Dec 16, 2019 | Blog, Center Home, News

Business is booming in Bellevue and the surrounding area are booming. Here’s a roundup of some of the latest news and events.


Expedia CruiseShipCenters welcomes new franchise owners

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held December 5 for Bellevue’s Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise, which is now under the direction of new owners Laura and Cat Bradord. Guests were treated to lunch, met the experienced staff members and learned about the agency’s comprehensive line of travel services that encompass everything from weekend getaways to world tours.

The office is located at 7081-B Highway 70 South in the Kroger shopping center. For more information call 615.454.6439 or visit Expedia



Expedia CruiseShipCenter’s new franchise owners, Cat Bradford (left) and Laura Bradford, speak to guests who joined them for the ribbon cutting and dedication of their new full-service travel agency.









Home2 Suites by Hilton now accepting reservations

Home2 Suites by Hilton in One Bellevue Place is now accepting reservations for stays beginning January 24, 2020. The long-awaited opening will add 109 all-suite hotel rooms to the Bellevue area.

The hotel is located across from The Well, Sprouts Farmers Market and Bar Louie.

According to director of sales, Stella Lochmiller, each guest suite will be furnished with a full-size refrigerator, dishwasher and dishes. Hotel amenities include an indoor saline pool, fitness center, complimentary WiFi and gas grills. In addition, a complimentary breakfast will be served daily from 6 to 10 a.m.


Owned by Amit Patel of Harmony Hospitality, the Home2 Suites by Hilton will cater to extended stay guests, but will also tap into Nashville’s lucrative leisure market by offering a high-quality and affordable alternative to downtown hotels.


For reservations or more information, call 629.401.4646 or visit




First Horizon Foundation opens call for 2020 funding consideration

The First Horizon Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its 2020 funding consideration for nonprofits operating in the Nashville area.


The deadline to apply for 2020 funds is Jan. 17, 2020. Decisions will be communicated by March 31, 2020. For more information or to apply, visit

“As our Foundation is aligning under the unified brand of our company, our commitment to serve and strengthen our communities remains steadfast,” said Charles Burkett, Chairman of First Horizon Foundation. “We look forward to learning more about the opportunities for our Foundation to continue forming lasting partnerships that address the evolving needs of our communities.”

The Foundation focuses contributions to strengthen the following areas:

  • Arts & Culture: Promoting excellence and enrichment in the arts
  • Education & Leadership: Educating, developing the next generation of leaders
  • Environment: A more sustainable future
  • Financial Literacy: Investing in the financial future
  • Health & Human Services: Improving the well-being of our communities


First Horizon Foundation is the private charitable foundation of First Horizon National Corp., the parent company of First Horizon Bank. Founded in 1993, our foundation has donated more than $90 million to meet community needs. First Horizon Foundation most recently operated as First Tennessee Foundation in Tennessee.


First Horizon operates a branch at 8160 Sawyer Brown Rd. in Bellevue.




Local Business Coach to release new book for entrepreneurs

Andy Bailey, a Franklin-based entrepreneur, business coach, author and public speaker, will release his second book, “Vitamin B (For Business),” via Advantage Media, on January 7.


The founder and CEO of executive coaching firm Petra Coach, Bailey has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, starting his first business when he was a high school teenager. While in college, he founded NationLink Wireless, which became one of the 200 fastest-growing privately owned companies in the country. After selling NationLink in 2010, he realized that his true calling was helping other entrepreneurs and businesses grow and thrive, and he started Petra Coach as a result. He now travels the world helping organizations and business leaders reach their full potential.

Entrepreneur, author and business coach, Andy Bailey.

“Vitamin B (For Business)” presents Bailey’s best business and leadership tips, tricks and lessons that he has collected over the years in a thought-provoking, once-daily guide that includes guest contributions from his coaching team.


The book is available now for pre-order. Bailey’s first book, the bestseller “No Try, Only Do” is also available for purchase on Amazon.



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