published Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce adopts YPAC as ally

Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce adopts YPAC as ally

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce has voted unanimously to adopt the Young Professionals Association of Chattanooga as a Chamber program.

The decision comes after months of discussion about how the two organizations can partner together to increase professional, philanthropic and social opportunities for young professionals and area businesses and organizations.

“We’re very excited to engage in this new venture with YPAC,” said Kristi Haulsee, vice president of member-investor services for the Chamber.

YPAC President Elizabeth Crenshaw said the partnership will allow YPAC to position its members to take on meaningful leadership positions.

Morning Pointe adds center in Lenoir City

Morning Pointe Assisted Living and Independent Healthcare Properties LLC are building a $5 million center for those with Alzheimer to its Loudon County senior services campus.

The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Center of Excellence will include 40 apartments on the 10-acre campus, which is scheduled to open next summer.

Greg Vital, president and CEO of Independent Healthcare Properties, said the new facility will “better serve the aging population of the Knoxville and Lenoir City areas by expanding its current Alzheimer’s wing to a free-standing, state-of-the-art memory care center.”

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coriwelch said...

By reading "Penny Health" website I learnt In actuality, there are two programs at work here: States that chose to administer the plan themselves and states that opted out and asked the federal government to step in.

August 27, 2011 at 5:27 a.m.
LarryRose said...

To evaluate this development, you need to understand why Vital is so fond of senior citizens:

Chattanooga billionaire Greg Vital made a fortune off selling real estate without a license.


“It is unlawful for any person, directly or indirectly, to engage in or conduct, to advertise or claim to be engaging in or conducting the business, or acting in the capacity of a real estate broker, affiliate broker, time-share salesperson or acquisition agent, as defined in § 62-13-102, within this state, without first obtaining a license as broker, affiliate broker” T.C.A., § 62-13-301


Greg Vital sells to the “memory care” community.

His approach is simple: he tells them what they want to hear, and then they forget the sales pitch by the time they’re stuck with the house.

For example, Mr. Vital tells people that his Greenbriar Cove lots contain “absolutely” no water — the ground is parched. (see at right)


The victims of his illegal sales pitch like the sound of this. And Greg Vital is such a cool-looking man, with his poncho and western hat.

So many elderly people believed this line, and by the time they figured out how wet the ground is, they couldn’t remember exactly what the unlicensed salesman had to say in the first place.

And that’s why this man caters to the 55+ crowd. Probably at some point in their careers, they heard that real estate salesmen had to have licenses.

But now they’ve forgotten.

Or say they remember that a license is legally required. By the time Mr. Vital is done with his sales pitch, they’ve forgotten to ask to see the license, which this unlicensed salesman just doesn’t have.


T.C.A., § 62-13-110. Penalties. — (a) (1) Any person acting as a broker, affiliate broker, time-share salesperson or acquisition agent without first obtaining a license commits a Class B misdemeanor.

Mr. Vital’s business philosophy is simple: “Get in”. “Get out”. “Get even”.

With his “master-planned community” at Greenbriar Cove, he’s been in for 8 long years.

He’d really like to get out of that job, but still owes a bundle to Regions Bank.


Word about the scandal at Greenbriar Cove has gotten around town, so now Mr. Vital’s great (and last) hope is the “out of town” traffic.

Hence, his special new marketing website.

September 13, 2012 at 1:45 p.m.
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