Board of Advisors
The Greater Memphis Chamber Board of Advisors was created to provide an additional and continued source of leadership to the Chamber in shaping policy and addressing important issues facing our community.
Chamber Program Director:
Amanda Edmundson, 901-543-3511, firstname.lastname@example.org
How the Board of Advisors Works
Through the quality and depth of business leadership in the metro area, the Chamber and the metro community benefit from the knowledge, experience and interest of the corporate CEOs and other business executives not currently serving on the Chamber’s Board of Directors.
Who is Eligible
Members who invest a minimum of $3,500 annually in the Chamber are eligible to participate on the Board of Advisors. Membership levels above Board of Advisor will receive additional seats on the Board of Advisor committee. (See table below). Click here to see a listing of Board of Advisor members.
When will the Board of Advisors Meet
Special events for Board of Advisor level and higher members will be held throughout the year. Please contact Amanda Edmundson for upcoming dates and info.
What are the Benefits
Help shape policies and strategies on important issues facing the community
Membership among the region’s leading business executives
Complimentary invitation to the Annual Chairman’s Luncheon
Eligible for nomination to any of the Chamber Councils
Advance information on important issues
Special invitations to other business functions, briefings, receptions and events including the "Golden Ticket Tours."
Listing in the annual Business Desk Reference membership directory
Golden Ticket Tours
A behind-the-scenes look at how Memphis works
Throughout 2012, the Chamber is arranging special Golden Ticket Tours, private VIP tours that give our Board of Directors and Board of Advisors members a behind-the-scenes look at how our city's most influential businesses operate and succeed. This experience is truly one-of-a-kind and exposes you to the leaders, ideas, resources, and technology that make Memphis work.
Baptist Memorial Health Care | December, 2012
As the guest of CEO, Derick Zeigler you will be given a behind the scences tour of many of Baptist's state of the art technologies.
More upcoming tours:
To find out about these and the other amazing destinations we have planned, and how you can get insider access, contact Amanda Edmundson at (901) 543-3511.
December 2011-Regional Medical Center at Memphis
Led by Dr. Reginald Coopwood, President and CEO and Rick Wagers, CFO
The tour included Burn Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Room with simulated trauma
Take Away: Customer experience and service is key to retaining revenue associated with their care. VIPs learned how a facility can undergo a complete rebranding campaign from landscaping to waiting room upgrades to improved signage, a new central lobby and a move to all private rooms. An emphasis on this plus dedication to collecting owed debt has taken them from a $4 million debt to a $17 million profit in three years’ time.
Participants were from the following companies: Younger Associates, Trustmark National Bank, Trust One Bank, Southern College of Optometry, Sims Metal Management, Morgan Keegan, Memphis Airport Authority, Mallory Alexander International Logistics, Johnson and Johnson Health Care Systems, Inc., Flintco, NAI Saig, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Belz Enterprises, Bank of America, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, First Tennessee Bank, UPS
“The Golden Ticket Tour at the Regional Medical Center this afternoon was an absolute home run. How very lucky our city is to have such an outstanding institution. Many thanks for organizing this and glad our team could be part of it.”
First Tennessee President
West Tennessee Division
February 2012-Nucor Steel
Led by Mike Gurley, President and Randy Spicer, Controller
Tour included the Roll Mill, Melt Shop and Environmental Shipping, Support Areas
Take Away: A commitment to a high quality of product, safety and opportunities for employees are #1 keys to success. We learned about Yippee checks given once a year to all employees representing 10% of the companies’ profits taken out pre-tax. 2/3 of staff’s salaries come from hitting daily targets.
Follow along with the Chamber's Christina Meek as she video-blogs about how "Hot Can Be Cool" in the Chamber's M Blog.
Participants were from the following companies: Montgomery Martin, Capital Construction, McKesson Pharmaceuticals, New Tech Packaging, Hilton Memphis, Rhodes College, Clark & Clark, Trust One Bank, Butler Snow, Sims Metal Management, Thompson Machinery, UPS, Thomas and Betts, Orion Credit Union, Johnson and Johnson Health Care Systems, The Growth Coach, New Breed Logistics
April 2012-Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services, Inc.
Led by Harold Ledet, Director of Quality
We toured this facility that is the largest North American operation for the Medical Device and Diagnostics sector, comprising 770,000 square feet in warehouse space. This 26.5 million distribution center opened in 2007 and employs 268 staff members. From this center, leading products in medical specialties such as cardiology, orthopedics, minimally invasive surgery and diagnostics are shipped throughout North American and abroad.
Take Away: It was interesting to note how they outsource the recycling of the massive amount of cardboard used in a day and the company who handles the outsourcing is actually located on site. For safety sake, fork lift machines are started solely by an assigned card allowing ignition and also will alert security if there has been impact. From cold storage to same day delivery, it was a fascinating process and facility to tour.
Participants were from the following companies: Advanced Toxicology Network, American Electrical Contractors, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of TN, GlaxoSmithKline, Goh America, Hilton Memphis, McKesson Pharmaceuticals, Medtronic, New Breed Logistics, Orion Federal Credit Union, Randstad, Sims Metal Management, Smith Nephew, Southern College of Optometry, Trustmark Bank, Trust One Bank, United Health Care, UPS.