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MWBE & LOSB Contracts


In 2017, we challenged our members to create 300 new contracts for Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) and 300 new contracts for Locally-Owned Small Businesses (LOSB) by the end of the year. We wanted to directly address the low percentage of receipts MWBEs receive in Shelby County and encourage local purchasing.

We currently support this goal with other Chamber initiatives to help MWBEs and LOSBs grow. For the past two years, we have worked to make certification more easily attainable and less costly for businesses who would classify as an MWBE.

“The Chamber wants to ensure that it is easy and accessible for any business to succeed in Memphis. In 2017, the growth of local, small, minority & women-owned businesses became such a priority for our organization, that we made it part of our goals and objectives, which is what we measure our success by. It is vital to the Chamber that there be new opportunities for MWBEs and LOSBs so they have the same advantages as other businesses and this goal to grow the number of contracts will have a direct impact on their bottom line,” said Phil Trenary, President & CEO, Greater Memphis Chamber.

MWBE & LOSB Contracts

Photo: Morris Parker of True Concierge.

MWBE & LOSB Businesses

We are also working to build a web portal where lists like these will be available in one location and accessible by everyone in the community. Through this portal, businesses will be able to find contract opportunities and post contract opportunities.

If you would like to be added to the Chamber list, please click here.


Report Your Contract

We are tracking the number of new contracts. If your company received a new contract from a Chamber member or if you’re a Chamber member who issued a new contract to a local, small, minority or woman-owned business, please report it:

Click here to report that you GAVE a new contract to an LOSB or MWBE company. 

Click here to report that you are an MWBE or LOSB that RECEIVED a new contract this year.

Questions? Contact Jean Reid at jreid@memphischamber.com or call 901-543-3552. 

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