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.
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.
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.
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.
A new Jimmy John's sandwich shop located at 109 Signature Place in Lebanon opened its doors earlier this week.
The Hughston Clinic, a nationally known orthopaedic group, has announced its partnership with Lebanon's Premier Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
TriStar Health recently announced the retirement of TriStar Summit Medical Center CEO Jeff Whitehorn, effective May 31.
Matt Pillow has been promoted to vice president of First Freedom Bank, according to John Lancaster, chairman and CEO.
Wilson Bank & Trust Director of Technology Mark duBarry has been promoted to senior vice president, bank officials recently announced.
Mt. Juliet's new DQ Grill & Chill, owned and operated by Dairy Queen's largest franchisee, Fourteen Foods, opened its doors this week.
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.
Smith County native Chad Williams recently took ownership of the Lebanon Antique Mall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wilson Bank & Trust has named Wes Taylor regional president for the eastern portion of the bank's service area, bank officials recently announced.
Bank of Tennessee recently opened its permanent location in the Providence Station area of Mt. Juliet.
J.M. Insurance Agency in Lebanon recently hired Seth L. Dillehay as a sales executive.
An exciting rebranding and remodel of the Providence Marketplace Bath & Body Works will begin next month.
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.
Longtime Joint Economic and Community Development Board member Nelson Steed retired after nearly three decades of service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Like numerous Mexican restaurants across the Mid-South, Mi Ranchito proves to be a true family affair.
An upcoming expansion at Nissan in Lebanon has promised 81 new jobs for the area.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store shareholders journeyed to Lebanon headquarters on Thursday for their annual meeting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Halloween is fast approaching, and if you are like a lot of folks, you've waited till last minute to pick a costume.
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.
If you're a southern girl who loves her pearls - then head over to Lucky Pearl Designs at The Mill in Lebanon.
A prominent developer with huge ties to Mt. Juliet has pinpointed sister city Donelson for yet another development.
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.
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.
In one short year, Bloem Kind, a Ladies and Girls Apparel Shop, has blossomed.
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.
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
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
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.
LoJac, Inc. celebrated the acquisition of Kodi Klip at Five Oaks Gold & Country Club on Monday evening.
Sue Dickhaus is proving that natural beauty products can be both nourishing and luxurious - one delicious concoction at a time.
One of Wilson County's tastiest landmarks is under new ownership.
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.
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.
The community gathered to welcome Maplehurst Bakery to Wilson County on Wednesday.
Software engineer Parker Agee is excited to unveil his vision for a co-working community at The Mill at Lebanon this fall.
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.
A distributor of exterior building products serving the lumber and building materials industry has opened its newest distribution center in Lebanon.
The term "when pigs fly" is tossed about from time to time. It basically means it "ain't gonna" happen.
Donnie Danner knows too well the old saying "lightning never strikes twice," is just that - a saying.
Agee & Johnson Realty and Auction of Wilson County and Parks Auction Co./Parks Realty recently announced the completion of a merger effective March 1.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mt. Juliet city officials said this past January was the highest sales tax month on record.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prior to its annual banquet Tuesday night, the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce presented several awards to local businesses, organizations and community leaders.
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.
Tennessee Cheesecake will hold it's 5th Annual Dock Sale on Friday and Saturday, with special sales open to the public.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - on the Lebanon Public Square, that is.
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.
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.
Wilson County native Grant Owens scored a position with an elite technology firm last year.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store shareholders gathered at the Central Office in Lebanon on Thursday for their annual meeting.
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.
Hate it when you spill a little gasoline while refueling your lawn mower or weed trimmer?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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