Amazon Launches Bookstore In Nashville, 4-Star Store In Boston

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Amazon has announced that it is set to open an Amazon Books location in Nashville, as well as an Amazon 4-star store in Boston. Amazon 4-Star Store B2B Payments bookstore boston Nashville News What's Hot

CapStar Financial in Nashville Plans IPO

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CapStar Financial Holdings in Nashville, Tenn., whose board includes a top Credit Suisse executive, has filed plans to raise up to $46 million in an initial public offering. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy capital tn ny nd community-banking

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Red-Hot Nashville Presents Risks, Rewards for Banks

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The Music City is booming because of entertainment and health care. Still, banks are monitoring growth in areas such as real estate development for signs of stress. community-banking cre m-a capital consolidation tn dealmaking-strategy

Sears Looks To Shoes And Precious Metals To Jump-Start eCommerce

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Nashville Shoe Warehouse will be bringing the shoes, while TTI Floor Care, the largest floor care business in North America, will be bringing the floor care products. Retail APMEX ecommerce Nashville Shoe Warehouse News online shopping Sears Sears Brands Sears Online Sears Products What's HotFor all of Sears’ many issues in recent days, one has to applaud their incredible persistence in the face of difficult odds.

FB Financial to buy Franklin Financial in $611M deal

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The proposed merger will create a $10 billion-asset bank based in Nashville, Tenn. Community banking M&A Growth strategies Tennessee

Pinnacle in Tenn. Raises $120M to Retire Debt, Boost Capital

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Pinnacle Financial in Nashville, Tenn., has sold $120 million in subordinated notes and will use the proceeds to retire existing debt and bolster its capital levels. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy capital strategic-alternatives tn community-banking

CapStar Eyes M&A Targets as It Seeks to Raise $16.6M

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CapStar Financial Holdings in Nashville, Tenn., expects to raise net proceeds of $16.6 million in an initial public offering that it plans to spend on growth and other initiatives — perhaps including M&A. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy capital strategic-alternatives tn community-banking

Amazon to open new Books and 4-star stores in the US

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(The Paypers) Amazon has announced it will continue its physical retail expansion in the US, with plans for new Books store in Nashville and 4-star store in Boston

KFC To Offer Meatless Fried Chicken At Select Locations

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The meat will be tested for a few months in stores throughout Nashville, Tennessee and Charlotte, North Carolina. Fried chicken fast-food restaurant KFC is partnering with Beyond Meat to bring meatless fried chicken to stores in Tennessee and North Carolina, according to a report by Reuters.

Homie Unlocks $23M In Funding To Expand Its Homebuyer Program

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Co-founder Johnny Hanna revealed that Homie had looked at Dallas for its next market expansion, but also has its sights set on Boise, Colorado Springs, Nashville and Seattle.

Amazon Officially Pulls NY HQ2 Plan

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One unnamed source closed to the matter within Amazon told The Washington Post , “the question is whether it’s worth it if the politicians in New York don’t want the project, especially with how people in Virginia and Nashville have been so welcoming.”.

Amazon Rethinks New York City HQ2 Campus

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million for improvements in conjunction with Amazon’s plan to come to Nashville with 5,000 positions. After facing resistance from politicians and protestors, Amazon is reportedly rethinking its planned New York City campus.

Franklin Doesn't Wait for Deal to Close to Hire Its Target's CEO

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Franklin Financial Network in Tennessee hit a roadblock in its plan to buy Civic Bank & Trust in Nashville, but that didn't stop Franklin from hiring away Civic's chief executive. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy people womenin-banking m-a recruitment tn community-banking

Instacart, Walmart Canada Work On Grocery Delivery Pilot

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According to a report in USA Today in August, the service was available in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia; Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville, Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas, as well as other cities and regions. The offering was said to debut in Houston, Louisville, Nashville and Kroger’s hometown of Cincinnati. To provide customers with same-day grocery delivery, Instacart is working with Walmart Canada on a pilot in Winnipeg and Toronto.

Nordstrom Pilots reCommerce With ‘See You Tomorrow’ Concept

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They were to be available in some Chicago, Austin, Nashville, and New York stores per news in October. As the newest traditional merchant to try the expanding resale market on for size, Nordstrom is intending to sell secondhand clothes at its New York flagship and through eCommerce.

Senior Citizens Sue Wyndham For Fraudulent Actions

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The suits filed with a Nashville law office state that Wyndham’s sales teams specifically targeted its older customers by intentionally misrepresenting the details in timeshares. Just because people get older, it doesn’t mean the wool can be easily pulled over their eyes. Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc. is finding this lesson out the hard way as over 285 senior citizens spread across seven different lawsuits are claiming fraud and violations of the Tennessee Timeshare Act.

Porsche Brings Subscription Service To Four More Cities

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Mercedes-Benz Collection was also expanding its Nashville, Tennessee offering to include the Premier tier. Expanding its flexible car ownership experiment even while other automakers pull back, Porsche is bringing its subscription service to four new U.S. cities.

Uber Expands ‘Ride Pass’ Monthly Subscription

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Louis, Missouri; San Diego, California; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; San Antonio, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; Las Vegas, Nevada; New Orleans, Louisiana and Phoenix, Arizona.

Rebeca Romero Rainey: See you at ICBA LIVE

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I’ll be at ICBA LIVE 2019 in Nashville, Tenn., . “Tim Zimmerman embodies what it means to be a community banker.”. I’m looking forward to seeing you at ICBA LIVE 2019! We’ve been working hard to ensure this year’s convention is the best yet.

Mercedes-Benz Expands Luxury Vehicle Subscription Service

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In addition, Mercedes-Benz Collection is expanding its Nashville, Tennessee offering to include the Premier tier. Mercedes-Benz has announced it is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its luxury vehicle subscription service by expanding the program to Atlanta, Georgia.

Investors Sour On Postmates, Triggering Layoffs

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Employees were axed from the company’s headquarters in San Francisco as well as from Los Angeles, Nashville, Tennessee, and other offices. . “We Food-delivery startup Postmates has laid off dozens of employees and shuttered its Mexico City office, CNBC reported on Tuesday (Dec.

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Luxury Car Subscriptions

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Drivers will be able to access Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Philadelphia and Nashville with the launch, the company said in an announcement. “We’re According to Bloomberg , the service was to be offered by a local BMW dealership in Nashville starting on April 2. In an effort to reach drivers who want the convenience and variety of a subscription, Mercedes-Benz is rolling out a pilot service called the Mercedes-Benz Collection.

Nordstrom Pilots Upscale Resale With ‘See You Tomorrow’ Concept

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They were to be available in some Chicago, Austin, Nashville, and New York stores per news in October. As the newest traditional merchant to try the expanding resale market on for size, Nordstrom is intending to sell secondhand clothes at its New York flagship and through eCommerce.

Taking A Sharing Economy Approach To Hotel Booking

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The company offers rooms in markets like New York, San Francisco, Nashville, New Orleans, Chicago and Orlando. Roost Co-founder and CEO Sam Tate went on an extended vacation two summers ago after his junior year of college.

Postmates To Hire More Engineers As It Expands In The Seattle Area

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The company also has offices in New York, Nashville, Mexico City and Vancouver. Postmates, the delivery startup that competes against Grubhub, among others, and is expected to launch an initial public offering (IPO), is reportedly in hiring mode.

Funding Round Could Give AvidXchange $2B Valuation

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Nashville community bank Studio Bank was the first FI to adopt the AvidPay solution. Automated business payments processing firm AvidXchange is launching a new fundraising round that could give the firm a $2 billion valuation, The New York Times reported on Monday (Dec. 9), citing sources.

Instacart Raises $271M On $7.8B Valuation

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Grocery delivery startup Instacart raised an extra $271 million in November, bringing its latest round of funding to $871 million. A source told Reuters that the additional funding comes from investors, including U.S.

Beauty And The Street: Sephora Bets Heavy On Non-Mall Locations

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Nashville, Tenn.; If brick-and-mortar retail is struggling, Sephora didn’t get that email. But that email about malls? Received and duly noted. Sephora announced Tuesday (Feb.

Rebeca Romero Rainey: Let’s continue to push the boundaries

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It was wonderful to see so many of you at ICBA LIVE a few weeks ago in Nashville, Tenn. . “Stepping into the unknown can help us accomplish great things.”. It’s always great to be with fellow community bankers, and now, as ICBA president and CEO, our members!

Tide Launches Omnichannel, On-Demand Laundry Service

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There are currently boxes in Dallas, Boston, Cincinnati, Nashville, Denver, Washington D.C.

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Walmart’s Allswell Launches Tiny Home Concept

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Atlanta, Georgia, Nashville, Tennessee, Austin, Texas, Dallas, Texas, Los Angeles, California, San Francisco, California, and Portland, Oregon. Walmart ‘s online home brand Allswell has announced the launch of its Tiny Home retail concept. Released last year, the design-centric, digitally-focused brand boasts a line of home goods, mattresses and bedding. Allswell is affiliated only with Walmart and not with its online counterpart Jet.

The Untapped Power of Brand in Banking

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And so were the Uber cars in my recent trips to Los Angeles and Nashville. Something that immediately made me feel better about being in Nashville than LA. Leading to our perception that Nashville is friendlier than LA. “Our money is the same as the bank’s down the street.”

Rebeca Romero Rainey: ICBA’s fintech partnership

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The finalists will present their solutions at the ThinkTech showcase at ICBA Community Banking LIVE 2019 in Nashville, Tenn., “Innovation will be the key to sustaining and growing our businesses.”. Here at ICBA, we’re in full innovation mode, so it’s only appropriate that this issue be dedicated to technology. This year, you’ve probably heard me say that ICBA is focused on three pillars: community bank advocacy, education and innovation.

High Rent Costs Hurting Retailers

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Smaller cities, such as Nashville and San Jose, California, have also seen rents rise by nearly one-third. Retailers are feeling the heat from high rent costs.

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Rebeca Romero Rainey: A community banking resolution

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Education: If you haven’t registered yet for our national convention, ICBA Community Banking LIVE, March 18–22 in Nashville, Tenn., . “We look forward to serving you and your community bank in the year ahead.”. Happy New Year, community bankers!

ETA Hires Software Industry Exec Jodie Kelley As New CEO

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The board and I are thrilled to announce an exceptional new CEO to lead and grow ETA as we approach our 30th anniversary next year,” said Kevin Jones, president and chairman of ETA and CEO of Celero Commerce in Nashville, Tenn. The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) has named Jodie L.