Reaction to Tennessee Medicaid block grant waiver proposal

Reaction to Tennessee Medicaid block grant waiver proposal

Tennessee would become the first state to convert its Medicaid funding into a block grant under a proposal published yesterday by the Lee administration. Reaction was swift but mut ...

JCDA buys John Sevier Hotel

JCDA buys John Sevier Hotel

Diana Cantler By Scott Robertson The John Sevier Hotel building, the largest edifice in downtown Johnson City, is now the property of the Johnson City Development Authority. The JC ...

Business Journal Q and A: Physician leaders on Ballad

Business Journal Q and A: Physician leaders on Ballad

by Jeff Keeling The following is the entire Q and A from the Journal’s wide-ranging August 12 meeting with Ballad Health’s seven physician leaders. Business Journal: You’ve got a m ...

September 2019 Edition Available Now

September 2019 Edition Available Now

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Regional Economic Forum: government, private and social sectors converge

Regional Economic Forum: government, private and social sectors converge

Above: Discussion panelists Alan Levine, Bill Greene, Mark Costa, Jerry Caldwell and Scott Niswonger by Scott Robertson From the outset, the inaugural Regional Economic Forum at th ...

Johnson City preparing to seek state approval for retail tourism district

Johnson City preparing to seek state approval for retail tourism district

By Dave Ongie Last week, the plans for a proposed development that would sit on about 100 acres of land inside a new retail tourism development district saw the light of day. Spear ...

Hot tub maker LPI adding 200 jobs to Johnson City operations

Hot tub maker LPI adding 200 jobs to Johnson City operations

Above: Workers at LPI in Johnson City spray fiberglass onto the shell of a spa. Johnson City-based hot tub and spa manufacturer LPI, Inc. is adding jobs and backfilling a space whe ...

Ron Scott, former ACFCU CEO, found dead

Ron Scott, who had announced his resignation from the positions of president and CEO of Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union (ACFCU) earlier this week, was found dead Friday morning. Scott had previously announced he would be leaving the credit union in March to spend more time with his family.  “The credit union learned early today of Ron’s passing and has shared this information with ACFCU staf ...

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Tri-Cities Airport Authority offering director post to Cossey

The Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA) is moving forward with the process of hiring Gene Cossey, currently the executive director of the University of Illinois – Willard Airport in Champaign, Ill., to be the next executive director at the TRI. Cossey was one of three executive director candidates interviewed Monday, January 7, by the TCAA. “We interviewed three extraordinarily well-qualified candidates,” T ...

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Tri-Cities Airport Authority narrows search for executive director to three

The Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA) has released the names of the executive director candidates who will be interviewed on Monday, January 7. The finalists being interviewed are Gene Cossey, executive director of the University of Illinois – Willard Airport, Champaign, Ill.; Rick Feltner, airport director, Minot International Airport, Minot, N.D.; and Shaun Germolus, executive director, Chisholm-Hibbing ...

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Three regional Chambers sign regionalism resolution

The 2018 and 2019 chairs of the Chamber of the Chamber of Commerce Serving Johnson City, Jonesborough and Washington County; the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Chamber of Commerce have joined the presidents/CEOs of those organizations in signing a resolution to establish a committee to foster regional cooperation. The resolution says the committee will, “determine how to ask the hard que ...

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2018 KOSBE Award winners announced

Thirteen local small business award winners were announced at the 2018 KOSBE Awards at Meadowview Marriott in Kingsport on December 13th. · 2018 Food Business Excellence – Santa Fe Mexican Grill · 2018 Franchise Business Excellence – Stanley Steemer · 2018 New Business Excellence – Taylor’s Martial Arts Academy · 2018 Retail Business Excellence – Just Dandy Boutique · 2018 Woman-Owned Business Excellence – ...

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Bristolians hear good and bad news regarding passenger rail

Consultant Rich Sampson speaks in Bristol, Va. The good news is: there is a financial justification for extending Amtrak passenger service from Roanoke to Bristol. The bad news is: the railway that owns the tracks will have to be heavily incentivized to come to the table. That was the word from Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) Communications Director Richard Sampson and his team at a p ...

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Johnson City Chamber plans move to Mill; Mabrey to move on

Owner Grant Summers explains renovation details during a November 2018 tour of the former Model Mill building. Photo by Bill Derby, publisher. The Board of Directors of the Chamber of the Chamber of Commerce Serving Johnson City, Jonesborough and Washington County announced a pair of planned changes for 2019. The Chamber plans to move its headquarters to the newly renovated former Model Mill at some point i ...

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Stacy, McGlothlin pitch casino for former Bristol Mall property

Jim McGlothlin stands in front of what he hopes will be the entrance to the new casino in the old Bristol Mall. Photo by Tara Hodges, SweetSnaps Photography By Scott Robertson Clyde Stacy and Jim McGlothlin, two men with a history of starting successful companies, are taking a long-shot gamble with multi-million dollar stakes in Bristol, Va. It’s a necessary gamble, they say, because the city is facing a bo ...

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