Posts Tagged ‘Otis Rawl’

Ronald A. Paulus, MD, CEO, Mission Health

Posted on: February 19th, 2018 by Allison Andrews

On this episode we discuss the reality of a healthcare reboot. Topics include the relationship between payers and providers, rising costs, patient care trends, and Medicaid expansion. Panelists: Otis Rawl, President and CEO, Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center and Tim Quinlan, Senior Economist, Wells Fargo Securities.

Lou Kennedy, CEO and Owner, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Posted on: September 18th, 2017 by Allison Andrews

Panelists: Otis Rawl, Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center and Dean Bundschu, Bunker Labs RDU. Topics include: SC Nuclear Controversy, Veterans in the workforce, healthcare, drug prices, federal regulations.

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts

Posted on: April 2nd, 2017 by Allison Andrews

Panelists Otis Rawl, President and CEO, Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center and Neal Robbins, Publisher, North State Journal join the discussion. Topics include HB2, Military Spending, Medicaid expansion, NC/SC collaboration, Transportation, and International growth.

While You Were on Vacation…

Posted on: August 7th, 2016 by Allison Andrews

Otis Rawl, President and CEO of the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center and John Hood, President, John William Pope Foundation discuss some of the biggest issues that are still at play even in this slower season.






Hayne Hipp, Co-Founder, Liberty Fellowship

Posted on: May 8th, 2016 by Allison Andrews

What does it take to cultivate real leadership? Panelists Otis Rawl, Greater Lexington Chamber and Tim Mabe, High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau join the discussion.

Electrified Economy

Posted on: June 13th, 2014 by admin

The low price of electricity in our region is often cited as a key driver of economic development, especially in the resurgence of manufacturing in our region. As Duke Energy’s state president for North Carolina, Paul Newton is working with regulators on the utility’s rates along with the task of removing coal ash from decommissioned power plants. On this program, we discuss the accidental discharge of ash into the Dan River and the resulting public dialogue around waste from power production. We also examine the lack of national energy policy and its impact on planning for future energy needs. Dr. Rob Bliss of Wake Forest University, and Otis Rawl of the S.C. Chamber of Commerce  join the conversation.



Colleges and The Skills Gap

Posted on: October 11th, 2013 by admin

Even as the Carolinas cope with a higher unemployment rate than the national average, many of the region’s largest employers say they cannot find enough qualified workers to fill open positions. Technical and community colleges are working with industry to solve the skills gap, but business leaders and educators are also fighting a perception issue. On this program, we discuss the challenges behind getting employees retrained and back on the job. Joining the conversation are Dr. Tim Brewer of Mitchell Community College, Lew Ebert of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Dr.Keith Miller of Greenville Technical College and Otis Rawl of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.


Economy and Education

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013 by admin

Unemployment statistics in the Carolinas indicate the region’s economic recovery is still in progress, even while many companies expand their employee ranks. The challenge of finding qualified workers for available jobs is a challenge that has been repeatedly mentioned by employers. On this program, Economist Dr. Frank Hefner of the College of Charleston dives deeper into the unemployment numbers, and Otis Rawl of the S.C. Chamber of Commerce talks about the task of reforming education to meet workforce needs.

Growth Strategy

Posted on: December 21st, 2012 by admin

Expanding product selection to attract more affluent customers, while also keeping its traditional value-focused shoppers, seems to have worked for Family Dollar Stores. CEO Howard Levine discusses the rapid growth of the company, changes to its strategy on imports and his thoughts on the Fiscal Cliff. Also on the program, Spencer Campbell of Business North Carolina and Otis Rawl of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

Access to Higher Education

Posted on: February 3rd, 2012 by admin

The recent economic shift has significantly increased competition amongst college graduates in the workplace. In order to maximize the potential of future success for graduates, institutions are placing more emphasis on equipping students with real world and internship experiences. On this program, Davidson College President Carol Quillen discusses the social and economic impacts of liberal arts colleges with South Carolina Chamber of Commerce chief Otis Rawl and Elizabeth Brazas of the Community Foundation of Western NC.

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