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Williamson County Association of REALTORS Names New Executive Vice President

The Williamson County Association of REALTORS® (WCAR) has hired Rob Wigton as its new Executive Vice President. “WCAR has been more intentional and thorough in our search for the right person to fill this important position than ever before,” Lisa said. “We were fortunate to have the services of the Center for Nonprofit Management to support the efforts of our search committee. The outcome of that teamwork is very encouraging for WCAR’s future.” With more than 2,400 members, the Williamson County Association of REALTORS® provides support and services for area real estate professionals and is the leading voice in the community for its members, as well as residential and commercial property owners. REALTOR® is a registered trademark which may be used only by real estate professionals who are members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics. Visit for more information.

Iroquois Steeplechase Introduces 2017 Child Ambassador

The Iroquois Steeplechase has announced the 2017 Child Ambassador. Run by the nonprofit Volunteer State Horsemen’s Foundation, the Iroquois Steeplechase designated Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt its primary beneficiary in 1981 and has since contributed more than $10 million to the Hospital. Ten-year-old Ansley McLaurin of Hendersonville was introduced as this year’s Child Ambassador and will serve as the face of Children’s Hospital on race day, helping raise awareness for the facility at which she began receiving treatment for a rare cancer. Diagnosed with pleuropulmonary blastoma, a cancer of the lungs, Ansley endured fifty-two weeks of chemotherapy, six weeks of radiation and surgery to remove part of her lung. More than five years after completing the intensive treatment regimen, she still visits the hospital regularly for check-ins with her care team but enjoys a high quality of life overall. To purchase Steeplechase tickets, go to or call 615.591.2991.

Landmark Community Bank Adds Amy Delk

A longtime Middle Tennessee banker has joined the team at Landmark Community Bank. Amy Delk will serve as vice president and private banker at Landmark’s East Main Street branch in Franklin. She has worked with a handful of marquee banks in roles ranging from private banking and commercial and mortgage lending to treasury management, as well as serving as a branch manager and community executive with Franklin Synergy Bank. Landmark Community Bank is a state chartered, non-member bank headquartered in Collierville, Tennessee, with seven branch locations. For more information, visit

The Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County Selects First-Ever CEO

The Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County has announced its first-ever CEO. The Foundation’s Board of Directors selected Bari Watson Beasley, a Williamson County resident, to succeed longtime Executive Director Mary Pearce as head of the organization. Heritage Foundation Board President Julian Bibb said Pearce has spearheaded a nationally recognized campaign to preserve and enhance the Franklin community for thirty years, and that Beasley is the right leader to carry the organization forward. Since 1967, the not-for-profit Heritage Foundation’s mission has been to protect and preserve the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County, and to promote the ongoing economic revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. For more information, visit

Franklin named one of the Best Places to Live

Franklin has been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live 2017 by, outpacing more than 2,100 cities. Named one of the Top 10 Great Neighborhoods by the American Preservation Association’s Great Places in America and one of the Top 10 Best Downtowns by Livability, the city of Franklin is one of the fastest growing cities in Tennessee. explores what makes small to mid-sized cities great places to live, work and visit. They examine issues related to livability such as walkability, cultural amenities, transportation, urban planning and sustainability through exclusive research and discussions on their blog.


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