VOL. 121 | NO. 2 | Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Beale Street mansion is reinvented for lodging, dining
The mansion that towers above the corner of Beale and Lauderdale streets is a leading example of antebellum architecture, a grand relic of the Old South where generals pored over battle plans and presidents pondered urgent matters of state.
Telisa Franklin had tired of corporate America and working hard to boost someone else's bottom line, so one Tuesday morning, she woke up, handed in her resignation and took her first step into the world of entrepreneurship.
Brad V. Smith, president of Cecil Smith Insurance Agency in Germantown, was elected president of Insurors of Tennessee. Smith has served on the association's board of directors and executive committee for 12 years. He won the group's Chairman of the Year award in 2004 and Insuror of the Year award in 1992.