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<br /> 2015 ANNUAL REPORT<br /> CONTENTS<br /> From the President 1<br /> Phil Trenary<br /> 2016 Highlights 2<br /> Top Achievements for the Year<br /> Creating Jobs 4<br /> Economic Development<br /> Chairman’s Circle 7<br /> Making Memphis Greater<br /> SoundCheck 23<br /> Young Professionals Council<br /> Transforming Community 24<br /> Community Development<br /> Advocating for Business 32<br /> Public Policy<br /> Working for Members 34<br /> Membership Development<br /> Promoting Memphis 37<br /> Communications<br /> FROM THE PRESIDENT<br /> The year 2015 marked my first full year<br /> as President and CEO of the Greater<br /> Memphis Chamber. During those 12<br /> months, the Chamber team achieved<br /> ambitious yet strategic objectives.<br /> Some of these included securing<br /> funding for Phase I improvements to<br /> Lamar Avenue, re<a title="Annual Report page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=1"> 2015 ANNUAL REPORT</a> <a title="Annual Report page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=2"> CONTENTS From the President 1 Phil </a> <a title="Annual Report page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=3"> FROM THE PRESIDENT </a> <a title="Annual Report page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=4"> HIGHLIGHTS TIMELINE January Economic Developme</a> <a title="Annual Report page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=5"> “The chamber has made growing our middle class an</a> <a title="Annual Report page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=6"> C R E AT I N G J O B S As an economic developme</a> <a title="Annual Report page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=7"> LEDIC REALTY COMPANY: On November 11, 2015 the LE</a> <a title="Annual Report page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=8"> “We have a group of really, really smart pe</a> <a title="Annual Report page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=9"> CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE </a> <a title="Annual Report page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=10"> CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE </a> <a title="Annual Report page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=11"> In 2015, the Chairman’s Circle</a> <a title="Annual Report page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=12"> I n April of 2015 I left the Memphis City Council</a> <a title="Annual Report page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=13"> 2015 SUCCESSES & HIGHLIGHTS 1,000 ENTREPRENEURS </a> <a title="Annual Report page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=14"> CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE 1,000 ENTREPRENEURS IN 7 YEA</a> <a title="Annual Report page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=15"> LONG RANGE COMPREHENSIVE GROWTH PLAN Chair: Frank</a> <a title="Annual Report page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=16"> CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE MEMPHIS CLEAN BY 2019 Co-Chair</a> <a title="Annual Report page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=17"> Clean Memphis identified the following strategies</a> <a title="Annual Report page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=18"> CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE ADVANCE GREEN SPACES FOR CIT</a> <a title="Annual Report page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=19"> ENSURE EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN 0-12 MONTHS TO PRE-</a> <a title="Annual Report page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=20"> 2015 CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE COMMITTE</a> <a title="Annual Report page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=21"> CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE MEMBERS 2015 AR | 19</a> <a title="Annual Report page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=22"> HONORARY CHAIRS CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE CO -</a> <a title="Annual Report page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=23"> First Horizon National Corporation Bryan Jordan F</a> <a title="Annual Report page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=24"> “Our city is on the verge of a renaissance and ev</a> <a title="Annual Report page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=25"> SOUNDCHECK SoundCheck provides access to busi</a> <a title="Annual Report page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=26"> TRANSFORMING COMMUNITY Through the work of th</a> <a title="Annual Report page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=27"> “Strayhorn Transportation Freight Management join</a> <a title="Annual Report page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=28"> ECRUI TRANSFORMING COMMUNITY </a> <a title="Annual Report page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=29"> TMEN BY THE NUMBERS: 4 d</a> <a title="Annual Report page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=30"> TRANSFORMING COMMUNITY MANUFACTURING COUNCIL C</a> <a title="Annual Report page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=31"> NATIONAL MANUFACTURING DAY The Greater Memphis Ch</a> <a title="Annual Report page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=32"> TRANSFORMING COMMUNITY REGIONAL LOGISTICS COUN</a> <a title="Annual Report page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=33"> “Th an an loo sho no ec Pre Aff INTERNATIONAL BU</a> <a title="Annual Report page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=34"> A D V O C AT I N G F O R B U S I N E S S The </a> <a title="Annual Report page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=35"> ENGAGING WITH LEADERS Throughout the year, Greate</a> <a title="Annual Report page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=36"> WORKING FOR MEMBERS Members of the Chamber be</a> <a title="Annual Report page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=37"> 2015 AR | 35</a> <a title="Annual Report page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=38"> WORKING FOR MEMBERS SMALL BUSINESS COUNCIL LEA</a> <a title="Annual Report page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=39"> PROMOTING MEMPHIS A major part of attracting </a> <a title="Annual Report page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=40"> PROM 38 | 2015 AR</a> <a title="Annual Report page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=41"> PROMOTING MEMPHIS NYC TRIP (JANUARY) The Great</a> <a title="Annual Report page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=42"> PROMOTING MEMPHIS SOCIAL MEDIA Twitter: 13,612</a> <a title="Annual Report page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=43"> CROSSROADS 10 to Watch: To start off the year the</a> <a title="Annual Report page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/897986ae?page=44"> MEMPHISCHAMBER.COM</a>