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Memphians are gearing up for another night of black excellence at the Hilton Memphis, as some of Memphis’ top leaders in entrepreneurship and business will be celebrated at the “Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professionals Awards Gala.” Now in its third year, the gala is presented by Cynthia Daniels,...
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"What is disruptive innovation?" That's the topic of an upcoming panel discussion hosted by the Memphis Black MBA Association and the University of Memphis on Thursday. It's called the Harvard Business Review Panel Discussion and will be hosted by Brian Clay, founder of Greater Memphis Media, Inc. The Harvard Business Review...
Mayor Jim Strickland says Memphis needs to think regionally and “tear down the silos” of business competition when it comes to economic development. Addressing the Shelby County Commission’s Task Force regarding EDGE (Economic Development Growth Engine) on Wednesday, Strickland said, “I think we need to change that whole mindset that’s...
The name Beverly Robertson answers who has been named interim president and chief executive officer of the Greater Memphis Chamber. The person that Robertson is – and long has been – speaks to the quality of the choice. The selection of Robertson, who worked for Holiday Inn Worldwide for 19...
The combined ages of the three people now charged with murdering Greater Memphis Chamber President/CEO Phil Trenary is 56. Trenary, who was killed Downtown Thursday night, was “64 years young” as described in his obituary, which was published on Sunday. Late Saturday, the Memphis Police Department sent out word that 22-year-old...
The sobering reality of Phil Trenary's fatal shooting was about 15 hours old when Old Allen Task Force officers got behind a white Ford F-150 that fit the description of the vehicle spotted leaving the Downtown homicide scene Thursday night. Trenary, the president and chief executive officer of the Greater...
Beautiful fall weather served as the backdrop Thursday night as people were moving about outside in various sections of Downtown Memphis when a sound out of character with that scenario jarred those who heard it. Gunfire! Philip H. Trenary, the Greater Memphis Chamber’s president and chief executive officer, was shot dead...
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has launched a Diversity Business Enterprise Initiative to assist and encourage more small businesses and businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities to pursue business opportunities with the university. The initiative formalizes efforts underway for some time at UTHSC. It...
Black farmers are throwing their full support behind Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Black farmers also believe Kavanaugh would be a disaster for black America — including black farmers. And if you’re confused after reading those two sentences, it’s because where black farmers stand...
Southwest Tennessee Community College President Tracy D. Hall and Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Memphis (TCAT-Memphis) President Roland Rayner are beaming about a partnership designed to make advanced training in automotive technology more accessible, affordable and effective. “This partnership represents a shift in our approach to workforce development and...