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…

Fifty-three area companies land on Inc. 5000 list

August 17, 2016 Nashville Post by Bill Lewis The 2016 Inc. 5000 has been released, with Franklin-based natural health company Axe Wellness the top Middle Tennessee company in the ranking. Issued annually, the Inc. 5000 ranks the fastest growing private companies in the United States. Altogether, there are 53 Nashville-area private companies on the 2016…

County unveils comprehensive traffic strategy

August 16, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Zach Harmuth Across all sectors and municipalities in Williamson County, the consensus on traffic is that help is needed. To that end the county government hosted a traffic strategy kickoff meeting Tuesday afternoon in the auditorium of the Williamson County Administrative Complex. The meeting presented the county’s plan…