John Moore to be Inducted into the Duck Walk Hall of Fame

Release date: 8/28/2009

At its 140th Anniversary celebration, The Peabody Hotel will induct a Memphis business leader into the Duck Walk Hall of Fame.

WHO: John Moore, President and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber, will be inducted into the Duck Walk Hall of Fame by Jack Belz, Chairman and CEO of Belz Enterprises, and Douglas V. Browne, General Manager, The Peabody Hotel.

WHAT: The Peabody’s Duck Walk Hall of Fame honors those who have played a significant role in the development of Memphis. The commemorative plaques in the sidewalk outside The Peabody (along Union Avenue and Second Street) feature duck footprints along with the name of the honoree. The Duck Walk Hall of Fame began in 1996 with the induction of Belz family patriarch Phillip Belz. Subsequent inductees are Jack Belz, Henry Turley, Gary Belz, John Dudas, Danny Thomas, Mayor Willie Herenton, Mayor Jim Rout, Marty Belz, Dick Hackett, Kevin Kane, Bernard Lansky, J.R. Pitt Hyde, Elvis Presley, and Ron Belz.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 from 4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE: The Peabody Hotel, Grand Lobby, 149 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103.

MEDIA CONTACT: Kelly Earnest, Director of Public Relations, The Peabody Memphis, 901-529-4000,