Archive: Kris Rush

Kris hails from a small business family. Dad and Mom raised a big family on a small turkey ranch in Fresno, California where lots of love, hard work and long days were a way of life. This early passion for small business led to life of work in their behalf. Right out of college Kris launched a local chamber of commerce and economic development career in Madera and Visalia CA. As the Visalia Chamber grew to be the largest chamber per capita in America, she began marketing consulting for the London Chamber in England. Kris later ran the 38,000-member American Rose Society and their 118-acre rose garden in Shreveport, Louisiana, before joining the US Chamber of Commerce as Regional Director for the Southwest and South Central states. After marrying Dick Rush and moving to Oklahoma, Kris guided creation of the Oklahoma State Chamber’s Prosperity Project – a nonpartisan web-based election service to help state candidates share where they stand on issues impacting jobs and the economy – and help citizens go to the polls informed. Her award-winning advocacy, marketing communications and political education campaigns bring a wealth of grassroots expertise to Rush Strategies, where she runs conference logistics for the Council of State Chambers. Kris’ love for small business ingenuity and resilience – and frustration with the negative way national media often covers business stories – led her and Dick to launch JustGoodNews.BIZ – America’s GOOD economic news service – in June, 2012.

Bioventus to Expand by 44 in Cordova.

Bioventus, LLC., manufacturer of orthopaedic diagnostics and therapies, recently announced plans for a $5 million expansion in Cordova, resulting in 44 new jobs. Bioventus combines device manufacturer Smith & Nephew, Inc. with venture capital firm Ess ...

The Beacon Center Names Tennessee’s Top Ten.

An annual study by the free-market nonprofit group, The Beacon Center, evaluated Tennessee’s 50 largest cities to see which were the most business-friendly. The cities were evaluated based on a variety of factors including property tax rates, sales tax, ...

Nissan's Third Shift Boosts Economy in Smyrna.

The boost in production at Nissan’s Smyrna plant is creating positive ripples throughout Rutherford County. More than 800 jobs have been created for the addition of a third shift at the plant. Trey Lewis, vice president of Ole South Properties, said ...

Nissan to add 810 jobs in Smyrna.

Nissan North America is adding a third shift to its plant in Smyrna, Tenn., creating 810 jobs. By 2015, Nissan wants 85 percent of its vehicles sold in the United States to be produced in North America. Nissan has created or announced 2,000 new jobs in Te ...

New Convention Center Underway in Nashville.

Music City USA will soon be home to a 1.2 million square feet convention center.   The Music City Center is being constructed on a 16-acre plot near downtown Nashville.   The finished structure will be 15 stories tall and overlook the neighboring Count ...