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JOHNSON CITY, TN — Advance Financial, the Nashville-based financial services company, received two Johnson City Chamber of Commerce Regional Business Excellence Awards: first place for Excellence in Community & Culture and second place for Excellence in Customer Experience.  Through its...
Commentary by John Ray Clemmons Mayor Briley has once again proposed to sell public property for a one-time budgetary gain. The March 4, 2019 memo from Mayor David Briley and a subsequent March 11, 2019 presentation to the Metro Traffic...
NASHVILLE, TN — Advance Financial has introduced a student loan repayment program in which the company will contribute up to $12,000 over the course of six years toward repayment of any employee’s student loans. The goal of the groundbreaking...
MILLINGTON, TN — Leading fintech company Advance Financial continued its expansion across Tennessee with the opening of a new store in Millington, the company’s 103rd location. “We look forward to serving and being part of the Millington community,” said Jessica...

Our Planet

By Thomas Sheffield Last week, Netflix released a documentary called Our Planet.  The message was how for the first time, one species living on Earth will choose what the future will look like and humans are that species.  The show...
By Taylor Gentry Political Actions Committee Community Liaison Urban Studies and Public Policy Major Dillard University ‘22 As a Nashville native, I make it a point to keep myself aware of what goes on in my city.  Currently, I am focused on the controversy...
NASHVILLE, TN — Regions Bank today announced the company has appointed Latrisha Jemison to serve as Regional Community Development and Partnerships Manager. In this new capacity, Jemison oversees Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) compliance throughout Arkansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri,...

March Madness

By Thomas Sheffield Spring time is here!!!  Days are getting longer, temperatures are getting warmer, birds are singing, the grass is growing, the trees are getting their leaves and then….  ATCHOO!!!  It is harder to breath as allergy season is...
By Peter White NASHVILLE, TN – Xinova is new kind of venture capital company that finds private financing for inventors and innovators who have good ideas but don’t have connections on Wall St. or Silicon Valley. The company has a...
By Thomas Sheffield Nashville has been called the “it” city.  I argue there are two Nashvilles.  If you live in or near Nashville, you have witnessed how one section of town is thriving as it is clean, full of life,...

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