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How to Reunify the Tri-Cities MSA

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018

y John Speropulos Discussions about reunification of the Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) have garnered a gratifying volume of interest and support in the past month or so. On LinkedIn, my blog about the topic was seen by almost 3,000 people. Of that, a little over 100 were CEOs or executive directors. The Business…

Realtor on Route to Record Year

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017

John Speropulos “This has been a robust year for our team with record gross sales,” said John Speropulos, president of Mitch Cox Realtor. Speropulos said the increased volume of transactions is likely due to an uptick in investors’ recognition of commercial real estate as a reliable and stable investment vehicle over time. “We’ve seen a…

Ecommerce Retailer Southern Dutch Moving Operations to Downtown Johnson City

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016

One of the latest businesses to move into a section of Cherry Street Commons, the 42,000 square foot, newly redeveloped old tobacco warehouse in Downtown Johnson City, is Southern Dutch. Founded in 2010, Southern Dutch is the business name under which Jennifer (a Johnson City native) and Rob (from the Netherlands) Lesman operate their ecommerce…

Johnson City Hosts First Tri-Cities Franchisee Expo

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016

The first ever Tri-Cities Franchise Business Expo was held April 19 at the Millennium Center in Johnson City. The expo featured informational sessions, workshops and discussions regarding what it takes to be an entrepreneur and finding the right franchise fit. Several franchisors attended to provide information about available franchising opportunities. The event was sponsored by…

New Taco Bell Coming to Colonial Heights

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016

On April 19, 2016, Mitch Cox Realtor, Inc. announced that Taco Bell will open a new location in Colonial Heights at the site of a former HomeTrust Bank Branch at 4409 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, Tennessee. “We are very pleased that we were able to secure a contract with Tacala, one of the largest Taco…

Mitch Cox Realtor Sponsoring the 2016 Franchise Business Expo

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016
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On April 19, 2016, Mitch Cox Realtor, along with the city of Johnson City, FRANNET, the city of Bristol Tennessee, SBDC Tennessee, Carter County Tennessee, the city of Kingsport, KOSBE, Washington County, and the Bank of Tennessee, will be sponsoring the 2016 Franchise Business Expo. A first of its kind for the Tri-Cities region, the…

Cherry Street Commons Redevelopment Announces Second Tenant

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016

In April 2016, Mitch Cox Companies announces the Owl’s Nest as the second tenant and will occupy over 10,000 square feet in the newly redeveloped old tobacco warehouse in Downtown Johnson City. Currently, Brian and Jessica Moore own both Little Hoot Boutique and The Nest located on South Roan Street in Johnson City. The Little…

Silverdale Commons Fully Leased

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015

With the addition of three final tenants, the Silverdale Commons office park in Johnson City is fully leased as of October 27, 2015. Amp Electric, Blue Bell Ice Cream, and Mid-Atlantic Roofing Supply joined the existing four tenants of Silverdale Commons. The existing four tenants are Just Jump Trampoline Park, LabConnect, Universal Companies, and Mitch Cox…

Assisted Living Center to Open in Johnson City

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015

Johnson City will have a new 60-unit assisted living facility on Knob Creek Road by Med Tech Park. The facility, Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City, is being developed by owner/operator Dominion Development Group, a Knoxville-based group of companies involved in real estate development, construction, and management of multifamily, commercial, and senior housing….

Global Company Moves Office Location to Silverdale Commons (Photos)

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015

Johnson City will continue to be home to a the primary central laboratory operations facility of LabConnect, LLC, which provides laboratory and scientific operations support services to its biopharmaceutical, medical device, and contract research organization clients. The Seattle-based company is currently managing more than 200 clinical trials across 51 countries. Formerly located in…

Speropulos Receives 2015 Spirit Award

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015
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Note: Much of the content of this article originated from Mountain States Health Alliance and the Johnson City Press. Every year, Mountain States Health Alliance declares a recipient of the Spirit Award at the beginning of each year at the annual Mountain States Foundation Spirit Gala held at the Millennium Centre. The Spirit award is…

Growing the Quadriceps of Johnson City – Trek Bike Comes to Town

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015

With the Tweetsie Trail opening in August 2014, demand for bicycles in Johnson City and Elizabethton area will skyrocket. Local bike trails attract hundreds of thousands of adventure-seeking people. In Virginia, over 100,000 people enjoy the 34-mile Creeper Trail each year. To satisfy the demand for bicycles, over eight bicycle shops are…