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The Chamber’s Public Policy team works for you to help create a business-friendly environment so your business can thrive in Memphis. There is a current issue that affects our local economy and thousands of employers in the Memphis region: the need for infrastructure investment.   Governor Haslam has proposed the IMPROVE Act (Improve Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy) that will fund critically needed improvements to our infrastructure.  We support this proposal not only because of the tremendous investment it will allow directly in Memphis, but also because of the tax reductions that it provides to bring more jobs to our community which will help our businesses grow.
Should an organization establish a structured reward system for determining and administering employee pay? And, if so, what should be communicated to employees about the system?
At the Greater Memphis Chamber, we work year round to advocate for issues that will help Memphis grow, allow small businesses to be successful and to provide a high quality of life for everyone in Memphis. We will be in Washington D.C. this week to meet with Senators and Congressman to talk about issues that are important to the Memphis business community. We brought some of our members and business leaders along as we work to maintain great relationships with our elected officials and provide a face to the people impacted by these laws.

I'll be keeping you updated on what's happing here in DC in the live blog below, but you can also follow along on our Twitter account (@memphischamber) as well as our Instagram Stories (also @memphischamber). Or check out the hashtag #MEM2DC. The most recent update will be at the top, and you can scroll down to the bottom to read them in chronological order.
Kelly Dobbins dared to start her own business after seeing a shift in the drug-testing industry. Even though she didn’t know where to get everything she needed, she took a gamble.
A top priority for any small business owner should be the management of the company’s reputation. While this may sound like an obvious statement, there’s often more to reputation management than business owners realize. Often, they focus so much on what the company does and says (the company’s identity), which is very important, of course. However, what’s equally important is to be aware of what customers say about the company (its image). Reputation management bridges the gap between a company’s identity and its image.
For more than five decades, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has led the battle against cancer in children. It’s made significant strides in research and treatment, but the institution is amping up its mission with a multi-billion dollar expansion that aims to take on 30 percent of the global pediatric cancer burden by 2021.
While cities around the nation are competing for young talent, Memphis is making a name for itself as a destination for young professionals. Our young professionals council, SoundCheck, with over 200 members and counting, is filled with YPs eager to play a part in the economic growth of Memphis.

So once again we're looking to recognize ten emerging young professionals from Greater Memphis Chamber businesses who are taking ownership of this city, advancing in their career and want to see prosperity for all in Memphis. And we want YOU to nominate them.
As CEO of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors, or MAAR, Melanie Blakeney also immerses herself in leadership roles with the Greater Memphis Chamber. It’s only natural, she says. They share a vision -- selling Memphis.
Every year people around the world celebrate Earth Day on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Here in Memphis we take it to the next level, celebrating 30 days straight throughout the month of April with cleanups, beautification projects, volunteer events and other activities. Here is how you can get involved.
Good old-fashioned sales calls are making a reprisal given how few salespeople are leveraging them anymore. With digital communication now serving as the preferred form of initial outreach to new prospects, there is a sizable opportunity for sales reps skilled at making a truly impactful sales call.

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