The regional airport serving Athens, Georgia, is losing its federal air service subsidy, which suggests the SeaPort Airlines flights between there and Nashville International Airport will end soon. The $1.6 million in federal aid had been in place since the fall of 2012.
Butler Snow O’Mara Stevens & Cannada continues to be one of the more active law firms in this region and beyond. A couple of days after saying it had brought on a veteran New York public finance attorney, the firm announced Thursday it has recruited five attorneys in Denver and four more to two offices in Georgia. All nine lawyers are joining the firm's public finance group. Butler Snow has a significant Nashville presence.
Law firm Eraclides Gelman Hall Indek Goodman & Waters, which runs 10 offices in Florida and Georgia, has recruited Allen Callison to open its first outpost in Tennessee. Callison, who was formerly with Morgan & Akins, has set up shop on Poston Avenue in West End and is being supported by two Eraclides attorneys in Atlanta. Eraclides specializes in workers' compensation defense and also handles other liability cases and Medicare compliance work.
Mental health and addiction treatment company Foundations Recovery Network has acquired a resort in northeast Georgia and will convert the property into a 85-bed residential treatment center. When it opens next spring, the renovated Black Bear Lodge will be FRN's fourth residential campus. The company also runs a network of outpatient facilities, including one on Rutledge Hill.
Trust One, the Atlanta-based payment processor owned by Greg Daily's Charge Payment, has hired a vice president of operations who has stints at WorldPay and divisions of Chase on his resume. Daily says the addition of Michael Campbell will give his team bench strength ahead of more expected acquisitions. Charge Payment bought Trust One in January and a New York company this summer.