Meet a Teacher Extern: Nike's Freda Fields

"We need teachers to close the gap. Commit to the employment pipeline. Tell me what you want these students to do and be so we can give them a chance at employment," explains Freda Fields.

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Meet the Chairman’s Circle: Cassandra Williams

Cassandra Williams seemed destined to live a life of service. Her mother worked for more than 30 years as a registered nurse in the Mississippi Delta. Her father was a civil rights and union activist who brought a very young Cassandra and the family from Clarksdale to..

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Outside the Office: Dan Weddle & the PMW Classic

Peyton Martin Weddle had a melting pot of friends. Dan Weddle said his son was a good kid. A huge Grizzlies fan. One night Dan got a call from his son, who was leaving a game with friends. Peyton asked Dan to check the closet under the stairway to see if a big black..

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Memphis Chamber wins five Excellence in Economic Development awards

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023) – The Greater Memphis Chamber today announced that it is the winner of five Excellence in Economic Development Awards from the world’s largest organization for economic developers, including a gold award for its work to..

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How Affordable, Employer-Supported Workforce Housing can Help Memphis

The Greater Memphis Chamber occasionally publishes contributed blog posts, like this one, from its members. To inquire about contributing a post,please email Director of Communications Ryan Poe.

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What Health Insurance is Best for Small Businesses, Professional Practices?

The Greater Memphis Chamber occasionally publishes contributed blog posts, like this one, from its members. To inquire about contributing a post, please email Director of Communications Ryan Poe.

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Meet Memphis Chamber September Ambassador of the Month Rozell Gray Jr.

Rozell Gray Jr., the owner of Rozell Gray Company, is a native Memphian whose passion is the growth and success of the people in the city of Memphis. Rozell is dedicated to helping individuals, businesses, and organizations plan and organize for their clients.As an..

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Greater Memphis Chamber chooses France for 2024 Memphis in May Salute

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023) – Less than a week after announcing it would lead the international, economic development, and diplomatic activities for the Memphis in May International Festival, the Greater Memphis Chamber today unveiled France as the..

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Outside the Office: Travel mix-up leads to 12 new little blue houses in Jamaica

Six years ago, Chairman’s Circle investor Shawn Clayton was returning from a mission trip with his family and a few others. The school his sons attended, Northpoint Christian School in Southaven, was having trouble with the destination for a school mission trip. Shawn,..

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Meet the Chairman’s Circle: Justin Farmer of Vaco

Justin Farmer is the managing partner for Vaco, a global talent solutions and consulting firm. Justin joined Vaco 16 years ago, when the company was in its infancy and had $90 million in revenue. Today Vaco has $1.5 billion in revenue globally with offices in Canada,..

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