Technology has become so indispensable that when it breaks down, people's lives go haywire, too.
Computer outages at United Airlines, the New York Stock Exchange and The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday delivered a reminder about our growing dependence on interconnected networks to get through each day.
12. McWhorter is new president, CEO of NEC - Friday, April 10, 2015
Stuart McWhorter, chairman and co-founder of Clayton Associates, has been named president & CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.
The announcement follows a months-long national search, according to John R. Ingram, chairman of the board of directors of the NEC.13. Obama faces left-right opposition on trade, military force - Friday, February 20, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reps. Barbara Lee and John Fleming are highly dubious at best about President Barack Obama's requests for enhanced powers to make trade deals and to deploy the U.S. military. And that's like oil and water mixing easily.14. Reports: Google planning to sell wireless phone service - Friday, January 16, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday.
If everything falls into place, Google Inc. could offer discounted wireless data plans that would pressure other major carriers to offer better deals and services or risk losing customers to a powerful rival.15. Cox to lead Vanderbilt’s trans-institutional genetics - Friday, November 21, 2014
Nancy J. Cox, Ph.D., professor of medicine and human genetics and chief of the Section of Genetic Medicine at the University of Chicago, has been appointed founding director of a new genetics institute at Vanderbilt University.16. Behm is campaign chair for Legal Aid Society - Friday, October 17, 2014
Margaret Behm, principal at Dodson, Parker, Behm and Capparella, P.C., will serve as the 2015 campaign chair of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands’ Campaign for Equal Justice.17. Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal - Friday, August 01, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have agreed to combine their broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity.18. Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal - Friday, July 25, 2014
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have an agreement to merge broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity, the companies announced late Wednesday.19. Onlife Health names Redman vice president - Friday, June 20, 2014
Onlife Health, Inc., a national wellness company based in Brentwood, has named Matthew Redman vice president of account management. In this position, Redman will be responsible for all facets of sales and account management for current Onlife Health clients.20. Barge Waggoner’s Higgins honored as top engineer - Friday, March 07, 2014
Bob Higgins, president and CEO of Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., has been named 2014 Engineer of the Year by the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers.21. FCC won't appeal ruling on Internet neutrality - Friday, February 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission says it won't appeal a court decision that struck down rules it designed to ensure that the transmission of all Internet content be treated equally. The agency says it will fashion new rules.22. New CEO named at TriStar StoneCrest - Friday, January 31, 2014
Louis F. Caputo, chief executive officer (CEO) of Summerville Medical Center in Summerville, S.C., has been named chief executive officer of HCA’s TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Murfreesboro.23. Five attorneys join Baker Donelson - Friday, January 03, 2014
Baker Donelson has announced the addition of five new associates to its Nashville office: Austin L. Fleishour, TaCara D. Harris, Henry E. Hildebrand, Michaela D. Poizner and Taylor K. Wirth.24. Fashion guru Libby Callaway: Why Nashville tops New York - Friday, December 27, 2013
Libby Callaway breezed into Barista Parlor on a recent Thursday wrapped in an oversized Michaele Vollbracht scarf that she picked up at a vintage shop in Kansas City.
Fresh from “vacation,” a solo road trip to Idaho where her sister lives, she ordered a cup of tea and took a quick breather. The vacation comes in quotes because balancing her client list along with her many creative projects might mean taking a phone call from fashion designer Billy Reid in the middle of the desert. “You have to pull over at the only rest stop for 60 miles and deal with what’s happening.”25. Wiechart is new president, CEO of Capella Healthcare - Friday, December 13, 2013
Michael Wiechart has been named president and CEO of Capella Healthcare, effective January 1.
The appointment was announced by Dan Slipkovich, co-founder, board chairman and current CEO, who said the move was designed to position the company for long-term success and strategic growth. Slipkovich will continue as executive board chairman, with the transition allowing him to dedicate more of his time to strategic market development and growth along with continued responsibilities in the areas of investor and government relations.26. Centerstone names Slusser director of advancement - Friday, November 01, 2013
Centerstone, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit providers of community-based mental health and addiction services, has promoted Jeney Slusser to director of advancement in Tennessee.27. ACA: What you need to know before Oct. 1 - Friday, September 20, 2013
On October 1, a new shopping website will launch in Tennessee. Much like Amazon.com, it will offer a place where consumers can compare products from different sellers and buy the one that best suits their needs.28. Hunt to lead Nashville Public Education Foundation - Friday, September 13, 2013
The Nashville Public Education Foundation has announced Shannon Hunt as the group’s new president.
Foundation leaders said her appointment is an important part of a broader effort to marshal large-scale private-sector support for improving Nashville’s public school system. The foundation provides support for schools by helping raise private funds to match specific needs and building strategic partnerships.29. Kiwanis names Buchanan Nashvillian of the Year - Friday, July 26, 2013
Kiwanis Club of Nashville has honored Steve Buchanan as its 2012 Outstanding Nashvillian of the Year for his community contributions. Buchanan is president of the Opry Entertainment Group, a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and executive producer for “Nashville.”30. Aegis Sciences promotes 4 to vice president - Friday, July 12, 2013
Aegis Sciences Corporation, a provider of forensic toxicology and health care sciences laboratories, has promoted four leaders to vice president:31. US declassifies phone program details after uproar - Friday, June 07, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to tamp down a public uproar spurred by the disclosure of two secret surveillance programs, the nation's top intelligence official is declassifying key details about one of the programs while insisting the efforts were legal, limited in scope and necessary to detect terrorist threats.32. Waller expands, adds 16 attorneys in Nashville - Friday, May 10, 2013
Waller has announced the addition of 16 new attorneys to the following practice groups:
- Corporate (one partner and four associates);
- Finance & restructuring (two associates);
- Health care (four associates);
- Real estate (one Of Counsel and two associates);
- Trial & appellate (one partner and two associates).
Mark Folk joins Waller as a partner with more than 25 years of experience. Prior to joining Waller, Folk was partner and co-chair of the health care department for Partner Shutts & Bowen, LLP, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.33. Channel 5 acquisition helps Journal Comm. earnings - Friday, May 03, 2013
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. says its earnings rose 30 percent in the most recent quarter, boosted in part by its acquisition of a Nashville television station WTVF.34. Vanderbilt’s Kinch to lead Tennessee Nurses Association - Friday, April 19, 2013
Jill Kinch, MSN, APN, advanced practice nurse team manager for Perioperative and Procedural Services at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been appointed president of the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA).35. Dish Network offering to buy Sprint in $25.5B deal - Friday, April 12, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Dish Network Corp. is trying to snag U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel Corp. away from its Japanese suitor in recognition of the way satellite dishes are losing their relevance in the age of cellphones that play YouTube videos.36. King & Ballow adds 2 new attorneys - Friday, March 29, 2013
Robert Crump and Allison Champagne have joined King & Ballow in the litigation and the litigation, entertainment and intellectual property sections, respectively.37. Just for fun, let’s start a currency war - Friday, February 08, 2013
Prior to Pres. Nixon’s closing of the gold window in 1971, world currencies traded in value relative to the U.S. dollar, which was tethered to gold at $35 an ounce. Following the divorce, currencies began trading relative to the dollar, but the dollar in turn began trading relative to other currencies.38. Rooker honored as state’s top court clerk - Friday, November 23, 2012
Nashville-Davidson County Circuit Court Clerk Richard Rooker has received the Outstanding State Court Clerk Award at a recent conference of the County Officials Association.39. Saint Thomas Health’s Littrell sets retirement - Friday, November 02, 2012
Saint Thomas Health has announced that long-time health care executive Wes Littrell will retire at the end of the calendar year. Littrell is the chief strategy officer for Saint Thomas Health and chief executive officer of Saint Thomas Health Affiliates.40. GOP focuses on monthly jobs report, but do voters? - Friday, September 14, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's monthly jobs report has become Washington's most anticipated and studied economic indicator, pounced upon by politicians, economists and journalists for snap judgments as the presidential election nears. But in the real world, most everybody else just looks around and figures things out for themselves.41. Journal Communications announces WTVF-TV purchase - Friday, August 31, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Journal Communications Inc. has entered a definitive agreement to purchase Nashville's WTVF-TV.42. News Corp. considers split in 2, stock jumps - Friday, June 22, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Under pressure to limit contagion from the British phone-hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said Tuesday that it is considering splitting into two publicly traded companies.43. Physician: Drive for profit hurts health care - Friday, May 18, 2012
Dr. Diana Reed is retired from the practice of neurology, first because of a spinal injury and second, she says, because the current medical environment has become hostile for private physicians, requiring the practice of “defensive” medicine, in which she doesn’t believe.44. Lack of trust in Facebook may hold back ad sales - Friday, May 11, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's reach is wide but not deep. Few users surveyed in an Associated Press-CNBC poll say they click on the site's ads or buy the virtual goods that make money for it.
More than 40 percent of American adults log in to the site — to share news, personal observations, photos and more — at least once a week. In all, some 900 million people around the world are users. But many of them don't have a very high opinion of Facebook or trust it to keep their information private.45. DNJ editor moving to MTSU - Saturday, April 14, 2012
MURFREESBORO — The editor of a Tennessee daily newspaper is moving to a university post.
The Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro reported Thursday that its executive editor, Jimmy Hart, is becoming director of News and Media Relations at Middle Tennessee State University.46. Meador to direct Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society - Friday, March 02, 2012
Keith Meador, M.D., MPH, has been named director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.47. Seckman new president of Diversified Trust - Friday, February 24, 2012
Diversified Trust, a wealth management firm with more than $4 billion in assets under management, has named current chief operating officer John P. Seckman as its new president. Seckman will lead company operations from Nashville, a geographic center for the firm with additional offices in Atlanta, Greensboro and Memphis.48. Zeitlin & Co. names managing broker - Friday, January 13, 2012
Jessica Averbuch has been named managing broker of Zeitlin and Company, Realtors, for its Green Hills office. Averbuch is a partner in the firm and an 11-year company veteran.49. Harrington, Spradley named to bank board - Friday, September 09, 2011
Cordia Harrington and James W. (Jimmy) Spradley Jr., have joined The Bank of Nashville’s local Board of Directors.
Harrington is owner & founder of Tennessee Bun Company, which includes three plants and five product lines, serving customers in the United States, Caribbean and South America. Her other businesses include Bakery Express (trucking) and Cold Storage of Nashville (a freezer facility). Harrington also is in her second term on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Nashville Branch. Harrington served as chairman of the St. Thomas and Baptist Hospital Foundation Board from 2009-2011.50. HealthSpring’s Fritch joins CEO Council - Friday, August 26, 2011
Herb Fritch, chairman and CEO of HealthSpring, Inc., has joined Council Ventures’ CEO Council. With Fritch’s addition, the CEO Council includes 24 experienced chief executives who give portfolio companies access to important networks and expertise to complement their capabilities.51. BSkyB shares slide on doubts over News Corp. bid - Friday, July 08, 2011
LONDON (AP) — Shares in British Sky Broadcasting dropped sharply Monday on growing doubts over News Corp.'s ability to take full control of the lucrative satellite broadcaster amid signs that the government is looking at ways to block the deal.52. Court restores ban on newspaper, TV ownership - Friday, July 08, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has restored a longstanding ban that prevents media companies from owning both a newspaper and a television station in the same market.
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Thursday that the Federal Communications Commission didn't give the public adequate opportunity to comment on new rules that lifted the ban in the 20 largest media markets. The appeals court sent the rules back to the FCC to be rewritten.53. McDermott joins board of NB&T - Friday, May 27, 2011
Broadcast veteran Deborah A. McDermott, president of Young Broadcasting LLC, has been elected to the board of Nashville Bank & Trust and its holding company, NBT Holdings Inc.54. Pfeffer honored as Lipscomb's Entrepreneur of the Year - Friday, April 01, 2011
Nashville business leader Phil Pfeffer received the first “Entrepreneur of the Year” award by Lipscomb University’s Center for Entrepreneurship this week.
Pfeffer was honored at a luncheon, part of Entrepreneurship Week activities at Lipscomb. The Lipscomb University College of Business celebrated the launch of its Center for Entrepreneurship with four days of activities promoting the entrepreneurial spirit among students and the community. Events include the luncheon honoring Pfeffer, a public lecture by Pfeffer and an elevator pitch competition.55. Apple iPad at home in business environment - Friday, March 25, 2011
It only weighs about a pound, it’s sleek and thin and, from a distance, could almost be mistaken for some kind of clipboard.
The simplicity of the iPad’s appearance aside, however, Apple’s trend-setting tablet computing device has unleashed a revolution in everything from entertainment consumption to the publishing industry and even basic Internet browsing.56. Trumpet Awards for VUMC's Churchwells - Friday, February 11, 2011
Vanderbilt University Medical Center cardiologists André Churchwell, M.D., and Keith Churchwell, M.D., along with their brother, Kevin Churchwell, M.D., formerly of Vanderbilt, are among the 2011 Trumpet Award honorees recently recognized in Atlanta.57. Ronnie Steine named to League of Cities post - Friday, February 04, 2011
Councilman Ronnie Steine has been appointed Vice Chairman of the National League of Cities’ 2011 Council on Youth, Education and Families (YEF), announced NLC President James E. Mitchell and YEF Chairman Garrett Nancolas.