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On Music Row: CMA exec Benson retires after nearly 30 years of leadership

Ed Benson officially retired from CMA on Aug. 19 after 29 years with the organization. He was the group’s associate executive director from 1979 to 1991 and executive director from then until 2005. More

Nashville at Law: Appellate ruling may impact nursing homes

A recent ruling by the Tennessee Court of Appeals may add an additional step to the emotionally straining process of placing an incapacitated loved one in a nursing home. More

Creating Places: Will May project hold up over the long term?

This is the second of two fictional future trips to Bells Bend, where the May family and developer Tony Giarratana have proposed a mixed-use development they say will ultimately generate 95,000 jobs and $100 million in annual tax revenues. Read the account of the first ‘visit’ to May Town Center, go to and search for “Grandpa Fred.” More

East Nashville’s next residential step

Nashville-based Double A Development will unveil Tuesday evening its plans for the first major Class-A apartment complex in East Nashville. More

Bricks & Mortar

Office condos near Centennial Park First steps on Midtown apartments Green Hills Y addition American Center renovation Mall moves at Opry Mills, 100 Oaks Athletic growth at Harding East Nashville Otter’s location Scrap yard staying put More Dunkin Donuts New hat for college library Docs on the move Industrial space near CBD Lawyer group growing downtown More

Real estate matters: What to look for in a real estate agent

There are good real estate agents and bad real estate agents. And within each category are agents whose behavior puts them at the very top and very bottom of the spectrum. More

LifePoint COO Gracey to retire

Following the close of trading Thursday, LifePoint Hospitals announced that executive vice president and chief operating officer William 'Bill' Gracey plans to retire after next April. More

Dave Says: Help needed for a teenage motorist at home

My daughter is 16, and has just started driving. She has a part-time job and budgets her money, too. But ever since she got behind the wheel our insurance rates have been through the roof. More

Executive Appointments

Urban League of Middle Tennessee names president & CEO More Fleet One announces OTR sales hires Metro Ready Mix adds two managers Boult adds real estate, finance attorney New executive director for The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation Search firms hires manager, recruiter

Healthways extends four-state Blue Cross deal

Disease management firm Healthways has renewed its contract with Premera Blue Cross, an insurance plan with affiliates in Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Alaska. More

Banker moves into nonprofit sector

Saint Thomas Health Services has named Jennie Renwick senior development officer and major gifts director for the Saint Thomas Health Services Fund. More

Bangalore bound: Local execs plan trade mission

Three local industry associations Tuesday announced plans to mount a trade mission to India next February. More

American Esoteric execs resurface with oral venture

A group of clinical laboratory veterans has launched a new Nashville-based company focused on oral medicine. More

CCA fires back with PR push

Bedeviled this year by negative publicity on several fronts, Corrections Corp. of America late last week launched a public relations push to counter what it says are biased reports. More

Rising costs swallow stimulus checks

Rising fuel and food prices have erased the impact of the $92 billion in government stimulus checks distributed so far, according to Franklin-based research firm IHL Group. More

Chrysler cutbacks followed by local dealership sales

A month after Chrysler announced plans to slash another 1,000 jobs, two of its local dealerships have changed hands. More

Private-school endowments cover financial aid, campus growth and more

The old man’s money is still at work, 153 years after his death. More

The Chatter Class: Planning's new moxy

The Metro Planning Commission put on an amazing display last Thursday night during the discussion over the May Town Center. More

Nashville At Law: Area firm hit with $110M suit alleging non-compete breach

A Knoxville company has filed a complaint against Nashville-based Randa Solutions and its owner Martin Reed, accusing them of violating a non-compete agreement and asking for more than $100 million in damages. More

On Music Row: Country chart features three top 10 debuts

The sales week ending Aug. 10 included Top 10 country album debuts from Heidi Newfield, Keith Anderson and Jamey Johnson. More