Meet the Chairman's Circle: Octavius Nickson

Octavius Nickson is the president of Nickson General Contractors, a company he co-founded in 2015. The company is a Certified Minority Owned Small Business with the core principles of people, purpose, and pride. Past projects include the Shelby County Health..

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Monitoring Recovery | Indicators to Watch (July 2021)

July 29, 2021 - To build an understanding of the current market trends that are impacting the Memphis Metro area, the Chamber has been releasing monthly updates to our economic recovery.

To best gauge and position insights related to market activity, we are looking..

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Paragon Bank invests to increase local homeownership

At Paragon, we talk a lot about community. We know customers enjoy the level of technology and services offered by megabanks while also seeking the kind of care and respect they receive from friends and neighbors. In the tradition of neighbors helping neighbors, we..

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Stronger relationships are the key to better pitching

Whether you’re a public relations novice or seasoned pro, few other tasks are as much of an art form as media relations. Often, these interactions are surrounded by stress and deadlines, and center on a particular activity known as “the pitch.”Most of us at least..

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Brief | Greater Memphis Jobs Recovery (June 2021)

The Greater Memphis Chamber takes an active approach to monitor economic trends and conditions impacting the Greater Memphis Region. On June 23, 2021, new jobs data for May 2021 was released for metropolitan areas nationwide. Relative to this release, we highlight..

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Meet the Chairman's Circle: Jennifer Sims

Jennifer Sims is the CEO of Power & Tel, a position she’s held since 2013. Power & Tel is a third-generation family-owned company founded by her grandfather 58 years ago. The company distributes communications products and solutions used to build and maintain..

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Should business owners read online comments?

Guest reviews, comments and messages live on the internet in perpetuity, making it crucial for business owners to take action when it comes to maneuvering the narrative surrounding their business. What is said about you on review platforms, in comment threads and on..

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Taking control of social media before it takes control of you

Social media can be one of your business’s biggest assets or biggest blind spots. Establishing a consistent presence puts you in control of your message. It provides the opportunity to share exciting news and relevant updates in your own words and engaging visuals..

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The Power of Partnerships in Cotton Sustainability

The U.S. boasts the world’s most sophisticated cotton sector, and both its domestic value and role in global supply chains cannot be understated. In 2019, growers generated nearly 20 million bales of cotton, worth some $7 billion in value. The industry as a whole ..

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Visual identity: What’s the fuss?

What first catches your eye when scrolling through social media? I don’t think I’ve ever scrolled past a post on Instagram and stopped because of the caption. I stop because of the captivating visuals, whether they depict beautiful merchandise or evoke jealousy that..

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