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MEMPHIS CROSSROADS: Paving the Way for Local Business

Every business could use some help in shouldering the load once in a while, right? 

The Greater Memphis Chamber knows something about rolling up its sleeves and pitching in. And Cooper Freight was glad to have the help.
Posted: 9/3/2014 4:06:02 PM | with 0 comments

3 Startups from 2014 Start Co. Demo Day That Can Change Your Business

The 2014 Start Co. Demo Day provided the grand finale of the organization’s 14-week startup training and mentorship program. Fifteen new startups took the stage to present their creative ideas with the hopes of securing funding and a future for their venture.

The founders represent a variety of industries and backgrounds, and their revolutionary ideas could help solve some of your everyday problems: from deciding what shirt to wear in the morning to finding your lost dog to scheduling the best time for a game of Super Mario Kart with your friends.

But when it comes to helping out the everyday business, three startups stood out. And here are three products and services your company can look forward to or even take advantage of now:
Posted: 8/25/2014 12:23:53 PM | with 0 comments

These Women Mean Business: Sara Burnett of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

The following is an excerpt from our spring issue of Memphis Crossroads MagazineThese Women Mean Business. Click here to view the whole article.

If you want to get to the top, start at the bottom with a can-do, hardworking attitude and take advantage of the opportunities and resources offered along the way. That’s the path seven women took who ended up in important leadership roles at Memphis companies. One of the women waited tables at the restaurant her father began and is now president of the chain. Another began her career as an intern at a medical device manufacturer and today is a senior vice president. And a lady who always loved creating beauty left banking, saved her money and opened her own salon.
Posted: 8/20/2014 1:59:40 PM | with 0 comments

Memphis Tops Logistics Charts (Again)

Memphis continues its domination in the logistics category in Business Facilities 10th Annual Rankings Report. Home to FedEx’s global shipping hub, the Bluff City tops BF’s annual list of leading U.S. Air Cargo centers.
Posted: 8/18/2014 3:49:23 PM | with 0 comments

MEMPHIS CROSSROADS: Memphis Start-Up Matches, Manages and Measures Mentorships

Any organization that wants to cultivate future talent would agree that mentoring is crucial. Yet it’s not always easy to maintain a solid mentoring program.

Enter Brit Fitzpatrick, who knows something about mentoring and decided a couple of years ago to make it better. 
Posted: 8/13/2014 4:45:36 PM | with 0 comments

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