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Flatt joins First Freedom Bank
Flatt joins First Freedom Bank

Tori Flatt has joined First Freedom Bank as a financial services representative, according to Maliea Oakley, senior vice president and director of human resources.

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Parks promotes Shehane
Parks promotes Shehane

Parks in Lebanon recently congratulated Allen Shehane on his promotion to managing broker.

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Gastroenterologists form new independent practice
Gastroenterologists form new independent practice

Veteran gastroenterologists Dr. Neil Price, Dr. Elizabeth Lindsey and Dr. Mark Miller have formed GastroIntestinal Health Partners with offices in Lebanon and Nashville.

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First Freedom Bank ups dividend by 20 percent
First Freedom Bank ups dividend by 20 percent

John Lancaster, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of First Freedom Bancshares Inc., recently announced the board of directors has approved a 30-cent-per-share dividend payable to shareholders of record on April 28, with a payment date of May 19.

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First Freedom Bank promotes Trammel
First Freedom Bank promotes Trammel

Long-time First Freedom Bank Personal Banker Christy Trammel has been promoted to shareholder services representative, according to Chairman and CEO John Lancaster. Trammel will continue to operate out of the company's Lebanon headquarters.

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THW Insurance recognized as 'Trilogy Agency'
THW Insurance recognized as 'Trilogy Agency'

Locally owned independent insurance agency THW Insurance Services LLC was recently recognized by Westfield Insurance as a Trilogy Agency.

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Marger appointed CEO of TriStar Summit Medical Center
Marger appointed CEO of TriStar Summit Medical Center

Brian Marger was recently appointed chief executive officer of TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, effective June 1. Marger currently serves as chief operating officer of sister facility TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

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WB&T expands to Williamson County
WB&T expands to Williamson County

Wilson Bank & Trust recently announced the appointment of former Regions Bank senior vice president and Franklin resident Philip McCutchan as its president of operations in Williamson County.

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Piper named corporate VP for Powell & Meadows
Piper named corporate VP for Powell & Meadows

Earlier this year, Powell & Meadows Insurance Agency elected Phillip "Chip" Piper II as corporate vice president. Piper joined Raymond Allen Edwards and Phillip S. Piper as executive officers and principals of the company.

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Wilson Bank & Trust employees earn Consumer Credit diplomas
Wilson Bank & Trust employees earn Consumer Credit diplomas

Three local Wilson Bank & Trust employees are among the 40 graduates of the 2017 Southeastern School of Consumer Credit held at TBA Barrett Training Center.

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First Freedom Bank promotes Johnson
First Freedom Bank promotes Johnson

Laura Johnson, AAP, CAMS, has been promoted to assistant vice president of First Freedom Bank, announced John Bradshaw, president and chief operating officer. Johnson will continue to serve as deposit operations manager.

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First Freedom Bank promotes Johnson
First Freedom Bank promotes Johnson

Michelle Johnson has been promoted to senior loan specialist at First Freedom Bank, John Bradshaw, president and chief operating officer, recently announced.

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Hulse joins First Freedom Bank
Hulse joins First Freedom Bank

Kim Hulse has joined First Freedom Bank as a deposit operations clerk, according to John Bradshaw, president and chief operating officer.

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THW welcomes Baumgartel to new Donelson location
THW welcomes Baumgartel to new Donelson location

Locally owned independent insurance agency THW Insurance Services LLC recently announced it is expanding to Donelson with the addition of Joe Baumgartel to its team.

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Pleasant Grove Dental to host Free Dentistry Day
Pleasant Grove Dental to host Free Dentistry Day

Residents in Mt. Juliet and surrounding communities will have the opportunity to receive free dental services at Pleasant Grove Dental on Friday, April 21.

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Bellamy joins Neal & Harwell
Bellamy joins Neal & Harwell

Mt. Juliet resident Christopher M. Bellamy has joined the law firm Neal & Harwell, PLC, as an associate.

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Charter memberships available at The Pavilion
Charter memberships available at The Pavilion

The response to The Pavilion Senior Living's charter membership has been remarkable, according to Heather Nicholson Sadler, marketing director.

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First Freedom Bank promotes Morris
First Freedom Bank promotes Morris

Laura Morris has been promoted to operations officer and loan operations manager at First Freedom Bank, according to John Bradshaw, president and chief operating officer.

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Cookston earns PLCS designation
Cookston earns PLCS designation

J.M. Insurance Agency in Lebanon recently announced Kerri Beth Cookston has earned her Personal Lines Coverage Specialist (PLCS) designation.

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Jackson appointed to county industrial development board
Jackson appointed to county industrial development board

At its March meeting, the Wilson County Commission appointed Dr. Shanna Jackson of Mt. Juliet to the Wilson County Industrial Development Board.

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Goodall nominated for Wilson Bank Holding Company board
Goodall nominated for Wilson Bank Holding Company board

Wilson Bank Holding Company's board of directors has nominated area real estate leader Bob Goodall Jr. to become its newest member, company officials recently announced.

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UPS honors local drivers
UPS honors local drivers

UPS recently announced that 41 elite drivers from Tennessee, including a pair from Wilson County, are among 1,575 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.

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TriStar Summit's Bahner named Physician of Quarter
TriStar Summit's Bahner named Physician of Quarter

Roderick Bahner, M.D., a board-certified emergency care physician, was recently named Physician of the Quarter by the staff of TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage.

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First Freedom promotes Hawkins, Vance
First Freedom promotes Hawkins, Vance

John Hawkins and Phillip Vance have been promoted to assistant vice president at the Lebanon office of First Freedom Bank, according to John Lancaster, chairman and CEO.

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Lebanon Jimmy John's now open
Lebanon Jimmy John's now open

A new Jimmy John's sandwich shop located at 109 Signature Place in Lebanon opened its doors earlier this week.

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Premier Orthopaedics partners with Hughston Clinic
Premier Orthopaedics partners with Hughston Clinic

The Hughston Clinic, a nationally known orthopaedic group, has announced its partnership with Lebanon's Premier Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.

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TriStar Summit CEO Whitehorn to retire
TriStar Summit CEO Whitehorn to retire

TriStar Health recently announced the retirement of TriStar Summit Medical Center CEO Jeff Whitehorn, effective May 31.

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Pillow promoted to VP at First Freedom Bank
Pillow promoted to VP at First Freedom Bank

Matt Pillow has been promoted to vice president of First Freedom Bank, according to John Lancaster, chairman and CEO.

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Wilson Bank & Trust promotes duBarry to senior VP
Wilson Bank & Trust promotes duBarry to senior VP

Wilson Bank & Trust Director of Technology Mark duBarry has been promoted to senior vice president, bank officials recently announced.

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Dairy Queen returns to Mt. Juliet
Dairy Queen returns to Mt. Juliet

Mt. Juliet's new DQ Grill & Chill, owned and operated by Dairy Queen's largest franchisee, Fourteen Foods, opened its doors this week.

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Locals among Crye-Leike's top agents for 2016
Locals among Crye-Leike's top agents for 2016

Crye-Leike, the largest real estate company in Tennessee, recently announced its top 25 sales producers for 2016. The rankings were based on closed gross commission income.

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Lebanon Antique Mall under new ownership
Lebanon Antique Mall under new ownership

Smith County native Chad Williams recently took ownership of the Lebanon Antique Mall.

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Briley, Hughes take EMTAR honors
Briley, Hughes take EMTAR honors

During the recent Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors (EMTAR) awards banquet, 236 Realtors were honored for achieving sales goals for 2016, and two special awards went to Hunter Briley and Judy Hughes.

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First Freedom Bank promotes Ferrell
First Freedom Bank promotes Ferrell

Shelia Ferrell has been promoted to first vice president and managerial lender at the Lebanon office of First Freedom Bank, according to the bank chairman and CEO John Lancaster.

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Hamilton Machine Co. opens Lebanon store
Hamilton Machine Co. opens Lebanon store

After serving Nashville and the surrounding communities for more than six decades, Hamilton Machine Company recently announced its new store location at 309 Babb Drive in Lebanon.

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Artizan Insurance to open doors in Watertown
Artizan Insurance to open doors in Watertown

A new independent insurance agency will celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, March 2, from 2 until 4 p.m. on the Watertown Public Square.

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Dentist bonds roots with family business
Dentist bonds roots with family business

Dr. Jim Newman is a fourth-generation local business owner, beginning with Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Barbara's Dress Shop, Randy's Barber Shop, On-Call Medical and Pharmacy and Newman Appraisal.

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Wilson Bank & Trust promotes Taylor to regional president
Wilson Bank & Trust promotes Taylor to regional president

Wilson Bank & Trust has named Wes Taylor regional president for the eastern portion of the bank's service area, bank officials recently announced.

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Bank of Tennessee opens Providence Station location
Bank of Tennessee opens Providence Station location

Bank of Tennessee recently opened its permanent location in the Providence Station area of Mt. Juliet.

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Dillehay joins J.M. Insurance
Dillehay joins J.M. Insurance

J.M. Insurance Agency in Lebanon recently hired Seth L. Dillehay as a sales executive.

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B&BW gets rebrand to include White Barn Candle Co.
B&BW gets rebrand to include White Barn Candle Co.

An exciting rebranding and remodel of the Providence Marketplace Bath & Body Works will begin next month.

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Soothing Salt
Soothing Salt

It's one of the hottest tickets in Mt. Juliet and has caught on like wildfire. And while Third Coast Salt is a fledging business and will soon mark just a half a year open on North Mt. Juliet Road, its patrons are a loyal group and espouse the virtues of salt therapy - for both the body and the mind.

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Steed retires from JECDB Board

Longtime Joint Economic and Community Development Board member Nelson Steed retired after nearly three decades of service.

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Short Cakes Cakery: Making celebrations sweeter
Short Cakes Cakery: Making celebrations sweeter

It all started with an Easy Bake Oven for Nycole Donelson. She was about 7 or 8 years old and when those little packages of cake mix were used (in a couple hours) this mini-baker moved on to bigger and better things.

Just knee-high to a grasshopper and beyond spunky, Nycole would wedge herself between her momma and granny and soak up their pearls of wisdom about baking, and cooking in general.

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Sneak peek on progress of Rockie Williams' Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram dealership in Mt. Juliet
Sneak peek on progress of Rockie Williams' Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram dealership in Mt. Juliet

A dealership unlike any other in Middle Tennessee is set to open the second week of January in Mt. Juliet.

Rockie Williams' Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram broke ground Jan. 27 and has been going vertical ever since. Paul Hughes gave The Wilson Post a tantalizing first peek into its progress.

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LoJac acquired by Vulcan
LoJac acquired by Vulcan

LoJac announced on Thursday an agreement whereby Vulcan Materials Company will acquire the assets of LoJac's asphalt and construction divisions and its Monterey Sand business.

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Main Street Media, Wilson Post announce Owensby, Garrett promotions
Main Street Media, Wilson Post announce Owensby, Garrett promotions

Main Street Media of Tennessee, the parent company of The Wilson Post, has announced the promotions of two employees at its Lebanon-based newspaper.

Managing Editor Zack Owensby has been promoted to director of operations for Main Street Media of Tennessee.

Wilson Post Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett, who has worked with Main Street Media since 2012, will take over as editor of the newspaper.

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Moss' sets new roots for New Year
Moss' sets new roots for New Year

The iconic local florist sold its original place to Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary in 2016, but Moss' has since relocated and is still in business in North Mt. Juliet.

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Small Business Saturday a success
Small Business Saturday a success

The Saturday following Thanksgiving has become known as "Small Business Saturday" or "Shop Small Saturday" in recent years, encouraging holiday shoppers to pick up their gifts at small, independent businesses.

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My Place to break ground on new Lebanon hotel
My Place to break ground on new Lebanon hotel

My Place Hotels of America recently announced its latest franchise agreement, one that will bring a new four-story, 63-room hotel to Lebanon's south side.

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Culver's opens for hungry Christmas shoppers
Culver's opens for hungry Christmas shoppers

Just in time for Christmas shoppers ready to revive and rejuvenate with a great meal, a new, much-anticipated burger joint will open its doors in South Mt. Juliet in just a few days.

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South MJ Starbucks, Moe's to open in December
South MJ Starbucks, Moe's to open in December

On the heels of a many-months-long, contentious wrangle with the developer of south Mt. Juliet's Starbucks, a top level city official said it's on track to open end of December.

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Woman of Wilson: Shari Arnold
Woman of Wilson: Shari Arnold

This year Shari Arnold introduced the city of Mt. Juliet to her business, Third Coast Salt.

Third Coast Salt offers salt therapy, relaxation, skincare, waxing and more.

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Mi Ranchito celebrates 10 years in Watertown

Like numerous Mexican restaurants across the Mid-South, Mi Ranchito proves to be a true family affair.

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Nissan expanding, investing $57 million, creating 81 jobs
Nissan expanding, investing $57 million, creating 81 jobs

An upcoming expansion at Nissan in Lebanon has promised 81 new jobs for the area.

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Cracker Barrel welcomes stockholders to annual meeting
Cracker Barrel welcomes stockholders to annual meeting

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store shareholders journeyed to Lebanon headquarters on Thursday for their annual meeting.

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Journeys group to expand Lebanon operations
Journeys group to expand Lebanon operations

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and Journeys Group, a division of Nashville-based Genesco Inc., announced Tuesday the company will expand distribution operations in Lebanon, investing $35 million and creating 72 new jobs in Wilson County.

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Lebanon mother-daughter team named 2016 Rising Star
Lebanon mother-daughter team named 2016 Rising Star

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at Volunteer State Community College recently awarded Julie Miller-Wilson and Heather Hull of Lebanon's Body Kneads Inc. with the 2016 Rising Star Award.

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Belk contributes to United Way
Belk contributes to United Way

Belk recently announced a $2,488 contribution to the United Way of Wilson County and the Upper Cumberland. The check was presented to local United Way officials by Jeff Perry, store manager of Belk at Providence MarketPlace in Mt. Juliet.

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Crye-Leike agents rank among state's best
Crye-Leike agents rank among state's best

REAL Trends, which ranks the performance of residential real estate firms and teams in the United States, recently announced its fourth annual America's Best Real Estate Agents list for 2016, where two Wilson County agent team joined its prestigious rank of an elite group of real estate agents across the country.

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Wilson County Property Transfers- Sept 26-Oct 1
Wilson County Property Transfers- Sept 26-Oct 1

Wilson County Property Transfers Sept. 26 to Oct. 1, 2016

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Officials break ground on Bell Building
Officials break ground on Bell Building

Officials recently broke ground on a new commercial center in the Hamilton Springs transit oriented development off Highway 70 in West Lebanon. The 13,000-square-foot building, owned by Jack Bell and Rick Bell, will be 60 percent occupied upon completion, with businesses including an expanded Body Kneads, Etc. The move is expected to be complete in early summer 2017. Lose & Associates designed the building, which will be located on the east side of Hamilton Station Boulevard. Jack W. Bell Builders Inc. is the contractor. PHOTO COURTESY of JACK BELL BUILDERS.

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Iconic Moss' passing torch to senior dog rescue
Iconic Moss' passing torch to senior dog rescue

One of Mt. Juliet's most iconic and oldest locally-owned businesses has decided it's time to close shop.

In what owner Hale Moss said was a "bittersweet" decision, Moss' Florist and Garden Center on Lebanon Road in north Mt. Juliet finalized its sale on Friday after 40 years in operation.

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Hamilton Springs to add new commercial center
Hamilton Springs to add new commercial center

Developers behind Hamilton Springs, the West Lebanon transit-oriented development off Highway 70, will break ground today on the first commercial element of the development.

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Cute and creepy Halloween ideas
Cute and creepy Halloween ideas

Halloween is fast approaching, and if you are like a lot of folks, you've waited till last minute to pick a costume.

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Courtyard by Marriott opens in MJ
Courtyard by Marriott opens in MJ

Courtyard Hotel is now open in south Mt. Juliet's Providence Station and will bring the city's largest hotel event space, along with 96 rooms, innovative lobby space and an on-site restaurant with a Starbucks.

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Pearls of wisdom
Pearls of wisdom

If you're a southern girl who loves her pearls - then head over to Lucky Pearl Designs at The Mill in Lebanon.

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Prominent MJ developer branches to Donelson footprint
Prominent MJ developer branches to Donelson footprint

A prominent developer with huge ties to Mt. Juliet has pinpointed sister city Donelson for yet another development.

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Wilson Bank & Trust to break ground on operations center
Wilson Bank & Trust to break ground on operations center

In less than a week, Wilson Bank & Trust will break ground on a three-story, 67,000-square-foot operations building behind the bank's main office on West Main Street in Lebanon.

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Local plastics manufacturer sold
Local plastics manufacturer sold

SO.F.TER. Group, one of the world's largest independent thermoplastic compounders with U.S. headquarters near Highway 109 in Lebanon, announced Tuesday that it will be acquired by Dallas-based Celanese Corporation, a global technology and specialty materials company.

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Bloem Kind boutique blossoming
Bloem Kind boutique blossoming

In one short year, Bloem Kind, a Ladies and Girls Apparel Shop, has blossomed.

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Lebanon's La-Z-Boy retires at 93
Lebanon's La-Z-Boy retires at 93

When Charles Wise retires once and for all this week, the 93-year-old furniture salesman from Lebanon won't soon be forgotten by his co-workers at Hendersonville's La-Z-Boy Galleries.

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Lebanon Chamber holds Industry Appreciation Day
Lebanon Chamber holds Industry Appreciation Day

The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee recently held its annual Industry Appreciation Day, recognizing Lebanon's LoJac Inc. and their commitment and service to the community. Founded in 1983 by B.F. "Jack" Lowery and Donald G. Chambers, LoJac Inc. provides high quality services and materials to the construction industry throughout the Southeast. Members of the chamber committee had the opportunity to talk with LoJac's executive staff while employees enjoyed lunch from Honeybaked Ham Co. The chamber would like to extend a special thank you to CedarStone Bank for sponsoring the event. SUBMITTED

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Sammy B's celebrates ribbon cutting at new location
Sammy B's celebrates ribbon cutting at new location

Sammy B's Restaurant recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony, and owners Jim and Gina Stradley were joined by restaurant representatives, friends, family, Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead, Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Chair-Elect of the Board Judd Nave, Chamber of Commerce President Melanie Minter, chamber ambassadors and staff. Located at 705 Cadet Court, Sammy B's offers a "dining concept of tasteful surroundings and friendly staff" in a building rich with history, originally serving as the home of the president of Castle Heights Military Academy. SUBMITTED

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Dunkin' Donuts, NYNY Pizza on board at MJ's City Center
Dunkin' Donuts, NYNY Pizza on board at MJ's City Center

During an invitation-only tour of the new City Center in Northtown Mt. Juliet, it was revealed Dunkin' Donuts and NYNY Pizza will be among the many tenants.

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LoJac, Kodi Klip celebrate purchase
LoJac, Kodi Klip celebrate purchase

LoJac, Inc. celebrated the acquisition of Kodi Klip at Five Oaks Gold & Country Club on Monday evening.

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Bountiful Acres makes hand-crafted, natural products
Bountiful Acres makes hand-crafted, natural products

Sue Dickhaus is proving that natural beauty products can be both nourishing and luxurious - one delicious concoction at a time.

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Clayborn's back in business
Clayborn's back in business

One of Wilson County's tastiest landmarks is under new ownership.

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MJ Baskin Robbins hosts grand opening, ribbon cutting
MJ Baskin Robbins hosts grand opening, ribbon cutting

The official ribbon cutting for Baskin-Robbins was held last weekend at the Sellar's Park location in Mt. Juliet. Face painting, a spin-wheel for free ice cream and more drew people to the famous frozen eatery. Open since June, owners are excited about operating in Mt. Juliet.

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Panattoni to ink $44.7 million Superspeedway deal
Panattoni to ink $44.7 million Superspeedway deal

Panattoni Development Company is under contract to ink a $44.7 million deal to purchase Nashville Superspeedway's 1,400-acre site in Wilson County.

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Lebanon's Maplehurst Bakery turning out 1,200 donuts a minute
Lebanon's Maplehurst Bakery turning out 1,200 donuts a minute

The community gathered to welcome Maplehurst Bakery to Wilson County on Wednesday.

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Coworking Together
Coworking Together

Software engineer Parker Agee is excited to unveil his vision for a co-working community at The Mill at Lebanon this fall.

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Trucking not just 'for the boys'
Trucking not just 'for the boys'

She's doing double duty these days, busting the proverbial glass ceiling and making waves in a male-dominated industry while also debunking old-fashioned stereotypes of that same industry she said needs more respect.

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Guardian Building Products opens Lebanon distribution center
Guardian Building Products opens Lebanon distribution center

A distributor of exterior building products serving the lumber and building materials industry has opened its newest distribution center in Lebanon.

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Pick a ham, then let it fly
Pick a ham, then let it fly

The term "when pigs fly" is tossed about from time to time. It basically means it "ain't gonna" happen.

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MJ business owner says lightning does strike twice
MJ business owner says lightning does strike twice

Donnie Danner knows too well the old saying "lightning never strikes twice," is just that - a saying.

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Agee & Johnson merges with Parks Auction, Parks Realty
Agee & Johnson merges with Parks Auction, Parks Realty

Agee & Johnson Realty and Auction of Wilson County and Parks Auction Co./Parks Realty recently announced the completion of a merger effective March 1.

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MJ booming, lists new businesses
MJ booming, lists new businesses

Not only are the buds popping this early Spring, business is as well in Mt. Juliet. Hardly a block goes by without the clang of machinery as a myriad of restaurants and shops go verticle.

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Tenants meet to make Square great again
Tenants meet to make Square great again

According to Historic Lebanon representatives, "Everything old is new again!" - and what better example of this slogan than the newly renovated, retailer occupied Lebanon Public Square.

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City wont allow South MJ Starbucks to open
City wont allow South MJ Starbucks to open

The city will allow only one business - Edible Arrangements - to open during negotiations with the developer of the controversial South Mt. Juliet Starbucks strip center under fire for "not stepping up" to provide a second access.

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New bank, Three Dog Bakery slated for Southtown MJ
New bank, Three Dog Bakery slated for Southtown MJ

A local developer has started construction on a massive project in south Mt. Juliet with a total of 45,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and office space.

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Wilson Bank announces 4-for-3 stock split
Wilson Bank announces 4-for-3 stock split

Wilson Bank Holding Company recently announced a four-for-three stock split effective at the end of March, the institution's first stock split since 2007.

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Mt. Juliet sees highest sales tax month on record
Mt. Juliet sees highest sales tax month on record

Mt. Juliet city officials said this past January was the highest sales tax month on record.

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City sells funeral home property back to seller
City sells funeral home property back to seller

Though one Mt. Juliet city commissioner protested the city shouldn't be in the real estate or mortgage business, squires on first reading voted to sell two parcels of city property significantly below original appraised value, and accept payment over two years, interest free.

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MJ Mayor Hagerty: Year 2015 was 'planned progress'
MJ Mayor Hagerty: Year 2015 was 'planned progress'

While the cat was already out of the bag, Mt. Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty officially announced Wednesday his intent to run for reelection on the November ballot.

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Mt. Juliet Chamber announces new home
Mt. Juliet Chamber announces new home

The Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce's much anticipated "save the date" surprise was revealed yesterday with their announcement Feb. 29 at 2:29 p.m. ground breaks for a brand new, state-of-the-art complex in the heart Mt. Juliet, and they will be a tenant.

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Nominations open for Leadership Wilson
Nominations open for Leadership Wilson

Nominations and applications for the Leadership Wilson Class of 2017 are currently being accepted. Nominations can come from anyone in the community, and anyone in the community can be nominated as long as they live and/or work in Wilson County.

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Bradshaw named president at First Freedom
Bradshaw named president at First Freedom

John Bradshaw has been named president and chief operating officer of First Freedom Bank, according to Board Chairman and CEO John Lancaster. Bradshaw was previously executive vice president and COO.

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Vibe Auto hosts ribbon cutting
Vibe Auto hosts ribbon cutting

The community gathered on Monday afternoon for a ribbon cutting at Vibe Auto, located at 102 Trinity Lane in Lebanon. Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead attended the event, along with several members of the Lebanon/Wilson Chamber of Commerce.

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New businesses, remodels set for Providence
New businesses, remodels set for Providence

Two new stores will join the fray at Providence MarketPlace soon.

Providence General Manager David Heydasch announced Good Feet and Lizard Thicket have leased space at the marketplace and will open next month for one and later this summer for the other.

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MJ businessman rallies after undeserved negative attention
MJ businessman rallies after undeserved negative attention

The Mt. Juliet businessman unwittingly thrust into the social media limelight last week is making a statement of his own, admonishing those who put his livelihood in danger by listing his shop as a "meetup spot" for an anti-feminist rhetoric rally.

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Chamber Awards handed out
Chamber Awards handed out

Prior to its annual banquet Tuesday night, the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce presented several awards to local businesses, organizations and community leaders.

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Rockie Williams MJ dealership to break ground Wednesday
Rockie Williams MJ dealership to break ground Wednesday

Tabbed the top-selling dealership in Tennessee for Dec. 2015, Rockie Williams' Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram breaks ground Wednesday in Mt. Juliet for a new state-of-the-art facility unlike any in the area.

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TN Cheesecake to hold Dock Sale Friday, Saturday
TN Cheesecake to hold Dock Sale Friday, Saturday

Tennessee Cheesecake will hold it's 5th Annual Dock Sale on Friday and Saturday, with special sales open to the public.

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Christmas on Square full of free activities
Christmas on Square full of free activities

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - on the Lebanon Public Square, that is.

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MJ Starbucks, Moe's development wants rear access
MJ Starbucks, Moe's development wants rear access

Commissioner wants developer to provide cross access to project

A Mt. Juliet city commissioner is upset because he said a developer in his district indicated they won't provide cross access for its tenants and the general population. He hopes he can convince them to change their minds for the good of its tenants and citizens.

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Retailers ready for 'Small Business Saturday'
Retailers ready for 'Small Business Saturday'

Wes Wilkerson, left, thanks customer Garrett Bell as he makes a purchase at Wilkie's Outfitters on the Lebanon Square Wednesday. Shoppers are encouraged to visit smaller vendors on Small Business Saturday tomorrow. Wilkerson co-owns the new business with his wife Britney.

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Initiative helps local land dream job
Initiative helps local land dream job

Wilson County native Grant Owens scored a position with an elite technology firm last year.

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Cracker Barrel talks business with shareholders
Cracker Barrel talks business with shareholders

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store shareholders gathered at the Central Office in Lebanon on Thursday for their annual meeting.

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TriStar reveals exclusive expansion plans
TriStar reveals exclusive expansion plans

With plans for a satellite emergency room in Mt. Juliet at the Beckwith Road interchange, in line for a Certificate of Need hearing planned for Nov. 18, TriStar Summit CEO Jeff Whitehorn, in an exclusive interview, revealed even more plans the growing hospital has planned.

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Made in the USA: no-spill gas can revs up Lebanon
Made in the USA: no-spill gas can revs up Lebanon

Hate it when you spill a little gasoline while refueling your lawn mower or weed trimmer?

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Wonderful Group to build facility here

Tile, ceramics company to invest $150 million, create 220 new jobs
BREAKING -- A porcelain tile manufacturer made its plans to build its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Lebanon public Tuesday, and work on the company's 500,000-square-foot facility is currently underway in the Cherry Farm Industrial Site near Highway 109.

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Jr. High Rodeo to lasso $10M for economy
Jr. High Rodeo to lasso $10M for economy

Be prepared.

Although it's the Boy Scouts' slogan, it was the message being told by organizers of the 2016 Jr. High Rodeo to local business owners Thursday night.

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Park 40 gets negative nod from MJ planners

Mt. Juliet planners weren't pleased enough to recommend a project as-is that could bring as many as 2,000 jobs on East Division Street.

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New year means new businesses coming to MJ
New year means new businesses coming to MJ

The new year brings booming business in West Wilson, with a new motel complete with restaurant and bar in the south side and a White Castle, two Starbucks, Moe's Southwest Grill and more in the mix.

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Under Armour breaks ground, MJ business booms, Vanatta steps down at Lebanon Chamber
Under Armour breaks ground, MJ business booms, Vanatta steps down at Lebanon Chamber

Commercial growth has been strong in the county during the year. Under Armour and FedEx both announced they're building new distribution centers near Mt. Juliet's new I-40 exit at Beckwith Road. Softer Inc. located a plastics plant on North Highway 109, and GoodSports picked Lebanon for its planned sports village.

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Woman of Wilson: Susie James
Woman of Wilson: Susie James

It was because of the encouragement of her step-father Bill Barry that Susie James took a leap of faith and brought local radio back to Wilson County in 1993.

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Global automotive supplier chooses Mt. Juliet

A leading global automotive supplier plans to open a new shipping warehouse in Mt. Juliet this spring.

DENSO, headquartered in Japan, is a leading automotive parts supplier. They plan to invest $6.7 million to open a logistics and shipping warehouse on Couchville Pike, near State Route 840 in April. They will lease the 165,000-square foot Wilson Commerce building.

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MJ finalizes property sale to Lebanon car dealer

Monday night (Nov. 10) city commissioners put into motion a measure that brings another new car dealership to Mt. Juliet.

In a 3-0 vote (Mayor Ed Hagerty and outgoing District 4 Commissioner Jim Bradshaw absent), Mt. Juliet city commissioners approved a resolution to finalize the sale of eight city-owned acres on Pleasant Grove Road in the Paddocks area to Premier Dodge Chrysler Jeep LLC of Lebanon.

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