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<br /> 2016 Annual Report<br /> <br /> From The President<br /> As members of the Greater Memphis Chamber, you know that our team is committed to<br /> moving our city forward. Workforce. Small Business. Public Policy. Exports. Pre-K. Supplier<br /> Diversity. Throughout the year, our staff touched so many areas of our city, and many<br /> are showcased in this report.<br /> Allow me to highlight just a few of those successes here:<br /> • Creating jobs and bringing investment to the Greater Memphis region is our number<br /> one priority. In 2016 alone, we helped create and retain 7,365 jobs and attracted<br /> over $1.9 billion of investment for the region. (p. 4)<br /> • Increasing minority & women-owned business receipts is critical for the success of<br /> Memphis and its citizens. Through the Supplier Diversity Collaborative, we put a plan<br /> in place that has begun to change the landscape in Memphis. (p. 12)<br /> • W<a title="Annual Report page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=1"> 2016 Annual Report</a> <a title="Annual Report page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=2"> </a> <a title="Annual Report page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=3"> From The President As members o</a> <a title="Annual Report page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=4"> ONTENTS T 2 MEMPHISCHAMBER.COM</a> <a title="Annual Report page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=5"> 4 CREATING JOBS Working every day to tra</a> <a title="Annual Report page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=6"> reating Jo ADDING 1200 to the DOWNTOWN Area EM</a> <a title="Annual Report page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=7"> s</a> <a title="Annual Report page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=8"> Jobs BY THE NUMB CREATING JOBS As an economic </a> <a title="Annual Report page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=9"> ERS 7,365 CREATED & RETAINED JOBS 6,699 $60,926</a> <a title="Annual Report page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=10"> Jobs COMPANIES ServiceMaster Global Holdings, </a> <a title="Annual Report page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=11"> MEMPHISCHAMBER.COM 9</a> <a title="Annual Report page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=12"> Jobs “The ISO program was important to Clarion</a> <a title="Annual Report page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=13"> The ISO PROGRAM was IMPORTANT to </a> <a title="Annual Report page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=14"> Jobs SUPPLIER DIV COLLABORATI The Supplier Div</a> <a title="Annual Report page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=15"> RSITY IVE • OTHER SUPPLIER DIVERSITY COLLABORA</a> <a title="Annual Report page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=16"> CC Letter from Shea Since its launch four years</a> <a title="Annual Report page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=17"> Committees ACCOUNTABILITY Formed to hold publi</a> <a title="Annual Report page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=18"> CC Moon Missions CREATE 1,000 ENTREPRENEURS & 5</a> <a title="Annual Report page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=19"> MEMPHIS CLEAN BY 2019 Co-Chair: Spence Wilson, Jr</a> <a title="Annual Report page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=20"> CC Additional Highlights ASCEND MEMPHIS BUSINES</a> <a title="Annual Report page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=21"> CRIME COMMITTEE The Chairman’s Circle established</a> <a title="Annual Report page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=22"> CC Chairman’s Circle Members HONORARY CHAIR Gar</a> <a title="Annual Report page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=23"> EVS Gayle Rose Financial Federal William Tayloe F</a> <a title="Annual Report page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=24"> orking fo embers “The time I spent with Dan Sprin</a> <a title="Annual Report page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=25"> our I WILL DEF</a> <a title="Annual Report page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=26"> MEMBERS BY THE NUMB WORKING FOR OUR MEMBERS As</a> <a title="Annual Report page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=27"> ERS 31Ribbon Cuttings 40 Advisors in Advice on t</a> <a title="Annual Report page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=28"> MEMBERS SMALL BUSIN COUNCIL Roughly 80 percent</a> <a title="Annual Report page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=29"> SSMEMPHISCHAMBER.COM </a> <a title="Annual Report page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=30"> ransformi ommunity “Creating a quality workforce </a> <a title="Annual Report page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=31"> QUALITY WORKFORCE g</a> <a title="Annual Report page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=32"> C OMMUNITY BY THE NUMB TRANSFORMING COMMUNITY </a> <a title="Annual Report page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=33"> ERS 150 </a> <a title="Annual Report page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=34"> C OMMUNITY WORKFORCE The Greater Memphis Chamb</a> <a title="Annual Report page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=35"> MEMPHISCHAMBER.COM 33</a> <a title="Annual Report page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=36"> C OMMUNITY COUNCILS • REGIONAL LOGISTICS COUNC</a> <a title="Annual Report page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/757649e2?page=37"> • 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