A Conversation with Katie George Hooser

A Conversation with Katie George Hooser Katie George Hooser is the Chief Marketing Officer for IMC Companies, the largest marine drayage company in the United States. In her role, Katie oversees the company’s brand, public relations, digital marketing and events. She also leads the National Driver Recruiting Department for IMC Companies and is responsible for sourcing and qualifying truck drivers. Katie created the marketing department at IMC and its original brand including the logo, websites, and identity materials. Prior to this, Katie served in a sales role for Intermodal Cartage. Katie has an undergraduate degree from Emory University and [...]

A Conversation with Katie George Hooser2023-01-23T10:26:59-06:00

Starting Off 2023 with Dr. Peter Buckley

Starting Off 2023 with Dr. Peter Buckley The 11th University of Tennessee Health Science Center Chancellor Addressed Packed Room The Collierville Chamber’s got back in the swing of things at their January Monthly Membership Meeting, which featured guest speaker Dr. Peter Buckley, Chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Before Dr. Buckley took to the stage, the meeting kicked off with a welcoming message and invocation from Pastor Sam Nichols. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chamber board member Jimmy Turner, owner of Christian Brothers Automotive. Mark Heuberger, President of the Chamber, then made his [...]

Starting Off 2023 with Dr. Peter Buckley2023-01-20T08:41:08-06:00

A Conversation with Mary Jean Smith

A Conversation Mary Jean Smith Mary Jean Smith is the Owner and a broker with Banyan Tree Realtors, one of the Memphis area’s leading real estate firms. She founded the firm in 1986 and established its headquarters in Collierville. She is a licensed Realtor in Tennessee and Mississippi. The Smith Family established town square favorite, The Silver Caboose, 10 years later in 1996. Three generations of the Smith Family are actively involved in the daily operation of The Silver Caboose. Bob and Mary’s daughter, Julie, is the general manager today. As its website says “The Best People [...]

A Conversation with Mary Jean Smith2023-01-09T14:58:18-06:00

And the Nominees Are…

Announcing Your 2022 Excellence in Business Awards Nominees The Collierville Chamber's Excellence in Business Awards honors innovation, stewardship, and community involvement. Over the past year, these nominees showed us what it means to be the best of the local business community. Entrepreneur of the Year Hook Point Brewing, Lost Pizza Co. Simply Done Catering Your Personal Auto Broker @ Smith Imports Denise and Mike Hamby Health Care Provider of the Year Eye Specialty Group Le Bonheur Children's Hospital OrthoSouth University of Tennessee Health Science Center Nonprofit of the Year Collierville Balloon Festival Collierville Citizen's Police Association Kemmons Wilson Center [...]

And the Nominees Are…2023-01-04T14:59:04-06:00

Stars Aligned for December Monthly Meeting

Stars Aligned for December Monthly Meeting Record-breaking event was headlined by HGTV's Carmeon Hamilton Despite the cloudy skies, the stars were out at the Collierville Chamber’s December Monthly Membership meeting. HGTV Design star Carmeon Hamilton and gospel recording artist Ephie Johnson highlighted the program’s holiday festivities, but the whole event was filled with jolly atmosphere. It was a jam-pack meeting from beginning to end. Pastor Sam Nichols opened the meeting and welcomed Barry Henson, Preacher at Rossville United Methodist Church, to give the invocation. Mayor Stan Joyner then took a moment to lead the Pledge and introduce new Town [...]

Stars Aligned for December Monthly Meeting2022-12-16T10:23:50-06:00

A Conversation with Terry Dean

A Special Conversation Terry Dean Terry Dean has a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from CSU, Chico. She was the Executive Director for Leadership Collierville from 2006-2016. Along with her husband Tom, and daughters Lucy and Liz, they moved to Collierville in 1997 after Tom retired from the Navy and began a new career in Global Operations at FedEx. Terry began volunteering with the Collierville Arts Council in 2013 and became the Executive Director in 2016. She is thrilled to work with so many talented people at The Harrell Theatre. More Information [...]

A Conversation with Terry Dean2022-12-05T14:20:08-06:00

Women’s Leadership Network Members Get a Taste of Park Life

Women’s Leadership Network Members Get a Taste of Park Life Memphis River Parks Partnership President and CEO Carol Coletta Offers a Pre-Tour of the New Tom Lee Park The Collierville Chamber of Commerce hosted its final Women’s Leadership Network luncheon on Thursday, November 19, at Ridgeway Country Club. Pansy Hall, Mortgage Loan Officer of Patriot Bank Mortgage, the sponsor of the luncheon, introduced the day’s featured speaker, Carol Coletta, and provided a brief overview of Coletta’s extensive background in civic development, both on a local and national level. Coletta began her talk with a quick rundown of her career, [...]

Women’s Leadership Network Members Get a Taste of Park Life2022-11-22T12:52:15-06:00

A Conversation with Preston Butts and Steven McCulley

A Conversation with Preston Butts and Steven McCulley  Preston Butts and Steve McCulley are partners, along with NBA veteran Thaddeus Young, of Shoot 360- Memphis. Preston Butts Jr., also founder and CEO of MEM10 Consulting, is a native Memphian with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Lyon College. An entrepreneur at heart, he has been involved in numerous ventures nationwide and continues to seek fresh new opportunities to help others succeed. Preston has a passion for helping others reach their highest potential, both professionally and personally. He has worked with many organizations around the country, as [...]

A Conversation with Preston Butts and Steven McCulley2022-11-21T10:31:18-06:00

Blue Oval City- From Idea to Dream Fulfilled

BlueOval City – From Idea to Dream Fulfilled Mark Herbison of HTL Addresses Chamber’s Monthly Membership Meeting The Collierville Chamber of Commerce continued its tradition of packed rooms at November’s Monthly Membership Meeting on November 9 at First Baptist Church of Collierville. The day’s luncheon was sponsored by Simmons Bank and catered by Bailey’s Executive Catering. Chamber President and CEO Mark Heuberger welcomed guests and recognized civic leaders and elected officials prior to commenting on several new companies who have joined the Chamber’s Premier Partners level of membership. He then turned the spotlight on new Chamber member businesses and [...]

Blue Oval City- From Idea to Dream Fulfilled2022-11-14T16:00:46-06:00

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