How inaugural ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ led to successful Williamson County partnerships

    By Suzie Lind, Director of Membership Development, Williamson, Inc. While sitting on blankets, camping chairs, bleachers and the Royal seats, nearly 1,400 people were entertained over four evenings by Williamson County’s first-ever performance by the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. Opening night for The Comedy of Errors at Academy Park was Thursday, September 29 and,…

Franklin Named One of America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

October 26, 2016 The Franklin Patch by J. R. Lind FRANKLIN, TN — Rapid job growth, high incomes, historic sites and bucolic vistas make Franklin one of America’s 50 Best Cities to Live in, says a national business website. The 24/7WallSt.com site ranks Franklin at No. 36 on its list of best places to call…

Franklin entrepreneur encourages businesses to ‘think differently’

October 25, 2016 The Tennessean by Ray Howze Louis Upkins Jr., a Franklin native and entrepreneur, wants companies to treat their families like their customers. He wants people to “think differently” about how they interact with friends and family. If they do that, he said, it will help grow Franklin and maintain its healthy business…

Brentwood Makes Top 20 List in Air Quality Ranking

October 21, 2016 The Brentwood Patch by Chris Gaudet BRENTWOOD, TN — The city of Brentwood and its neighbor, Franklin, received special praise this week for their air quality in a study sponsored by a maker of air purification systems. On Tuesday, Alen Corp. released its first annual list of “the 20 Best Cities to…

Franklin Makes Top 20 List in Air Quality Ranking

October 21, 2016 The Franklin Patch by Chris Gaudet FRANKLIN, TN — The city of Franklin and its neighbor, Brentwood, received special praise this week for their air quality in a study sponsored by a maker of air purification systems. On Tuesday, Alen Corp. released its first annual list of “the 20 Best Cities to…

Made in Williamson, Made in Fairview

Fairview High’s Mechatronics program aims to fill the skills gap in local manufacturing industry   By Charlane Oliver, Williamson, Inc. Director of Communication Every year on the first Friday in October, manufacturers across North America come together for Manufacturing Day to shed light on a rapidly growing talent shortage in the industry. This year, Manufacturing…

Williamson, Middle Tennessee, again show lowest unemployment

September 26, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Corey Little Middle Tennessee Counties once again turned in the lowest unemployment numbers in the state, with Williamson County’s 3.7% rate as the lowest. Davidson was close behind with 3.8 percent, and Maury was at 4.2. The state preliminary unemployment rate for August was 4.4%, with 138,300 unemployed…

A short trip through the history of traffic in Williamson County

September 15, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Corey Little Dial-up modems were the dirt roads of the Internet. Only with the advent of broadband, cable and high-speed connections — the interstates of the Internet — did the online community of today grow to what it is now. Likewise, the shift from dirt roads and turnpikes…