Colorado Mayor to Williamson County: Private Sector Needs to Help Pay for Transit, too

Meaningful transit solutions in Middle Tennessee are going to require more than just talk from major business leaders. That’s been Jackie Millet’s experience, at least. The mayor of Lone Tree, Colorado, spoke at length about her city’s efforts to invest in transit, specifically light rail, at Williamson County’s annual transportation summit on Thursday. The summit focused…

Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop Opens New Cool Springs Location, Focuses on Community

Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop celebrated the opening of its newest location with a ribbon cutting Friday in partnership with Williamson, Inc. The Knoxville-based pie shop has grown to 27 locations across the Southeast in six years. They specialize in made-from-scratch pies in a variety of flavors and sizes. With a fondness for baking pies and…

East Tennessee-based Commercial Bank Opens Brentwood Location

Commercial Bank, headquartered in Harrogate, Tennessee, hosted a ribbon cutting on Tuesday in partnership with Williamson, Inc. to celebrate the opening of its Brentwood Maryland Farms branch.  The name may suggest only business loans. However, Commercial Bank offers a range of products for both consumers and businesses.   The full-service bank has 27 locations across East…

Puckett’s Boat House Welcomes Patio Season with Low Country Boil

Event offers all-you-can-eat seafood, drink specials to benefit Williamson County Animal Center   School’s out for the summer, and Puckett’s Boat House is celebrating with its second-annual Low Country Boil on Monday, June 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. The dog-friendly event, hosted in partnership with the Williamson County Animal Center, will feature all-you-can-eat food, drink…

Former TDOT commissioner: ‘Technology is the answer’ to traffic in Middle Tennessee

Williamson, Inc.’s First Friday event for this month focused on change, featuring former mayor of Franklin and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer. While the conversation started as one about changes in career, leadership and family matters, it quickly shifted into a discussion about changes to come in Middle Tennessee transportation. Schroer was brought…

Regional ‘Collaboration’ in Planning, Funding Emerges as Key to Success at Transportation Summit

A theme of regional collaboration and “money speaks” emerged at the annual Williamson Inc. transportation summit as the top ways to find regional traffic solutions and fund those solutions, eventually. According to Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham, summit keynote speaker Jackie Millet, mayor of Lone Tree, Colorado, delivered a presentation, that mirrors what is occurring…

Williamson County Residents, Leaders Weigh in on Public Transportation Issue

As Middle Tennessee roads experience more and more congestion, the proposed solutions are seemingly endless, but implementing an appropriate fix is no easy task. In acknowledgement of this problem, Williamson, Inc. hosted its Transportation Summit to discuss the South Corridor Study’s quest to engage the community and find a solution to this complex issue. The…