U.S. News rankings place Williamson high schools near the top in Tennessee

April 20, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Emily West This year’s U.S. News and World Report along with the Washington Post placed several of Williamson County’s high schools as some of the top in Tennessee. Brentwood ranked the highest, at No. 5, with Ravenwood and Franklin High School following in slots No. 7 and No.…

Leadership Franklin announces 2016 scholarship recipients

  Leadership Franklin Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients Madison Ovies and Valerie Romanko receive scholarships FRANKLIN, TN – Leadership Franklin recently announced its 2016 scholarship recipients, Madison Ovies and Valerie Romanko, during the organization’s Twentieth Anniversary Celebration on April 7. Ovies is a May 2013 Franklin High School graduate and a current student at West Virginia…

The Point Newsletter – April 2016 Issue

The April issue of “The Point” is now available! Get the latest Chamber news in today’s print edition of The Tennessean. In this issue: What we learned from #Outlook2016 + photo highlights How the tech industry is driving Williamson County’s growth Fashion and beauty tips from the 12 & Broad experts Leadership Brentwood and Leadership Franklin call for…

Public invited to largest showcase of WillCo businesses

  By Charlane Oliver The 2016 Business & Education Expo is back by popular demand, featuring the largest showcase of Williamson County businesses and schools. The highly-anticipated event takes place Tuesday, June 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Factory at Franklin’s Liberty Hall, but this time expect a bigger and better expo.…

Applications available for Leadership Brentwood Class of 2017

    BRENTWOOD, TN — Leadership Brentwood, a program to educate Brentwood area residents and others about the city and its leadership, is accepting applications through June 3 for the Class of 2017. Prospective class members are invited to attend an informational mixer at the Williamson, Inc. Chamber, 5005 Meridian Blvd. Suite 150, Franklin, TN…

Cool Springs Life Sciences Center rebranded as Innovation Park

March 29. 2016 The Tennessean by Getahn Ward Two months after buying the Cool Springs Life Sciences Center, OakPoint Real Estate has rebranded the property Innovation Park as it begins a marketing push to fill 64,682 square feet of vacant space. That vacancy at the campus, which was developed to be a hub for the Nashville area’s life sciences industry, represents roughly…

Tractor Supply Co. launches garden program with area schools

March 25, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Alison Nash Brentwood-based rural lifestyle retailer Tractor Supply Co. (NASDAQ: TSCO) has awarded $500 to more than 30 schools to help start or sustain a school garden program, according to a news release. “Dig It” is aimed to help students learn more about food sustainability and sourcing. “We…

Williamson County is adding jobs faster than anywhere in the U.S.

March 16, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Adam Sichko Source Most of us are familiar with the fact that Williamson County is the region’s premier corporate address, the fastest-growing county in the state and one of the 20 wealthiest in the nation, based on its median annual household income of $91,000. Now, for the first…

Williamson Chamber report highlights growth, transportation

March 15, 2016 The Tennessean by Collin Czarnecki Williamson County is feeling the ripple effects of Nashville’s tremendous growth. With more than 24,000 new jobs expected to be added by 2025, the county is expecting new employees and residents to continue to flock to the area. Matt Largen, Williamson Inc. president and CEO, said that growth will…