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Meet Patricia McKinney, Our New Member Engagement Specialist

If you're signed up to receive our member communications (sign up here), you already know that our membership department is growing. In the past month, we've welcomed four new team members and are now fully staffed! But today we want to introduce you to our Member Engagement Specialist, Patricia McKinney. As a member of the Greater Memphis Chamber, Patricia is someone you want to know. Her role is dedicated to helping you maximize your membership and find ways to help your business grow. Below she shares a little about herself and her new position:

1. What will be your role as the Member Engagement Specialist at the Greater Memphis Chamber?
My role is to ensure our members maximize and leverage their membership. I'll be working closely with our Business Development Consultants and the rest of the team at the Chamber to support them in the growing local businesses.

2. What do you hope to accomplish in this position?
My goal is to be an advocate for each member’s business and uncover valuable elements of their membership that can positively impact their bottom-line.

3. How has your first week or so at work been?
Quite busy! It has been rewarding to learn how each department works to win the game on the most valuable team there is…TEAM MEMPHIS!

4. Before taking this job at the Chamber, where else have you worked?
I have worked for The Daily News/The Memphis News, The Commercial Appeal and Memphis Business Journal. Obviously, there is ink in my blood. 

5. What is one thing you would like our members to know about you?
I have been fortunate to work with small businesses during a large portion of my entire career.  The question I’ve always asked myself is, “What else can I do to help them?” I  genuinely want to see them succeed.

6. What is the most important career lesson you’ve learned thus far?
Integrity is a principle that secures long-term connections. My contact list is a testament to that.

7. How long have you called Memphis home?
I am a life-long Mid-Southerner!

8. What can you tell us about life outside of work?
I get a kick out of doing random acts of kindness. My husband, daughter and I weekly go to a local store and share encouraging words and the world sure could use more of that!

9. What is your favorite thing about living and working in Memphis?
The smell of BBQ, even though I’m a vegetarian.

10. What is the best way for members to reach you if they have a question?
Feel free to contact me by phone: 901-543-3524 or email:
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