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.

Future Construction Looks Bright For Alabama.

Contracts for future construction jobs skyrocketed recently.  The numbers rose by 95 percent for May 2012 compared to May 2011.   May, 2012 saw $819 million worth of contracts statewide, compared to $420.6 million for the same month in 2011.   The brig ...

Two Gadsen Industries Expanding, Adding 15 jobs.

Gadsen Fabrication and Southern Cold Storage will both be adding new jobs to the Gadsen area soon. Gadsen Fabrication manufactures environmental pollution control equipment.  They are adding 10 positions to their existing 50 and investing $550,000 for g ...

Alabama sees a 3.7 percent state tax growth.

Alabama collected $2.17 billion dollars in state tax revenue in 2011 -an impressive 3.7 percent increase over 2010, the US Census Bureau reports.  Furthermore, Alabama’s individual income tax collection increased by 8 percent last year.   All 50 state ...