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

THE MUSIC BIZ: Beauty consultant is blazing a trail through music world

Native Nashvillian and entrepreneur Nyke has always been a huge music fan. One of the current shots on her Web site Xclusiveskin.com features her with a makeup brush in front of several seven-inch vinyl singles. More

MARKETPLACE: Unfinished Franklin office building fetches big price

CHD Meridian Healthcare hasn’t yet moved into its new Franklin headquarters but the building has been sold. More

Bland design not a worry for convention center

Cutting-edge architecture and Nashville. Historically, the two have been as synonymous as Appalachian folk music and Beijing. More

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

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

Real estate transactions

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