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Ferrell to start media company

Nashville Scene publisher Chris Ferrell will step down next week to start up a new media company with an unnamed local investor, Ferrell told The City Paper Thursday. More

VUMC considers $203 million Children's Hospital expansion

The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has approved $5.4 million in planning fees for a proposed eight-story addition to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital. More

Regions names new statewide president, outlines plans for expansion

Signage on the building formerly known as AmSouth Center was only changed last week. More

Regions names Herron state president

Regions Bank officials announced this morning that Keith Herron has been named regional president for the state of Tennessee, and that Nashville is now the company’s formal headquarters for state operations. More

Anticipating expansion, Meridian Healthcare moves to Franklin

A Nashville-based health care company is moving to Williamson County, and doubling its usable office space in the process. More

Franklin Synergy secures state charter

Franklin will likely, by November, be home to the town’s only locally owned and operated community bank. Again. More

Famed producer now operates his own office

For nearly 25 years, Tony Brown ranked at or near the top among successful country music executives. His lengthy list of signees included Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Kelly Willis, Todd Snider, Allison Moorer, The Mavericks, Cross Canadian Ragweed and Shooter Jennings. More

Airport board adopts policies to boost minority contracts

The Metro Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) has adopted a set of policies geared to improving the diversity of companies contracted to complete airport work. More

Most expensive homes now even pricier, courtesy of ‘jumbo’ mortgage trends

Mortgage rates for home loans of $417,000 and higher — called “jumbo” loans — are up by an average of 1.25 percentage points over rates several months ago, local brokers say. More

Gibson continues to fight fakes

Following up on earlier warnings, Nashville-based Gibson Guitar Corp. is continuing to fight sales of counterfeit guitars bearing the Gibson name. More

Complaints lead FAA to alter flight patterns

Decisions to divert air traffic over East Nashville this summer created a lot of noise. And it didn’t just come from the planes. More

Westin developer faces delays elsewhere but isn’t worried

An executive with the developers of the proposed 201-foot Westin hotel/condo tower on Lower Broad downtown — Fayetteville, Ark. developer The Barber Group — said his company is not in trouble despite well publicized delays on two major projects in the company’s home state including work on another Westin. More

Bellevue Center plans filed with Metro Planning Commission

Foursquare Properties Inc., the prospective buyer of struggling mall Bellevue Center, on Thursday filed redevelopment plans for the mall with the Nashville Metropolitan Planning Commission. More

Pinnacle Construction names CEO

Winfreys plan Cleveland Park redevelopment

Nearly an acre of land in East Nashville’s troubled Cleveland Park neighborhood may be redeveloped into a mixed-use retail and residential space, courtesy of a Nashville couple with strong ties to the area. More

Mill Hill project finally gets rolling

With Thursday’s official groundbreaking of the Rolling Mill Hill condominium development looming close, sale of land for the development is expected to officially close today, a Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) spokesperson said Tuesday. More

Changes likely for 100 Oaks Mall traffic access

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s forthcoming facilities at 100 Oaks are not slated to be completed until next summer, but changes in the area are likely on the way sooner than that. More

Will the city continue to have an economic development mayor?

Prompted by the August announcement that Verizon Wireless is in the process of establishing a potentially 1,300-employee regional headquarters in Williamson County a quiet but recurrent issue in debates between mayoral candidates Bob Clement and Karl Dean has been the balancing act between local and regional business recruitment. More

Developer says Westin financing not secured

The Barber Group confirmed Thursday that it has yet to secure financing and to purchase land for the 201-foot, $125 million Westin hotel/condo tower it plans to build downtown along the Lower Broad honky-tonk strip. More

Area Gateway center sold to Idaho company

Wednesday’s sale of a division of Gateway Inc. included a Nashville configuration center employing about 190 people. More