Small Business Council

Small Businesses, Big Voice

Most businesses start as small businesses. Small businesses create two out of every three jobs, per the U.S. Small Business Administration. They are the beating heart of not only the Greater Memphis economy but of the Greater Memphis Chamber, accounting for 90% of the Chamber’s total membership.

Want to get plugged into the Small Business Council? Email Patricia McKinney.

Through the Chamber’s Small Business Council (SBC), businesses with 500 employees or fewer receive support, resources, advocacy, and a deep sense of community that positions them for success.

Seeing the GREATER Picture

Every dollar of your investment in the Chamber fuels our Prosper Memphis 2030 strategic plan.


Small Business Council Leadership

Meredith Hennessey, Co-Chair
Consilience Group

Larry Robinson, Co-Chair

Think Tank

The nucleus of the Small Business Council is the Think Tank. This group of leaders meets once a month to discuss SBC programming and how to address needs of the small business sector.

Ayile Arnet
Communiride LLC

Michael Detroit
Playhouse On The Square

Jana Cardona
Designed 4 Success

Gwendolyn Tucker
RIX International

Brad Federman
Performance Point

Judy Bell
Judy Bell Consultants

Sheri Neely
The Neely Agency

Christine Gant
Gant Systems

Have a question for the SBC Think Tank or want to tell us about an amazing small business? Email Patricia McKinney.

Looking for resources to help your small business grow? Learn more.