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Ted Townsend completes transition to Greater Memphis Chamber

Townsend completes transition from University of Memphis, will continue leading regional economic development efforts  MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Oct. 1, 2021) – Ted Townsend today officially completes his transition into the role of chief economic development officer of the Greater Memphis Chamber, allowing him to continue and expand on the major economic victories the Chamber has scored for the region over the past […]

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Greater Memphis chamber launches Center for Economic Competitiveness

New center to compare Memphis to nine peers to craft strategies to bring prosperity to all MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Sept. 30, 2021) – The Greater Memphis Chamber today launched the Center for Economic Competitiveness, a new initiative aimed at bringing its vision of “prosperity for all” to life.  Coming on the heels of Ford Motor Company committing to a $5.9 billion electric vehicle […]

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Greater Memphis Chamber proud to play critical role in largest investment in Tennessee history

Ford, SK Innovation to make single largest investment in Tennessee history with new electric vehicle and battery plant at the Memphis Regional Megasite, 63 years after Ford leaves Memphis market Memphis, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2021) – The Greater Memphis Chamber and their local and state economic development partners on Monday welcomed Ford Motor Company as […]

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Chamber Benefits Inc. Launches MemphisComp by Method

New product offers cost-effective workers’ compensation solution for Greater Memphis Chamber members MEMPHIS, Tennessee, September 13, 2021 – Chamber Benefits, Inc. (CBI­), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Greater Memphis Chamber, today announced the launch of MemphisComp by Method, a workers’ compensation insurance product created to help local businesses manage the costs of their workers’ comp […]

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Greater Memphis Chamber board endorses creation of charter commission

Memphis, Tenn. (Sept. 6, 2021) – The Greater Memphis Chamber Board of Directors has officially endorsed the creation of a bipartisan charter commission to explore whether metro government is right for Memphis and Shelby County and directed Chamber staff to study the impact of consolidation. The board’s unanimous vote, which came during a special-called meeting […]

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The Greater Memphis Chamber announced today the addition of Chad Matheson to the organization’s economic development team. Matheson will join the Chamber staff as the organization’s first Vice President of Business Intelligence. “With the addition of a business intelligence function, we are really amplifying Chamber’s research capabilities and strengthening our ability to provide a proactive, […]

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Southwest and Greater Memphis Chamber to Launch New Logistics Course in Tennessee

The continuing education course debuts February 18 to meet emerging industry demands for a skilled workforce in Import/Export operations, logistics and documentation. Memphis, Tenn. (January 18, 2019) –  Logistics and supply chain management skills are in demand—now more than ever.  Transportation, logistics, distribution and e-commerce are growing industry sectors in metro Memphis — 1 in […]

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Beverly Robertson named Interim President & CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber

Memphis, Tenn. (October 24, 2018)—Beverly Robertson has been named the interim president and chief executive officer of the Greater Memphis Chamber by the Chamber’s Board of Directors.  Robertson will officially step into that position on January 2, 2019.  She is building on the legacy left by Phil Trenary, who passed away on September 27.  She […]

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