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In business since 1901, Memphis Stone & Gravel, sister company of Lehman-Roberts Company, is a locally owned and operated aggregate supplier to Memphis and North Mississippi. Our products include high-quality fine and coarse aggregate for ready-mixed concrete and asphalt concrete. We process a variety of sand products, road base materials, shoulder gravel, clay gravel, landscape rock, drainage rock and pea gravel.
MACO Transportation had three trucks when it started three years ago, then it got 15 more, and now it has more than 40.
Last week I highlighted some of our 2016 objectives that focused on breaking the cycle of poverty in Memphis by creating quality jobs and growing our middle class. The Greater Memphis Chamber along with other stakeholders in the business community is also embarking on a comprehensive effort to increase Minority & Women-Owned Business receipts in our region.
  1. Member Playhouse on the Square plays a vital role in the Memphis art scene, working every day toward its vision of "enriching lives through theatre." Located in the heart of Overton Square, the trio of theatres provides one of the most diverse repertoires of theatrical work to speak to the intelligence, the soul and the imagination of the Memphis community. Today, Noby Edwards, Director of Public Relations, shares a little about Playhouse on the Square and what it brings to the Memphis art scene.
On April 21, 2016, the Governor signed into law an amendment to the Tennessee Lawful Employment Act (TLEA) that will drop the document retention option in favor of mandatory E-Verify use for all Tennessee companies with 50 or more employees. This change will take effect January 1, 2017. 
In the botanic business, Colby Midgett knows something about nurturing the marketplace. The owner of Premier Flowers grew up in Memphis in a family that loved floral arranging and crafts. 
Last week was National Small Business Week, which recognizes the contributions that small businesses make in America. Many of those businesses get on their feet or expand their company with the help of a small business loan. While this process can seem overwhelming, here are a few steps you can take on the front end to get your loan application approved.
You’ve heard me say before that our vision is to “break the cycle of poverty” in Memphis. We do that by creating jobs and growing our middle class. This week, I’ll be highlighting the goals and objectives that we’ve put in place to do just that.
In each issue of Memphis Crossroads, we highlight a Board of Advisor level member, showcasing their important role in the Chamber as well as the business community. Dr. Kennard Brown, Executive Vice Chancellor and COO for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center shares why his organization is part of the Chamber as well as some benefits of doing business in Memphis.
BancorpSouth is pleased to be serving Downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods through our new Downtown Memphis branch and to be part of all that is going on in this area. Memphis and the surrounding communities are important markets for BancorpSouth. This opening marks our seventh branch in Shelby County and our twentieth across the greater Memphis area. BancorpSouth is committed to serving our neighborhoods, both through outreach efforts and by meeting their immediate financial needs and helping our customers accomplish their long-term financial goals.

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