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At the 2014 Annual Chairman's Luncheon, our President & CEO Phil Trenary recognized one outstanding young man for his innovation, dedication and selflessness. Donte Davis continues to win over the grizzly hearts of every Memphian with his inspiring story.

"It's for young people like Donte that I get up and come to work every day," said Trenary at the luncheon. "It's our responsibility as the business community to break the cycle of poverty by bringing good jobs, growing the middle class and providing the next generation the skills they need to succeed."

Watch Donte's story here:
Maybe this cold weather is driving you a little stir-crazy. Maybe you just realized that football season is coming to an end. 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 March 7.

And, here are five reasons you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to “move it”:
Richard Bomar knows that when most think about laptop repair, they probably first think about some guy behind a store counter. 

But at Flextronics, where Bomar serves as the plant manager, about 500 technicians work on anywhere from 1,500 to 2,000 laptops per day. If you’ve ever had to ship off a broken Lenovo laptop, chances are it came to Flextronics in Memphis.
Recently, area leaders announced the launch of the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce (GMACW) as the lead initiative of the Memphis & Shelby County Regional Economic Development Plan. The GMACW is a culmination of the combined efforts of the Chairman’s Circle moon mission for a Center of Excellence for Training in Advanced Manufacturing (Harvard Tech) and the Brookings Institute Regional Economic Development Plan (REDP) led by the City, County and EDGE.
The Elephant in the Room »
As in any relationship, conflicts will arise between coworkers. Common sources of conflict include competition for resources, differences of opinion about how to do something, misunderstandings over responsibilities and/or scope of authority, missed expectations, personality differences, and more. Intellectually, we recognize that conflict can be healthy, but when we are in the middle of it, we may lose perspective. When an employee or co-worker rushes in with their hair on fire, it’s hard at times not to become ignited ourselves and act out of emotion.
2014 Fall Memphis Crossroads »
These days, it’s hard to miss the massive, sunglass-clad kangaroo cruising around Midtown with martini in hand … or rather, paw. 

The party-primed marsupial lounging on top of its pink-and-black Premier Transportation Co. shuttle is one of the most recent additions to the area’s thriving recreational scene. In operation since mid-September, the 17-seat Roo links the Cooper-Young Historic District with Overton Square, allowing passengers to hop on and off at 11 stops during an approximately 30-minute loop through both areas. 
"The best gifts come in small packages." That's what I like to remind anyone who teases me about my 5'2" frame; however, I tend to forget it when holiday shopping comes around. That's why I've made it my goal this year to think small and shop local when it comes to buying gifts. I probably won't pass up some of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from the big box stores, but I will make an effort to visit our local small businesses for Small Business Saturday on November 29.
The following is a profile from our summer issue of Memphis Crossroads Magazine: 2014 Young Memphis. Click here to view the entire magazine with profiles from our other nine Young Memphians.

Nicolette Thomas, senior specialist for event marketing at ALSAC/St. Jude, the fundraising arm of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, is one of the few Memphians who holds a Certified Meeting Professional Credential. 
“Libraries have long been pathways to lifelong learning,” said Janae Pitts-Murdock, Coordinator of Teen Services for the Memphis Public Library. “In the digital age, libraries are evolving into innovation hubs. Memphis Public Library & Information Center is joining pioneering libraries across the country as a place where creativity, innovation and collaboration combine.” 
The following is a profile from our summer issue of Memphis Crossroads Magazine: 2014 Young Memphis. Click here to view the entire magazine with profiles from our other nine Young Memphians.

As a key member of the largest full-service production and post-production company in Memphis, Rednour gets to see firsthand how Memphis companies are increasingly using advanced visual technology to tell their stories. 

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