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IberiaBank's Local Art Collection [VIDEO & SLIDESHOW]

Photos by Troy Glasgow
Local art at IberiaBank in East Memphis.
In our fall issue of Memphis Crossroads Magazine, we feature IberiaBank in our “Inside the New” section.  The bank recently moved to a new location in East Memphis, investing in a huge amount of local art to decorate their new building.  Below, the Chamber’s Christina Meek talks with Greg Smithers, IberiaBank’s Tennessee market president, about this local art investment and with Memphis artist David Comstock about one of his pieces hanging there.  Included is a slideshow where you can view some of the very cool art they chose.  Read the full story here. Enjoy!
Posted: 10/31/2012 9:49:55 AM | with 1 comments

Interview with Memphis Musician Chris Milam

Photo: Christina Meek
L-R: Akira Clay, Chris Milam and Samantha Garcia.
For October, the Chamber is helping the Memphis Music Foundation celebrate Memphis Means Music Month! The Chamber's interns, Akira Clay and Samantha Garcia have interviewed Memphis musicians and even interviewed the Chamber staff on their favorite Memphis music. In this video, they talk to Chris Milam about his musical influences. Enjoy!
Posted: 10/30/2012 9:01:46 AM | with 0 comments

Memphis Rapper Skewby Solves The Mystery

The Greater Memphis Chamber is celebrating Memphis Means Music Month with some of the most talented and unique artists in the area. Last week, we kicked it off with Chamber staff telling us their thoughts on Memphis music and music in general. This week, rapper Skewby stopped by to solve the mystery behind the meaning of his upcoming LP Humble Pie. Tune in below to hear him chatting about what his music means to him, and what he hopes it will mean for his city. Don’t forget to stop by next week for spotlights on other Memphis artists.
Posted: 10/24/2012 7:43:55 AM | with 0 comments

The Secret Sauce of America

Photo by Isaac Singelton
L-R: Steve Erhart and Dr. Mark Emmert.
On October 2nd, the Greater Memphis Chamber hosted NCAA President Dr. Mark Emmert at the University of Memphis’ Holiday Inn.  Dr. Emmert engaged in a stimulating “Conversation With” regarding the future of college sports with an impressive crowd.  Steve Erhart, executive director of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, was moderator.
Posted: 10/22/2012 8:24:36 AM | with 0 comments

Innovation: the Soul of Memphis

Courtesy of Indie Memphis.
The Indie Memphis Film Festival runs November 1-4, 2012.
Memphis has always been a city of innovators. W.C. Handy, Clarence Saunders, Sam Phillips, Elvis Presley, Kemmons Wilson, Jim Stewart, Isaac Hayes. Booker T Jones, Fred Smith, Alex Chilton, Pitt Hyde, Al Bell, Willie Mitchell … and this long list hardly scratches the surface. 

Guest blogger Iddo Patt of Indie Memphis explains how being out of the mainstream is one of Memphis' greatest strengths.
Posted: 10/19/2012 12:53:25 PM | with 0 comments

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