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A Conversation with Todd Lochner

A Conversation with Todd Lochner Todd Lochner is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in Marketing. During his freshman year in college, he joined the Louisiana Army National Guard. Shortly after graduating from college, Todd moved to Nashville, TN, to pursue a career in singing. Discovering quickly that the wheels of Music Row turn very slowly, he decided to sell cars to pay the bills; it was then he discovered his passion for the retail automotive industry. Over the past 25+ years, Todd has held several positions including Sales Associate, Finance Manager, [...]

A Conversation with Todd Lochner2024-06-18T14:49:38-06:00

Targeting Crime

Targeting Crime Memphis Shelby County Crime Commission's Bill Gibbons addresses Monthly Membership Meeting The Chamber’s Monthly Membership Meeting on June 12 at Collierville First Baptist Church featured a fact-filled presentation by Bill Gibbons, President of the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission and Executive Director of the Public Safety Institute at the University of Memphis. Ken Cope, Chairman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, hosted the day’s meeting in the absence of Mark Heuberger, who was tending to family matters after the death of his mother. Cope spotlighted the importance of the Chamber’s premier partners, before calling attention to several new [...]

Targeting Crime2024-06-18T13:47:04-06:00

A Conversation with Dr. Joann Massey

A Conversation with Dr. Joann Massey Dr. Joann Massey is the Vice President of Operations for EDGE, the Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County. She is a recognized community leader with accolades such as 2023 MBJ Power 100, Memphis Business Journal Top 40 Under 40, Leadership Memphis Executive Class 2014 and Top Performer Shelby County Government. She received the 2019 Blaze Award for Economic Justice and the 2021 Memphis Power 30. She was also recognized by the Tri-State Defender as a 2017 Woman of Excellence, a 3V Leading Lady of Shelby County [...]

A Conversation with Dr. Joann Massey2024-05-29T10:29:14-06:00

A Conversation with Lisa Plath

A Conversation with Lisa Plath Lisa Plath is the Director of the Town of Collierville Library, a role she’s held for the past four years. She’s worked for the library since 2008. Before becoming Director, Lisa was Assistant to the Director, Digital Services and Adult Services Coordinator. Her goal is to improve library services for Collierville by always trying to determine what Collierville needs and wants and strategizing a way to get those things done. She has overseen some of these improvements such as: the introduction of new self-checkout machines and new security gates, hosting an [...]

A Conversation with Lisa Plath2024-05-16T12:38:51-06:00

A Conversation with Dr. Mary McDonald

A Conversation with Dr. Mary McDonald Dr. Mary Crowley McDonald is the Founder and CEO of MCD Partners, a national consulting firm that provides a broad range of services for educational, business, and leadership consulting with a presence in 34 states.   Dr. McDonald has received national acclaim as an innovative educator, published author, and public speaker.  She has been a professional educator for thirty-six years as a teacher, principal, and most recently, as Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Memphis for fourteen years. She left this position in June 2012, in order [...]

A Conversation with Dr. Mary McDonald2024-04-30T12:04:06-06:00

Breaking News with Valerie Calhoun

Breaking News with Valerie Calhoun of Fox 13 Memphis The Emmy winning news anchor provided important insight on her own journey to the evolving news industry  Photos by Dreamboat Photography April’s Women’s Leadership Network luncheon was the second of a stellar lineup for 2024. Mark Heuberger, President of the Chamber, opened the meeting by welcoming everyone to the event and recognizing the exclusive partner of these ladies’ meetings, Patriot Bank Mortgage. Mark specifically acknowledged the important role Alexis Heinz and Pansy Hall serve in fighting for the Bank to sponsor the Women’s program. Mark welcomed Alexis to the podium [...]

Breaking News with Valerie Calhoun2024-05-30T10:52:34-06:00

Taking Off with Terry Blue

Taking Off with Terry Blue of the Memphis Airport Authority Mr. Blue gave important updates on the immediate construction around the Airport and the future  Photos by Dreamboat Photography The Collierville Chamber welcomed Terry Blue, President and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority to it’s soaring April Membership Meeting. Before his presentation, a variety of announcements were made, starting with Pastor Sam Nichols and Dr. Russell Dyer, new Director of Schools for Collierville Schools, led the audience in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance respectively. Ken Cope, this year’s Chamber’s Board Chairman, then recognized the Church for their [...]

Taking Off with Terry Blue2024-04-16T10:06:38-06:00

A Conversation with Alex Piña

A Conversation with Alex Piña Alex Piña has been a McDonald’s Owner Operator since 8/3/2018 in Memphis, TN. Alex owns eight McDonald’s restaurants in the Mid-South: five in Memphis, two in Cordova, and one in Collierville. Alex is the only Hispanic McDonald’s Owner Operator in Western Tennessee. He was a 15 Year McDonald’s USA Company Employee and has a wide breath & depth of experience in the McDonald’s System. Alex is a CPA and MBA and was a Regional Controller in the McDonald’s Greater Chicago Region before taking an opportunity to transition into operations in [...]

A Conversation with Alex Piña2024-04-09T08:25:58-06:00

Planting Seeds for a Better Future

Planting Seeds for a Better Future Junior Achievement of Memphis and Mid South’s Leigh Mansberg Addresses Chamber Leigh Mansberg, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid South, addressed a crowd of Collierville Chamber members and guests at February’s Monthly Membership Meeting held at First Baptist Church of Collierville on Wednesday, February 21. Chamber Board Chairman, Ken Cope, thanked the meeting’s sponsor, Simmons Bank, and complimented Simply Done for providing a wonderful Cajun lunch. Chamber President and CEO Mark Heuberger introduced some new members in the crowd and offered them a chance to address the meeting. [...]

Planting Seeds for a Better Future2024-02-26T12:21:34-06:00

Nominee Narratives 2023: Nonprofit of the Year

NOMINEE NARRATIVES 2023: NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR In our final Nominee Narratives, we are excited to share more information about this year’s Nonprofit of the Year honorees.  Junior Auxiliary of Collierville, New Day Children's Theatre, Page Robbins Adult Day Center, and the Rochelle Steven Foundation. These four organizations are true bright spots in our community. There is a strong sense of camaraderie among the nominees, as each expresses a fond appreciation for all nonprofits in the community. They couldn’t do what they do without each other. Junior Auxiliary of Collierville The women of the Junior Auxiliary of Collierville [...]

Nominee Narratives 2023: Nonprofit of the Year2024-02-27T09:27:59-06:00

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