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If our economic development team is focused on creating jobs and investment by “selling Memphis,” then our community development team is charged with improving the product by making Memphis the place companies want to do business and locate their employees. Led by Senior Vice President Kelly Rayne, the team accomplishes this goal through three focuses: industry councils, workforce development and public policy. We’ll focus on the first two for this post.
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As an added benefit to your membership, the Chamber offers assistance in ribbon cutting and grand opening celebrations. We are happy to celebrate the opening of the Blues Hall of Fame and will continue to honor Memphis’ music heritage.
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Small business owners are engaged in the “fight of a lifetime.” A big goal, of course, is to somehow get a lifetime out of your business. In an acronym, here is the important stuff I have learned that gets you there:  Ex.C.E.L.L.E.N.C.E.
THE M BLOG »
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. Florence Hervey, CEO of Case Management, Inc., shares with us why her company is part of the Chamber as well as some benefits of doing business in Memphis.
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This post is part of a series on Membership ROI. Click below to view previous posts:
1. Your Membership ROI 2. Attracting Jobs & Investment to Memphis


Last time I went into detail about our Economic Development team and the work they do to bring good jobs and investment to Memphis, helping us achieve our goal to grow the middle class and break the cycle of poverty in our community. However, I intentionally left out a key component of our ED team: Research.
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Most Human Resources professionals dislike performance appraisals as much as every other manager, supervisor, and employee.  In a recent poll conducted by Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) only 2% of HR professionals gave their performance appraisal system an “A” grade.  They gave “B’s” and “C’s” 74% of the time.  The remaining 24% gave their systems a grade below “C”.  There are a lot of people looking for help on the subject of performance appraisal.  A query of Amazon produced 25,000 books on the subject “performance review”. 
THE M BLOG »
The following is a feature in our spring issue of the Memphis Crossroads digital magazine. Click here to view the full magazine.

When Dudley Boyd says that “encouraging and supporting entrepreneurs is a noble cause,” he’s willing to back that up.

He even changed his company’s name to prove it: Enoble Business Capital
SBC BIG IDEAS »
Partnering with a brand spokesperson is a strategy for giving a larger voice to your message and allowing the positive feelings the market has for that spokesperson to transfer over to your brand.
THE M BLOG »
The following is a feature from our Memphis Crossroads Magazine. Click here to view the full issue.

She’d heard some trash talk about Memphis, and it wasn’t on her list of places to see. So when the plant manager’s job came open at DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprises and was offered to her, Deborah McKitten was hesitant.  
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The following is a feature in our Memphis Crossroads 10 to Watch Issue. To view the entire list of 10 to Watch Companies, click here.

MC Ionic Solutions US (MCIS US) will power up this year, building new business with new products to help scale up production at its Memphis facility. 

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