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Wednesday, 6 May, 2020

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 for your business and build your brand’s visibility in the local market and beyond.

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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. Visit join.memphischamber.com/member-connect to access 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. The more information you can provide, the better. 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. 

Find and Retain Talent

Talent attraction and retention are a high priority for our member companies. The Chamber has added some new offerings and improved some old ones to provide our member companies with the support they need to find and keep the best talent. Here are just a few of our updated programs and benefits focused on talent:

Jobs Board & Resume Bank

Do you have an open position you are looking to fill? We have enhanced our Member Jobs Board, a free benefit for our members, including linking job posts to our Memphis Monday Mornings e-blast as well as more robust promotion of member job opportunities throughout the week across social media.

We also offer an Immediate Jobs Opening page. 

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Looking for a job candidate? We have also added a Resume Bank to our website so that our members have access to a database of talent and resources when they need it. Interested in learning more? Contact Apryl Childs-Potter.

We Build 901 Collaborative

Our Workforce & Talent Development Team has established the We Build 901 Collaborative. The collaborative is a member-lead 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 Strickland.

New Soundcheck Programing
We have added more programming to our Soundcheck Young Professional’s 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 with our Corner Office Series held ten times a year. Twice a year, Soundcheck members can attend a free luncheon featuring industry experts. Earlier this year, the group had the opportunity to hear from AgTech leaders at the AgBoom Panel. In addition, the group has two networking mixers and two quarterly meetings.

Soundcheck is an affordable way to help member businesses retain young talent. Young professionals from member companies can participate in all Soundcheck programming for only $100 a year per employee. The cost for participation for Chairman’s Circle member companies is $25 per employee.

To find out how to get the young professionals in your company involved in Soundcheck, contact Marley Bates.

3. 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, 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.
  • 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 DeQuandaRoberson.

Look for more exciting updates soon and learn more about the benefits of membership at memphischamber.com.


Need more information on our workforce resources? Visit our Workforce Program Page.

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