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The following is an excerpt from our spring issue of Memphis Crossroads MagazineThese Women Mean Business. Click here to view the whole article.

If you want to get to the top, start at the bottom with a can-do, hardworking attitude and take advantage of the opportunities and resources offered along the way. That’s the path seven women took who ended up in important leadership roles at Memphis companies. One of the women waited tables at the restaurant her father began and is now president of the chain. Another began her career as an intern at a medical device manufacturer and today is a senior vice president. And a lady who always loved creating beauty left banking, saved her money and opened her own salon.
Members of the Memphis entrepreneurial community met together in late July 2014 to officially launch the Entrepreneurship Powered Innovation Center (EPIcenter) collaborative effort and begin the process of building a united system. The EPIcenter concept was announced in March 2014 as a front door to the entrepreneurial ecosystem, where new entrepreneurs can go to be directed to the resources they need. 

Memphis continues its domination in the logistics category in Business Facilities 10th Annual Rankings Report. Home to FedEx’s global shipping hub, the Bluff City tops BF’s annual list of leading U.S. Air Cargo centers.
Any organization that wants to cultivate future talent would agree that mentoring is crucial. Yet it’s not always easy to maintain a solid mentoring program.

Enter Brit Fitzpatrick, who knows something about mentoring and decided a couple of years ago to make it better. 
Conduit Global recently decided to locate its call center operation to Memphis that's expected to bring 1,000 jobs and more than $8 million investment to the area.

Those of us from around here know that was a smart move, but how did Conduit Global — part of a New York-based conglomerate — figure that out?
One of the most important steps along Kim Heathcott’s journey to her immense success as a business owner was a moment of fearless honesty.

She knew she wanted to start a business. But beyond the foundation of a great concept, an impressive resume, a strong drive and a formidable brain, she was somewhat lost.
At the end of last year, we chose 10 companies who possessed the potential to achieve great things in the coming year. These companies were on the move and we knew 2014 would yield bigger and better results. So it comes as no surprise to us that the fastest-growing and most innovative businesses we could find used their common ground as 10-to-Watch companies for collaboration on new projects. 
Here is the good news, more than ever manufacturers are looking at reshoring manufacturing jobs to the U.S.  A few years ago only 14% were looking at reshoring as a viable option.  That number has climbed to 21% of large manufacturers actually reshoring or preparing to do so, according to a recent article in the Financial Times.
Moore Tech offers so much MORE! »
The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors were happy to join Moore Tech for a ribbon cutting to celebrate Moore Tech's expansion on July 15 2014 located at 1200 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38104.
Ashley Wisch of Bridge Capital interviews Ernest Strickland, Economic Director for the Greater Memphis Chamber on what Memphis has to offer real estate investors.

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