Tennessee Business Leaders To Brief White House Wednesday

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Business leaders from across Tennessee will attend a forum at the White House Wednesday morning. Senior officials from the Obama Administration will participate in a discussion on creating jobs, the importance of workforce development, accelerating the economic recovery, and addressing the immigration system.  

Some of the local participants include:

Charlie Brock, CEO, Launch Tennessee (Lookout Mountain)
Stephen Culp, CEO, Delegator.com (Chattanooga)
Benjamin Hanback, Senior VP, Regions Insurance Group (Franklin)
Travis Horton, Partner, HHM CPAs (Ooltewah)
Mary Howland, President and CEO, Ibis Communications (Nashville)
Erik Jannerbo, Attorney, Miller & Martin PLLC (Chattanooga)
Robert Marshall, Vice President of Business Development, MetalTek International (Chattanooga)
John Rowley, President, Fletcher Rowley, Inc. (Nashville)
 

Past briefings have included Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council, Silvia Matthews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Obama.


Oakley And Dos Bros Coming To Hamilton Place Mall

CBL & Associates Properties announced Tuesday that they have signed leases with Oakley and Dos Bros to open stores inside the mall later on this summer.  Oakley will be located on the lower level of the mall, near the food court in a 1,944 square foot space.  "Sunglasses -- which are primarily what the Oakley brand is known for nationally -- are still a major ... (click for more)

Vista Points Inc. Hires Loretta Lynn Leda As Public Relations Marketer For East Tn. And North Ga.

Executive Director Darlene Kemp, MPH, MBA, of Vista Points Inc., announced that Loretta Lynn Leda has been hired as the public relations marketer covering East Tennessee (including the Knoxville and Chattanooga areas) as well as North Georgia.  “Ms. Leda brings with her more than 20 years experience in marketing and public relations not only in the for profit industry ... (click for more)

County Commission Told To Fully Fund County Schools Improvement Request Would Take 28 1/2-Cent Property Tax Increase; 78 School Personnel Would Be Added

County Mayor Jim Coppinger told members of the County Commission at a budget workshop on Tuesday that it would take a 28 1/2-cent property tax increase to fully fund the county school budget request. The county schools are asking for $24,218,919 in new money for a focus on workforce readiness, literacy and low-performing schools. County Mayor Coppinger did not say whether ... (click for more)

Expansion By Developers Of McCallie Commons Would Raze 3 Old Houses On Oak Street

Developers of the McCallie Commons student housing at McCallie and Central are wanting to expand the project, but it would involve tearing down three old homes on Oak Street. The proposal from developer David Hudson would be an expansion of the four-story apartment building and separate parking garage with 300 parking spaces proposed that was approved earlier. The original ... (click for more)

Marvelous News From Central High School

To Roy Exum:     With all the recent news of major dysfunctions within our educational system, I thought I might alert you to something better. About a year ago you ventured up Highway 58 to Central High School to represent your late grandfather, Roy McDonald, as he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus during the annual Senior Day festivities. I sort of expected ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Yes, A Social Experiment

JoeySalads, his screen name, is widely known for his funny pranks except for the fact he calls them “social experiments.” So while we are still on the transgender-restroom issue, our boy JoeySalads got a transgender friend to approve his attire before he tried his luck at entering women’s restrooms. I don’t think you’ll be real surprised at what really happened in this video. Click ... (click for more)