page reports that the restaurant will take up residence in The Factory in Franklin, in a space that was previously occupied by Lyrics Restaurant. It…

Nolensville’s Mill Creek Brewing looks beyond area for distribution

August 31, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Zach Harmuth The first-ever brewery in Nolensville released its first beer, Lil Darlin, last July. In May, it started full operations and its great-tasting craft beers have been flowing throughout the mid-state ever since. Mill Creek Brewing Company, founded by Chris Going and Michael Krewson, features four brews: Landmark,…

More Williamson students are going to college now than ever before

August 31, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Emily West According to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Williamson County’s college-bound student rate has reached a new high of nearly 83 percent. The data set looked at high school students who were enrolled at any higher education institution – community college, university, in-state, out-of-state, public or private.…

Chamber’s Mobility Week to address congestion with creative events

August 30, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Samantha Hearn In just a few weeks the Williamson County Chamber will host a Mobility Week, where it will ask businesses in the area to participate in getting as many cars as possible off the roads during peak hours. From Sept. 12 to 16, the Chamber is partnering…

Tourism attracts 1.31 million visitors to Williamson in 2015

August 30, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Emily West In 2015, tourism numbers for Williamson County shattered records. Spending by visitors provided a $410.69 million economic impact to the county, up from $407.46 million the previous year. The total number of visitors jumped 7.1 percent to 1.31 million. Williamson County Convention & Visitor Bureau CEO…

Williamson looking at new pilot program for hard to fill positions

August 29, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Emily West It hasn’t been easy for Williamson County Schools to find the employees they need most – Spanish and special education teachers, bus drivers and food service workers – so officials are discussing new recruiting ideas. The district fights the lowest unemployment rate in the state, with few…

Mars Petcare helps Nashville-area families grow with free-free adoptions

If you’re considering adding a pet to your family, you’ll want to hightail it to one of three area shelters on August 26 and 27 for a Mars Petcare sponsored adoption event. The Franklin‐based company is covering fees for all pets adopted at Metro Animal Care and Control, Nashville Humane Association and Williamson County Animal Center on Friday, August…