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2017 is already on its way to being halfway over. So much has already been accomplished and thanks to YOU, as a member of the Chamber, we’re making huge progress for our community and your business. It is YOU as our members meeting with state legislators on important issues. It is YOU as our members participating in our workshops. It is YOU as our members paying your membership dues to support your Chamber, helping your fellow Memphians live a better life.

The Chamber focuses all of its goals each year towards providing economic growth for all.  Whether it’s slashing the barriers for a minority or woman-owned firm to get certified, promoting job fairs to young Memphians, or connecting our small business members to opportunities, it’s vital that everyone in Memphis have access to making a better life for themselves and their families. 


Local businesses rely heavily on search engine optimization (SEO) to build their online presence, and with the stiff competition and constant changes in SEO, it’s important to optimize your strategy to stay ahead of the game. These four strategies from inferno will help improve local SEO for your business.
Memphis has plenty of boosters, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find one more enthusiastic than Doug Browne. As president of the Peabody Hotel Group, a subsidiary of Belz Enterprises, Browne has been running the South’s Grand Hotel for the 14 years he’s been in the city and he’s clearly good at it. Last year, he received the “Hotelier of the Year” award by the Historic Hotels of America, a tribute to his love for and dedication to The Peabody. Learn more about Doug's journey to Memphis and his investment in our city in this edition of Corner Office.
Many business owners do not equate the threat of cybercrime with going out of business, but the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) estimates that half of the small businesses that suffer a cyberattack go out of business within six months. Learn how to protect yourself from one of the greatest cyberattack risks to businesses today from ProTech, the Chamber's official technology partner.
A+ Parking is bringing their front-door valet parking services, including online reservation availability and much more to Overton Square with a new location at Playhouse on the Square, a "community valet" that visitors to the district will be able to benefit from. It's curtain time... we hope to see you in the valet lane! 
People have a tendency to only begin serious work on their health after being diagnosed with a life-threatening disease! The sad truth is if they had taken the advice of a qualified expert earlier, this would be a non-event. Your small business is the same waylearn from the experts to keep your business healthy and out of danger, and start right here for the guidance you need.
He planned to serve humanity by becoming a doctor, but 45-year-old Patrick Nelson’s life took a turn on the freeway of life. He got a job with a roadway construction company in 1993, and he never looked back. In the few short years after arriving in Memphis to study biology, he’d fallen in love with a city, a woman and an industry. Nelson is now President of Lehman-Roberts, one of the region's most significant producers of asphalt.
The executive order regarding H1-B, the primary visa employers use to hire foreign workers, does not mean there will be immediate changes to the program, but instead requires federal agencies to review the H-1B program and propose reforms. Changes from this review are uncertain and would generally require action by Congress, but possibilities include reducing the total number of visas, increasing prevailing wages and further prioritizing U.S. and advanced degrees. 
Celebrating eight months downtown this May, Hotel Napoleon has brightened Downtown Memphis with its singular look that blends the ultra-modern with 1902-era grandeur.
Each May, most Memphians can sense something special in the air here – and it’s not just the smell of mouth-watering barbecue. Simply put, each May, residents and visitors alike embrace the best that Memphis has to offer and fall in love with it – either for the first time or all over again. Welcome to Memphis in May, our favorite time of year.

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