Brentwood Candidates to Debate at Tractor Supply April 11

The Williamson Herald is partnering with the Williamson County Association of Realtors, Williamson Inc. and WAKM 950-AM radio for a Brentwood candidate debate to be held at Tractor Supply Company in Brentwood on April 11. The community is invited to attend the debate to learn more about the nine local candidates running for four open…

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…

Red Collar Pet Foods Acquires Hampshire Pet Products

Red Collar Pet Foods (“Red Collar”) announced today that it acquired Hampshire Pet Products, LLC (“Hampshire Pet”). Based in Joplin, Missouri, the company is a leading provider of baked and cold formed pet products and co-manufacturer of several of the nation’s leading branded pet treats. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Hampshire Pet…

A Franklin Healthcare Company Purchased Nutrisystem

A Franklin company that offers diet plans and fitness programs recently acquired the home-delivery diet company Nutrisystem. Tivity Health announced its plan to purchase Nutrisystem in December, and completed the deal last week. Tivity bought the company for $1.3 billion in cash and stock. Nutrisystem, which has its headquarters in Pennsylvania, delivers portion-controlled meals to…

Heritage Foundation Closes on $6 million Purchase of O’More Campus

After raising $6 million in six months, representatives of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County officially signed the documents Monday to close on the purchase of the 7-acre former O’More College of Design campus. The property is the largest preservation project in the organization’s 52-year history, according to Bari Beasley, executive director of the Heritage…

Sold: Heritage Foundation Closes on O’More Campus in Franklin

FRANKLIN –– The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County announced Monday the closing on the O’More campus property. The group raised $6 million to purchase the land from Belmont University after it bought out the local design college. “The purchase of this campus is a tremendous accomplishment, being that it is the largest preservation project in the 52-year…

Heritage Foundation Closes on Former O’More Campus

On Monday, it marks a big milestone for the city of Franklin and the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN.  The Heritage Foundation officially took ownership of the former campus of O’More College of Design at 423 S. Margin Street in historic downtown Franklin. In a press conference at the property, the Foundation’s board of directors, advisory…

Williamson, Inc. Economic Development Team is Hiring!

Director of Business Development – Economic Development Charged with growing the local economy through the attraction and recruitment of new companies and assisting growth of existing companies. In search of an expert sales professional with a consultative approach and the ability to both analyze the data for target industries and quickly build rapport with prospects.…

Williamson Inc. CEO Matt Largen talks Partnerships, Workforce, Traffic jams

Matt Largen marked six years as president and CEO of Williamson Inc., on Feb. 1. He was formerly head of Williamson County’s economic development department, which basically dissolved and moved its functions to the current structure. Williamson Inc., serves as the governing body of sorts for the chamber of commerce and economic development. The organization…