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Ambassador Spotlight: Anthony Johnson, Diersen Charities

Chamber Ambassador Anthony Johnson, Employment Specialist at Diersen Charities shares his favorite things about living in Memphis and the pride he has in our city that he's able to share with the community and our members as a Chamber Ambassador.
Posted: 8/2/2017 3:26:57 PM | with 0 comments

Security Simplified: 5 Best Practices for Business

There is a difference between what people perceive as enough cyber security and what the industry recommends as best practices. The problem, especially in small to mid-sized businesses, is the notion that good security is impossibly expensive and/or complex. Don’t let the perception of complexity keep you from attaining the level of security your business needs. 
Posted: 7/26/2017 12:16:03 PM | with 0 comments

Corporate Headquarters Choose to Grow in Memphis

The story for Memphis in recent months, when it comes to corporate headquarters, is one of retention and expansion. Large corporate relocations to the Mid-South aren’t dominating headlines, but existing players in the market are making new – and big – investments in Memphis, adding up to positive change for the corporate landscape.
Posted: 6/28/2017 3:37:42 PM | with 0 comments

Spotlight: Bob Wilson, H. Saga International/Port Alliance

We're putting the spotlight on Bob Wilson - entrepreneur, innovator, Board of Governors level member, and CEO/Managing Partner of H. Saga International/Port Alliance. This month, learn more about Bob, his unique business, strategies that have helped him achieve exponential growth in a short time, and his involvement with the Chamber and the business community.
Posted: 6/27/2017 9:00:00 AM | with 0 comments

Supporting a Mobile Workforce

A variety of things move business productivity towards a more mobile and often remote workforce. Whatever the reason, the ability to maintain productivity is critical to operating your business and can give you a competitive edge. Learn which aspects of technology services should be the cornerstone of your mobile and remote workforce strategy from ProTech, the Chamber's official technology partner.
Posted: 6/26/2017 9:00:00 AM | with 0 comments

Captivating Balloons Rises on the Memphis Event Scene

Through her business, Captivating Balloons, Chamber member and entrepreneur Adrian Winfrey transforms ordinary event spaces into distinctive, head-turning “Wow!” moments. Far beyond kids’ birthday parties, Winfrey's creations are artistic and often complex: If you dream it, she can build it, including balloon chandeliers, elegant centerpieces and towering sculptures.
Posted: 6/20/2017 4:08:14 PM | with 0 comments

Ambassador Spotlight: Susan Mealer, Answering Advantage

In this spring's issue of Memphis Crossroads we highlight Susan Mealer, CEO of Answering Advantage for our Chamber Ambassador Spotlight.
Posted: 6/13/2017 4:26:45 PM | with 0 comments

BOA Spotlight: Dusky Norsworthy, Behind the Scenes

In each issue of Memphis Crossroads, we highlight a Board of Advisor level member, showcasing their important role in the Chamber as well as the business community. Dusky Norsworthy, Owner of Behind the Scenes, shares why her company is part of the Chamber as well as why she loves Memphis.
Posted: 6/6/2017 3:14:02 PM | with 0 comments

Come for the Wrestling, Stay for the Culture

Teddy Gorman’s zestful embrace of what lies ahead and roving appetite to make a big impact on his adopted city more than qualifies him for his leadership spot on the Greater Memphis Chamber’s young professional council. As part of the executive team for SoundCheck, the curly-headed sales director for construction equipment supplier Gorham/Schaffler Inc. found a passion for cleanup initiatives and connected with the business leadership around the city. 
Posted: 5/30/2017 2:39:51 PM | with 0 comments

'Hotelier of the Year' Finds Home in Memphis

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.
Posted: 5/19/2017 2:16:44 PM | with 0 comments

Your Business Isn't Prepared to Survive Ransomware: Here's Why

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.
Posted: 5/17/2017 3:19:02 PM | with 0 comments

Lehman Roberts Executive Falls for a City of Generosity

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.
Posted: 5/10/2017 11:32:29 AM | with 0 comments

Hotel Napoleon Offers Perfect Blend of Historical and Modern

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.
Posted: 5/2/2017 2:44:30 PM | with 0 comments

Memphis in May: Humble Beginnings to $88 Million Impact

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.
Posted: 5/1/2017 3:45:04 PM | with 0 comments

Memphis Clean by 2019: The People Behind the Effort to Clean Up Our City

In late 2014, the Chamber adopted a battle cry – Memphis Clean by 2019 – to rid the city of trash and blight. What better time to get cleaned up than for the city’s 200th birthday? And what better motivation ­to tackle a problem that impacts not only the quality of life in neighborhoods but also the economic potential of a whole city?

Learn more about how these efforts are moving forward in four areas of Memphis - The Heights, Oak Ridge, Orange Mound, and Southeast Memphis.
Posted: 4/18/2017 11:08:42 AM | with 0 comments

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