Meet the Chairman's Circle: Will Isom, Charles River Laboratories

As Site Director for three of Charles River Laboratories’ Memphis locations, Will Isom is responsible for CRL’s cell therapy manufacturing services. CRL currently employs more than 20,000 people in 100-plus facilities in more than 20 countries. Locally, the company..

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Chamber launches GMERG, hires executive director

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023) – The Greater Memphis Chamber today announced a new name, leadership, and staff additions for its economic research and analysis arm, which has been renamed the Greater Memphis Economic Research Group, or GMERG (pronounced..

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Memphis Broker Spotlight: Sheridan Hibbard

The Greater Memphis Chamber is shining a spotlight on brokers who are offering level-funded health coverage, which can save small business members as much as 32% compared to traditional plans. Brokers can sign up by emailing Chamber Benefits, Inc. President Rob Recker...

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January Ambassador of the Month: Tracey Zerwig Ford

The Greater Memphis Chamber Ambassadors Program is made up of committed professionals who represent Greater Memphis to companies from around the world. Learn more about the Ambassadors Program here.

Tracey Zerwig Ford has played many roles in Memphis, both on and off..

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Aspen Institute selects Memphis for Workforce Leadership Academy

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Friday, 1/6/23) – The Greater Memphis Chamber and the Aspen Institute today announced plans to create the Memphis Workforce Leadership Academy, a year-long program to equip local leaders with the skills, knowledge, and resources to advance workforce..

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Memphis MSA sets new jobs record in November 2022

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022) – The Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) added 2,700 jobs in November to set a record of 671,500 total jobs, according to the latest report from the Greater Memphis Chamber’s data and analytics arm, the Center for..

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Insights: 12 Money Matters to Consider Before Year-end

Let us first acknowledge that no matter who you are, 2022 has been challenging, money-wise. It has been noticeably hard on investors, too, with some sources asking out loud whether or not this market is worse than 2008. Inflation severely damaged purchasing power and..

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MEET THE CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE: Saint Francis' Chris Cosby

Chris Cosby is the Market CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare – Memphis & Bartlett. Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis is a 479-bed full-service hospital offering a wide array of medical services, including its Center for Surgical Weight Loss, Joint & Spine Center, Heart &..

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Ford, Greater Memphis Chamber announce mobility innovation competition

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 13, 2022 – Greater Memphis Chamber President & CEO Ted Townsend today announced that Greater Memphis and West Tennessee have been selected for Ford’s transformative, community-centered, two-year mobility innovation challenge.

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Chamber unveils Black business grant winners

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Tuesday, 12/13/22) – The Greater Memphis Chamber, in partnership with IKEA U.S. Community Foundation, today announced the winners of five competitive grants for Black-owned businesses in the Greater Memphis region at its 22nd Annual Chairman’s Luncheon.

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