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The Franklin Chamber of Commerce, along with Mayor Joe Collins, recently welcomed Russell Hawkins with Edward Jones Investments to Franklin’s business community with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Russell W. Hawkins II, a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, has opened his office at 141 Iotla Street, Suite 141, in Franklin. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting introducing PNC Bank to Franklin. Located at 100 West Main Street, in Franklin, the bank was formerly RBC.

The RBC to PNC conversion took place in early March. PNC Bank originated in Pennsylvania and is one of the largest banks in the United States, based on deposits and by branches. PNC Bank is ranked among the top small business lenders.

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After 55 years of operating on Main Street, People’s will be closing it’s doors in January.

When J.C. Jacobs opened People’s, the world depended upon its local merchants to provide for their basic needs.

With energy and enthusiasm Jacobs opened his store and sought to meet the needs of the people while feeding and clothing, raising and educating his family.

“When I first opened, people were lined from the front door all the way to the bank to get a broom for a quarter,” said Jacobs. “And now, this is a $6 broom.”

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With less than a dozen weeks to get all the Christmas shopping done, shopping locally is more convenient than ever before. Instead of traveling long hours to go to the nearest shopping malls and fighting the hustle and bustle of the holiday crowds, consider visiting locally owned businesses for the same products. The hottest ticket items during the Christmas season, and the most sought after types of gifts typically fall under the electronics category. Children always want the newest phone or computer gadgets, dads always want that perfect TV to watch the game and women always enjoy the newest tablet to get lost in a magazine or watch a movie with candles by the bathtub.

Regardless of who you are shopping for, electronics are always a safe bet, and Franklin has several stores that specialize in electronics and electronic maintenance and repair.

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