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The Chatter Class: Bells Bend debate incomplete without asking transit questions

With the Bells Bend debate still in full swing, some observers have renewed their fondness for the approach Portland, Ore., has taken with urban planning. That city, with its revived downtown areas, has long been touted as a planning model to mimic. More

Real estate transactions

Executive Appointments

Perdue to lead new Kraft unit More MNAA official named to board of business quality group Bulow adds prosthetist Construction association names local officers EMI CMG exec to head up Christian music trade group

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

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

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

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

LifePoint COO Gracey to retire

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

Executive Appointments

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

Dave Says: Help needed for a teenage motorist at home

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

Banker moves into nonprofit sector

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

Healthways extends four-state Blue Cross deal

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

CCA fires back with PR push

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

American Esoteric execs resurface with oral venture

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

Bangalore bound: Local execs plan trade mission

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

Rising costs swallow stimulus checks

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

Chrysler cutbacks followed by local dealership sales

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

Marketplace: 12 South Taproom still flowing

The 12South development planned by Baker, Storey & McDonald seems to be taking longer than planned. More

Bricks & Mortar

Creating Places: Visiting May Town Center in 2028

NOTE: This is the first of two fictional future trips to Bells Bend, where the May family and developer Tony Giarratana have proposed a mixed-use development they say will ultimately generate jobs and $100 million in annual tax revenues. More

Commercial development disparities show up in property tax contributions

In April, Metro Council approved a new redevelopment district for the Dickerson Road area. More

On Music Row: Country chart features three top 10 debuts

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