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2017 Main Street Awards (formerly Besties) Finalists named
2017 Main Street Awards (formerly Besties) Finalists named

The Finalists have been announced for the 2017 Main Street Awards (formerly Besties) sponsored by All Access Coach Leasing.

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'Boro business owner pleads guilty to tax evasion

Melissa Sue Baker, 39, of Murfreesboro Tenn., pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court, to two counts of tax evasion, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jack Smith of the Middle District of Tennessee.

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2017 Main Street Awards -- Vote May 8-June 2

Who's the BEST in Sumner County? VOTE here and let us know

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La Vergne McDonald's upgrade looks like a million bucks
La Vergne McDonald's upgrade looks like a million bucks

"We invested quite a bit in the remodeling of the outside and the interior, and we especially redeveloped the Play Place for the kids and their families," Daughtry said. "We wanted to support the location, here in the city of La Vergne, and help improve the aesthetics of the area."

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NHC announces new chief information officer
NHC announces new chief information officer

National HealthCare Corporation announced long-time health care technology leader B. Anderson "Andy" Flatt has joined the company as senior vice president and chief information officer.

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FedEx deal a 'gamer changer' but could cause congestion
FedEx deal a 'gamer changer' but could cause congestion

As local leaders tout a $189.5 million investment here by FedEx, the proposal still must go through Murfreesboro's annexation and rezoning process and a traffic study to determine how to move delivery trucks on congested roads.

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Transformed center glitters for guests
Transformed center glitters for guests

Occasions Events provides venue for banquets, anniversaries and more.

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TrustPoint Hospital announces 148-bed expansion
TrustPoint Hospital announces 148-bed expansion

Healthcare provider to create close to 400 jobs over the next five years.

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Healthy choices ripe for the picking at Sprouts Farmers Market
Healthy choices ripe for the picking at Sprouts Farmers Market

Sprouts Farmers Market promises shoppers affordable, healthy options, like bountiful produce at bargain prices, and a pleasant shopping experience that rivals high-end grocers.

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Children's Orchard takes root from family's move
Children's Orchard takes root from family's move

Harsh winters, asthma drive new owners of clothing outlet south to the 'Boro.

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MTSU student wins top LaunchTN prize for tasty twist on Asperger's
MTSU student wins top LaunchTN prize for tasty twist on Asperger's

Food-truck pretzel business would provide jobs, social skills to those with autism

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Clark Maples welcomes new team member
Clark Maples welcomes new team member
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Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc. to open customer service center in La Vergne
Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc. to open customer service center in La Vergne
Human resources benefits administrative company to invest $2.9 million, create 120 new jobs.
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Fashion, networking tips at women's expo April 30 at MTSU
Fashion, networking tips at women's expo April 30 at MTSU

Fun, food and fashion await young women eager for the latest strategies to propel them to success.

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Steel Technologies LLC to expand in Rutherford County
Steel Technologies LLC to expand in Rutherford County

NASHVILLE-- Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Steel Technologies LLC officials announced today the company will build a new 83,000 square foot facility in Smyrna. Steel Technologies will invest $18 million to build the Smyrna manufacturing facility, the company's second location in Rutherford County, and create 50 new jobs.

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Rutherford ribbon cuttings
Rutherford ribbon cuttings
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Advance Auto brings new jobs to Rutherford County
Advance Auto brings new jobs to Rutherford County

Advance Auto Parts is set to invest $24.5 million in a La Vergne distribution center and create 200 new jobs in Rutherford County, officials announced.

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Conn's distribution center coming to La Vergne
Conn's distribution center coming to La Vergne

Houston-based Conn's HomePlus is set to build a distribution center in La Vergne, a $17 million investment expected to create 100 jobs, officials announced today.

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Schwan Cosmetics to create jobs
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Sunnington celebrates 14th anniversary
Sunnington celebrates 14th anniversary
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Rutherford County residents selected for upcoming Leadership Middle Tennessee class

Leadership Middle Tennessee (LMT) selected 37 leaders from 10 counties' community, nonprofit, academic and business sectors to participate in the 2016 Class of Leadership Middle Tennessee.

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Merchants can't see benefit to signage limits, view obscured by city's 'clear vision zone'
Merchants can't see benefit to signage limits, view obscured by city's 'clear vision zone'

Objections voiced at stakeholders' meeting Tuesday

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Gov. Haslam, Commissioner Boyd announce new manufacturing plant in La Vergne
Gov. Haslam, Commissioner Boyd announce new manufacturing plant in La Vergne

Kitchen & Bath Manufacturer to Invest $22 Million, Create Approximately 600 New Jobs.

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Hibbet Sports opens second Murfreesboro location
Hibbet Sports opens second Murfreesboro location

National athletic retailer Hibbett Sports, Inc. opened its newest store in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

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Allstate agent Poplin earns prestigious designation
Allstate agent Poplin earns prestigious designation

As a business leader and involved citizen in Murfreesboro, Agent Christopher Poplin of the Christopher Poplin Allstate Insurance Agency has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2015.

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Stones River Mall sold
Stones River Mall sold

Sterling Organization vertically integrated private equity real estate investment firm headquartered in Palm Beach, Fla., has announced the acquisition of Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro. The asset was purchased via the firm's institutional fund Sterling Value Add Partners II, LP.

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Realtors Scholarship deadline March 30
Realtors Scholarship deadline March 30

The deadline for college scholarship applications for the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors (MTAR) Scholarship program is quickly approaching.

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The Fresh Market could come to Murfreesboro
The Fresh Market could come to Murfreesboro

An upscale grocery store proposed for a 15-acre tract on Memorial Boulevard could be The Fresh Market.

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Bear It No More provides mix of craftsmanship with cause
Bear It No More provides mix of craftsmanship with cause

The daily lives of Rutherford County's Clark and Christi Powers do not differ too much from that of the everyday person, but their cause is one that is full of meaning and dates back to their childhood and upbringing.

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Starting your own business seminar Sept. 18

MTSU’s Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” on Sept. 18 from 3-6 p.m. at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce located at 3050 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.

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The way we were, and ready for 25 more!
The way we were, and ready for 25 more!
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United Way to host Business Before Hours in partnership with MTSU athletics

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties will host the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours in partnership with MTSU Athletics on Aug. 21 at 7:30 a.m.

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Patti James Named Executive Director for Leadership Middle Tennessee
Patti James Named Executive Director for Leadership Middle Tennessee

The Leadership Middle Tennessee board of directors announce that Patricia (Patti) James has been selected as the new executive director of the regional leadership program.

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Three named to First National advisory board

Officials of First National Bank Manchester announce the addition of three local businesspersons to its Murfreesboro Advisory Board.

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County Clerk alerts business owners of change in 2014 business tax renewal process

Rutherford County Clerk Lisa Duke Crowell wants to remind county business owners of a critical change in the business tax license renewal process --- the renewals must be filed online.

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Raiders’ Closet founder honored as MTSU student service gets new location
Raiders’ Closet founder honored as MTSU student service gets new location

Beginning next academic year, the service that makes sure MTSU students look their best when interviewing for jobs will have a permanent location.

Raiders’ Closet, the collection of donated gently used professional attire, will move into the former testing center next to the Career Development Center on the third floor of the Keathley University Center.

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Porter Flea returns to Track One for summer market
Porter Flea returns to Track One for summer market

The time once again is at hand for Nashville’s premier, modern handmade market, Porter Flea. Taking place June 6-7, the market returns to the Track One building in Nashville for a consecutive time.

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Business seminars at Chamber on May 28-29

A seminar aimed at giving aspiring entrepreneurs insight on what a business plan is, why it is important, and what the major sections of the plan are will be held at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce on May 28 from 3-6 p.m.

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Affordable Care Act for small business owners May 20

Small business owners are invited to learn what options are available for themselves, their families and their businesses under the Affordable Health Care Act at seminar in Columbia on May 20.

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MTSU ‘BEST’ career fair a ‘win-win’ for students, employers
MTSU ‘BEST’ career fair a ‘win-win’ for students, employers

 

After making the rounds speaking with representatives from companies ranging from the Hershey Co. to Walgreens to PepsiCo, MTSU senior Tyler Baker was pleased with his visit to the Business Exchange for Student Talent, or BEST, career fair inside the Student Union Ballroom.

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Coconut Bay celebrates 15 years by giving back
Coconut Bay celebrates 15 years by giving back

 

Coconut Bay Café celebrated its 15th year in business on Tuesday night, and at the same time, took advantage of an opportunity to give back to the community.

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The basic steps of business banking
The basic steps of business banking

 

Business owners who have a relationship with a business banker have the benefit of an experienced partner to help them meet their business objectives.

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Rutherford County: A Seal of Approval

 

The previous year was an advantageous one for Rutherford County and 2014 looks to be one with much promise as well.
When it comes to jobs, Rutherford County saw over 2,300 new jobs created and $283 million in capital investments were made by the relocation or expansion of companies operating in the county.

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'Starting your own Business' seminar on March 5


 

MTSU's Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” on March 5 from 3-6 p.m.

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Doing government business seminar on March 4

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Man arrested in Food Mart break-in

 

The Food Mart across from Bell Jewelers was hit by an unknown culprit who may have been caught on tape, according to a recently filed report. It was the fifth business broken into in the past week and a half in Murfreesboro.

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Local ADHD coach picked to speak at conference
Local ADHD coach picked to speak at conference

New Beginning Coaching Services announced this week that Jason B. Bour has been picked to speak at the Tennessee Department of Education’s Partners in Education Conference at the Opryland Hotel and Conference later this month.

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Future business leaders to compete at conference
Future business leaders to compete at conference

Future business leaders will test their mettle against their peers in a competition at Middle Tennessee State University this week.

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Fifth Third promotes longtime employee
Fifth Third promotes longtime employee

Fifth Third Bank has promoted Ryan Walsh to assistant vice president and retail regional manager, company officials announced Tuesday.

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Brentwood Services names new claims examiner

Brentwood Services Administrators Inc. recently promoted Amber Johnson, of Murfreesboro, to the position of claims examiner, according to a press release.

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Domino's prepped for busy Super Bowl
Domino's prepped for busy Super Bowl

Forty-eight years ago, America tuned in to a football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. It was Super Bowl I.

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FNB Mortgage announces promotions

Two high-producing mortgage loan officers have been promoted to vice president by First National Bank of McMinnville, company President Pieter van Vurren recently announced.

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AAA to hold job fair in Nashville

AAA is holding a career fair next week in an effort to hire more than 100 people to fill roadside assistance customer advocate positions for its brand new customer interaction center.

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MyTV30 introduces 'High School Hoops' to area
MyTV30 introduces 'High School Hoops' to area

Two Rutherford County high school rivals faced off on the hardwood last week when Oakland and Blackman met in another key District 7-AAA game.

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ExpressJet hires MTSU flight instructors
ExpressJet hires MTSU flight instructors

An agreement between the Middle Tennessee State University aerospace department and ExpressJet Airlines recently paid dividends when six university flight instructors were hired after all completed the same-day interview process.

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Buick Encore offers elegant package

Years ago, older and wiser friends and family advised us to travel while we still can, and not wait until it became too difficult because of age and ailments.

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Tennessee Oncology recognized for service

Tennessee Oncology has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program as a practice committed to delivering the highest quality in cancer care, company officials announced Tuesday.

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New CEO of StoneCrest named
New CEO of StoneCrest named

Louis F. Caputo has been named chief executive officer of TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, company officials announced Friday.

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McDonald's restaurants raise funds for Ronald McDonald House repairs

McDonald’s restaurants in Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky raised more than $76,000 on Monday for the Nashville Ronald McDonald House by donating all proceeds from 79-cent cheeseburger sales, company

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United Way names new board officers

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has announced its 2014 board officers and members.

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Moving company expanding to Murfreesboro
Moving company expanding to Murfreesboro

Nick Roerig and Gordon Shaffer, the owners of the Two Men And A Truck franchise are opening a new office in Murfreesboro, according to a recent announcement.

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New dental institute opening soon

The Tennessee Professional Training Institute grand opening will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, company officials recently announced.

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Moxie Art Supply offers hometown service

The city may be rapidly growing, but when it comes to businesses there are many that are still owned by individuals from right here in town.

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BURRISS: Is net neutrality worth it?
BURRISS: Is net neutrality worth it?

Service providers have expended great sums of money on Internet infrastructure, so should they not be allowed to set whatever rates they want, with more favorable rates going to the largest users?

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Bed, Bath and Beyond relocates to The Avenue
Bed, Bath and Beyond relocates to The Avenue

Bed, Bath and Beyond has relocated to The Avenue Murfreesboro from its longtime location in The Oaks shopping center off North Thompson Lane.

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Veloster Turbo gets new look

We have watched Hyundai with great interest since the Korean company started selling cars in the U.S. in 1986, but we’ve been especially fascinated the last few years as it went from being the butt of jokes to being an industry leader.

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Realtors offering scholarships

The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors has begun its annual scholarship awards process for fall 2014.

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Fifth Third Bank names new sales managers

Fifth Third Bank recently announced the promotion of two affiliate leaders to the roles of area sales managers for the Tennessee mortgage division.

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Amazon looking to fill 500 positions

Amazon.com Inc. is actively hiring for more than 500 full-time positions with benefits starting at its fulfillment center in Murfreesboro, company officials recently announced.

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Sherrill Pest Control receives national recognition
Sherrill Pest Control receives national recognition

Sherrill Pest Control has been recognized by Pest Control Technology, a national trade publication for the industry.

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Bonnaroo partners with Nashville airport for arts program

Officials with the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority have formed a new partnership for the award-winning Arts at the Airport program.

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Farmers starting to mix up cover crop cocktails

Industry looks to benefits of latest trend

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Tri-Star Title owner wins leadership award
Tri-Star Title owner wins leadership award

Leadership Rutherford has named the owner of Tri-Star Title and Escrow LLC as the 2013 recipient of the Pinnacle Award.

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New Jaguar model offers luxurious amenities

We can’t think of any auto company that has made as massive of turnaround as Jaguar.

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MMC leader named Business Person of the Year
MMC leader named Business Person of the Year

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Joey Peay, chief executive officer of Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, as the 2013 Business Person of the Year, officials announced Friday.

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Perfect Equipment updates company name

Perfect Equipment Inc. in Murfreesboro, a leading wheel balance weight company in North America, has updated its operating name to Wegmann automotive USA Inc.

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MTSU alumnus wants others to get a Gulley Grip

Former Blue Raider invents innovative workout

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Ford Focus ST offers higher performance
Ford Focus ST offers higher performance

We’ve driven the latest generation Ford Focus and the Focus Electric and liked them both, but to us, they simply don’t compare to the latest offering, the Focus ST.

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Chamber names Hood Business Legend of Year

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named John Hood as the 2013 Business Legend of the Year.

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Tangerine wins national philanthropy award

Tangerine Salon and Spa has been named for the second year in a row as one of the Top 200 salons in the nation.

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Cornerstone offering $25K scholarship

Cornerstone Financial Credit Union recently announced that it is accepting applications for its fourth annual $25,000 scholarship fund, supporting college-bound students in Middle Tennessee.

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Realtor receives award for ethics
Realtor receives award for ethics

The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors has awarded John Turner of Bob Parks Realty, Northfield, the 2013 Rutherford County Code of Ethics Award of Excellence.

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Local entrepreneur keeps pushing Alley Cat Tea

Stephen Ashburn, of Murfreesboro, said he sometimes feels as if he is like David taking on Goliath. He has the faith and believes his mission has merit, but knowing where to place his best shot is a little daunting.

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Centerstone honored with Program of Excellence Award
Centerstone honored with Program of Excellence Award

The Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations recently recognized Centerstone for its mental health services and community outreach efforts during its annual awards ceremony in Murfreesboro.

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Popularity of vaping continues to grow

As more and more people try to quit smoking, the electronic cigarette industry continues to gain ground, including here in Rutherford County.

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Redesigned Corolla should help Toyota keep top spot
Redesigned Corolla should help Toyota keep top spot

When a company sets out to reinvent the best-selling vehicle of all time – over 40 million sold worldwide to date – it has to work very carefully, especially when it comes to the design.

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United Way adds to staff

Michelle Russell has joined the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties staff in the role of relationship manager, according to a press release.

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Target data breach could bring more problems

The massive data breach at Target Stores that exposed debit and credit information for millions of shoppers is leading to even more dangers ahead, according to experts.

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Longtime insurance agent joins Allstate

Allstate Insurance Company continues is expanding with the addition of the Thomas Insurance Group to its agency force in Rutherford County.

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BURRISS: Private companies share blame too
BURRISS: Private companies share blame too

Two things seem to have gotten people really stirred up about privacy lately: the revelations that the National Security Agency has a massive program of data mining and the fact that so many companies are collecting an inordinate amount of it about each of us.

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Fellowship draws diners to Parsley's Store
Fellowship draws diners to Parsley's Store

More than food brings customers to rural eatery

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First Tennessee to open office in Charleston

The mid-Atlantic division of First Tennessee Bank announced Monday it will soon open its first office in the Charleston, S.C., area.

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Input sought on citywide comprehensive plan

The city of Murfreesboro has released a request for proposals for qualified consultants to prepare a citywide comprehensive plan.

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Exit Realty agent receives national award

Joseph Petno, an agent with Exit Realty of the South was recently honored with the coveted Silver Award by Exit Realty Corp. International.

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Psychologist relocates practice to Murfreesboro
Psychologist relocates practice to Murfreesboro

Dr. David Mathis has relocated his psychology practice to Murfreesboro, following many years of serving the Tullahoma area.

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United Way annual financial report released

The United Way’s annual report for June 1, 2012, to July 30, 2013, is now available at www.yourlocaluw.org.

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Midstate consumer outlook worsens
Midstate consumer outlook worsens

With the holiday season in full swing, midstate consumers have a gloomier economic outlook compared with their views earlier this fall, according to a recent study.

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Student entrepreneurs win cash for best business ideas

Three Middle Tennessee State University students recently earned cash for their business concepts after pitching them during the university’s first Student Business Idea Competition.

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BURRISS: Self-restraint likely best online strategy

Can you sign away your right to criticize a company you do business with?

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LETTER: Time has come to raise minimum wage

Cities that have passed living wage laws require higher than minimum wage so that workers contribute to the local community as consumers.

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Nissan makes changes to leadership

In a move designed to enhance performance across key areas within its North American operations, Nissan recently announced a number of leadership changes.

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O Christmas trees!
O Christmas trees!

Wildwood Tree Farm offers holiday family fun

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Eastes whips up delish recipes
Eastes whips up delish recipes

Chef recalls long career in spotlight

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Longtime banker returns to Wilson Bank

A longtime banker who once worked for Wilson Bank & Trust has rejoined the company as a financial adviser at the Northwest Broad Street location in Murfreesboro.

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Haslam: Skilled workforce vital for economy
Haslam: Skilled workforce vital for economy

Governor cites grant in pushing for education goals

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TSU president joins Pinnacle board
TSU president joins Pinnacle board

Tennessee State University President Glenda Baskin Glover has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Pinnacle Financial Partners.

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Read to Succeed names new literacy coordinator
Read to Succeed names new literacy coordinator

Amy Swartz has been named the new family literacy coordinator for Read to Succeed, according to a press release.

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Roscoe Brown hires new sales rep

Elizabeth “Liz” Stuard has joined Roscoe Brown Inc. as service and sales representative, company officials recently announced.

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INSIDE MTSU: Workshops aimed at drawing out entrepreneurs

MTSU recently celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week with a series of workshops and speakers designed to tap into the innovative and creative juices in abundant supply throughout the midstate.

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New generation of Rogue gets nice redesign
New generation of Rogue gets nice redesign

Totally redesigned and re-engineered for 2014, the Nissan Rogue is a product of the company’s Common Module Family architecture.

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Former head of nonprofit joins Crye-Leike
Former head of nonprofit joins Crye-Leike

Diane Stockard, a former branch director of the Boys and Girls Club of Rutherford County in Smyrna, has joined Crye-Leike Realtors.

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Haslam to speak at chamber luncheon

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will host Gov. Bill Haslam next week at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.

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United Way to benefit from Reeves-Sain flu shot program

A portion of every flu shot given by Reeves-Sain Drug Store will benefit the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties this year.

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Small-business seminar to be held next week

The Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on starting a business on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

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Journeys secures state contract to package drug-testing kits

Journeys in Community Living has secured a new contract that allows the individuals served by the nonprofit to learn valuable job skills while earning cash, officials recently announced.

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Doctor joins TriStar StoneCrest medical staff

Dr. Meredith Schweitzer has joined TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, company officials recently announced.

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Fifth Third names new regional manager
Fifth Third names new regional manager

Fifth Third Bank recently announced the promotion of Dewayne King to vice president and retail regional manager.

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New Mercedes models offer many variations
New Mercedes models offer many variations

Mercedes-Benz has more models, variations and trims than any other automaker, and the model that brings the most cars to the list is the E-Class.

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Guaranty Trust hires new account executives

Guaranty Trust Company has announced the hiring of Bill Hart and Mark Wilson as wholesale account executives.

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MidSouth Bank to merge with Franklin Synergy

MidSouth Bank in Murfreesboro will merge with the Franklin-based Network Inc., the parent company of Franklin Synergy bank, it was announced on Thursday.

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Special Kids breaks ground
Special Kids breaks ground

Special Kids Inc. broke ground Friday on its new rehabilitation services building near downtown Murfreesboro.

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Former newspaper editor joins open government group

The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has named Deborah Fisher as its new executive director.

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Saint Thomas employee recognized for outreach efforts

A Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital employee has been honored by the Tennessee Association of Social Workers for her work as the program coordinator of the Ministry in Motion mobile health unit.

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National retailers to join The Avenue lineup
National retailers to join The Avenue lineup

Several well-known retailers will be joining The Avenue Murfreesboro lineup in the next few months, including Bed Bath & Beyond.

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Tenn. reaches agreement in airlines merger challenge

The state of Tennessee has reached an agreement with US Airways and American Airlines regarding a proposed merger that the attorney general challenged, officials announced Tuesday.

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Improved Mazda6 offers smooth drive
Improved Mazda6 offers smooth drive

Mazda engineers and designers appear to be different from the rest of the auto industry.

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Realtors perform community service

Members of the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors performed a monthlong community service project during October.

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Schwan Cosmetics relocating headquarters to Murfreesboro

Schwan Cosmetics USA officials announced Wednesday that the company is consolidating its U.S. operations by building a new facility here.

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Special Kids to break ground on new facility
Special Kids to break ground on new facility

Special Kids Inc. will break ground Friday, Nov. 15, on its new rehabilitation services building near downtown Murfreesboro, officials announced recently.

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Job fair links veterans with employers
Job fair links veterans with employers

Group provides opportunities for former military

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Acura RLX steps up competition

The 2014 Acura RLX -- all new from the name up -- is advancing on the competition.

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BURRISS: Newspapers should rethink approach
BURRISS: Newspapers should rethink approach

Perhaps, it’s time to rethink what we mean by “journalism” and “newspaper.”

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Bob Lamb & Associates receives national award
Bob Lamb & Associates receives national award

Exit Realty Corp. International has honored one of the local leading real estate companies Exit Realty Bob Lamb & Associates with a top award.

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MTSU to conduct first veterans job fair

The first job fair for veterans at Middle Tennessee State University will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, on campus.

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Discovery Park opens in West Tenn.

Discovery Park of America, a multimillion dollar new tourist and educational attraction, opened there Friday, following months of preparation.

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Volkswagen impresses with 2014 lineup
Volkswagen impresses with 2014 lineup

There may be lots of enchanted places in the world, but few can compare to Napa Valley, which is also home to some of the most magnificent resorts in the country.

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Nissan executive joins Family Center board

Susan Brennan, vice president of manufacturing for Nissan North America, has joined the board of directors of Exchange Club Family Center.

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Longtime marketing executive joins Barker & Christol

The owners of Barker & Christol LLC, a Murfreesboro-based advertising and public relations firm, recently announced that Lee Rennick has assumed the role of vice president of marketing at the agency.

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Company looking to fill 5K warehouse positions

Staff Management | SMX announced Wednesday that it has more than 5,500 job openings for warehouse workers available.

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Sports Clips opens new store

Sport Clips Haircuts, a place company officials say where it is good to be a guy, opened a new location Oct. 18 on 2037 Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro.

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BURRISS: Consumers need opt-in option

For years, consumers have been warned to read the fine print in any kind of financial transaction.

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Mercedes CLA sports new sleek design
Mercedes CLA sports new sleek design

I often hear that some new product is a “game changer,” but I can’t think of any recent new car that would fit that description – until now.

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Crews respond to machine fire at Paulo Products

No one was injured when a fire broke out Monday afternoon inside Paulo Products Company after a machine malfunctioned.

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Azalea Court receives high health care marks

Employees and residents at The Arbors at Azalea Court celebrated this month when the assisted living facility received a deficiency-free rating from state inspectors.

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Nissan celebrates 10 millionth vehicle at Smyrna plant

Nissan celebrated two major milestones Tuesday with the first American-produced 2014 Nissan Rogue rolling off the line in Smyrna as the facility’s 10 millionth vehicle.

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MTSU students, alumni turn out for Fall Career Fair

Hundreds of sharply dressed Middle Tennessee State University students and alumni visited Wednesday the dozens of employers who had set up interview and information booths for the annual Fall Career Fair.

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Company pays it forward with donations to Raiders' Closet

One of the nation’s most prominent pharmaceutical corporations is making an investment in the future with a donation to the Raiders’ Closet at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Friends pay tribute to Davidson

More than 50 friends of Ken Davidson gathered recently at The Discovery Center in Murfreesboro to pay tribute to a man described as a brilliant marketing and promotions guru, creative photographer and videographer.

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Baptist Healing Trust awards grant to local clinic

The Primary Care & Hope Clinic has received a $48,750 grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, during its most recent grant cycle.

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Newspapers can make a difference
GUEST EDITORIAL: Newspapers can make a difference

As a publisher of a weekly newspaper, you find yourself doing a lot of different things. Both news and advertising become part of the daily routine.

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Nissan revises Pathfinder for 2014
Nissan revises Pathfinder for 2014

It has been our experience, as we grow older and wiser, that we gravitate to more relaxed and refined things. The same goes for vehicles.

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AAA tow trucks go pink for breast cancer awareness

For the second time, the Auto Club Group is wrapping some of its classic red, white and blue tow trucks and service vehicles the color pink in order to raise awareness of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in collaboration with the American Cancer Society.

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Economic experts offer optimistic outlook
Economic experts offer optimistic outlook

Speakers look to future at Murfreesboro conference

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Roly Poly serves it right up

It is just about lunchtime and your stomach is growling, but you have no idea what to eat.

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New MTSU engineering program could signal jobs
New MTSU engineering program could signal jobs

Barely had the ink dried on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s approval of the Middle Tennessee State University mechatronics engineering program when things began to stir in the university’s engineering technology department.

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For the love of the game
For the love of the game

Baseball icon Jolly retiring from scouting

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DoubleTree employee receives Hilton award

Hilton Worldwide recently honored Philip Stafford, a banquet employee at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels in Murfreesboro, with the Spirit of Care Award for his excellent performance.

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Toyota impresses with new Tundra model
Toyota impresses with new Tundra model

Toyota didn’t take me to the far reaches of the Alaskan tundra to introduce the all-new 2014 Toyota Tundra, rather they held the introduction at the Suncadia Resort.

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Fifth Third Bank awards $20K grant to Urban League

Fifth Third Bank recently invested $20,000 to the Urban League of Middle Tennessee’s Social Enterprise Development initiative, according to a press release. 

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INSIDE MTSU: Initiative aims to dress graduates for success

Because most college students and soon-to-be graduates need jobs but usually do not own the proper attire for interviews, Raiders’ Closet is once again offering to help by providing students with free clothes, shoes and attire this semester.

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VINSON: Online-only constraints could be deadly for some

It’s common knowledge that a majority of business communications is conducted online.

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Saint Thomas adds board members
Saint Thomas adds board members

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro recently added three members to its board of directors.

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Pinnacle recognized for workplace atmosphere

A national human resources consulting firm has named Pinnacle Financial Partners as one of the best workplaces in the country on its 2013 Best Small and Medium Workplaces list, published online this week in Fortune Magazine.

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Educational business seminars to be held next week

Budding entrepreneurs are invited to learn more about creating and implementing a business plan Tuesday, Sept. 24, during a workshop at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.

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New Range Rover handles variety of needs with ease

A few weeks ago, I wrote about driving the new Jaguar F-Type sports car on a variety of roads near Mount Rainer in Washington State.

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Nissan marks anniversary with $30K in donations
Nissan marks anniversary with $30K in donations

Nissan North America is donating a total of $30,000 to the organization in honor of 30th anniversary of production at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna.

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Knowing how to use social media becoming vital

As technology advances, so does the way businesses operate.

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Hale tapped to lead The Murfreesboro Post
Hale tapped to lead The Murfreesboro Post

With more than 25 years of experience in the business, the new editor of The Murfreesboro Post will likely be a familiar name to Rutherford County newspaper readers.

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Nissan offers perfect fit with new cargo van
Nissan offers perfect fit with new cargo van

While in San Diego covering the introduction of the new Versa Note recently, I also had a chance to spend a little time in the all-new Nissan NV200 van.

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Nissan sales surge in August

Nissan Division sales, spurred by gains of its top-selling, core models rose nearly 25 percent in August.

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Coconut Bay owners await ruling in lawsuit
Coconut Bay owners await ruling in lawsuit

Plaintiffs hoping for trial in Wilson Bank case

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Henry's Florist closes
Henry's Florist closes

Aug. 30 was a pretty normal day for most people around the Square, but for Henry Phillips, owner and operator of Henry’s Florist, it was the start of a new chapter in his life.

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Tensions with Syria send oil prices up

Although gas prices are more than last week, overall they still remain about 20 to 25 cents less than last year's averages for the Labor Day weekend.

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Foreclosures see year-over-year decrease

CoreLogic, a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, last week released its July National Foreclosure Report, which provides data on completed U.S. foreclosures and the national foreclosure inventory.

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OK Jose serves up best in Tex-Mex
OK Jose serves up best in Tex-Mex

Murfreesboro, the melting pot of Tennessee, is home of many different people, people from different parts of not only the United States but the world.

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Caution: Creative artist at work
Caution: Creative artist at work

Woman lets multimedia creative juices flow

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Manager takes director's chair
Manager takes director's chair

Smith takes the lead at Center for the Arts

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FDA approves test for illness-causing bacteria

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently allowed marketing of the first mass spectrometer system for automated identification of bacteria and yeasts that are known to cause serious illness.

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LOGUE: Meetings make us dumber

Everyone reading this column who believes in the power of meetings, raise your hand.

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Entrepreneur creates new course for MTSU recording industry students
Entrepreneur creates new course for MTSU recording industry students

Nationally known music and tech entrepreneur Mark Montgomery has created a new class focusing on new music business models for Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of Recording Industry.

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Clinic now offering newest hearing aid

Middle Tennessee Ear, Nose & Throat will be the first private medical practice in Tennessee to offer the SoundBite Hearing System, an innovative approach to treating patients with single-sided deafness, a loss of hearing in one ear.

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Nissan to export cars from Smyrna
Nissan to export cars from Smyrna

Nissan is now able to export vehicles from its Smyrna, Tenn., vehicle assembly plant to 61 markets around the world.

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Gas prices are down as travel is up

Retail gas prices are expected to remain below last year's holiday average of $3.83 nationally.

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Thrift stores are next best thing to yard sales

There aren’t that many yard sales early in the week, so it’s a great time to check out some of Murfreesboro’s best thrift stores.

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Readyville Mill to reopen in September

Good, old-fashioned, stone-ground grits, pancakes and steel-cut oats are on the menu Saturday, Sept. 7, when the Readyville Mill reopens for breakfast.

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Post boasts a staff of MTSU alumni
Post boasts a staff of MTSU alumni

Graduates comprise locally owned newspaper

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Ford focuses on first frugal electric

Unless you have been keeping close tabs on Ford, you might have missed their recent flood of frugal vehicles – there are five variations now.

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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Kroger to expand store

Kroger begins construction this fall to expand its store located at 2946 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro, which will make it the largest traditional store in the area, an official with Kroger confirmed.

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MTSU master’s program internships can lead to full-time jobs
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Proposed drive-in theater gets green light

The Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a proposal to build a drive-in movie theater on Florence Road in Murfreesboro.

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Music in the Middle downsizes

After complaints from the community, organizers of the up-coming Music in the Middle festival have downsized the concert from a three-day gathering to a one-day event.

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MTEMC re-elects incumbents to board
MTEMC re-elects incumbents to board

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation members re-elected four incumbents to its board Aug. 10 at Embassy Suites Murfreesboro.

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Gas prices drop as Egyptian violence grows

Retail gas prices fell 2 cents from last week and remain 15 to 20 cents less than last year.

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Students call for Nissan to unionize
Students call for Nissan to unionize

Concerned Students for a Better Nissan College Tour brought actor Danny Glover and its message to Smyrna in late July.

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Local business partnership helps honor volunteers

Kaplan Mortgage Partners recently joined forces with Volunteer Rutherford as a sponsor for its Volunteer of the Week program.

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Snake handler show doesn't get tax breaks as 'Nashville'

Although Tennessee taxpayers help subsidize film and television programs like ABC’s “Nashville” provided they film on location, not all productions get the same treatment.

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State health exchanges will impact pharma, health industry
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StoneCrest adds new doctor to team

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center has a new internal medicine physician, Chief Executive Officer Mark Sims recently announced.

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IRS offers tax tips for starting a business

Here are five basic tips from the IRS that can help you get started.

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Houston-based company buys The Avenue

Hines, the international real estate firm, announced Tuesday that Hines Global REIT Inc. has acquired The Avenue Murfreesboro.

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Center offers workshop for aspiring government contractors

The Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a seminar Tuesday, Aug. 13, for entrepreneurs interested in learning how to become a federal government supplier.

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Budding entrepreneurs wrap up BEP summer camp
Budding entrepreneurs wrap up BEP summer camp

Sponsored by State Farm, the BEP’s two-week day camp exposes middle school students to the basics of the business world.

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MTSU business professor named finalist in competition

Middle Tennessee State University business professor Sandra Benson’s innovative way of getting her business law students more engaged in the classroom has gained her a spot in a national competition for business law professors.

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Hyundai takes top prize concept awards
Hyundai takes top prize concept awards
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Skechers refund checks issued to eligible consumers

Residents who filed a refund claim for Skechers toning shoes should be receiving a $34 check soon for each pair they purchased a few years ago, as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

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Biz Journal: La Vergne firm bets on bedpans
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Oil, gas prices stabilize

Tennessee’s average of $ 3.38 fell 4 cents from last week.

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Study: Wine in grocery stores doesn't cause safety issues

An in-depth national study conducted by three prominent university researchers has found that wine sales in retail food stores are not linked to increased community safety issues such as traffic fatalities.

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Tots' Landing celebrates national accreditation

Three of Tots’ Landing Learning Center locations, which offer child care, preschool and pre-kindergarten programs, have received accreditation from the National Early Childhood Program.

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RuthefordCABLE to present leadership workshop

RutherfordCABLE and presenting sponsor Deloitte will offer a special leadership workshop for organization members on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Revamped Corolla puts new face on Toyota

Toyota showed a new face and attitude early in June with the Hollywood-style unveiling of the all-new 2014 Corolla.

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Bozeman to head BEP Foundation
Bozeman to head BEP Foundation

The Business Education Partnership Foundation has named Amelia Bozeman as the new executive director, Chairman Emil Hassan announced.

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Biz Journal: College Grove sells for $20.7M

The company plans to invest approximately $2 million in renovations.

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Gas prices dip slightly

Oil and gas prices are expected to remain volatile in the weeks to come, especially as peak hurricane season approaches.

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Tennessee leads nation in auto manufacturing

Business Facilities has released its annual state Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking.

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State celebrates 7th annual Sales Tax Holiday
State celebrates 7th annual Sales Tax Holiday

School is about to start and that means it’s Sales Tax Holiday time, which begins Friday, Aug. 2 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Sunday, Aug. 4, at 11:59 p.m.

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Chef Wang's accused of labor law violations
Chef Wang's accused of labor law violations

Chinese restaurant facing federal lawsuit

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Citizens National Bank names new branch manager

Janet Norman recently joined First Citizens National Bank’s Franklin Financial Center team as assistant vice president and branch manager, according to a company press release.

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MidSouth Bank announces promotions

MidSouth Bank has promoted three officers in recognition of their ongoing contributions to the bank’s success.

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Wal-Mart offers good career path

Unfortunately, too few people understand Wal-Mart’s commitment to providing good, stable jobs and long-term career opportunities to its 1.4 million associates.

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Gas prices speed past $3.50/gallon

Retail gas prices jumped another 10 cents across the Southeast last week

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United Way to kick off annual campaign

Launch to take place at August's Business Before Hours.

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Vance retiring from First National Bank

The chief executive officer and vice chairman of First National Bank is retiring, following board approval of his request at a July 9 meeting.

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LOGUE: Living wage dispute highlights real problem

While most states and municipalities would drool over the possibility of six new store locations in their areas, the District of Columbia is telling the big-box boys to hit the Beltway and don’t look back.

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Gas prices spike after July 4th holiday

The price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline jumped an average of 11 cents from last week in the Southeast.

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Become an expert at yard sales

Every yard sale is only as good as its customers.

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LOGUE: Making work easier would be best family value
LOGUE: Making work easier would be best family value

Your mama used to say, “If you wait until you have enough money before you have a baby, you’ll never have a baby.”

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MTMC gets new name
MTMC gets new name

Center now called Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital

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Murfreesboro medical company merges with Michigan firm

Murfreesboro-based Stinger Medical has merged with Enovate, located in Michigan, company officials announced Tuesday.

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Infiniti sports sedan deliveries begins in August
Infiniti sports sedan deliveries begins in August

Infiniti announced deliveries of the much-anticipated 2014 Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan will begin on Monday, Aug. 5, at Infiniti retailers nationwide.

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Taylor Farms to expand Smyrna operations

Taylor Farms officials have announced the company is expanding its operations in Smyrna, resulting in a $5.9 million investment and the creation of 170 new positions in Rutherford County.

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MTMC marks 15 years of neonatal care

Murfreesboro hospital celebrates anniversary

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Local chef’s hot chicken hits the airwaves
Local chef’s hot chicken hits the airwaves

Restaurant owner to appear on TV show

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MMC adds to medical team with new doctor
MMC adds to medical team with new doctor

The Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and SurgiCenter is expanding its services with the recent hire of Dr. Brannon D. Mangus, a physician who specializes in otolaryngology.

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Southern Community Bank hires new representative

An Oakland High School graduate who has worked nearly a decade in the banking industry has been hired as a customer service representative and loan assistant for the Murfreesboro branch of Southern Community Bank, according to a press release.

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Adult novelty store opens on Square
Adult novelty store opens on Square

Body Boutique passes city inspection

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Saint Thomas Health announces directors of training program

Saint Thomas Health has named three directors of its medical residency program that was recently expanded in conjunction with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

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Rutherford County ranks 3rd in nation for employment growth

For the fifth consecutive quarter, Rutherford County is among the nation’s top counties in terms of employment growth.

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Mayday Brewery plans to double production

Mayday Brewery has announced it will double its current brewing production with the addition of two new fermentation tanks in Murfreesboro.

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Chamber names new VP of workforce development

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Beth Duffield will assume the role of vice president of workforce development

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Nissan to add 900 jobs
Nissan to add 900 jobs

Nissan announced Thursday that it will add 900 new jobs at its Smyrna vehicle assembly plant to support future production of the Nissan Rogue.

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Tennessee sees spike in unemployment
The state unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.3 percent in May, according to date released Monday.
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Consumer Price Index sees modest gain
The Consumer Price Index for increased 0.1 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported earlier this week.
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Counselor wants to be light in darkness
Counselor wants to be light in darkness
Lighthouse Counseling and Mental Health Services is a relatively new counseling service known for its affordable prices and easygoing approach to serving clients.
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A night at the drive-in
A night at the drive-in

Munching popcorn, baby boomer Donna Houston lounged in a lawn chair on a recent Friday evening, eagerly anticipating the double feature to begin at Woodbury’s Moonlite Drive-In.

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Renovated Goodwill store in Smyrna reopening

The Goodwill store on South Lowry Street in Smyrna will reopen this month, and company officials are inviting the public to come celebrate the occasion on Thursday, June 27.

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Roscoe Brown receives Carrier award
Roscoe Brown receives Carrier award
Roscoe Brown Heating & Cooling recently received the 2013 President’s Award from Carrier for its quality, leadership and excellence in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry, according to a press release.
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Company auctioning off woodworking tools
Company auctioning off woodworking tools

Various woodworking tools are being sold in an online auction that will conclude Wednesday, June 26, in Franklin.

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Biz Journal: 'Nashville' stays in Nashville
The Nashville Business Journal reports ABC's "Nashville" will continue filming in the city that bears its name.
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Benchmark Realty adds longtime agent to team
Owner Phillip Cantrell, of Benchmark Realty, recently announced there have been new additions to the rapidly growing staff.
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Small-business center partners with bank to boost state exports

The Export-Import Bank of the United States in Washington, D.C., has signed a partnership with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center to bolster jobs by stimulating Tennessee exports.

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TWRA, Verizon partner to combat wild hogs
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has turned to innovative technology to assist landowners with controlling wild hogs.
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Bob Parks adds affiliate broker

Christina Scott recently joined the Bob Parks Realty office in Brentwood as an affiliate broker, according to a press release.

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Geo-political tensions drive up oil prices
Last week, motorists saw a slight increase in both oil and gas prices after President Barack Obama authorized support and arms for Syrian rebels.
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Retailer grants child's wish
Retailer grants child's wish
When asked to help make a wish come true for Caden Goodrich, a 6-year-old battling childhood leukemia, the local Wal-Mart stepped in to help.
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Photographer's passion goes on display
Photographer's passion goes on display
Murfreesboro native showcases work in Woodbury
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Income inequality largely permanent, study suggests

Those taxes Americans paid to the federal government in April are coming from less and less pretax income, and change is not in the offing, according to Middle Tennessee State University economist.

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Experts offer Tennesseans storm-related tips
Weigh damage, read coverage terms and check contractors before hiring
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Gas prices remain stable across Southeast
Although gas prices have remained relatively stable across the Southeast in recent weeks, motorists could see pump prices move a little higher because the cost of a barrel of oil increased on positive employment data.
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Deltas reflect on century of activism
Deltas reflect on century of activism
Alumnae celebrate 100th anniversary
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New veteran unemployment rate decreases
The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans slightly declined in May to 7.3 percent, according to data the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday.
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Report: Bonnaroo injects $50M into local economy
Report: Bonnaroo injects $50M into local economy
The study reports that the festival generated $36 million in direct expenditures and an additional $15 million in indirect and induced economic activity.
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TBI arrests Murfreesboro man for posing as financial adviser
TBI arrests Murfreesboro man for posing as financial adviser
Longtime Murfreesboro accountant Ralph H. Turley is facing allegations that he invested funds for clients even though he did not have a valid license in the state of Tennessee.
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Biz Journal: Nashville Symphony reports $11.7 million loss in 2012
According to the Nashville Business Journal, "preliminary steps" toward foreclosure proceedings have begun.
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Calsonic Kansei announces health care savings
Nissan’s largest supplier in the U.S. announced the implementation of an employee health management program resulted in a reduction of health care spending and projections.
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Barrett honored with Spirit of America Award
Murfreesboro firearms manufacturer Ronnie Barrett is the latest recipient of the Joe M. Rodgers Spirit of America Award from Middle Tennessee State University.
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Home price index increase 8.4 percent from 2012 to 2013
Home prices nationwide increased 12.1 percent on a year-over-year basis in April 2013 compared to April 2012.
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Murfreesboro to install charging stations
Part of 'largest single deployment of electric infrastructure in history'
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Company offers medical grants for children’s health care needs
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments.
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MTSU students are finalists in national natural-gas advertising contest
A team of MTSU students were in Washington, D.C. as finalists for the America’s Natural Gas Alliance Scholastics Achievement Award
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Family Staffing Solutions names new Nashville director
Family Staffing Solutions names new Nashville director
Trey Webber has been named director of the Nashville office of Family Staffing Solutions Inc., according to a company press release.
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Volkswagen looks at layoffs in Chattanooga
Volkswagen looks at layoffs in Chattanooga
Earlier this spring, executives with Volkswagen announced their plan to cut hundreds of jobs at their Chattanooga manufacturing facility due to slower-than-expected sales of their midsize Passat model.
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Hudgins Noblitt joins Stones River Mall
Stones River Mall has announced the addition of former Murfreesboro Post writer Melinda Hudgins Noblitt as marketing manager.
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Handmade crafts abound at Porter Flea
Handmade crafts abound at Porter Flea
Annual event featuring local artists
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Small-business owners give Tennessee high marks
Small-business owners view Tennessee quite favorably, especially its business-friendly regulatory systems, according to a recent nationwide survey.
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MTSU strengthens ties with China
MTSU strengthens ties with China
University partners with design center
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Gas prices remain stable over holiday
Gas prices continued to remain relatively stable as millions of Americans hit the road for the Memorial Day weekend.
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Former MTSU professor joins Murfreesboro clinic
Former MTSU professor joins Murfreesboro clinic
The Primary Care and Hope Clinic has hired a former associate professor from Middle Tennessee State University to its team of practitioners, company officials announced Tuesday.
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Herzog is one busy lady
Even as Murfreesboro sprawls into Rutherford County, there is just no place that provides a sense of community and neighborhood like downtown.
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Yard sale season hits high
Because it is yard sale season here in Murfreesboro, let’s jump right in with a few tips on how to have a more successful yard sale.
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Opry Mills to hold job fair
Opry Mills retailers will hold an employment fair for job seekers from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, at the Opry Mills Stage in the mall, located at 433 Opry Mills Drive in Nashville.
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Kehew joins Waterstone Title
A longtime escrow veteran has joined Waterstone Title as a closing agent, according to a recent press release.
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Jobs4TN Online tops 100K users in first year
May 14 marked the first anniversary of Jobs4TN Online, Tennessee’s comprehensive jobs database launched by Gov. Bill Haslam in May 2012.
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Auto supplier expanding in Manchester
$16.8 million Coffee County investment to create 104 new jobs.
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Manufacturer to expand Murfreesboro facility
Manufacturer to expand Murfreesboro facility
NHK Seating of America Inc. is moving forward with plans to expand its facility on Joe B. Jackson Parkway in Murfreesboro.
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Taylor celebrates 40 years of teaching karate
Taylor celebrates 40 years of teaching karate
Bill Taylor Bushido School of Karate had more than 200 people turn out for a May 18 open house at the Murfreesboro studio in celebration of its anniversary.
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MTSU offers new master’s in management degree
Starting in the fall, Middle Tennessee State University will offer a new master’s degree in management geared toward professionals in the workforce looking to advance in their careers.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Pair partners for on-point service
By combining interior remodeling experience with a business-savvy mind, On Point Solutions provides custom renovations to both residential and commercial spaces.
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Report: Midstate consumers more optimistic
Confidence in economy continues to grow
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HollerDesign goes deep into the woods
HollerDesign goes deep into the woods
Cainsville man stays true to roots
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MTMC honors longtime employees
MTMC honors longtime employees
Middle Tennessee Medical Center recently held its annual service award ceremony, recognizing associates who have served the company up to 40 years.
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Woodbury’s first liquor store opens
Woodbury’s first liquor store opens
Woodbury’s first liquor store got off to a rousing start May 3 with owner Thomas Mears hustling to take care of his customers.
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Report: Gas prices remain stable
Retail gas prices remained relatively stable last week as oil prices yo-yoed.
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Make Cannon County your destination
Make Cannon County your destination
Chambers partner to pull in tourism
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Author treks from Short Mountain to bestseller list
Author treks from Short Mountain to bestseller list
Author Sandor “Sandy” Ellix Katz has achieved global scientific and academic acclaim.
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Cannon County character hawked papers till 93
Rain or shine, Tennessee native White Law Prater walked, walked and walked, virtually to every business on and near Woodbury to deliver the weekly Cannon Courier newspaper.
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US Treasury to sell more GM shares
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is moving forward with its plan to sell approximately 241.7 million of the remaining shares of General Motors Co. common stock with the initiation of a second trading plan.
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Farmers' markets sprout up around county
Sun is shining, birds are chirping, plants are growing – Farmers’ Market season has arrived.
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Roscoe Brown names new chief financial officer
Brian Byrd has been named the new chief financial officer for the Murfreesboro-based Roscoe Brown Inc., President Norman Brown announced.
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Local nonprofit professional receives designation
Local nonprofit professional receives designation
Kacy Plunkett, of Special Kids Inc., has received the National Council on Family Relations’ certified family life educator provisional designation.
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Tatum ascends to top of organization
A Middle Tennessee State University professor has been elected vice chair of the Association for Corporate Growth.
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Bill Taylor’s Bushido celebrates 40th anniversary
Bill Taylor’s Bushido celebrates 40th anniversary
After 40 years, Sensei Bill Taylor will celebrate the studio’s anniversary Saturday, May 11.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Batey’s strawberry patch opens for season
Cure that sweet tooth with some locally grown strawberries – Batey Farms Berry Patch is open for the season!
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Nissan turns a new LEAF
Nissan turns a new LEAF
Tennessee-based car maker introduces next generation zero-emission vehicle
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MINUTE: Mayday invites public to celebrate May Day
Ring the first of next month with a May Day celebration at Murfreesboro’s own Mayday Brewery.
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Shop local at annual Earth Day Celebration
Shop local at annual Earth Day Celebration
As part of the Murfreesboro’s 12th annual Earth Day Celebration, Pa Bunk's will debut a line of Bunk’s Brew Jars.
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Marriot breaks ground on upper-end hotel
Murfreesboro’s hospitality campus continues growing along Medical Center Parkway with the addition of a new hotel.
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First National Bank adds new VP, branch manager
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Local flavors combine in new product
Local flavors combine in new product
Marcy Jams owner, Marcy Beavers, could not be more excited about this latest addition to her flavor line up.
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Students see what it takes to live on their own
Students see what it takes to live on their own
Students in Carrie Ott’s Life Connections class at Riverdale learned important lessons in personal finance this week.
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Economic news signals lagging fuel demand
Fuel prices decreased further after the Commerce Department reported retail sales dropped in March and a report showed consumer sentiment is at a nine-month low.
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A cut above the rest
A cut above the rest
Charlie Pitts notches 50th anniversary as barber
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Local shop prepares for Record Store Day
Local shop prepares for Record Store Day
When Grant and Sandi Polston decided to open Little Shop of Records, the couple knew they would participate in Record Store Day.
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Housing market is getting healthier by the month
Middle Tennessee's housing marketing continues trending upward, according to newly released home sales data.
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Applications available for summer business camp
Give your student a chance to learn skills they can use for a lifetime by having them apply for the 12th annual State Farm Summer Business Camp.
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Ford dealer welcomes back collision center manager
Ford dealer welcomes back collision center manager
Ford of Murfreesboro welcomed back Collision Center Manager David Warrick after a five-year absence from the dealership.
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Legal troubles continue for Wilson Bank
Legal troubles continue for Wilson Bank

Fraud allegations resurface in Coconut Bay lawsuit

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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Moxie revamps gallery space
Murfreesboro’s only independent art supply store is growing and making some changes this spring.
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Amazon cuts ribbon on new warehouse
Amazon cuts ribbon on new warehouse
Company leads Rutherford County job growth
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Watershed group celebrates 10 years
The Stones River Watershed Association will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 8, to celebrate its 10th anniversary and to hear a local engineer describe the methods that will be used to dismantle remains of a low-head dam on the East Fork.
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Save today for tomorrow
This month is best known for its showers and innocent pranks of April Fools’ Day, but it has also been named National Financial Literacy month.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Gourmet oil store opening
Calling all olive oil lovers: Murfreesboro will soon be home to an olive oil boutique.
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Restaurant serves farm fresh fellowship
Restaurant serves farm fresh fellowship
Prayer and fresh vegetables are stated recipes for a tasteful life in this man’s kitchen.
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Mind2Marketplace to explore 3D printing
Mind2Marketplace will explore how 3D printing technology is already at work in high school classrooms and innovative parts fabrication facilities in Middle Tennessee at its next meeting.
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City schools schedules job fair
Murfreesboro City Schools presents an opportunity for job applicants to meet our principals and other support area administrators at a job fair.
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Short Mountain celebrates anniversary
Moonshine distillery marks first year
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Chamber announces new Visitors Bureau vice president
Chamber announces new Visitors Bureau vice president
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Nicky Reynolds as the vice president of the Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Funky Trunk offers everything but junk
When Robert Blackburn was perusing Craigslist a couple of years ago, he had no idea he would end up buying a business.
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: City brims with sewing resources
MRS. MURFREESBORO: City brims with sewing resources
I love to sew. And while sewing seems to have skipped my children’s generation, it appears to be resurfacing with the next.
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Securities Division cautions investors about possible fraud
The Tennessee Securities Division wants to alert Tennesseans to actions being taken by other states’ securities regulators against an Internet-based company alleged to have promoted unregistered investment plans.
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Search for inner peace leads to Murfreesboro
Search for inner peace leads to Murfreesboro
Through a journey that led him 900 miles away from home, David Tubens finally found what he’d been looking for, and now he wants to help others find their inner peace too.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: MTMC honors Rhea with chapel
BUSINESS BRIEFS: MTMC honors Rhea with chapel
The Middle Tennessee Medical Center Foundation announced last week the naming of its chapel in honor of longtime supporter Dr. Liz Rhea.
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LETTER: Stop playing politics with American energy
President Barack Obama and his administration are once again threatening to raise taxes on American oil and gas companies.
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Report: Beer distributors generate millions for state
A new economic impact report has found local distributors provide more than 2,400 jobs and generate nearly $985 million in Tennessee on annual basis.
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Strawberry fields forever
Murfreesboro farm to open to public
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Self-promotion nets award for local firm
Self-promotion nets award for local firm
The partners of Murfreesboro advertising agency, Barker & Christol, recently accepted a Gold Addy award in the category of self-promotion by the American Advertising Federation Nashville.
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Shoe store fights breast cancer
Not many shoe stores have weekends dedicated to fighting cancer, but that's what is happening at Divas.
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Chamber to hold tax workshop
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a Small Business Tax Workshop next week at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
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Veteran bringing new coffee shop to Murfreesboro
Veteran bringing new coffee shop to Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro’s historic Square is adding yet another newcomer to its growing list of locally owned businesses.
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New company takes job hunt into future
Digital platform revamps interviews
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Musician, mule share top billing for Distillery Day
Musician, mule share top billing for Distillery Day
Leroy Troy, the banjo-clawing star of "The Marty Stuart Show," will perform Saturday, March 23, at the first anniversary celebration of Short Mountain Distillery.
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TrustPoint Hospital expands psychiatric team
TrustPoint Hospital expands psychiatric team
TrustPoint Hospital is adding two new psychiatrists as part of its goal to provide quality inpatient acute physical rehabilitation and behavioral health services for Rutherford County.
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Roby tapped for exclusive round table membership
Roby tapped for exclusive round table membership
Larry Roby, of Murfreesboro, has qualified for the exclusive court of the table of the Million Dollar Round Table – the premiere associate of financial professionals.
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Valley Growers finds place to put down roots
Valley Growers finds place to put down roots
Valley Growers Garden Center announced it has found a new home.
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Oil prices fall following poor manufacturing data in China and Europe
For the first time since January, the weekly average for a gallon of gas has retreated.
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The Cedar Bucket serves last supper
The Cedar Bucket serves last supper
After Sunday, Ricky Turner will have to find a new avenue by which to impact local residents.
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Goodwill holds job fair
If you’re still on the hunt for employment, circle March 7 on your calendar.
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AdamsPlace receives recognition for operations
AdamsPlace Independent Living in Murfreesboro has earned interest level recognition in the annual award program administered by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence.
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Midsouth Bank adds James to team
Bernard James has joined MidSouth Bank as a mortgage loan originator, the bank announced.
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Bobcat dealership relocates to La Vergne
Bobcat of Nashville, located at 5818 Crossings Blvd. in Antioch, has moved down the road to 149 Industrial Blvd. in La Vergne
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Governor awards Incumbent Worker Training grants
Governor awards Incumbent Worker Training grants
The Incumbent Worker program has been structured to be flexible to meet the business's training objectives.
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Four states reach $4/gallon mark
Motorists are paying more for a gallon of gas than they ever have for the month of February.
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Panama City Beach revamped for family fun
Panama City Beach revamped for family fun
With vacation season just around the corner, one local family is encouraging Middle Tennessee residents to take an affordable trip south to Panama City Beach, Fla., this year.
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GUEST EDITORIAL: Obama shows White House has no plan
GUEST EDITORIAL: Obama shows White House has no plan
I had hoped President Barack Obama would put forth sound, bipartisan solutions to tackle the serious obstacles facing this nation. Unfortunately, all that we have heard is more of the same.
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Haslam looks to increase state exports
Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty have announced an international strategy focused on increasing the exports of Tennessee goods to key markets around the globe.
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Department of Revenue unveils new online service
The Tennessee Department of Revenue now offers an online search at its website, TN.gov/revenue, to verify the status of exemption certificates for businesses.
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MTSU construction management team places 8th in nation
MTSU construction management team places 8th in nation
Following 2012’s championship, an MTSU construction management team had another top-10 finish at this year’s national competition in Las Vegas.
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Leading downtown from past to future
Leading downtown from past to future
Longtime business owners help revive Murfreesboro
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Gold's Gym expanding in Murfreesboro
When Publix closed its location at the corner of Northfield and Memorial boulevards in Murfreesboro, the space sat vacant for several years. But this spring, the building will reopen as Gold’s Gym North, co-owner John Davis confirmed.
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Last minute gift ideas for procrastinators
Last minute gift ideas for procrastinators
Find the perfect treat for Valentine's Day
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CB&S Bank announces new local advisory board members
CB&S Bank announces new local advisory board members
The Board of Directors of CB&S Bank recently appointed new faces to the Murfreesboro local advisory board.
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New financial officer announced for Altar’d State Fashion Boutique
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Tennessee joins suit against Toyota
Tennessee has joined 29 other states in announcing a $29 million agreement with Toyota Motor Corporation over allegations it concealed safety issues related to unintended acceleration.
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Veterans job fair set for Thursday in Smyrna
A job fair will be held for all Tennessee National Guard members, reservists and spouses Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Smyrna Volunteer Training Site.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: WSIX changes morning lineup
The Big 98 WSIX announced it will begin broadcasting "The Bobby Bones Show" weekday mornings from 5 a.m. till 10 a.m., beginning Monday, Feb. 18.
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Tax season has arrived
Tax season has arrived
IRS encourages filers to use e-file
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Freedom Rider coming to Murfreesboro
Rutherford CABLE, a local women’s leadership organization, has announced it will feature Dr. Ernest “Rip” Patton Jr. at its breakfast meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Murfreesboro.
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Tennessee sues Standard and Poors
The allegations involved structured finance securities backed by subprime mortgages that were at the heart of the nation’s financial crisis.
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Eatery to be featured on cable show
Eatery to be featured on cable show
All the exposure and hoorah surrounding 3 Brothers apparently caught the eyes of TV Network "Destination America" producers.
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Association recognizes realtors for service
Association recognizes realtors for service
At a recent meeting, members of the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors recognized Rutherford County residents Chris Garrett as 2012 Realtor of the Year and Bill Jakes as Rookie of the Year.
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Lawyers honored for pro bono service
Several Murfreesboro attorneys were recently honored with awards for public and pro bono service at the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Conference last weekend.
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Smyrna is home to 'most advanced paint plant in the world'
Smyrna is home to 'most advanced paint plant in the world'
Nissan North America announced last week the opening of its most advanced paint plant in the world, as a black 2013 Infiniti JX rolled off the line.
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MTEMC names new president
The Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation board of directors has named Chris Jones as the cooperative’s new president, according to a company press release.
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Attorney general: Beware of weather-related scams
Attorney General Bob Cooper and officials with the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs are urging consumers to guard against those who wish to profit off someone else’s misfortune.
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Midstate consumers more upbeat about economy
Local consumers have become more optimistic about the future of the U.S. economy.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Gem in the Box closing its doors
After a dozen years of providing to Murfreesboro’s jewelry-buying community, Gem in the Box Jewelry Shoppe is calling it quits.
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Access National merges with Legacy Mutual Mortgage
Executives with Access National Mortgage, which is based in Nashville and Murfreesboro, have announced the recent acquisition and merger with the Mortgage Bank of Legacy Mutual Mortgage.
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Chamber touts accomplishments
Chamber touts accomplishments
Business At Its Best honors economic progress
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Ketron: Allow voters to decide on wine in grocery stores
Ketron: Allow voters to decide on wine in grocery stores
Bill would leave issue up to counties
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Puleo's Grille debuts new lunch menu
Puleo’s Grill is rolling out a new value lunch menu aimed at offering guests freshly prepared, extraordinary tasting lunches at a great value.
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Economic outlook appears brighter in midstate
Sunny skies have been forecasted for the 2013 economic climate in the Volunteer State, based on newly released data.
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Murfreesboro native joins Bank of Nashville
Murfreesboro native joins Bank of Nashville
Eric Parks will head up The Bank of Nashville’s Residential Construction Lending Division, the bank announced last week.
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MTMC revives young professionals group
The Middle Tennessee Medical Center Foundation has announced the revival of The Commonwealth Society, an organization of young professionals and future leaders eager to explore issues surrounding health care.
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Consumer confidence boosts gas prices
Consumer confidence boosts gas prices
Oil prices increased last week on optimism that both European and U.S. economies are improving and will result in higher fuel demand.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Downtown dining options changing
The Square in downtown Murfreesboro is now without one of its restaurants. PJs Pizza, which was located between Maple Street Grill and Wall Street, has closed.
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Rutherford County delegation stays busy during recess
Rutherford County delegation stays busy during recess
During the Tennessee General Assembly’s two-week recess, some of Rutherford County’s legislative members have been busy filing bills.
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Businesses embrace new technology
Businesses embrace new technology
Companies turn to social media
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Memory of eccentric entrepreneur still remains
Memory of eccentric entrepreneur still remains
Almost 75 years ago, dowtown Murfreesboro was the center of the region’s economic activity.
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UT offers workshops for farmers marketing to local consumers
Consumer demand for locally produced foods and products continues to grow, creating opportunities for farmers who market directly to the public as well as to chefs and grocery stores.
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Salvation Army plans new store in Murfreesboro
After months of planning and renovations, The Salvation Army Family Store will soon return to the local community in a new location in downtown Murfreesboro.
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MTSU, China aviation group reach agreement
MTSU, China aviation group reach agreement
The agreement in principle will help MTSU train Chinese pilots on their new Beechcraft King Air 350 Extended Range airplane currently housed in Smyrna, Tenn.
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Raiders’ Closet helps students dress for success
Middle Tennessee State University students looking for appropriate clothing for job interviews need look no further than their own campus with the creation of Raiders’ Closet.
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Owner’s mother inspires new shoe store
Murfreesboro woman launches Divas
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FirstBank hires veteran banker as Rutherford County president
Also, IRS plans Jan. 30 tax season opening.
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January sees lower prices at pump
As forecast, retail gas prices started to retreat last week and the downward trend is expected to continue throughout the rest of January.
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Tennessee's unemployment is lowest in 5 years
Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced Friday Tennessee’s unemployment rate for December was 7.6 percent.
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Chamber celebration honors best of business
Rutherford County’s business community will gather once again to honor local, outstanding professionals during the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business at its Best celebration.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: AT&T retail store opens in Smyrna
BUSINESS BRIEFS: AT&T retail store opens in Smyrna
AT&T customers in Smyrna celebrated the grand opening of a new retail store on Sam Ridley Parkway recently.
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Blue Cactus brings new taste to town
Blue Cactus brings new taste to town
At first glance, The Blue Cactus Cantina on Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro may seem like just another Mexican restaurant, but its story is much deeper than you realize.
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Goodwill holding job fair for Automation Personnel Services
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Flippin takes reigns at United Way
Flippin takes reigns at United Way
Murfreesboro native takes the lead
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Southern Breeze blows into new showroom
After 15 years, one local business is adding another branch to its company.
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Historic Square leaps into digital age
Historic Square leaps into digital age
Downtown access to Internet expands
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INSIDE MTSU: Assessment to study needs of community
However, it is and always has been an integral part of the larger community. The university’s partnerships with groups in Rutherford County and far beyond enhance the quality of life for all involved.
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Nissan begins production of 2013 Leaf
Nissan begins production of 2013 Leaf
Nissan is ramping up assembly of the 2013 Leaf this week at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna, where it will be manufactured alongside gasoline-powered products.
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McFarlin Financial makes move to Belmont Park
McFarlin Financial Partners has moved to Suite 125 at Belmont Park, located at 745 S. Church St., in Murfreesboro.
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First National Bank adds new operations manager
Julie Matthews brings 15 years of experience in financial institution operations to her new position as branch operations manager at First National Bank of McMinnville/Murfreesboro.
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Professor to share ideas on entrepreneurship

Doug Tatum, holder of the Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship at Middle Tennessee State University, will speak at an entrepreneur symposium at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Nashville’s Union Station.

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Businesses offer ideas for healthy new year
Businesses offer ideas for healthy new year
Local stores provide help for resolutions
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Report: Megabanks give less than 1 percent to charity
In an effort to rebuild their tarnished reputations, the nation's biggest banks are touting their charitable contributions and community involvement.
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Job Fair held Thursday
Job Fair held Thursday
The temp agency is looking to fill various needs in warehousing, quality inspection and forklift operations in midstate nine cities, including Murfreesboro.
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Gas prices on Jan. 1 set record high
The national average for regular retail gasoline on Jan. 1 held the record for the highest average in history.
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Scales legacy continues with new generation
Scales legacy continues with new generation
The new year has further ushered in another chapter for the legacy of a prominent Murfreesboro business.
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Career bus coming to La Vergne
The La Vergne Public Library will host the Tennessee Career Coach on Wednesday, Jan. 23.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Hop down to Lynchburg to enjoy Honey Bunny
Honey Bunny Crafts, Gifts & Antiques is closing its doors in Murfreesboro, but local residents can take a trip down to Lynchburg to visit owner Barbara Spina.
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Tea line finds home on historic Square
Tea line finds home on historic Square
Pair to open shop in Murfreesboro
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HRC Medical placed into receivership by judge
Davidson County Circuit Court Judge Amanda McClendon has appointed a temporary receiver over HRC Medical Centers Inc. and ordered its owners to stop making alleged misleading claims regarding its treatment programs.
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About Face Time owner honored for charity work
About Face Time owner honored for charity work
Dynamic Medical Center recently selected the winner of the annual Set a Good Example Award, which honors local residents for exceptional service to the community.
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Electronic cigarette store opens in Murfreesboro
Just in time for those who have resolved to quit smoking, Saffire Vapor has opened its first retail outlet in Murfreesboro.
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Bank partners with Special Kids for holidays
Bank partners with Special Kids for holidays
More than 100 children received meals and gifts Dec. 8 during the annual Special Kids Christmas Party, sponsored by CB&S Bank.
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Northwestern Mutual honors office director
Northwestern Mutual has honored the managing director of its Murfreesboro office with membership into the elite 2012 forum group, which recognizes an outstanding year of helping people achieve financial security.
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Working wonders with wood
Working wonders with wood
Brady transforms old timber into exquisite furniture
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MINUTE: Ring in New Year with good food
Five Senses Restaurant & Bar has announced its menu for its 9th annual New Year’s Eve dinner.
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Business owners set plans for new year
As the bell tolls midnight on the final days of 2012, people across the world will kick off their New Year’s resolutions.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Valley Growers looks for new location
Valley Growers Garden Center has closed its location at Lascassas Pike and will be operating out of Valley Growers Too at the Co-op in Murfreesboro while owner Susan Tramel hunts for a piece of property to purchase.
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FirstBank vice president reappointed as chairman
Clark Cummings, senior vice president and director of risk management at FirstBank, has been reappointed to the position of chairman of the Banking and Financial Services Council for ASIS International.
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Downtown offers ideas for procrastinators
Downtown offers ideas for procrastinators
Whether you’re searching for that final gift or just beginning your holiday shopping, locally owned businesses have it all.
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TriStar names new vice president
TriStar Health has named Charlotte Burns as the division’s new vice president of network affiliates.
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BERC: Tennessee's economy is looking up
Tennessee's economy continues to recover, according to data from the Business and Economic Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University.
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Landowners appeal quarry plan approval
Landowners appeal quarry plan approval
Attorneys filed an appeal Wednesday with the Rutherford County Planning Department in response to the approval of a site plan for existing buildings at the rock quarry on Burnt Knob Road.
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Sweet things are made in this
Julia's Bakery goes mobile
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Career Solutions to hold job fair
If all you want for Christmas is job, Career Solutions might be able to help.
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Ingram adds to library team
Ingram Content Group has announced the appointment and promotion of two executives to its fast-growing library services business.
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Planning Commission approves rock quarry site plan
Planning Commission approves rock quarry site plan
The Rutherford County Planning Commission approved an as-built site plan proposal Monday for accessory structures at the rock quarry on Burnt Knob Road.
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Murfreesboro official completes leadership training
Shannon Logan, an official with the city of Murfreesboro, was among 42 county and municipal government leaders who successfully completed in November the Local Government Leadership Program
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Housing market shows steady improvement
Steady home sales and an increase in housing permits are proof the state’s overall housing market is recovering, newly released data shows.
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FirstBank repays capital to US Treasury
FirstBank has repaid the U.S. Department of the Treasury the $50 million it received as part of the Capital Purchase Program, FirstBank President Chris Holmes announced.
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Holiday season brings lower gas prices
The national and state average price of gaoline has seen a steady drop over the past week, according to GasBuddy.com.
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Survey finds sharp drop in consumer confidence
Following a yearlong period of steady increases in consumer confidence, midstate residents have suddenly changed their minds and become much less optimistic about the future of the American economy.
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Father’s suicide influenced hero pilot
Father’s suicide influenced hero pilot
Sullenberger to discuss life-changing events
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Record shop brings nostalgia back
Record shop brings nostalgia back
Music abounds in downtown Murfreesboro
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Pinnacle adds three to team
Beckie Mason, Jennifer Mathis and Cayce Neal have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners in Rutherford County.
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Raymond James hires new financial adviser
Raymond James hires new financial adviser
Financial adviser Gabriel Fancher has joined the Raymond James Financial Services Inc. office, located at Southern Community Bank in Murfreesboro.
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Dollar General to hold grand opening celebration
Shoppers in Murfreesboro have a new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.
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'Double your impact' with Nissan
Nissan and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee have partnered to "double your impact" during the first two weeks of December.
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Accounting CPE Day to feature multitude of topics
The fourth annual department of accounting CPE Day at Middle Tennessee State University will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:55 p.m.
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Sweet dreams of Ole Taylor's Candy Kitchen
Sweet dreams of Ole Taylor's Candy Kitchen
Murfreesboro store offered more than treats
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Youth learn business of art at conference
Youth learn business of art at conference
Foundation teaches kids about success
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Framer creates free cards for Christmas
BUSINESS BRIEFS: Framer creates free cards for Christmas
One local businessman remembers a time when cards were written inviting family and friends to come home for Christmas.
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Manufacturing jobs on the rise in Tennessee
Industrial employment has increased about 1 percent over the past year, according to a recently released report published in the Tennessee Manufacturers Register.
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Ambulance service receives national accreditation
Lifeguard Ambulance Service has received the prestigious accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services for its compliance with national standards of excellence.
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Black Friday weekend sales soar to new record
Black Friday weekend sales soar to new record
Americans forked over hard-earned cash in record numbers during this year’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.
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Porter Flea strikes again with holiday market
The date is set once again for Porter Flea, a modern handmade market that showcases items from art and paper goods, jewelry, apparel, furniture and much more.
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MTMC welcomes new general surgeon
Board certified general surgeon Dr. Robert H. Durgin has been added to Middle Tennessee Medical Center's staff, according to a company press release.
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Alive Hospice names new home care administrator
Alive Hospice names new home care administrator
Alive Hospice has named Leslie Baker, of Murfreesboro, as the nonprofit agency’s administrator of home hospice care.
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Haslam to keynote Chamber Power Lunch
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will host a Power Lunch featuring Tennessee’s 49th governor, Bill Haslam.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Ganache gets artsy
BUSINESS BRIEFS: Ganache gets artsy
Beginning in December, a Murfreesboro bakery will feature artwork by local artist Dot Taylor.
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Residents encouraged to shop local
Residents encouraged to shop local
Small-businesses offering deals Saturday
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Murfreesboro native joins financial firm
Megan Bynum has joined the ranks at Financial Services and Solutions Inc. as a licensed insurance agent and wealth adviser, President Jeffrey O. Brown announced.
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Local investment company joins national institute
Local financial advisers Hunter McFarlin and Kevin Williams, of McFarlin Financial Partners announced they have become a member of the Financial Services Institute in Washington, D.C.
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Senior Financial Advisors hires new account manager
Senior Financial Advisors hires new account manager
Mark Osborn has been selected as the new client account manager at Senior Financial Advisors Inc., according to a company press release.
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Gas prices continue downward trend
Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week.
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Counties partner for unique tour
Back roads, grits and moonshine all meet in the rolling hills of nearby Cannon County, and local leaders are doing their part to attract out-of-towners – and their dollars – to the area.
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Puleo's Grille combines Italian with Southern roots
Puleo's Grille combines Italian with Southern roots

Restaurant Row names such as Puleo’s Grille and Demos Steak House hint at international cuisines.

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County Commission adopts new zoning ordinance
County Commission adopts new zoning ordinance
Commissioners approval development plan
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Hero pilot to speak at Murfreesboro gala
BUSINESS BRIEFS: Hero pilot to speak at Murfreesboro gala
The Middle Tennessee Medical Center Foundation has announced Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Rutherford Society Gala.
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Tennessee unemployment falls slightly
Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced Friday Tennessee’s unemployment rate for October decreased to 8.2 percent, down from the September revised rate of 8.3 percent.
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Veteran bankers launch new financial firm
Veteran bankers launch new financial firm
Southern Bank expands in Smyrna
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Breakfast options expand
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and local residents will soon have another option when it comes to bacon and eggs.
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Hercules prepares for new Chamber of Commerce role
Hercules prepares for new Chamber of Commerce role
After three years as president of the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, long-time community leader Brian Hercules will be leaving his position to join the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce as vice president of economic development.
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TECHWISE: Making your business stand out above noise
Seven tips to help your business find its voice
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Walmart eyes north Murfreesboro site
Walmart eyes north Murfreesboro site
Murfreesboro may soon be a four Walmart town, a planning official confirmed Wednesday morning.
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New class makes playing piano a pleasure
Time and time again, Susan Steen tried learning to play the piano through traditional classes.
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Hollyday Marketplace to benefit local nonprofits
The Junior League of Murfreesboro will hold the eighth annual Hollyday Marketplace from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro.
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Judge: Barrett breached contract in road dispute
Judge: Barrett breached contract in road dispute
A judge has ordered Ronnie Barrett to pay nearly a $1 million in damages to a Rutherford County woman following a battle over an access road near Buchanan Road.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Go Red offering scholarships
Go Red for Women is offering more than a dozen $2,500 national scholarships for a second year to multicultural women pursuing higher education in health care.
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Report: Women still earn less than men
Report: Women still earn less than men
Imagine doing exactly the same job as a co-worker of the opposite sex – identical duties from beginning to the end of the workday – except the woman makes 77 cents to every dollar the man earns.
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Nashville, Rutherford County chambers form new partnership
The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce have formed a new advocacy partnership that will allow members to have a stronger voice in the Tennessee General Assembly.
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National unemployment remains steady
Total employment increased by 171,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 7.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
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MTMC welcomes new employees
Middle Tennessee Medical Center has announced the hiring of two new employees who have joined the health care community in Murfreesboro.
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MetLife appoints new Murfreesboro sales agents
Paulette Smith and Keelie Tipton-Yount, both agents at The Insurance Gallery Inc., have been appointed as sales agents licensed to offer MetLife Auto & Home products to customers in Murfreesboro.
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Hurricane Sandy makes gas prices unstable
With Hurricane Sandy headed for East Coast, there are a number of uncertainties in regards to the impact at the pump for various fuels.
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GUEST EDITORIAL: Working families are real job creators
GUEST EDITORIAL: Working families are real job creators
The phrase “job creators” has become a political buzzword that is often times used to denounce any form of regulation and used to support theories that big corporations should continue to receive large tax breaks and exemptions.
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Short Mountain shares heritage with Samsonite
Short Mountain shares heritage with Samsonite
Does history repeat itself? You be the judge. The great-grandson of the founder of the old Samsonite manufacturing plant in Murfreesboro is the same man who has opened a business in neighboring Cannon County.
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Downtown gears up for holiday season
Local shops on Murfreesboro’s downtown Square will exchange their ghouls and goblins for red bows and jingle bells next weekend during the annual two-day Downtown Holiday Open House.
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DesJarlais, Stewart fight for county voters
DesJarlais, Stewart fight for county voters
Candidates discuss hot-topic issues
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Hancock makes a move
Currently located next to Murfreesboro Athletic Club on Memorial Boulevard, Hancock Fabrics will relocate to the former Goody’s location in Stones River Mall, a company spokesman confirmed.
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Murfreesboro Medical Clinic welcomes new podiatrist
The Murfreesboro Medical Clinic has announced the addition of Dr. Adam Toren, a specialist in podiatric medicine and surgery, to its staff.
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Financial service manager earns advanced degrees
Financial service manager earns advanced degrees
Jeffrey O. Brown, president of Financial Services and Solutions Inc. announced the accomplishments of Client Service Manager Hayley Clagg.
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Family Staffing Solutions expands in Texas
Family Staffing Solutions of Dallas, a franchise of Murfreesboro-based Family Staffing Solutions Inc., is expanding its operations into Collin County, Texas.
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Farmers' Markets bloom in Murfreesboro
Farmers' Markets bloom in Murfreesboro
Rutherford County market gears up for winter
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Amazon seeking holiday workers
Amazon is hiring for more than 50,000 seasonal positions at its fulfillment centers across the U.S. this holiday season.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: New waxing salon to open
European Wax Center, which promotes itself as offering the ultimate experience, has plans to open a location at The Avenue Murfreesboro by March 2013, according to the company’s website.
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Gallery brings art, culture to downtown
Gallery brings art, culture to downtown
Made in Murfreesboro is adding culture to the mix with the opening of its photography gallery.
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Nissan announces 810 new jobs, adds 3rd shift
Nissan North America is adding a third shift to its plant in Smyrna, creating 810 jobs, Gov. Bill Haslam announced today.
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All In One Recycling partners with work house
All In One Recycling has announced the opening of its mixed recovery facility, located in Murfreesboro.
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Chamber staff earns awards
Chamber staff earns awards
Two Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau staff members were recognized recently at the Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Tourism held in September in Sevierville, Tenn.
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Bondware holds free session on e-mail marketing
Bondware Web Solutions will be holding a free informational session Thursday, Oct. 18, for small-business owners on how to effectively use email marketing in their business at 5 p.m.
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Mayday Brewery is coming
Mayday Brewery is coming
Murfreesboro company readies for launch
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Siegel High clubs to hold Fall Marketplace fundraiser
On Saturday, Oct. 27, student organizations from Siegel High School will hold the second annual Fall Marketplace for a Cure and Prevention of Cancer in Murfreesboro.
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Auto Salvage King relishes longtime role
Auto Salvage King relishes longtime role
Woodbury man still dealing car parts decades later
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Goodwill hosting job fair in Antioch
Thousands of people in Middle Tennessee are still out of work, and officials with Goodwill say they are committed to helping them find a job.
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Companies recruit students at annual MTSU job fair
Companies recruit students at annual MTSU job fair
When it comes to current students and graduates finding internships and employment, Middle Tennessee State University has quite a pipeline to media outlets in Nashville.
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Now is the time to prepare for holiday rush
With the holidays coming up, now is the time to get an end-of-year marketing strategy rolling.
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Partnership gives students healthy vending options
When Jenna Stitzel realized nearly 40 percent of students in Rutherford County Schools are overweight or obese, she knew something needed to change.
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Rutherford County gets first ambulatory surgery center
Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst has received a certificate of need from the state of Tennessee to establish an ambulatory surgery center, located in Smyrna.
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Altar'd State hires new brand manager
Clothing boutique Altar’d State, which specializes in giving back, recently hired a new brand manager, Amberly Bradford.
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United Way is recruiting
The local nonprofit seeks partners to address issues in education, income, health and rebuilding lives for the upcoming fiscal year.
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Stones River Mall celebrates 20 years
Anniversary bash slated for October
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Roscoe Brown expands services
After 72 years in business, Murfreesboro-based Roscoe Brown continues expanding its business – this time to include a plumbing division.
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Murfreesboro venture aims to improve your golf game
Murfreesboro venture aims to improve your golf game
For all of those golfers who want to improve their games, Golf Shadow is about to be open for business in Murfreesboro.
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Ingenuity grew Murfreesboro sewing company into empire
Ingenuity grew Murfreesboro sewing company into empire
Most people would agree that small businesses are the backbone of the American economy whether in a small town or a big city.
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MTSU Career Development Center to hold annual career fair
Murphy Center event open to students, alumni
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StoneCrest Medical Center earns quality recognition
TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center recently was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission.
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Organizations partner to launch veterans program
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is joining with the Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro to start a new workforce development program targeting military personnel who are within six months of leaving service.
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Rutherford County leads nation in job growth
Rutherford County leads nation in job growth
As the nation’s economy continues to regain its strength, jobs are more important than ever, and Rutherford County is doing its part to ensure stability in the local market.
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MTSU assistant coach promoted at First National Bank
Pieter van Vuuren has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of First National Bank of McMinnville/Murfreesboro, according to a press release.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Seminar to focus on social media marketing
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is offering a seminar Tuesday, Oct. 2, to help local business owners decide what media components work for them.
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Dressing for success in the boardroom
Dressing for success in the boardroom
When adapting New York runway fashion to the Murfreesboro level – and forecast – dressing for success can prove tricky.
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First National Bank reaches $500M in assets
First National Bank of McMinnville/Murfreesboro is now a financial institution worth more than half of a billion dollars.
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United Way encourages businesses to help add it up
Committee challenges small businesses to make an impact on community
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Experts: Uncertainty preventing stronger economic recovery
Although the economy is beginning to heal, uncertainty over fiscal policy and future tax rates is hindering a stronger recovery, according to several experts who spoke recently at an annual conference.
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MTSU alum receives Champion of Free Enterprise Award
MTSU alumnus J.B. Baker, owner of Sprint Logistics and chairman of the board fortrucking company Volunteer Express Inc., was presented the Jennings A. Jones Champion of Free Enterprise Award.
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Next generation of leaders to hold summit
Murfreesboro Young Professionals prepares for inaugural Leadership Summit
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Stonebrook Day School puts nature back into outdoor play
Children playing comes naturally; Stonebrook Day School put natural back into child’s play.
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Housing sector shows signs of recovery
Home sales in Rutherford County continued to climb upward for the eighth consecutive month, newly released data shows.
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MINUTE: MTSU to examine economic outlook
MTMC has rescheduled the Sept. 20 Think About It educational session for Wednesday, Sept. 19, from noon-1p.m. in the same location.
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Gas prices see largest jump since 2009
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis.
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Honey Bunny breathes new life into vintage clothing
Honey Bunny breathes new life into vintage clothing
Amber Combs, Mary Hebden, a re-enactor, Barb Spina and Barbara Spindell at the Forrest’s Raid Re-enactment in July. Spina made hers and several of the reproduction dresses.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Wine on River tickets still available,
Linebaugh holds Civil War talk
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Registration deadline Friday for MTSU Economic Outlook Conference
Friday is the deadline to register for the 20th annual MTSU Economic Outlook Conference.
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RED REPORT: Home sales continue slow, but steady climb
August was another great month in the real-estate business in Rutherford County.
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Shacklett’s celebrates 75 years
Shacklett’s celebrates 75 years
In 2009 Shacklett's Photography donated its immense collection of historic photographs to Rutherford County.
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MINUTE: New childcare opportunity for working families
With Nissan and Amazon.com adding new jobs to the local market, more parents will be going to work on second and third shifts, and that means some will need late-night daycare services.
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National unemployment edges downward
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 96,000 in August, and the unemployment rate edged down to 8.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
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Meat processor considering Cannon County for plant
The Cannon County Industrial Development Board is considering approving a meat processing plant for the rural county.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Local art supply owner's work on display
Local business owner Glenn Merchant spends his time helping young artists flourish through his art supply shop Moxie! located in historic downtown Murfreesboro.
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Wild Flours new addition to downtown
Goodwill to hold job fair
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Job seekers have banner day at recent job fair
More than 430 job applicants turned out for event co-hosted by Labor Department, Mike Sparks
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Having a website crucial for business today
How do you make your website work for your business and turn an expense into an asset? Whether you have a business website or are still on the fence about having one, here are the tips to get you started.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Restaurant breaks ground on new locale
BUSINESS BRIEFS: Restaurant breaks ground on new locale
Culver’s made-to-order ButterBurgers are one step closer to the mouths of hungry residents living in southeast Murfreesboro.
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Bumpus donates to Fisher House
Bumpus donates to Fisher House
Following months of fundraising efforts, a check for more than $22,000 was donated Aug. 18 to the Tennessee Fisher House.
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HUDGINS: Tax workshop open to entrepreneurs
Have no fear business majors, there are plenty of upcoming events for you to immerse yourself into the Murfreesboro community.
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Traveling used to be enjoyable
As summer comes to a close, my mind wanders back to a time when travel was fun. Do you remember fun?
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Sandwich shop to open next month
Firehouse Subs is bringing its unique flavor to Murfreesboro next month with the opening of a new location on Medical Center Parkway.
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Blackberry House like walking through Pinterest
Blackberry House like walking through Pinterest
Local shop offers gifts galore
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TrustPoint holds open house
TrustPoint holds open house
Now that TrustPoint Hospital has opened, Rutherford County residents will have the opportunity to enjoy quality care from one of the top health care rehabilitation facilities in the country, according to company officials.
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Unemployment rate holds steady as economy remains sluggish
Unemployment in Tennessee has dropped more than 4 percent since the onset of the Great Recession in 2007, but newly released data shows national recovery to be sluggish.
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HUDGINS: BBC Motors changes name to Drive Now
After 20 years in business as BBC Motors, the pre-owned car dealership has changed its name to Drive Now Murfreesboro.
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Hottest workout trend arrives in Murfreesboro
Hottest workout trend arrives in Murfreesboro
If the thought of practicing yoga poses in 100-degree heat sounds exciting, keep reading. If it sounds scary, keep reading any way. Hot Yoga has arrived in Murfreesboro.
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Goodwill schedules job fair for Friday
Thousands of people in Middle Tennessee are still out of work, and Goodwill Career Solutions is committed to helping them find a job.
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RuCo keeps Basketball Championships, Spring Fling through 2017
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Learn how to plan your business at the Chamber
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center will hold a seminar on setting on a business plan Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
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Gibson Guitar reaches settlement with Justice Department
The Gibson Guitar Corp. has agreed to pay $350,000 in penalties to settle charges that the company violated the U.S. Lacey Act by illegally purchasing and importing various woods from eastern Madagascar and India.
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Metal Max makes move to Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro stands to gain nearly 150 newly created jobs if plans for a current industrial development are approved by the Murfreesboro Planning Commission and City Council.
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HUDGINS: Nissan looks to hire more plant technicians
Google conducts business workshop; Affordable Care Act adds adoption tax credit
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INSIDE THE ISSUES: Chick-fil-A controversy not surprising
As objectionable as Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s position on same-sex marriage may be, it’s hard to understand why people are surprised by it.
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Nashville ranked top music hub
Musicians and fans of all walks should take pride in the place where they reside.
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Commercial growth expanding in Rutherford County
Commercial growth expanding in Rutherford County
Businesses turn to Middle Tennessee market
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TECH WISE: Use social media to company's advantage
You have a business and a social media page, now what? How do you turn your friends and followers into return customers of your business? Social media marketing is like any other marketing you can do. It requires effort and some cost to do it right.
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Business Milestones
Fifth Third Bank congratulates Bob Gerard on his recent promotion to vice president and membership advantage program director for the Tennessee affiliate.
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MINUTE: MTMC to hold breast reducation seminar
AT&T launches 4G in Boro
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Cake is delicious accident
Put the words “gooey” and “butter” in front of cake, and you simply can’t go wrong.
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LIVING WELL: Salute to retiring Murfreesboro chiropractor
Many tend to think of retirement as something people do when they get older, but sometimes, the young and agile choose to enjoy life without work as well.
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Johnnaroo to showcase musical talent
Johnnaroo to showcase musical talent
Concert slated for next week
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La Vergne job fair slated for Wednesday
The city of La Vergne is hosting a job fair Wednesday, Aug. 1, in partnership with Snelling Professional Services to help fill an estimated 60 positions at a new mail processing facility that is coming to the area.
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Recent college graduate lands job at First National Bank
Recent college graduate lands job at First National Bank
A 2012 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University has been hired as a management trainee for the Murfreesboro branch of First National Bank of McMinnville.
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Besties 2012
Besties 2012
Winners in The Murfreesboro Post's annual readers' choice awards!
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TrustPoint adds new services to hospital mix
TrustPoint adds new services to hospital mix
Project culminates seven-year effort.
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HUDGINS: Enjoy arts for good cause
Looking for an evening of art and entertainment? How about two?
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City Council makes plans for capital spending
The Murfreesboro City Council came together with various department personnel Thursday in a special meeting to consider capital improvement projects as part of 2012 bond issues.
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Murfreesboro plant receives workplace safety award
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has awarded Heritage Farms Dairy in Murfreesboro with the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.
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New venture connects farmers, community
New venture connects farmers, community
Imagine a Facebook-like online community that connects local farmers with restaurateurs, school chefs and retail business owners.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: ‘Tis the season for fundraising efforts
Want to open your own business?
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Beesley Foundation honored as business leader
Every summer, Business Leader ranks the Top 300 Small Businesses of the West and South. On this year's list was the Jesse C. Beesley Animal Humane Foundation.
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Experts: There's no better time to buy
Experts: There's no better time to buy
With mortgage rates so low.
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Third local elected president of national Exchange Club
Billboard consultant Don Wright was elected national president of the Exchange Clubs of America, becoming the third Murfreesboro member elected to lead the nationwide service club.
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HUDGINS: New shop offers fabrics at discounted rates
Crafty ladies and gents, listen up. There's a new shop in town that is perfect for interior designers and newbie upholsterers, alike.
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Fall fashions are around the corner
Fall fashions are around the corner
Trends making appearances in boutiques, department stores.
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Rutherford County home sales continue to improve
Rutherford County home sales continue to improve
Home sales in Rutherford County continue to gain momentum, new housing data shows.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: TSBDC offers quick class for QuickBooks
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Kelli Beam achieves IOM Certification
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Director of Membership Kelli Beam has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management.
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Tennessee ranks No. 1 in automotive manufacturing strength
State earns eight Top 10 honors in Business Facilities 2012 State Rankings Report
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Premiere 6 goes digital
Premiere 6 goes digital
Now capable of playing 3-D movies
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HUDGINS: New Pita Pit offers fresh, healthy dining
Murfreesboro residents will soon have a fresh, healthy dining option with the opening of Pita Pit.
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Picturesque setting is perfect for portraits
Picturesque setting is perfect for portraits
Setting has been designed for portraits to be taken by Steve Zavisa, owner of Studio Z Unique Photography.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: BNA makes it easier to get out of town
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BEP summer camp is all business
BEP summer camp is all business
State Farm Summer Business Camp gives middle school students the opportunity to acquire business, financial literacy and leadership skills through hands-on activities.
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Yard Sale Frog partners with The Post in print
Local businesses YardSaleFrog.com and The Murfreesboro Post are joining forces to offer an affordable option for advertising yard sales in Rutherford County.
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Companies warned to pull unapproved drugs from market
Companies warned to pull unapproved drugs from market
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned companies Thursday it is ramping up efforts to stop the manufacturing and distribution of unapproved drugs that contain oxycodone.
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Smyrna hiring fair for veterans set for July 13
The Hiring Fair is being sponsored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
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Housing shows signs of recovery in midstate
Housing shows signs of recovery in midstate
Middle Tennessee’s housing market is poised for continued improvement.
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Rutherford County ranks fourth in employment growth
Rutherford County joined the ranks of top counties in terms of employment growth in a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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HUDGINS: Discount store coming to East Main Street
Dollar General is one step closer to building a new store near Camino Real off East Main Street.
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Small shops struggle without anchor stores
Small shops struggle without anchor stores
Local retailers hope for future development
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Economy takes toll on American wealth
Economy takes toll on American wealth
Americans are worth less than they used to be, data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows.
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Mosque attention affects economic development
Local residents have launched Rutherford County into the national spotlight with their reactions to a mosque currently under construction along Bradyville Pike.
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HUDGINS: MTMC implements new technology
Middle Tennessee Medical Center has implemented a Bar Code Med Administration system – barcode technology that allows nurses to scan patients’ armbands and medication to ensure accuracy in dosage, delivery and timing.
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Planning Commission sees surge in development requests
Throughout the next several months, Murfreesboro residents will witness a spur of economic development similar to pre-recession levels.
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HUDGINS: Salon's facelift blends technology with style
Murfreesboro’s premiere Aveda Lifestyle Salon, Tangerine Salon and Spa, recently opened a renovated salon experience.
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Store looks to 'alter state' of retail
Altar’d State, the next big thing in retail, will celebrate the first birthday of its Murfreesboro store with discounts, live entertainment and of course, birthday cupcakes.
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Congressional hearing focuses on job creation
Congressional hearing focuses on job creation
Lawmakers discuss impact of federal regulations on business
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HUDGINS: Manufacturers awarded for safety records
Two Tennessee-based manufacturing plants with The Kroger Co., including Heritage Farms Dairy in Murfreesboro, collectively have gone more than 1,200 consecutive operating days without a significant injury to an employee.
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Southern hospitality entices business to Tennessee
Southern hospitality entices business to Tennessee
When it comes to dealing with small businesses owners or corporate giants, Tennessee is the place to be. The Volunteer State has once again made its mark on a national scale.
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Tennessee wins Gold Shovel Award
Annual award recognizes achievements in job creation and economic impact
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BUSINESS MILESTONES: MidSouth reports earnings
MidSouth Bank announced its first quarter financial results and celebrated positive earnings for a ninth consecutive quarter.
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HIRINGS & PROMOTIONS: FNB Mortgage adds new staff
Settled into new offices in the heart of Murfreesboro’s signature Gateway business district, FNB Mortgage has added five new staff members.
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HUDGINS: Local divas have new options for fitness, beauty
Murfreesboro’s own Barre 11 will begin holding classes Saturday, June 16 in its new Georgetown Square location.
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Corker introduces bill to foster global investment
Corker introduces bill to foster global investment
Republican Sen. Bob Corker introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday intended to increase foreign investment by examining whether certain regulations need to be eliminated.
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LIVING WELL: Apple juice no longer American product
In case you haven’t noticed, most of the apple juice products available today originate in China.
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Cedar Bucket focuses on community outreach
Cedar Bucket focuses on community outreach
Murfreesboro business partners with nonprofits
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City Cafe switches owners following seizure
City Cafe switches owners following seizure
Historic restaurant reopens after tax fallout
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Bizarre in the 'Boro
An unidentified man and two women allegedly stole more than $200 worth of hair clippers Tuesday morning from Sally’s Beauty Supply in Murfreesboro.
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Construction sector shows signs of life
Construction sector shows signs of life
Murfreesboro is abuzz with construction with several subdivisions, apartment complexes and restaurants currently or nearing being built.
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HUDGINS: Knaughty Knitter names new neighborhood
The Knaughty Knitter, a tradition on Walnut Street, has moved to new digs, the shop announced last week.
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Sweet joins Benchmark Realty
Owner Phillip Cantrell is pleased to announce a new addition to the rapidly growing staff of Benchmark Realty LLC.
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Free educational series to focus on neurological issues
Local health care companies are offering a free educational series this summer in Murfreesboro to help the public better understand the workings of the brain, common neurological issues and the latest treatment options.
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Power of Ten looks to attract business to region
Power of Ten looks to attract business to region
Officials and business leaders from 10 Middle Tennessee counties gathered May 23 to discuss regional collaboration and its role in making the area attractive for businesses.
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Downtown remains heartbeat of Murfreesboro
Downtown remains heartbeat of Murfreesboro
Small-business owners relish Square despite changes
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Tennessee unemployment continues downward trend
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for April fell to 7.8 percent last month.
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Smyrna Beer Board revokes store’s license
Smyrna Beer Board revokes store’s license
Those seeking to purchase beer at the Smyrna BP on North Lowry Street must now find another place to shop after Smyrna’s Beer Board revoked the store’s license earlier this month.
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Details emerge following City Cafe seizure
Details emerge following City Cafe seizure
City, county, state, federal tax liens span half decade
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HUDGINS: Downtown loses familiar shops
The Bungalow and Well Suited are moving. And Ray Hines & Co., who is selling inventory at a discount, and The Colonel’s Shoppe have all decided to shut their doors in recent weeks.
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WHITTLE: Customers take shine to one of state's last shoe shiners
If he isn’t Murfreesboro’s last standing shoe shine man, he’s amongst them.
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Celebrate this Memorial Day with local restaurant
Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Barbecue restaurants in Tennessee, including the Smyrna location, invite local residents to join “Operation Famous Salute” over the Memorial Day weekend.
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City Cafe closed by state
City Cafe closed by state
Tennessee' Department of Revenue forced the doors shut Wednesday at Murfreesboro's oldest restaurant.
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Neighbors prevail in Valley Growers rezoning request
Neighbors prevail in Valley Growers rezoning request
A rezoning request by Valley Growers Garden Center was denied after residents of a nearby subdivision argued against the business.
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Music fest brings needed income to Gulf Coast
The Gulf of Mexico’s coastline continues to recover from BP’s 2010 oil spill, but thanks to a three-day music festival, Alabama’s Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are back in business.
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New Nissan Altima begins production in Smyrna
It has been 20 years since the first Nissan Altima rolled off the line in Smyrna.
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Duck River beckons day trippers to Normandy
Duck River beckons day trippers to Normandy
Kayaking rental offers relaxing vacation
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Student intern launches business venture
Student intern launches business venture
Entrepreneurship major learns by doing
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Kelton's to host fun-filled charity event
Pet owners and their furry friends are invited to attend Kelton’s Pet Day in May from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 2780 Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro.
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Jobs4TN Online brings self-service functions to job seekers and employers
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis this week announced a new jobs database to help connect job seekers with Tennessee employers.
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Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grant to Smyrna Public Library
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Murfreesboro resident receives top honor
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Technology provides more than just a picture
If pictures are worth a thousand words, 360-degree virtual tours are worth a million.
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MILESTONES: Herring announces retirement

Mona Herring will retire from her post as vice president of the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau on April 30, 2013.

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College graduates face tough job market
College graduates face tough job market
Middle Tennessee State University’s most recent graduates are entering the nation’s toughest job market in decades but that doesn't dampen their enthusiasm.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Goodwill holds job fair today
Goodwill Career Solutions in Murfreesboro will hold a job fair from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. today at its Memorial Boulevard location next to Murfreesboro Athletic Club.
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Expert: ‘We have officially turned corner’
Steven Dotson couldn’t hide his enthusiasm when discussing the latest home sales data.
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FirstBank teaches children financial literacy
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National magazine names state one of best for business
Chief Executive magazine named Tennessee one of the top four states in the nation for business today in its eighth annual survey of Best and Worst States for Business.
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Markets bring goods from farm to table
Markets bring goods from farm to table
Farmers’ Market kicks off 2012 season Friday
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MEDIA MATTERS: What is the true value of technology?
How many of you remember the myriad of stories you heard as children about the self-made millionaire?
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Wal-Mart submits plans for third store
Wal-Mart submits plans for third store
Retailers eye South Church Street location
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Blue Agave prepares for Cinco de Mayo festivities
For Blue Agave, Cinco de Mayo celebrations aren’t limited to one day.
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JazzFest brings new clientele to Square
JazzFest brings new clientele to Square
Store owners ready for Jazz fans to descend on downtown
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HUDGINS: Bondware adds option for small business
With small businesses in mind, Bondware Web Solutions recently released Express, a new website builder.
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RuCo unemployment stays below national average
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Experts discuss economic recovery, jobs
The economy remains the No. 1 topic of conversation throughout the country.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Outdoors store slated for Smyrna
Academy Sports + Outdoors will be joining the Smyrna’s Sam Ridley Parkway business community this fall.
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Better Business Bureau warns of new e-mail scam
The Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee is warning consumers and businesses of a new e-mail scam that has been making the rounds in recent weeks.
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Service is their mission
Service is their mission
Good News Guys for hire to support local charities
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HUDGINS: Building supplier relocates to Smyrna
Cedar Creek launched its new regional operation in Rutherford County, the company announced last week.
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color, Color, COLOR
color, Color, COLOR
Summer's hottest trends in hair
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Runway fashions are coming to M’boro
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Pa Bunk's grand opening planned for Saturday
Pa Bunk's grand opening planned for Saturday
Murfreesboro store offers organic food
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MINUTE: Good time to buy single-family homes
A new report shows a strong comeback by the real estate market, especially in single-family rental homes.
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Interfaith opens new clinic
Interfaith opens new clinic
Nonprofit dental clinic will serve more than thousands annually
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HUDGINS: Record Store Day prompts new phone app
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Curves owner transforms lifestyles
Curves owner transforms lifestyles
Workouts aimed at empowering girls
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MTSU marketing professor branches out onto top Twitter list
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Social media workshop slated for April 11
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BUSINESS MILESTONES: Airport Authority provides funding for education
The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Board Vice Chairwoman Juli Mosley recently presented checks totaling $30,400 to representatives of McGavock High School, MTSU, TSU and Volunteer State Community College.
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Construction on slow, but steady rise
Construction on slow, but steady rise
Private sector shows year-over-year gains
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Vinyl still in demand despite trends
Vinyl still in demand despite trends
Record Store Day celebrates five years
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The taxman cometh
The taxman cometh
IRS extends deadline to April 17
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Council debates development, election date
Thursday’s meeting of the Murfreesboro CIty Council included a public hearing for a “landmark” mixed-use development in the Gateway Overlay District and a discussion of changing municipal elections to coincide with county and state elections.
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Area foreclosure rates down in February
Area foreclosure rates down in February
Struggling homeowners find hope in NeighborWorks
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Inflatable bouncer company bringing fun-filled activities
Touting a new definition of fun, Space Walk of Murfreesboro is bringing inflatable bouncers to local parties and events.
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Lascassas Drugs adds compounding services
Lascassas Drugs adds compounding services
Treatment can be tailored to suit person’s needs
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HUDGINS: Amazon project earns kudos from trade mag
The Amazon fulfillment center project currently under construction in Murfreesboro has garnered an award, the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce announced last week.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Energy Star gives kudos to Nissan Smyrna plant
IRS looks for advisory panel volunteers
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Demolition of old MTMC is nearly complete
Demolition of old MTMC is nearly complete
The demolition company expects to be finished with property by April 1
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Study: Wireless technology use surges
Study: Wireless technology use surges
Mobile apps gaining ground among small-business owners
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HUDGINS: Bojangles’ to open second Murfreesboro location
After months of anticipation, North Murfreesboro residents’ can finally quench their cravings for Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits.
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MINUTE: Upcoming events for budget-friendly brides
If you’re a budget-conscious bride-to-be, a couple of upcoming events might interest you. Both events take place in Nashville, but if you’re a true bargainista, you won’t mind the drive.
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Opryland returns
Opryland returns
Opry Mills plans grand reopening in Nashville
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Gas prices remain stable for first time in almost six weeks
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Taxes prepared for free if earning less than $50,000
Rutherford County resident Christine Estes was appalled at the $450 it cost her elderly father to have his taxes prepared by a franchise service.
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All signs point to improving economy
Slowly but surely, the economy is heading toward overall improvement, various indicators show.
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Home sales show continued improvement
Home sales show continued improvement
February, third quarter sales show steady growth
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MINUTE: Cali Studios offers dance-infused fitness classes
MINUTE: Cali Studios offers dance-infused fitness classes
Local fitness expert Amy Ayers has brought West Coast flair to Murfreesboro with the opening of Cali Studios.
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Price of oil dips, but gas prices still on rise
Tennessee’s average price rose 3 cents from last week.
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Experts: student loan debt weighing down housing market
With current outstanding student loan debt hovering at $983.5 billion and national unemployment rates topping 8 percent, the country’s housing market will continue to suffer, experts say.
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Kelton’s launches Pet of the Month program
Attention all pet owners: Kelton’s wants to feature Fido (or Kitty or Polly) as its Pet of the Week.
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MINUTE: Skin by Michelle beautifies skin, self esteem
Also Heights Finance Corporation has announced its annual Customer Appreciation Days will be held every Friday in March.
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Fuel on 32-day increase, likely to remain
Fuel on 32-day increase, likely to remain
Unrest in Africa, Middle East blamed for spike in crude oil, gas prices
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MTMC honored at Excellence in Tennessee Awards Banquet
Middle Tennessee Medical Center was honored at the 19th annual Excellence in Tennessee Awards Banquet held on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
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Cartridge World giving $45k to schools
To help improve technology funding in Murfreesboro area schools, Cartridge World is giving local schools the chance to win $15,000 to be used toward the purchase of new school computers, technology, books or supplies.
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Design of MTMC earns award
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Report: Overseas call centers put consumer info and U.S. jobs at risk
Serious concerns surround overseas call centers, a new report from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) says.
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Judge sides with online travel companies
Judge sides with online travel companies
Local governments lose lawsuit to impose additional taxes
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Local salon featured in popular style book
Whether in search of the perfect highlights for an upcoming wedding or an exciting color to complement your favorite style, most ladies turn to those over-sized hardcover photo books inside their favorite salon.
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Infiniti line bringing 1,000 jobs to Smyrna
Infiniti line bringing 1,000 jobs to Smyrna
Nissan adds new line for luxury car
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MTSU accounting professor honored for job excellence
Rebecca Foote has been elected Outstanding Professor in the MTSU Jennings A. Jones College of Business for the third time in four years.
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Jones replaces Jones on IDB
Local businessman Bill Jones was appointed to the Industrial Development Board against the Steering Committee’s recommendation Thursday.
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Woodbury’s doll maker
Woodbury’s doll maker
Marilyn Bloodworth molds ‘living dolls’
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MTMC to fill nursing need with job fair
Middle Tennessee Medical Center is seeking licensed registered nurses and licensed practical nurses and will host a nursing career fair Feb. 21 for these positions only.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Prophetic Ink keeps values, upgrades space
The Primary Care and Hope Clinic has announced it will host a free Community Health Fair in March.
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Cookies sales teach much to Girl Scouts
Cookies sales teach much to Girl Scouts
Scouts learn financial skills, builds confidence
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SAKS comes to La Vergne
Saks Incorporated announced it will open a new distribution and fulfillment center in August 2012, bringing 250 jobs.
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High in the saddle
High in the saddle
Ken Oldham preaches to cowboys, makes their saddles
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'Boro Embassy Suites gets high marks
Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center Murfreesboro earned a top placement in the company's list of best hotels.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Franklin owners snatch up ‘Boro Bunganut Pig
Retailers will look to fill hundreds of new positions during a free Job Fair Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Opry Mills.
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Home sales up in 2012
Home sales up in 2012
Area home prices decreased slightly last year when compared to 2010, but home sales have kicked off the New Year with a bang.
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Housing News - top 11 trends from 2011
The National Association of Realtors surveys homebuyers and sellers each year to uncover housing trends and monitor changes taking place in the industry.
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MTMC stroke care program awarded re-certification
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Employment Assistance Workshop set for Middle Tennessee veterans
The workshop will be held Feb. 14-16 for National Guard members, Reservists, and all veterans.
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Milestone: Lori Domer named assistant director Of Elders First Adult Day Services
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January pump prices hit all-time high
Motorists paid more for a gallon of gas this past January than ever before.
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Major changes in store for Rutherford County Farmers’ Market
Major changes in store for Rutherford County Farmers’ Market
EBT, credit will be accepted
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Inspiration for others
As a young boy growing up in Murfreesboro some 30 years ago, Ricky Turner knew he wanted better for himself and his future family.
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Balance Point Spa offers massage therapy
Balance Point Spa has brought healing and relaxation methods of Eastern medicine to Murfreesboro.
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Ten tips to help choose a tax preparer
Many people look for help from professionals when it’s time to file their tax return.
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Police chief briefs City Council on crime rate
Thursday’s meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council included a presentation of annual crime statistics by Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman, several road abandonments, and scheduling of a public hearing for rezoning property along Memorial Boulevard.
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Meat-and-three with a twist
Meat-and-three with a twist
The Blue Porch expands with restaurant in Woodbury
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Opry Mills announces new, returning retailers
According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, unemployment in Rutherford County decreased 0.4 percentage point to 6.7 percent in December.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Expand your limits with new Burt book
Living Market offers eco-friendly info
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MTMC Cancer Center offers new state-of-the-art facility
MTMC Cancer Center offers new state-of-the-art facility
Middle Tennessee Medical Center took a final step toward its goal of becoming a regional medical facility with the grand opening of its Cancer Center earlier this week.
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Entrepreneurs emerging in tough economy
Entrepreneurs emerging in tough economy
Economic confidence in small-business owners is rounding the corner
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Bringing sassy back
Bringing sassy back
Bold colors abound in Spring fashion
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ANOTHER MINUTE: New support group keeps pounds off
Main Street Model search kicks off, Noon Exchange tees off with Polar Bears
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Rentals boom amid weak housing market
With foreclosures still looming over the housing market and continued lack of job security on the horizon, many residents have opted for a more temporary means of housing – rentals.
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Release inner goddess with 'flirty fitness'
Release inner goddess with 'flirty fitness'
Studio Goddess to open M’boro location
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HUDGINS: Growth prompts relocations, openings
With the growth of Medical Center Parkway, two local businessmen have decided to follow suit.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Smashburger brings fresh taste to ‘Boro
ANOTHER MINUTE: Smashburger brings fresh taste to ‘Boro
MYP partners with MTMC, names officers
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Home sales strong during fourth quarter
Home sales strong during fourth quarter
Realtors hopeful about recovery
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Avoid foreclosure through education
La Vergne church to offer info session
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Professor’s work deemed one of ‘100 best’ business books

Professor’s work deemed one of ‘100 best’ business books

‘No Man’s Land’ by MTSU’s Doug Tatum hailed as ‘essential reading’
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Walnut House owner  offers more than music
Walnut House owner offers more than music
Studio LIFE offers hands-on experience
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HUDGINS: Big box retailer eyes South Church Street spot
Rumors of a big box retailer joining South Church Street have been circulating for years, but plans were put on hold – until now.
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Johnny Guitar’s to become Musical Institute
Johnny Guitar’s owners announced a new phase for the local music shop.
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Organize paperwork now to get head start on tax season
A new year is just around the corner, and tax season isn’t far behind.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Used guitar shop to join Square
Murfreesboro’s historic Square will soon have a vintage sound to it.
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A Christmas present for Murfreesboro
City leaders close deal with Amazon
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Amazon officially coming to Murfreesboro
Amazon officially coming to Murfreesboro
Gov. Bill Haslam announced today Amazon’s plans to open two new fulfillment centers in Tennessee.
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La Vergne retailers open for business on Waldren Road
La Vergne city leaders announced Tuesday construction crews opened a finished section of the Waldron Road expansion project and stores located along that stretch of road are open for business.
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Murfreesboro businessman charged with tax evasion
Deputies from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office arrested a well-known Murfreesboro commercial real estate developer Tuesday morning on suspicion of tax evasion.
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Social enterprise partners with local store
Social enterprise partners with local store
Thistle Farms products will be available to local residents through a retail partnership with Murfreesboro-based Body Wise Nutrition Center and Marketplace, the companies announced.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Primrose to offer balanced learning curriculum
Red Realty acquires new domain
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Contributing to self-reliance
Contributing to self-reliance
Local newspaper offers hand up to homeless
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Opry Mills shouldn’t affect local revenue
Opry Mills shouldn’t affect local revenue
Shoppers tend to stick close to home
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Snowmen book raises dollars for Meals on Wheels
Red Cross urges residents to 'give something that means something'
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Local artists use their talent for good
Photographers present Help Portrait event
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Saint Thomas, Capella Healthcare form partnership
Saint Thomas, Capella Healthcare form partnership
Capella Healthcare and Saint Thomas Health have signed a Letter of Intent to create an innovative venture that will improve healthcare throughout Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky, officials announced today.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Moustache Movember to hold final fundraiser Friday
Seminar seeks entrepreneurs, MTSU to co-host Jazz Jam
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Help control the pet population
Stray cats can be seen throughout the City of Murfreesboro, whether walking the streets near campus or meowing for food around apartment complexes. This has been an issue for years, but it boils down to one solution – the spay and neuter of pets.
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HUDGINS: Dollar General has sights on Lascassas Pike
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Stones River Mall, AT&T offer sales, events
With the holiday season upon us, local retailers are offering great activities for both shopping and family outings. Keep reading for a list of up-coming specials and events.
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Support local biz by shopping on Saturday
What began as a way to provide for her family turned into a needed source of income that allowed single mom Karen Gerbman to be at home with her three little ones.
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Greenery fades, Pa Bunk’s begins
Greenery fades, Pa Bunk’s begins
Healthy food choices for local residents
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Man’s winery dream comes true in Smyrna
For years, Larry Davis dreamt of opening a vineyard and winery – a romantic place for first dates. After an approval from Rutherford County Commissioners last week, Davis is making his dream a reality.
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New HARP can help underwater mortgages refinance
Homeowners who are upside-down in their mortgages may now have a chance to refinance under a newly announced program.
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Clinic, hospital partner in robotic surgery
Through a partnership with Middle Tennessee Medical Center and Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, one local doctor has made great strides with robotic surgery.
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Shop smart for Christmas
Top 10 ways to save cash this holiday season
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Farmers’ Market makes Sunday debut
Rutherford County’s best produce, products are for sale each Sunday
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Real estate sales continue to improve
Real estate sales continue to improve
As closings increase, prices remain erratic
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Goo Goo offering free car wash to veterans
Culver’s offering $5k to local hero
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There's moonshine in them there hills
There's moonshine in them there hills
For the first time in more than 200 years, Short Mountain whiskey is legal.
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Reeves-Sain gets personal with custom meds
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City approves contract for 'Project Tango'
The Murfreesboro City Council met Thursday evening to discuss several recommendations by city departments, including a few items regarding "Project Tango."
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Retailers change tactics for holidays
Retailers change tactics for holidays
The time has come to turn jack-o-lanterns into pumpkin pie – Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the nation’s biggest shopping day is right behind it.
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Shopping local gives more bang for bucks
As you begin shelling out dollars for gifts, think about spending that money at a locally owned business.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Belk sale to benefit local groups
Store to offer discounts to shoppers
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Layers key to looking fabulous in cooler weather
Layers key to looking fabulous in cooler weather
Take a cue from nature and opt for warm oranges, golden yellows
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‘Movember’ brings moustaches to Murfreesboro
Move over ta-tas, the moustache is back. Moustaches swept through Murfreesboro during last year’s “Movember,” and now they’re back in town. October has been dedicated to breast cancer awareness for more than two decades, but the time has come to focus on men’s health.
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KAPLAN:Lessons from Grandpa
Sometimes nothing beats old fashion like being old fashion
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‘Project Tango’ takes first step to final approval
Murfreesboro’s Planning Commission met Wednesday to discuss several items, including a recommendation by planning staff to approve a site plan for a distribution center along Joe B. Jackson Parkway as part of “Project Tango.”
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Microsoft gen. manager to keynote MTSU GRITS Conference
Nancy Holliday, general manager, US Services Sales for Microsoft Corp., will be the keynote speaker for the first GRITS Collaborative Project Conference, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, in the James Union Building at MTSU.
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Antiques eco-friendly before green was cool
Antiques eco-friendly before green was cool
Smotherman Antiques has been saving trees for years
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Riverdale grad launches tequila line
Riverdale grad launches tequila line
Eric Rubin finds home in Mexican culture
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City: Plans submitted, match Amazon needs
Local officials could not confirm last week if Rutherford County has been selected as a site for the much-publicized amazon.com warehouse, but is still a possibility.
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Nashville Business Journal: Boro gets Amazon plans
Nashville Business Journal: Boro gets Amazon plans
Online retail giant Amazon.com will pick Wilson and Rutherford counties as the sites for permanent facilities in Middle Tennessee.
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MTMC marks first year
MTMC marks first year
Hospital makes strides to becoming regional medical center
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Murfreesboro accountant sued for mishandling funds
Murfreesboro accountant sued for mishandling funds

An 81-year-old Murfreesboro woman is seeking more than $1.5 million in damages against a local certified public accountant for allegedly mismanaging her retirement fund.

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Five businesses cited for breaking 'cash-for-gold' law
Employees at five businesses who buy and sell gold were cited to General Sessions Court for violating state law involving “cash for gold” transactions.
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Banks adding fees
Change in banking regs means fees for account holders
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Chamber of Commerce launches new logo
Chamber of Commerce launches new logo
The new logo will now be used in all printed and online Chamber materials.
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Do you like it clean or dirty?
Do you like it clean or dirty?
‘Neighborhood bar concept’ keeps Jim’s a favorite for students, locals
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Dollars for development
Dollars for development
A breakdown of Destination Rutherford’s $4 million investment
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Cartridge World offers discounts for beginning of school year
Refilled and remanufactured printer cartridges help stretch printing budgets
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Bestie fights for what's right
Bestie fights for what's right
And the winners are ...
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Deconstructing MTMC
Deconstructing MTMC
Crews work to break down, salvage old hospital
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As WRVU steps out, can WMTS step up?
As WRVU steps out, can WMTS step up?
Student-run radio looks to fill void
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Roll out the barrel
Couple turns love of beer into career
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Tennessee turns new LEAF
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Tennessee rises from nation’s ashes
Economic growth remains strong
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Paperback writer
Realtor’s love of The Beatles evolves into business book
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Local businesses welcome ‘Roonies
Bonnaroo brings around $20 million to mid-state annually
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Welcome to The Manor
Welcome to The Manor
Historic house finds new life as B&B
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Square nightlife grows more popular
Square nightlife grows more popular
Surge attributed to its proximity to nearly everything
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Relax, unwind at Blue Porch
Readyvile B&B serves up comfort food with heart
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LEAF named 2011 World Car of the Year
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Support RuCo's youth symphony with salsa
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MED receives national recognition
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What is QR?
What is QR?
Soon runners in the Middle Half may register with the next trend in marketing.
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Phase II owner begins new phase in career
Phase II owner begins new phase in career
Decision to close Phase II after 22 years a 'tear jerker.'
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Weatherford weathers many storms
Banker survives ‘harsh reality of war’ to become business stand out in ‘Boro
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TLC show takes cakemaker on wild ride
TLC show takes cakemaker on wild ride
Wedding cake designer Jay Qualls not ‘next great baker’
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MCCAA to hold annual Financial Fun Fest
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Housing market ends 2010 on bright note
Rutherford County closed out 2010 with a few more home sales, newly released data shows.
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Better budgets top many resolution lists
Better budgets top many resolution lists
Michelle Conner has never made a new year’s resolution, but 2011 has changed her opinion.
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Secret ingredient is love
Secret ingredient is love
Sales from Just Love Coffee Roasters help orphaned children in Africa.
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Short Mountain Distillery secures $1 million in capital investment
Short Mountain Distillery announced it secured $1 million in capital investment for a planned spirits manufacturing facility in Cannon County near Woodbury.
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City Council approves microenterprise loans
The city council approved microenterprise loans Thursday to three Murfreesboro businesses.
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MTMC robot helps stop snoring
One local doctor has become one of the first physicians in the nation to perform a procedure for the treatment of sleep apnea using the da Vinci robot.
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Local business chosen for National Science Foundation study
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Small words turn into big business
Small words turn into big business
Five years ago Kim Tate Wheeler had never even picked up a paintbrush. But when she wanted some personalized and unique artwork for her son Hudson’s room she couldn’t find what she was looking for and decided to do it herself.
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Frankin Printing honored for military support
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New Financial Consumer Agency's impact on families
Now that federal financial reform is in effect, Tennessee families can expect an extra layer of protection when it comes to such financial products as credit cards and mortgages.
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Screen Art celebrates 30 years
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Japanese auto supplier to build new plant in Murfreesboro
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Economist: Lower grocery taxes by closing tax loopholes
Lower-income Tennesseans pay out a larger percentage of their income for groceries than do more affluent consumers.
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TSC promises chicken in every pot
Tractor Supply’s popular Chick Days celebrates the backyard chicken coop.
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Building bridges in tough economy: Hispanic Chamber opens
Building bridges in tough economy: Hispanic Chamber opens
The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce wants help build bridges within the Hispanic business community in Rutherford County through a Murfreesboro chapter of the organization.
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3 Brothers rises from the ashes
3 Brothers rises from the ashes
A fire may have destroyed 3 Brothers Deli and Brew House last spring, but it hasn’t destroyed the spirit of owners Eric and Rob Fortney.
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Creative thinking pays off for local realtor
About six years ago when she was faced with a unique property that needed to sell fast, Barbara Nelson decided to hold a garage sale at the same time as the open house.
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Demos' Restaurant founder honored by state senate
Demos' Restaurant founder honored by state senate
State Sen. Mae Beavers presented the State Joint Resolution she introduced on the Senate floor saluting Doris Demos, one of the restaurant's founders, who passed away earlier this year, to (from left) Peter, Felicia and Jim Demos, Mrs. Demos' children and husband.
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Survey: Working sick costs employers
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Couple finds meaning in recycling
Couple finds meaning in recycling
Ron and Terri Cook own PBT (People for a Better Tomorrow) Recycling, which provides residential curbside recycling throughout Murfreesboro.
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Gordon congratulates Nissan on new Smyrna plant
SMYRNA - Rep. Bart Gordon issued the following statement on the new Nissan lithium-ion battery plant’s ground-breaking in Smyrna:
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Bill Taylor teaches business of martial arts
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Reserve a LEAF today
Nissan began taking reservations for the Nissan LEAF zero-emission, all-electric vehicle Tuesday, April 20.
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Thompson Lane sees rebirth after storm
Much has changed in the year following the tornado that ravaged parts of Murfreesboro a year ago.
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New treatment melts away the pounds
Remember the saying if it seems too good to be true than it must be?
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Foreclosures, short sales hold market down
SmartMove stages Homebuyer weekend
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Making music all in the family
One family turns to music in the Great Recession
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Circle of Love helps them fight despair
Local nonprofit organization that provides support for families that have been affected by drug abuse and to women who are incarcerated or just being released from jail.
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Three faces of Rutherford
We're positioned to fight off the Great Recession
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Business tax administration shifts from local government
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Shoppers try to hit delicate balance
Trying not to splurge for the holidays
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Count this Vietnam refugee fortunate
Daughter follows in her mother's footsteps
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Weekly claims for unemployment up in Tennessee
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Only time will tell if RuCo’s economy is stabilizing
Rutherford County’s economy may be stabilizing, said David Penn, director of MTSU’s Business & Economic Research Center.
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Tennessee ranked in Top 5 for business
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The 'Dean'
Charlie Myatt retires after 40 years at First Tennessee
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Yard sale business seems answer to mom's dream
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Shooting for ‘high school skinny?’ Try CrossFit
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Contractor not afraid to show her ‘girly’ side
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Ideas Tees continues to grow and grow
Picks up MTSU’s retail business
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The EDGE: Townhouse under construction on Public Square
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Retailers call tax-free weekend a success
Tennessee's tax-free weekend was deemed a success by some of Murfreesboro's largest retailers.
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Engineer goes from AC design to picking up poop
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Broad Street, Thompson Lane businesses assess damage
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With $1,500, '58 tractor, he dreamed big
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'Urban Garden' makes most of small space
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Blackman rock quarry question goes to court
Chancellor Robert Corlew will get another shot at Rutherford County’s zoning resolution on Jan. 15 when preliminary arguments are presented in the Blackman-Murfreesboro Rock Quarry dispute.
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City revives fireworks ban
Recent incidents with police officers and one city councilman result in a complete ban of some fireworks.
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Feature: Homeowners, Realtors go extra mile to land sales
Feature: Homeowners, Realtors go extra mile to land sales
With home sales down from record highs, Murfreesboro homeowners are having to do more to get their homes noticed and sold. Exit Realty agents Phairabe Estes-Simpson and Annette Masterson have decided to partner up and make over a listing that has been on and off the market since November 2007.
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Major building, road projects ready to go online
Several ongoing building and road projects are nearing completion that will have huge impact on Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.
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Students start novel textbook rental service
As MTSU college students, Ronald Akins and Stephen Watkins grew tired of paying hundreds of dollars each semester on textbooks.
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A greeting card sealed the big deal
A greeting card sent in 1953 wishing the president and the entire State Farm Insurance corporation a Merry Christmas sealed the deal to bring the first major white-collar employer to Murfreesboro.
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MTMC announces small layoff
Middle Tennessee Medical Center is laying off less than 3 percent of its workforce in an attempt to improve efficiency, said a hospital spokesperson.
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Public hearing Wednesday on proposed downtown retail, condos
Local residents will have their first chance to address Murfreesboro officials on the retail and condominium development proposed for the corner of West Main and South Front streets Wednesday.
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Report: Tenn. needs $28B in infrastructure improvements
According to a new report released by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Tennessee needs at least $28.3 billion of public infrastructure improvements to be in some stage of development during the five-year period of 2004-2009.
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Boro bank deposits double the state’s rate
Bank deposits made in Rutherford County grew by 10.2 percent over the last year, twice the pace of the state of Tennessee, according to a report recently released by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
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Outdoor vendors, rezonings before City Council
The Murfreesboro City Council will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. to conduct public hearings for zoning requests and to consider changes to temporary outdoor vendor regulations.
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A spirited search for respect
Not all ghosts are out to frighten those who come in contact with them; sometimes they just want to have a little spirited fun.
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Hotspot owners up in smoke over new law
Many local bars restrict admittance to persons 21 and over. These restrictions also apply to employees and members of bands who play in these establishments.
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Lift-up Maney Avenue
Lift-up Maney Avenue
A group of concerned citizens, including one city councilman, wants a commitment from Mayor Tommy Bragg and the Murfreesboro City Council to redevelop historic Maney Avenue.
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Photo of the Day: MMC breaks ground
Employees of Murfreesboro Medical Clinic break ground at the clinic's future site on Garrison Drive during the groundbreaking ceremony.
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City planners say proposed changes to vendor laws need work
Chrissy Russell doesn't want proposed changes to the city of Murfreesboro's ordinance that regulates temporary vendors to put her out of business.
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Legislature authorizes industrial megasites
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development praised state lawmakers for passing the Regional Megasite Authority Act of 2007.
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Bible Park bill passes another committee
The bill that would allow Rutherford County officials to offer developers a special tax incentive package to help secure the proposed Bible Park USA is still waiting approval from the state Legislature.
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Sparse crowd attends city design session
Authors of a document that would provide guidelines for those looking to develop property in the city of Murfreesboro sought public input Thursday night.
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Years of discrimination inspires entrepreneur
The tough times and years of discrimination Herman Burton endured made this entrepreneur work harder.
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