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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.
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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. 

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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.
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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. 
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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?
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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.
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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. 
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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.
YOUR CHAMBER AT WORK »
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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Dear Social Media Superhero,

You’re smart. You’re savvy. And you can type on any smartphone or tablet without looking. You know your social mediums backwards and forwards. Facebook? Twitter? Instagram? You can post in your sleep.

You’re on the hunt for the latest and greatest. FlayvrChirpBezzirk. That’s where you roll. You’re free. You’re social. And you think you’re invincible.

But I know your kryptonite.
YOUR CHAMBER AT WORK »
Dexter Muller, Senior Vice President of Community Development, explains the PILOT program and why it's a necessity for attracting and retaining businesses and jobs in Memphis.
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In each Memphis Crossroads Magazine, we highlight a Board of Advisor level member showcasing their important role in the Chamber as well as the business community. Ardy Diercks, Vice President/General Manager of WATN-TV/WLMT-TV Memphis, TN, WJKT-TV Jackson, TN with Nexstar Broadcasting shares with us why they joined the Chamber and the benefits of doing business in Memphis,TN.
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The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors joined Carver Communications located in CoWork Memphis, 902 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104, for a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.
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Memphis has a legacy of entrepreneurs. From FedEx to Fred’s, the aspiring entrepreneur is surrounded by inspiration and innovation. And with that kind of history, it’s no wonder Memphis was named a top 10 city for launching a startup by CNN Money.
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The frequent business traveler knows the rhythm of airport security well: a wait in line, the removal of outer garments, the unpacking of liquids and laptops. The whole process requires you to arrive early and prepared - which isn’t always possible on a business schedule. That’s why the Greater Memphis Chamber wants you to know about the TSA Pre✓™ program now available at the Memphis International Airport (MEM).

Your Chamber at Work »
Pension Reform has moved to the forefront of our communications over the past weeks because of its impact on all of our businesses and the future of our city.  This update contains key points that impact this important issue.
YOUR CHAMBER AT WORK »
Congratulations! You’ve just landed your dream job or A job - pretty much the same thing these days, right? And as you’re struggling to navigate these new waters, you may soon discover that there are two and only two states of being in this working world:

1) You have absolutely everything to do.
2) You have absolutely nothing to do.
 
REMEMBER Baptist's New Memory Care Center! »
The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors were delighted to join Baptist Memory Care Center for their grand opening located at 400 Market Blvd., Suite 111 Collierville, TN.  
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On the Decadent Avenue website, a household item as pedestrian as a paper towel holder is reimagined as a work of art in chocolate leather with brass tooling. A bar cabinet is housed in a red British phone booth. Reclaimed wood and antique steel enjoy a reincarnation as a distinct desk lamp.

Over on the company’s Facebook page, interior décor enthusiasts rave about the furniture retailer’s offerings. They share anticipation for their online orders and engage with Decadent Avenue customer service representatives, who respond promptly to comments and questions. 
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To Our Members:

Last week, the Memphis City Council made a tough but necessary decision to secure a strong future for the City by approving the 2015 operating budget, which included changes to healthcare benefits.  On July 15, the City Council will vote on whether to reform the current pension plan to a 401k-type system.  Without these changes, the City’s financial future is at risk.  If these changes are not made, the City Council only has two choices:  (1) a significant tax increase OR (2) drastic cuts in services.
SBC BIG IDEAS »
Business law is constantly changing and evolving - it can be hard for a small business to keep up. That's why Jeff Weintraub, Regional Managing Partner of Fisher & Phillips LLP and a member of our Small Business Council Steering Committee, is providing you with the latest information on employee laws to help you stay ahead of the game.
Your Chamber at Work »

When we launched our initiative to support pension reform, we understood that this was a new direction for the Chamber. Please know that we are involved in this because it’s one of the most critical issues facing our community today. It affects all of us. We are all committed to making Memphis better, and we can’t do that without first reversing the migration of the middle class away from Memphis.
Your Chamber at Work »
A Message From President & CEO, Phil Trenary
 
On June 17th, the Memphis City Council, led by Chairman Jim Strickland, took a courageous step in securing a strong future for the City of Memphis by approving the 2015 Operating Budget.
RIBBONS »
Everyone was all smiles at Freeman Pediatric Dentistry when they celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting celebration on May 15, 2014. Their new practice is located at 2567 Appling Road, in Memphis, Tenn.

Dr. Daniel Freeman sat down with us to answer a few questions about the new clinic.
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As the Greater Memphis Chamber works to make Memphis a global economic leader, we cannot ignore one of the biggest players in the game: China. Currently, China is one of our top exporters, and lately, Chinese investors have been interested in the Memphis economy.
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Small businesses make up the heart of Memphis economy and almost 90% of our membership. That’s why we’re always looking for resources to help our small businesses grow and succeed. When we heard about Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC), we couldn’t wait to share it with you.

ICCC is a national program designed to help small businesses in economically distressed areas access capital, achieve sustainable growth and provide a forum where small businesses can connect with debt and equity providers.
RIBBONS »
Venture Technologies celebrated their grand opening southern-style. Joined by Chamber staff and Ambassadors, they opened with a ribbon cutting followed by a crawfish boil! The new location is at 65 Germantown Road, Suite 200, in Memphis, Tenn.

Brittany Martin, Director of Marketing and Communications, was happy to answer a few questions about Venture Technologies and their recent merger.
RIBBONS »
On May 14, the Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors joined Fresh Slices for the grand opening of their restaurant at 6220 Stage Road in Bartlett, Tenn.

Tasha Logan, daughter of owner Ike Logan, answered our questions questions about thier family business and their vision for the future of the new restaurant.
M Blog: Everything Memphis »
Each year the Commercial Appeal crowns the top people, places and businesses in Memphis as voted by you. From May 18 to June 9, you can click to move your favorites to the top spot. We’d like to congratulate the following Greater Memphis Chamber members who have been nominated in their respective categories. Click here to show them your support by voting them as Memphis Most 2014.
Your Chamber At Work »
To help you understand why pension reform matters to you, the Chamber hosted a live-broadcast webinar on May 29th at 3 p.m. We asked for questions in the comment section or by tweeting us @MemphisChamber.

Watch the recorded webinar now.
Your Chamber At Work »
Congratulations and thank you! You’ve decided to support the Greater Memphis Chamber as we work every day to make Memphis an economic leader with global impact. You’ve joined us and invested in this important work.

So, now what?
RIBBONS »
Adams & Washington Properties, Inc. (Cutler Property Group) cut the ribbon on a newly restored location at 296 Adams Avenue in Memphis.

Adam & Marina Cutler, owners of Adams & Washington Properties Inc., answered a few questions about thier company and the purchase of their downtown property.
Your Chamber At Work »
The Workforce Leadership Series was created in response to your desire for more workforce development programming. We listened and created a four-part series on topics that matter to you most.
RIBBONS »
The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors were excited to join Case Management, Inc. for their grand opening with a ribbon cutting on May 1st, 2014, located at 3171 Directors Row Memphis, Tennessee.
Your Chamber At Work »
Chairman's Circle Member David Waddell explains why pension reform matters to everyone in Memphis, and what you can do about it. Watch the video...
Your Chamber At Work »
When you're a Chamber member,  your business information is available to consumers 24/7 through the Chamber’s website – visitors can search by category, keyword or alphabetically. The more active you are in your membership, the more visible your business and your representatives will be on our website. Are you putting your best face forward?
Your Chamber At Work »
The pension crisis is one of the biggest issues Memphis has ever faced, and we've got a short amount of time to make a difference. Luckily, there’s something you can do right now that will help.
The M Blog: Everything Memphis »
It’s a pretty exciting time to be a Memphian - wouldn’t you agree? May is quickly approaching and with it an influx of visitors expecting to be well-fed and well-entertained by the Beale Street Music Festival, the World Champion Barbecue Cooking Contest and the NBA Playoffs. Rumor has it, we might even have some royalty show up...

These out-of-towners know all the typical Memphis attractions. They expect a tour of Graceland, outstanding BBQ and a night out on Beale Street, but what about the other million reasons we love this city?
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Well, hello there! May I be the first to welcome you to our fine city. Feel free to make yourself at home - we wouldn’t expect anything else. If you clicked on the link to this page, that must mean you’re wanting the Memphis scoop. Let’s be honest, I could fill a whole section of our website with all the great aspects of the Bluff City, so let’s just consider this blog a crash course.
Small Business, Big Ideas »
As with many life events, preparation is the key to success. When you prepare and practice for an emergency in advance of an event, it makes a real difference in your ability to take immediate and informed action when it matters most. Early action can also help you to recover more quickly.
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There has been a lot of talk surrounding our city’s current pension system; but not about how it directly affects Memphis taxpayers. That’s why we decided to create Pension Reform 101, a weekly email series that aims to break this issue down into manageable pieces so that we can stay informed and act, together.
Memphis Fit »
In every issue of Memphis Crossroads Magazine, we highlight one special business that displays that entrepreneurial spirit that just shines from Memphis. In our Spring 2014 issue, Toby Sells spent some time with Clark Butcher and Robert Taylor who opened Victory Bicycle Studios in 2010. Despite some issues that set the business back a bit, they are now stronger than ever in a new location on Broad Avenue doing what they do best - and what they do best is cycling.

If you're a cyclist - avid or newbie, Victory Bicycle Studios can get you fitted with the gear you need. Once you're set, why not try one of these three trails that Butcher and Taylor promise will be worth the ride.
Your Chamber At Work »
In the Spring edition of Memphis Crossroads Magazine, we are highlighting seven women who are trailblazing their way through the Memphis business scene. While each has become successful following her own path, all of them would admit that they didn't travel those paths alone. Sometimes, when climbing the leadership mountain, it's good to know how to find footholds.
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The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors were happy to end their week with a nice treat from the new Baskin Robbins location on 1168 N. Houston Levee Road in Cordova, Tenn.  After the ribbon cutting celebration guests got to taste all of the many flavors of ice cream!

Owner, Risha Chopra, answered some questions about his new business in Cordova...
Small Business, Big Ideas »
Oh, the vision statement. You know what I’m talking about. That you-can-do-it statement painted on the break room wall that gets more coffee stains than attention.

If we’re going to be honest, usually that sentence is so jam-packed with marketing fluff that no one is even sure what it means, much less how it applies to the company. And don’t even get me started on how dreadfully long it is – if it gets any longer you’re going to need a bigger break room wall (and a nap). 

In order to clear up your vision, you need to clean up your language. Here are five business-babble words that you need to stop using right now.
Your Chamber At Work »
The Chamber’s Members-Only Welcome Area is more engaging than ever! We’ve just updated it, giving you an account dashboard with larger visual buttons, quick and easy access to account management, and easy-scrolling through upcoming Chamber events … and that’s just to name of the few of the upgrades.
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The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors were excited to join Dr. Dory Sellers for the grand opening of her new Dental Office located at 5341 Estate Office Drive, Suite 1, in Memphis, Tenn., on Monday, March 24, 2014.

Dr. Sellers answered a few questions about her practice and her plans for the future at her new location...
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We couldn’t be more excited for the start of April. April means springtime, beautiful weather and Memphis green spaces, but it also means we start taking nominations for the 2014 Young Memphians!

Each year we recognize ten young professionals who are taking flight in one of the Greater Memphis Chamber member businesses, and YOU get to nominate them. 
M Blog: Everything Memphis »
On April 16-18, the city of Memphis will host the Inaugural Neighborhood Regional Conference (NRC) with the theme “Healthy Communities - Redevelopment from the Inside-OUT.” Over 500 attendees from Arkansas to Florida will have the chance to hear about Memphis’ diverse neighborhoods and initiatives. 

So why should you attend?
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The Greater Memphis Chamber would like to personally thank Bryan Jordan and the employees of First Tennessee Bank for 150 years of service to the Memphis business community. Not only have they been profoundly successful in all their efforts, but they have allowed that success to touch the lives of so many people ...
Small Business, Big Ideas »
One of the strategic initiatives used in the modern business world is the increasingly popular employee wellness plan. Healthcare costs continue to rise. Some of this is attributable to the health effects of near-epidemic level obesity and stress from our fast-paced lives. In response to this trend, many employers are bringing what was once considered “personal stuff” into the workplace. Employee wellness plans vary greatly and may include things as simple as offering perks to employees who participate in medical questionnaires, to more advanced offerings such as on-site smoking cessation classes, personal trainers, and company-sponsored health food catering.
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The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors were excited to join Medical Massage of Memphis for their grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration. The new office is located at 3486 Poplar Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. Learn how Samuel Nelson grew from his small, first massage business and find out about his plans for the future with the new Memphis location.
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Dear Boss, 

It’s your Millennial employee here – you know the one you yell at only talk to when you catch me checking Facebook during work hours. I’ve noticed we’ve been having some communication issues lately, and I wanted a chance to be heard. After all, in a few years my generation will make up over half of your workforce, and if they all feel like I do, you won’t be able to keep them for long.

So, just a few facts about me…
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The Workforce Leadership Series kicks off Wednesday, March 19, with Generational Crossroads: These Are My Work Flip Flops. The intensive workshop helps companies prepare for and understand the Millennial workforce. Eric Rowles, President & CEO of Leading to Change and the speaker for the workshop, provides you with a glimpse of what you will learn. For an in-depth look at what makes Generation Y tick, register here for Generational Crossroads
Small Business, Big Ideas »
Are your employees dedicated to the daily grind? Are they devoted to the job?  As an employer, the more time you take to help your staff understand the link between their daily tasks and company success, the more they’ll value their positions.  Whether you’re dealing with a productive, loyal employee or a performance management challenge, a key to boosting employee engagement is the same….communications!  Follow our easy-to-apply guide and you’ll improve your partnership with each and every one – so that they’ll have no choice but to put their best foot forward.
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Here in Memphis we know a thing or two about loyalty, especially when it comes to our sports teams. Though “grit and grind” is a phrase normally associated with our beloved Grizzlies, it’s a pretty apt description for a sports-crazy city who appreciates toughness and total effort. Raised on University of Memphis basketball, we’re known for our passion and expectations of greatness.

With a reputation like that, no wonder Memphis was chosen as the location of the American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament, scheduled for March 12 – 15 at FedExForum. 
RIBBONS »
The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors were excited to be a part of Baptist Medical Group's ribbon cutting celebration for their new walk-in clinic in Midtown, giving the group another major presence in Memphis.
Small Business, Big Ideas »
Businesses who use the web are expected to grow 40% faster than those that don’t, which begs the question: Is your business online?

Almost 97% of people who use the web have searched for local goods and services online. So if you want to affectively reach your customers, you have to go where they are. And in 2014, that’s online. 

You’re probably thinking that creating a website for your company is easier said than done, but we have good news: It doesn’t have to be. 
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Each of this year’s 10 companies to watch has an inspirational story to tell. Among them, there’s something for everyone: a classic comeback; an impossible dream made into a reality; sweet success born of perseverance and hard work; trial and error that finally ends in triumph; even a testament to the power of faith.

And although their individual stories are quite different, these 10 Memphis businesses all have at least two things in common. For one, their accomplishments in 2013 were inspirational enough to put them on our annual list. In addition, and perhaps most importantly, all of the following business leaders see their success as an indicator that Memphis continues to grow as a promising place to work and live — a place where great ideas are born.

This week's spotlight is on Prodigi Arts.
Memphis Fit »
The 6th annual Move it Memphis 5k/10k received a great turnout on February 15. Our runners got to experience Downtown Memphis like never before. From running past the iconic Beale Street to witnessing the peaceful scenery of the South Bluffs, those who participated caught a glimpse of Downtown’s unique beauty and promoted a healthy lifestyle in the process.

You can extend that euphoric feeling of crossing the finish line a little longer by:
M Blog: Everything Memphis »
Each of this year’s 10 companies to watch has an inspirational story to tell. Among them, there’s something for everyone: a classic comeback; an impossible dream made into a reality; sweet success born of perseverance and hard work; trial and error that finally ends in triumph; even a testament to the power of faith.

And although their individual stories are quite different, these 10 Memphis businesses all have at least two things in common. For one, their accomplishments in 2013 were inspirational enough to put them on our annual list. In addition, and perhaps most importantly, all of the following business leaders see their success as an indicator that Memphis continues to grow as a promising place to work and live — a place where great ideas are born.

This week's spotlight is on International Paper.
Small Business, Big Ideas »
Experience shows that most people don’t like Mondays.  In fact, it is probably their least favorite day of the week.  No one looks forward to Mondays.  Do our employees view coming to work as the equivalent of experiencing a ‘Case of the Mondays’?
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The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is back, and this Memphis-based company is awarding $50,000 worth of grants to ten businesses. Small businesses with fewer than 100 employees compete for these grants by being voted on by Facebook users. 

The Greater Memphis Chamber is proud to have seven member businesses competing in the contest: The Elite Marketing Bureau, K’PreSha, The New Tri-State Defender, Mid-South Drug Testing, Phillip Ashley Chocolates, Prodigi Arts and Signal Flow PR. Learn a little more about each one, and then vote for them today.
M Blog: Everything Memphis »
Each of this year’s 10 companies to watch has an inspirational story to tell. Among them, there’s something for everyone: a classic comeback; an impossible dream made into a reality; sweet success born of perseverance and hard work; trial and error that finally ends in triumph; even a testament to the power of faith.

And although their individual stories are quite different, these 10 Memphis businesses all have at least two things in common. For one, their accomplishments in 2013 were inspirational enough to put them on our annual list. In addition, and perhaps most importantly, all of the following business leaders see their success as an indicator that Memphis continues to grow as a promising place to work and live — a place where great ideas are born.

This week's spotlight is on BioNanovations.
RIBBONS »
The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors were excited to join Saint Francis for a ribbon cutting celebration to welcome Dr. Podraza to Memphis with his grand opening of the new women's clinic. Dr. Podraza was kind enough to answer a few questions about his natural family planning practice.
Your Chamber At Work »
With the new healthcare exchanges that began in 2013, wouldn’t you like to know more about how other employers in the Mid-South are adapting their recruitment, hiring, and employee healthcare benefits management strategies?

So would we.
M Blog: Everything Memphis »
Each of this year’s 10 companies to watch has an inspirational story to tell. Among them, there’s something for everyone: a classic comeback; an impossible dream made into a reality; sweet success born of perseverance and hard work; trial and error that finally ends in triumph; even a testament to the power of faith.

And although their individual stories are quite different, these 10 Memphis businesses all have at least two things in common. For one, their accomplishments in 2013 were inspirational enough to put them on our annual list. In addition, and perhaps most importantly, all of the following business leaders see their success as an indicator that Memphis continues to grow as a promising place to work and live — a place where great ideas are born.

This week's spotlight is on RedRover Sales & Marketing.
YOUR CHAMBER AT WORK »
We are happy to announce Chris Jarvis, Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager at Trustmark National Bank, as the new President of the Chamber Ambassadors Program. Under Chris’ leadership, we know the program will continue to grow and become another incredible tool for serving our members. In this guest blog, Chris shares with us how he became involved in the Ambassadors program and why he believes it is important to invest in the Chamber.
Memphis Fit »
Maybe this cold weather is driving you a little stir-crazy. Maybe you just realized the very last football game of the season is on Sunday. Maybe you’ve been bogged down by all the tax information and annual reports crossing your desk. Whatever it is, you need an outlet for all this pent-up energy, and I have your answer: the Move It Memphis 5k/10k Race on February 15.
M Blog: Everything Memphis »
Each of this year’s 10 companies to watch has an inspirational story to tell. Among them, there’s something for everyone: a classic comeback; an impossible dream made into a reality; sweet success born of perseverance and hard work; trial and error that finally ends in triumph; even a testament to the power of faith.

And although their individual stories are quite different, these 10 Memphis businesses all have at least two things in common. For one, their accomplishments in 2013 were inspirational enough to put them on our annual list. In addition, and perhaps most importantly, all of the following business leaders see their success as an indicator that Memphis continues to grow as a promising place to work and live — a place where great ideas are born.

This week's spotlight is on Memphis College of Art.
Small Business, Big Ideas »
Whether you love it or hate it, absent a significant political shift, the ACA is here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future.

Guest blogger Michael D. Tauer provides practical, accessible information about the ACA to businesses trying to navigate its provisions. Each quarter, I will explore a portion of the ACA, with an emphasis on identifying those sections most likely to impact Memphis businesses and employers.
M Blog: Everything Memphis »
Each of this year’s 10 companies to watch has an inspirational story to tell. Among them, there’s something for everyone: a classic comeback; an impossible dream made into a reality; sweet success born of perseverance and hard work; trial and error that finally ends in triumph; even a testament to the power of faith.

And although their individual stories are quite different, these 10 Memphis businesses all have at least two things in common. For one, their accomplishments in 2013 were inspirational enough to put them on our annual list. In addition, and perhaps most importantly, all of the following business leaders see their success as an indicator that Memphis continues to grow as a promising place to work and live — a place where great ideas are born.

This week's spotlight is on Highwoods Properties.
RIBBONS »
The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors were delighted to join fred's for another exciting store grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration at their new location on Lamar. With solid foundations in communities nationwide, fred's explains their strong ties and commitment to Memphis and the Mid-South.
Small Business, Big Ideas »
With a new year comes new changes and faces for the Greater Memphis Chamber Small Business Council. Not only do we have a new steering committee, which you can view here, but we’re also happy to introduce Judy Bell, President of Judy Bell Consulting, as the new Chair of the Small Business Council. Here are a few words from our new Chair:
M Blog: Everything Memphis »
Each of this year’s 10 companies to watch has an inspirational story to tell. Among them, there’s something for everyone: a classic comeback; an impossible dream made into a reality; sweet success born of perseverance and hard work; trial and error that finally ends in triumph; even a testament to the power of faith.

And although their individual stories are quite different, these 10 Memphis businesses all have at least two things in common. For one, their accomplishments in 2013 were inspirational enough to put them on our annual list. In addition, and perhaps most importantly, all of the following business leaders see their success as an indicator that Memphis continues to grow as a promising place to work and live — a place where great ideas are born.

This week's spotlight is on Kronos Energy Solutions.
RIBBONS »
The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors were excited to join The Prohibition Lounge, located downtown at 94 South Front Street in Memphis, for a ribbon cutting celebrating their new lunch menu on December 12, 2013. They answered a few questions about their New Orleans style swanky lounge downtown and why they picked this location.
M Blog: Everything Memphis »
Each of this year’s 10 companies to watch has an inspirational story to tell. Among them, there’s something for everyone: a classic comeback; an impossible dream made into a reality; sweet success born of perseverance and hard work; trial and error that finally ends in triumph; even a testament to the power of faith.

And although their individual stories are quite different, these 10 Memphis businesses all have at least two things in common. For one, their accomplishments in 2013 were inspirational enough to put them on our annual list. In addition, and perhaps most importantly, all of the following business leaders see their success as an indicator that Memphis continues to grow as a promising place to work and live — a place where great ideas are born.

This week's spotlight is on Victory Packaging.
Small Business, Big Ideas »
The Small Business Council starts off the year 2014 with a new brand and new programming. How fitting that the SBC Launch Lunch on January 24 will feature Chris Malone, consultant and author of “The HUMAN Brand.” Below, Malone gives a preview of the topics in his book and why they are important to your business.
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“There is not one person in Memphis who will not benefit from this plan.”

Guest writer Jon Sparks explains the newly-released Aerotropolis Master Plan and speaks with business professionals in the area to get their take on the plan.
RIBBONS »
The Greater Memphis Chamber was excited to celebrate a grand opening for the Church, Sold Out Truthful Ministries, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 5 located at 2951 Mt. Olive in Memphis.
Memphis Fit »
It’s that time of year again—the time of year where you formulate your New Year’s resolutions and dream of making next year your best year yet. And let’s face it—most of you are hoping a healthier, fitter version of yourself resides somewhere in 2014. I know I am.
 
Start making progress today by signing up for the 2014 Move it Memphis 10k on Saturday, February 15. With the tips and workout schedule below, you’ll quickly make strides toward your fitness goals. 
M Blog: Everything Memphis »
Memphis requires the mix of entrepreneurship, dedication and spunk found in these 10 dynamos. Some are homegrown, some out-of-towners. They’re involved in the community outside their work, and they have ideas on how to make Memphis a better all-around place.

This week we spotlight McLean Wilson, Vice President at Kemmons Wilson Inc. ...
RIBBONS »
The Greater Memphis Chamber was happy to join A Posh Limousine Services for a ribbon cutting to celebrate their brand new party bus tour on December 2, 2013.


M Blog: Everything Memphis »
Memphis requires the mix of entrepreneurship, dedication and spunk found in these 10 dynamos. Some are homegrown, some out-of-towners. They’re involved in the community outside their work, and they have ideas on how to make Memphis a better all-around place.

This week we spotlight Angie Ware, Relocation Director at Prudential Collins-Maury Realtors ...
RIBBONS »
The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors were happy to celebrate a grand opening of the new The Floor Depot location at 8222 Hwy. 64 in Bartlett, Tennessee. Joey McBride, Managing Partner, answered a few questions about The Floor Depot and their plans for future business in the Memphis area.
M Blog: Everything Memphis »
Memphis requires the mix of entrepreneurship, dedication and spunk found in these 10 dynamos. Some are homegrown, some out-of-towners. They’re involved in the community outside their work, and they have ideas on how to make Memphis a better all-around place.

This week we spotlight Randy Spicer, Plant Controller at Nucor Steel ...
M Blog: Everything Memphis »
Each month the Chamber teams up with Affinity partner, Gazelles Growth Institute, for the opportunity to offer free access to highly-educational webinars. On December 18, the second webcast on leadership development will stream live and completely free to Chamber members. December's webinar, "Multipliers: How The Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter" By Liz Wiseman, will show you how to develop (or enhance) five different leadership styles. In a guest blog, Gazelles COO and Co-Founder Juan Gonzalez explains the five different styles that will be discussed. Then join us for the webinar on December 18 to delve even further into each one and learn how to recognize and hone your own personal leadership style.
Your Chamber At Work »
Memphis Crossroads Magazine Preview - Incoming Chamber Chairman of the Board Leigh Shockey spent a few minutes answering our questions about the path of Memphis business, the current leadership strides at the Chamber, and unique aspects she believes she'll bring to her new role.
Small Business, Big Ideas »
We're getting the word out. MEMSHOP is accepting pre-applications. In order to kick-off this fall, the pre-application deadline is December 15th.

What is MEMShop, you ask?
M Blog: Everything Memphis »
Memphis requires the mix of entrepreneurship, dedication and spunk found in these 10 dynamos. Some are homegrown, some out-of-towners. They’re involved in the community outside their work, and they have ideas on how to make Memphis a better all-around place.

This week we spotlight Carrie Rundhaug, President, Mississippi River Office Solutions ...
M Blog: Everything Memphis »
After you eat your weight in turkey and stuffing this Thanksgiving, the weekend brings you some of the most popular shopping days of the year. Between standing in line at Walmart and Best Buy on Black Friday and browsing the web in your favorite pajamas on Cyber Monday, you have the opportunity to show your thankfulness for Memphis business on Small Business Saturday.
RIBBONS »
The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors were happy to join Delta Medical Center for a ribbon cutting to celebrate their new inpatient behaviorial health unit located at 3000 Getwell Road in Memphis.
M Blog: Everything Memphis »
Memphis requires the mix of entrepreneurship, dedication and spunk found in these 10 dynamos. Some are homegrown, some out-of-towners. They’re involved in the community outside their work, and they have ideas on how to make Memphis a better all-around place.

This week we spotlight Danny Mincey, Division Recruiter in the Power Transformer Division at  Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. ...
Your Chamber At Work »
Yesterday, the City of Memphis Pre-K Tax Referendum was determined by the voters to not be the path chosen for funding early childhood education. Today, Memphis business leaders respond to the voting results, and the Chamber asks for your comments on the outcome.
Small Business, Big Ideas »
Why do 80% of new companies fail during the first five years?

Most small business owners begin – and in some cases continue – their companies based upon what they love to do. The Entrepreneur is all about independence, doing what they love to do, and living for opportunities to conquer.
M BLOG: Everything Memphis »
Memphis requires the mix of entrepreneurship, dedication and spunk found in these 10 dynamos. Some are homegrown, some out-of-towners. They’re involved in the community outside their work, and they have ideas on how to make Memphis a better all-around place.

This week we spotlight Lisa Middlebrook, Training & Development Coordinator at Electrolux Major Appliances ...
Your Chamber At Work »
The Chamber has updated our Members-Only Welcome Area to a stylish new version that makes managing your membership even easier.
The M Blog: Everything Memphis »
On Monday, November 18 – the day of Justin’s concert in FedExForum – wear your favorite bow tie. Then tweet, post or gram a bow-tie selfie with a thank you message to JT. Be sure to use the hashtag #JTDay.




The M Blog: Everything Memphis »
Combine an inherent soulfulness with a can-do attitude and it should come as no surprise that Memphis creates a perfect environment for great ideas. But those great ideas need great leaders and with the business community coming together to bring real direction for our city, our limits are among the stars. 




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