H. Saga International/Port Alliance Announces Supports

Release date: 5/8/2017

Memphis, Tenn.— The Greater Memphis Chamber announces that Chamber member H.Saga International/Port Alliance is the official Title sponsor of the Chamber’s Small Business Council as well as the Title sponsor for a new Chamber Leadership Series called Listen, Learn & Lead. 

“The Chamber is thankful for the support of our member, H.Saga International/Port Alliance. With their sponsorship, the Chamber is able to provide the tools and resources Memphis businesses need to be successful which helps grow the economy locally for everyone,” said Amy Daniels, Sr. Vice President of Communications & Programming, Greater Memphis Chamber. 


“The American economy has always been driven by the entrepreneurial spirit of small and medium-sized business owners and their desire to succeed and grow.  Supplementing that spirit with the tools and resources provided by the Small Business Council benefits all of the citizens of Greater Memphis by providing jobs, increasing local spend dollars, and thereby enhancing the lives of more than just the SBC owners.   The great work of the GMC’s Small Business Council helps good companies become great.  As a small businesses owner, I appreciate and benefit from my association with the Small Business Council, and am pleased to be a title sponsor this year.” Bob Wilson, CEO and Partner, H. Saga International/Port Alliance.
The Greater Memphis Chamber’s Small Business Council is made up of over 80% of the Chamber’s membership which are companies that have 100 employees or less. The Small Business Council assists businesses through the Advice on Tap program and educational programming throughout the year, in addition to the assistance the staff provides at the Greater Memphis Chamber.
Robert Wilson, CEO and managing partner of the Port Alliance Supply Chain Solutions and its affiliate company H. Saga International, said as an entrepreneur himself, he wanted to support an initiative that gives growing companies an opportunity to learn from and ideally form relationships and mentorships with larger companies that have already reached the pinnacle of growth.  "As we bond together as a community of growing companies, it is imperative that we share best practices with each other to foster further growth in the Memphis area," Wilson said.
The Listen, Learn & Lead series launches May 10th and is open to members and non-members. This series is designed to help businesses form or enhance an intentional and focused company culture which will provide future growth and help attract and retain quality talent. 

For more than 175 years, the Greater Memphis Chamber has been the lead economic development organization for Memphis/Shelby County, and is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 2,200 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals.
Since 2004, Port Alliance has provided customers with international supply chain capabilities through an integrated trade and logistics solutions platform. Key service categories include raw material sourcing, factory sourcing, trading and financing, transportation management, customs and risk management, hub and distribution management, and staffing and direct placement. Port Alliance, and its affiliates, H. Saga International, Inc., iXorp and Alliance Services, Inc., provide true end-to-end supply chain solutions, having ‘built a bridge’ to efficiently support North America/Asia Trade.

Christina Meek
Director of Communications