Students Look to Grow Side Hustles through new WCS Entrepreneurial Program

Students will learn how to successfully run their own business — or side hustles — when Williamson County Schools opens its Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center in August. Courses and technology in the EIC, a 10,000 sq. ft. annex adjacent to Franklin High School, will be available to ninth through twelfth grade students in WCS. The students, under the leadership…

Ribbon Cutting Signals New Chapter for McPhail Building, this time as Office for Downtown Franklin Association

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore believes the historic McPhail building on Main Street couldn’t be more ideal as the office and welcome center for the Downtown Franklin Association. And to help make it official, a ribbon cutting was held Tuesday morning to ceremoniously welcome Jill Burgin as the executive director of the Downtown Franklin Association and…

Economic Developers Kick Off Fourth Annual Economic Development Week

Hundreds of communities across North America are marking May 6-11, 2019 as the fourth annual Economic Development Week (EDW), celebrating the contributions by professional economic developers to create more economically vibrant and livable communities. “Economic development is at the core of every community, large and small, urban and rural. Increased awareness of the profession and…

Ruby Sunshine Instagram Contest – Win for your Mom

Ruby Sunshine: We’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day the entire week of May 6th:   ALL WEEK: Guests can win a well-deserving Mom in their life a private biscuit making class for herself and 4 friends by entering our Instagram contest.  ON MOTHERS DAY: Guests who order any Mimosa will get a free mom-themed button.   Details of the Instagram contest:   Take a selfie at Ruby…

Departing Food Bank CEO Encourages Businesses Owners to Support Nonprofits to Show Social Responsibility

After more than 30 years on the job, Second Harvest CEO Jaynee Day plans to retire from the food bank this summer. Before that she’s hoping to raise $5 million to support updates and expansion to the organization’s infrastructure. At a Williamson Inc. event on Friday morning, Day encouraged business owners to support local nonprofits…

Pilgrimage Helps BrightStone Celebrate The Big Payback to the tune of $40K

On Thursday, May 2, generous donors around Middle Tennessee “gave back” to BrightStone a total of almost $40,000 during The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Big Payback event. Roughly $18,000 was given online through the official Big Payback website while another $11,000 was given offline. An additional $10,000 in matching funds was generously provided by…