Beth Jones To Discuss THRIVE 2055 At Downtown Council Meeting March 7

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

THRIVE 2055, a public-private initiative to engage people across three states and 16 counties in setting a course for the region’s future, will be the featured topic at the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce's Downtown Council meeting March 7.  

 

The event, sponsored by Adams Lithographing Company, will take place from 7:30–8:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel at 407 Chestnut St. Attendees are invited to come early and stay late for networking.

 

Leading the discussion will be Beth Jones, executive director of the Southeast Tennessee Development District/Chattanooga Area Regional Council of Governments. With 18 years of leadership at the agency, Ms. Jones has led a number of programs in economic and community development. Her work has been instrumental in promoting development and workforce initiatives throughout the region.  

    

THRIVE 2055 is a voluntary, citizen-led planning initiative for the 16-county, tri-state region of Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama. The objective of the three-year process is to identify regional values and goals, as well as a consensus on strategies that can be implemented to promote long-term prosperity in the region.

  

Downtown Council meetings take place the first Thursday of each month and are open to the public. Admission is $10 and includes a full breakfast.

To learn more about the meeting or the Downtown Council, please contact Jim Callihan at 423 755-0716 or jcallihan@lbmc.com

 


CapitalMark Earnings Jump 27%

CapitalMark Bank & Truston Thursday reported earnings for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014. Net income for the year ended 2014 was $7.4 million, an increase of 27% from year end 2013. Net income per fully diluted common share increased 28% from year ending 2013 to $0.92. “CapitalMark had a record setting year for 2014, fueled by exceptional loan and non-interest bearing deposit ... (click for more)

Unemployment Rates Drop In December In 20 Tennessee Counties; Hamilton County Remains Unchanged

County unemployment rates for December 2014, released Thursday, show the rate decreased in 20 counties, increased in 64 counties, and remained the same in 11 counties.  Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate in December at 5.0 percent, down from 5.1 percent in November. Davidson County was 5.1 percent in December, down from 5.2 the previous month. ... (click for more)

Chance Loftis Set To Be Freed From Jail After Jury Finds Him Guilty Of Only Misdemeanor Charge

Chance Loftis is set to be freed from jail on Monday after a Criminal Court jury on Friday afternoon found him guilty of only a minor charge. Instead of murder in the death of 46-year-old Donald Rogers, the jury in the courtroom of Judge Don Poole found him guilty of the lesser charge of reckless endangerment. He was found not guilty of aggravated animal cruelty in the beating ... (click for more)

Dr. David Seaberg Steps Down From Position As Dean For UT College Of Medicine In Chattanooga

David M. Stern, MD, executive dean of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at UT Health Science Center (UTHSC), and Kevin Spiegel, president and CEO for Erlanger Health System, announced that  David Seaberg, MD, will be stepping down from the joint positions of dean of the UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga, and senior vice president of the Erlanger Health System. ... (click for more)

It's Time To Insure Tennessee

Tennessee has a problem.  What is the value of saving the lives of 1,000 Tennesseans each year? That is exactly what can be expected if 176,000 Tennesseans gain health insurance through Insure Tennessee. A New England Journal of Medicine study showed that expansion of Medicaid was associated with a 6% reduction in yearly mortality for people in the 34-65 age group. Statistically, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Magic Bank Account

As the month of January is almost out the door, I am opening my email today to share a marvelous story that legend has it was printed on piece of paper found in Bear Bryant’s wallet when he died in 1983. While I don’t know that the famed Alabama football coach had this lesson in his wallet, chances are he might have if he’d read it. * * * THE BANK ACCOUNT & RULES Imagine ... (click for more)