First Tennessee to keep adding branches here despite credit crunch

First Tennessee Bank plans to open as many as eight new branches in the next 18 months despite the nasty credit crunch tormenting regional banks. More

Healthways’ condition takes a downturn

Over the past couple of years, Healthways has grown by leaps and bounds, winning contract after contract for disease management services and expanding with an acquisition. More

The Chatter Class: Does property type play a role in eminent domain?

Eminent domain is moving to the forefront of chattering as the government moves to condemn Joy Ford’s property next to Music Row. More


Loveless Hannah Fellowship building Breen offices Vandy’s Army/Navy Downtown Kettle More

New Businesses

ON MUSIC ROW: Nashville economy rockin’ with ‘Hannah Montana’ film

The Hannah Montana feature currently being shot in Middle Tennessee is more than a feather in Nashville’s entertainment cap: It is also providing employment to hundreds of local people. More

Real estate transactions

Four ways to make your home stand out in a glutted market

It’s a rough time to be a home seller. Unfortunately, there are more people trying to sell their homes than folks who want to buy them. That means there’s a lot of “excess inventory” (unsold houses, if you’re looking to get around the jargon) that has to be sold before the current housing market turns around. More

Executive Appointments

Civic Bank & Trust names Parks assistant vice president More Wells Fargo makes additions to commercial banking office Clayton elected president of state’s justice association Gish, Sherwood welcomes new friends Fowler appointed to Metro Arts Commission

Dave Says

Dear Dave, My life insurance agent recently sold me a universal life policy. When I mentioned your name and asked if term life insurance was better, he laughed and said term insurance is horrible. I’m a little confused right now. What’s the truth here? —Guy More
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