T.J. Regional Health and the Barren County Economic Authority are pleased to announce that T.J. Samson is the newest partner in economic development in Barren County. After approving a three-year commitment at the Champion level, T. J. Samson is the highest-level investor of the Transformational Investor program, with an annual investment of $25,000, for a three-year total of $75,000.
The Transformational Investor program was created to increase funding for economic development in Barren County. Private investments from local businesses and individuals committed to seeing Barren County prosper will allow the BCEA to take economic development in Barren County to the next level and be more competitive.
“The Barren County Economic Authority is very appreciative of the T.J. Samson leadership team and Board of Directors for their confidence in our organization.” said Maureen Carpenter, Executive Director of the BCEA, “These funds are vital to the successful implementation of our Action Plan.”
“As the largest employer in Barren County, we are uniquely positioned to help drive economic development and growth as a Champion level partner in this program,” said Neil Thornbury, CEO of T.J. Regional Health. “We are committed to the success of our community, and this is an appropriate way to show our support for economic improvements.”
The T.J. Regional Health Board of Directors approved the investment at their July 28th board meeting. Board Chairman, Joey Botts, stated that T.J. Regional Health is committed to giving back to the community in a variety of ways. “Ensuring the health and wellness of the people we serve goes beyond providing exceptional healthcare services. We are proud to partner with BCEA as a Transformational Investor in this program to ensure long-term prosperity in the community.”
Investors can come in at one of five levels: Champion $25,000, Visionary $20,000, Leader $15,000, Advocate $10,000 or Supporter at $5,000. There are various benefits that come with being an investor. Each investor will be listed on promotional materials when appropriate, invited to semi-annual briefing; be on the BCEA website with link to company site, receive a window decal and be in the investor profile. Additional benefits are available as the investment level increases.
Funds raised will be used for an aggressive approach to economic development that focuses on marketing that includes brand awareness, specific sector targeted marketing, property promotion and infrastructure development.
This investment marks the fifth contribution to the program to-date, other investors include: Visionary Level: American Engineers Inc. Advocate Level: German American Bank; Supporters: The Peoples Bank and Scott, Murphy, Daniel Inc.
For more information about the Barren County Economic Authority or how to become a Transformational Investor call 270-651-6314 or visit: www.barrencoea.com.