The Greater Memphis Chamber is more dedicated than ever to building a strong and prosperous business community in Memphis & Shelby County. Already in 2019, we have enhanced many of our offerings at the Chamber to help our businesses generate more local business, find and keep the talent they need to build a strong future and build brand visibility in the local market and beyond.
Generate More Local Business with Member Connect
Have you checked our new Member Connect program? Member Connect is a new tool exclusively for our members to help businesses connect to one another for potential partnerships, referrals or mentorship.
The program is simple. Just go to the Member Connect portal, fill out the form and tell us a little about the types of organizations or prospects you’d like us to connect you with to build your business network. We’ll work to find the right connections. When a match is made, we will send you a list of contacts, companies or prospects that fit your criteria.
Look for the hashtag #MoveYourMoneyToMemphis on social media to learn more about the Chamber's initiative to increase spending with local businesses.
Find and Retain Talent
Talent attraction and retention continues to be a hot topic for our members. We're working to help our members find and keep the talent they need through several programs including:
We Build 901
Our Workforce & Talent Development Team has worked with local business leaders to establish the We Build 901 Collaborative. The collaborative is an effort to address a shortage in construction workers in our market. The collaborative aims to align education and training providers with the needs of employers in the market. We Build 901 is modeled using the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Talent Pipeline Management model, for which the Greater Memphis Chamber is a trained provider. Interested in learning more? Contact Ernest.
New Soundcheck Programing
We have added more programming to our Soundcheck Young Professionals Council. Now there are even more opportunities for the future leaders of our city to meet CEOs from some of the city’s most impactful companies and to get to know other young professionals.
Earlier this year, the group had the opportunity to hear from AgTech leaders at the AgBoom Panel. In April, Old Dominick Distillery will host a Soundcheck Corner Office event with Chairman's Circle investor Chris Canale. Soundcheck is a great talent retention tool for our member businesses. To find out how to get the young professionals in your company involved in Soundcheck, contact Marley.
Jobs Board & Resume Bank
We have enhanced our Jobs Board, a free benefit for our members. In addition to inclusion in Memphis Monday Morning email blast, we've added ongoing promotion of member job opportunities across our digital platforms. That means member jobs reach a wider audience.
We have also added a Resume Bank to collect resumes from job seekers interested in a job in Memphis. Now our members have access to an exclusive database of talent and resources when they need it. Interested in learning more? Contact Apryl.
Are you looking for IT talent? We are currently assessing IT needs in our market. Please contact us if you have open IT positions you are working to fill so we can include your company’s needs in our assessment.
New Advertising Platforms to Build Your Brand and Tell Your Story
We have rolled out new exclusive marketing opportunities to help you reach your target audience and build your brand’s reputation. Some of our new advertising opportunities include:
- Memphians on the Move by Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare, the Chamber’s new 30-minute broadcast program on Channel 24 showcasing and celebrating the people, companies and programs that help move Memphis forward.
- Momentum magazine, the Chamber’s new quarterly publication available in rich digital format and print. Each issue focuses on a different aspect of our work and highlights why Memphis is a great place to do business. Read the latest issue here.
- Momentum Blog features frequent updates and stories, advice and news from our members. We share information about our city’s economic assets, opportunities to grow and expand your business and much more.
- Website Refresh Coming soon! Later this year we will introduce enhancements to our website that will further improve our online user experience and provide a platform for dynamic new opportunities to promote our members and our city.
Interested in exploring sponsorship or advertising opportunities to grow your brand? Contact us.
Look for more exciting updates soon and learn more about the benefits of membership at memphischamber.com.
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