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The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting at Dustin Chitwood’s State Farm Insurance office located at 129 Commons Drive.

Chitwood has twelve years of experience in the insurance industry and was in the corporate office at State Farm before opening his own office here in Franklin. “We are proud to offer over 45 years of combined insurance experience to the folks of Macon County” said Chitwood.

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Whitley Products Inc. looked as though it could be closing its doors for good just a week ago. Quick action and dedicated local officials were able to stop that from happening and now Tricorn Group PLC, a holding company for a group of companies that develop and manufacture pipe solutions for international sale, has officially acquired the Franklin facility, business and certain assets of the plant. The company, which is based in the United Kingdom, will open Franklin Tubular Products Inc., a manufacturer of manipulated tubular assemblies in Macon County according to a press release from the Macon County Economic Development Commission released this week.

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Last Friday about 40 mobsters raided Roomful of Nuts on the Georgia Road all with one goal in mind: To spend $20 cash in order to offer the locally owned business a quick financial incentive.

"Cash Mob Franklin had our biggest cash mob to date, and we couldn't be happier with the impact we are making on our local business community and economy,” said Venture Local member Matt Bateman.

As part of being selected as Venture Local's cash mob victim, Roomful of Nuts pledged to “pay it forward” by donating a check for $150 to REACH of Macon County.

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Kirk Smith, assistant professor of human resources and leadership at Western Carolina University, will deliver a keynote address Thursday, April 11, for the HR Metrics and Indicators Special Forum to be held in Brazil.

Smith will present via video conference “How Performance Metrics and Indicators of Human Capital May Contribute to Improving Organizational Quality, Innovation and Productivity.” Participants will be encouraged to identify the leading and lagging human capital indicators for their organizations and correlate them to the key performance measures at the operational and strategic levels of their organizations.

“Then they can use human capital analytics to predict what could and should happen instead of, or in addition to, describing what has happened,” said Smith.

 

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