The Small Business Council (SBC) of the Greater Memphis Chamber was created for Members, by Members. Currently in its 12th year, the SBC is undergoing a transformation in the Fall of 2017, and we invite you to join us.
Want to join the SBC? No problem! If you are a current member in good standing with the Greater Memphis Chamber, you’re in. Please contact Tunga Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org to officially join.
Over 80% of Chamber members are classified as a “small business” with 100 employees or less. Help guide the direction of the new SBC and get involved in one of the four new committees:
Public Affairs Committee
This committee will work with members of our Public Policy team and Government Affairs Council. It will meet every month from January-June, and quarterly for the remainder of the year. This schedule aligns with when the legislative session is happening on State level and City and County budget process is happening on the local level.
Working closely with our Director of Events, this committee will work on all of the SBC-related events and help to develop new programming.
Advice on Tap Committee
One of the chamber’s best most underutilized benefits, Advice on Tap offers free 30-minute sessions with field experts in areas including marketing, HR, legal, and technology. This committee will meet to determine promotion and use of the benefit, as well as opportunities to showcase our advisors.
Buy/Support Local Campaign Committee
This committee will work in conjunction with members of our Chairman’s Circle and the Memphis Branding Initiative, an innovative campaign encouraging Memphis businesses to coordinate with each other for mutual success.
Committees will begin to meet in August 2017. If interested, please contact Amy Daniels at email@example.com.
SBC Events: Fall/Winter 2017
Currently, we have a variety of events and workshops specifically designed for our small business members, including:
Lunch in the Know
A complimentary lunch held at Baptist Memorial Health Care six times annually, with speakers that cover a variety of topics. The fall session of Lunch in the Know kicks off on August 9 at 11:30 a.m. with Ed Pope, President of Digital Genetix on “Harnessing the Power of Digital”.
In the Mix
Our complimentary evening social mixer, held four times per year.
Small Business Council Breakfast Meetings
Held times a year, these events are $25 to attend. The next SBC Breakfast Meeting will be held August 31 at the Hilton Memphis featuring Lori Wilson Turner, founder/CEO, RedRover.
Our speed networking expo will be held this year on Monday, October 30 at Shelby Farms Park. BizPalooza is a trade show during the last two hours of the event, with the first hour dedicated toward networking with fellow booth participants. Booth space is still available! Contact Ericka Milford at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
HR Legal Summit
Specifically designed for the small business owner, this annual workshop covers current HR topics. This year, it will be held on Thursday, October 12 at the Memphis Botanic Garden.
For more detailed information on SBC events, please visit our calendar.
Small Business Council Chairman
Regional Managing Partner, Memphis Office, Fisher & Phillips LLP
While the entire Chamber staff is dedicated to the Small Business Council, Amy Daniels, Senior Vice President of Communications, is the primary staff contact for this program. You can reach Amy at email@example.com.
Thank you to the generous sponsors who provide support for our Small Business Council.