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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.
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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. 
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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. 
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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.
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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:
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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 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.
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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 BioNanovations.
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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.
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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.
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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 RedRover Sales & Marketing.
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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.
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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 Highwoods Properties.
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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. ...
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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.


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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.




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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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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 Nicole Harris, Digital Media Coordinator ...
Small Business, Big Ideas »
On October 17, the Small Business Council held a breakfast for nearly 200 Memphis businesses and representatives regarding the Affordable Care Act. In case you weren't able to attend, or if you were there but you'd like a refresher, we present the speaker's presentation and a handy guide
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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 Catherine Harris, Senior Attorney, Legal Technology Transactions, FedEx Corporation ...
Your Chamber At Work »
The Greater Memphis Chamber recently hosted 25 government, academic, industry and economic development professionals from Leipzig, Germany. The Chamber reached out to the German community, which shares similar feature and assets, as part of our ongoing efforts to connect our business community with global trade.
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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 Kelly English, Chef and Owner of Restaurant Iris ...
Your Chamber At Work »
At every Chamber event, we encourage you to mix and mingle, which is always a great way to network and promote your brand. But there are many other ways a business can connect their business with event attendees. At every event, the Chamber provides some unique opportunities for businesses to promote their brand to targeted audiences.
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TechCamp is an annual community event put on by GEEKmemphis that offers educational and networking opportunities for technology users at all levels, including business owners, IT professionals, bloggers, marketers, designers, and students. More than just a conference, TechCamp is designed to increase the awareness, adoption, and advancement of technology in the greater Memphis community of citizens and businesses.
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The 2013 River Arts Fest is a three-day event, occurring Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27, located in the heart of the Historic South Main Arts District and celebrating the visual, performing and culinary arts with attractions and activities for the whole family.
Your Chamber at Work »
Earlier this fall, the Greater Memphis Chamber came out in support of the Memphis Pre-K Initiative. As our President & CEO John Moore stated at the time, it is unprecedented for an issue like this to have such broad-based support from the private sector. The Chamber supports this issue because “a quality education is not just a quality of life issue, it’s an economic development issue as well. The high-skilled jobs available in Memphis right now, and in the future, require a first-rate education and that starts with Pre-K,” said John Moore.
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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 Patrick "Trey" Carter, President of Olympic Career Training Institute ...
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The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors were happy to celebrate with Peri Motamedi, owner of Motamedi Glass Art, with a ribbon cutting celebration Friday, September 20. Motamedi Glass Art is location at 500 South Second Street in Memphis. Peri Motamedi has answered a few questions about her downtown business and a little bit of her history as a well known artist in the Mid-South.
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We're celebrating Memphis Means Music Month with a trivia challenge. See how you can use your music knowledge to win great prizes this week.
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The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors were excited to join the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel for a grand opening and ribbon cutting Thursday, September 19, 2013. Take a look inside this newly renovated location and learn how Sheraton feels "at home" in Memphis.
Your Chamber At Work »
This week marks my one month anniversary at the Greater Memphis Chamber. Not only am I new to the Chamber, but I am also new to Memphis, which means I have spent the past several months exploring all this city has to offer.

Thankfully, the Chamber excels at creating opportunities for their members (and employees) to network and meet new people. From the very beginning, I was thrown into events with instructions to introduce myself and get to know people. 
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What does it mean to be a Greater Memphis Chamber Dragon Slayer?
YOUR CHAMBER AT WORK »
October 10 is National Depression Screening Day. In this week's guest blog Donna Tosches, Director of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare EAP and DHJ Living Well Network, talks about how an employee's mental health can affect a business' bottom line, and how employers can begin a dialogue that promotes wellness inside and outside of the workplace.
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The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassasors celebrated a grand opening with a ribbon cutting for Prodigi Arts' rebranding September 5, 2013. Using their classic creative writing style, Joshua Colfer and Chris O'Conner answered a few of our questions about being young, being ambitious, and being brave.
Small Business, Big Ideas »
Developing and encouraging strong leadership in the Memphis business community is one of the Greater Memphis Chamber's main focuses. Contributing blogger Joel Myers, a career Human Resources professional with Chamber member and partner The Centre Group, focuses on that exact issue in this week's latest Small Business, Big Ideas blog. Read about his suggestion for managing leadership concerns in today's HR environment.
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The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors were delighted to join JK Aesthetics & Studio LaRue Salon for a ribbon cutting celebration for JK Aesthetics's grand opening in Studio LaRue. Jamie Kellum answered a few questions about the new products and services you'll find at JK Aesthetics.
Your Chamber At Work »
The Greater Memphis Chamber, along with the Memphis Business Community, announces their support of the It Can Wait® Drive 4 Pledges Day on Sept. 19, 2013
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You’re young. You can still vividly remember what it feels like to pull an all-nighter before a killer final.

You’re motivated. You don’t want to spend the next five years running for coffee and barely making rent while you wait for your “big break.”

You’re energetic. You love the thrill of new experiences and take advantage of what little free time you have.

You’re a young professional. And you’re looking for a place to live where you can fulfill your potential.

Your answer? Memphis.
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Oooh-la-la, Overton Square is heating up. The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors were excited to join Chiwawa for their grand opening and ribbon cutting as one of the many new businesses opening up in Overton Square located at 2059 Madison Avenue in Memphis.

Brad Tedford, Chiwawa owner, answered a few questions about their decision to open this great new restaurant.
Small Business, Big Ideas »
As a business owner or manager, you are a leader in your community and have the opportunity to set an example for your employees, customers, and community to follow. This September for National Preparedness Month, join your community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all types, and leading efforts to encourage the community as a whole to become more prepared.
Your Chamber At Work »
I know that mental health of employees is probably close to the bottom of the list of priorities when running a business. There are multiple important drivers that impact the success of your business. Besides, the topic of mental health is considered intangible, private, unfairly defined by stigma, and frankly, for most people, frightening. But – what you are ignoring may be what is preventing you from getting to the next level of success.
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The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors were delighted to join Frost Bake Shop for their grand opeing and ribbon cutting celebration Wednesday, August 14. The new store is located in the Laurelwood Shopping Center on 394 S. Grove Park in Memphis.

Frost Bake Shop answered a few questions about thier new business.
Small Business, Big Ideas »
Looking for employees and wanting to help out some of our returning military personnel? The nonprofit American Jobs for America’s Heroes campaign gives you direct access at no cost to thousands of highly trained National Guard members who are back from deployment and transitioning to civilian jobs.
Your Chamber At Work »
An overhaul of our immigration system is long overdue and the pieces are now in place to remedy that with a system that addresses the modern challenges we face in the business community and the nation.

[CALL TO ACTION] ...
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The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors were so excited to join Southern Airways Express for their grand opening and announcemet of their fall flight schedule with a ribbon cutting celebration on August 1, 2013.  The General Dewitt Spain Airport is conveniently located at 2787 Second Street North Memphis.
Your Chamber At Work »
Last fall, the U.S. Census Bureau mailed 2012 Economic Census forms to more than 4 million businesses. These forms are now overdue. Reliable statistics are needed for economic development, decision making, and strategic planning...
Your Chamber At Work »
Since we launched the #MEMLUV: Rewards4Rewards campaign in June, I’ve encountered so many people who are excited that Southwest Airlines® is offering flights from Memphis. I received an email from a travel agent who said the flight to Orlando would really help grow her small business. Another #MEMLUV supporter contacted me saying she couldn’t wait to visit her grandkids more often in Chicago. In fact, I get calls and emails daily from people telling me how eager they are for the Southwest flights to touch down at Memphis International.
Your Chamber At Work »
The Consortium MMT, housed in the Chamber's office, is a 501 (c) nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a viable music industry in Memphis for the future.  It has created an invaluable program that provides talented and dedicated young talents with direct knowledge, proven techniques and insight from internationally successful music industry veterans. More than a school, The Consortium MMT provides real world experience and mentorship, creating a direct path to success for talented Recording Artists/Entertainers, songwriters and producers.
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At the Chamber, we’re proud to be involved with several internship programs. The Chamber recently welcomed Alice Jehan, our international intern from France.

Here’s what Alice had to say about why she chose Memphis for her internship:
Your Chamber At Work »
Being a member of the Greater Memphis Chamber comes with very valuable benefits including networking opportunities, a variety of resources for business cost savings, and exclusive discounts, among so many others.
RIBBONS »
First Tennessee Bank, long-time partner with the Greater Memphis Chamber, was accompanied by staff and ambassadors to launch a rebranding, raising the profile of First Tennessee's wealth management group located at 4990 Poplar Avenue.
Your Chamber At Work »
When my phone rings, I’m usually expecting to hear from a prospective member or a client interested in benefits offered by the Chamber. However, just recently the phone rang with a slightly different intent. I received a call from new Chamber member Elizabeth Cawein with Signal Flow PR. Instead of the usual casual conversation, she shared some more serious concerns. She received a phone call from a person at a strange number posing as a law enforcement officer and soliciting money for an unfamiliar charity event. Claiming to have received her information from her newly acquired Chamber membership, this person was calling from an out-of-area number - and Elizabeth instantly noticed other red flags.
Small Business, Big Ideas »
A recent national study of small business owners across the country outlined the three top challenges they say they are facing in 2013. Results of the study show that 80% are struggling to attract new customers,  52% are having trouble getting current customers to refer, and 41% would like to see their marketing dollars go further.

As a preview to her presentation at the Chamber's Small Business Council Lunch In The Know, Lori Turner-Wilson explains why maintaining consistent marketing in up and down times is essential. Then, join us August 13 for lunch when she gives tips on how to prioritize your time and money to generate the best return on your marketing investment in this "new normal" that is today's economy.
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The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors joined La Paloma Treatment Center in celebration of a ribbon cutting for their new location at 2009 Lamar Avenue. Krystan Anderson, Director of Outpatient Services, answered some of our questions about La Paloma Treatment Center and plans for their future in Memphis.
Your Chamber at Work »
On July 1, 2013, the Tennessee State Senate passed several laws on whether those who have a permit in Tennessee to carry a handgun would be allowed to do so on the property of their workplace. The Chamber’s Vice President of Public Policy & Community Affairs, Andre Dean, breaks it down for you. 
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The Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors joined PM Environmental for a ribbon cutting celebrating their new location opening at 7953 Stage Hills Boulevard, Suite 105 in Memphis. Frank Madonia, PM Environmental's Business Development Manager, answered a few questions about their decision to open a new location in Memphis.
YOUR CHAMBER AT WORK »
Many aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will go into effect on January 1, 2014, including the employer and individual mandates. The Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., has asked us to survey businesses in our district on the impact of the Affordable Care Act.

This brief survey consists of only 5 questions and is intended to help understand the effect these regulations may or may not have on your business.
M BLOG: Everything Memphis »
Home to innovative giants such as FedEx and Autozone, Memphis has a history of creativity and entrepreneurship to maintain. At the heart of innovation in our community lie companies such as Start Co. (formerly known as LaunchYourCity, Inc), who are devoted to the development of our startup community with the belief that innovation will fuel the jobs of tomorrow.
RIBBONS »
Staff from The Highlands of Memphis Health and Rehabilitation Center were joined by Greater Memphis Chamber Staff and Ambassadors for a ribbon cutting celebration at their location at 3549 Norriswood Avenue in Memphis.
Memphis Fit »
Can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound? That’s okay. You and your company can still be Heroes.  Just ask Mark Allen with Vining Sparks who created a corporate team for the St. Jude Marathon and saw amazing results—in fundraising and for their staff. The Chamber asked Mark to share with us how it all began and why they’ve started a tradition for years to come.

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