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2015 Young Memphis: Jonathan Lyons, Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau

Jonathan Lyons loves to show off Memphis. The director of public relations for the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau helps showcase the city by putting itineraries together for visitors, including journalists with big audiences. About 10 million people a year visit the city. What makes Memphis a stand out is “unexpected combinations,” said Lyons, who selects go-to places from the city’s music, art, food, festival, civil rights and outdoor offerings. 
Posted: 11/24/2015 7:30:00 AM | with 0 comments


Going to the Office: Greater Memphis Chamber puts a new focus on attracting office users

Memphis beats Manhattan.
 
On what? Lease rates on office space. And it beats New York City by a long shot. It may seem an arcane contest to some but it’s a big deal to big companies with big office rents.  
Posted: 11/17/2015 3:15:55 PM | with 0 comments


Equipping Students with Career Skills: Q&A with LITE Memphis

SoundCheck, the Greater Memphis Chamber's Young Professional Council, is full of young talent eager to do their part in making Memphis a great city to live and work and play. One of these such members is Hardy Farrow, who is working hard to make Memphis a great city to learn. He launched Let's Innovate through Education (LITE) Memphis in his first year for Teach of America and has touched the lives of hundreds of students by using their passions and ideas to teach them the skills they'll need to succeed in college, career and beyond. Get to know Hardy, LITE Memphis and how you can make a difference in the Q&A below.
Posted: 11/10/2015 2:15:05 PM | with 0 comments


2015 Young Memphis: Brooke Jones, FedEx Express

As a child watching crime shows, Brooke Jones wanted to be a coroner. A little older, she followed the allure of website design and studied computer science at the University of Memphis. Then she landed a job as a student with FedEx Office, and a whole world of options opened to her.
Posted: 11/10/2015 2:12:18 PM | with 0 comments