From Teller to CEO

From Teller to CEO Southern Security Federal Credit Union’s Dawn Graeter Addresses Women’s Leadership Network Dawn Graeter, President and CEO of Southern Security Federal Credit Union, offered a motivational talk to Chamber members and guests at the November Women’s Leadership Network luncheon, held at the Ridgeway Country Club on Thursday, November 16. Graeter presented her professional journey casually and humorously through a personal style that both informed and entertained those in attendance. Her talk was titled “From Teller to CEO” and was based on a presentation created by her son for a school project. As she proudly recalled, her [...]

From Teller to CEO2023-11-22T11:59:50-06:00

A Stunning Success

A Stunning Success Inaugural Ascend Regional Business Summit Convenes a Packed House Collierville Chamber of Commerce hosted its first Ascend Regional Business Summit at Hilton Memphis on November 7 and found a ready and receptive audience of approximately 200 for the day’s full schedule of motivation and information. Chamber CEO and President Mark Heuberger kicked off the event by welcoming attendees, thanking the Hilton for their hospitality and Alderman Missy Marshall for sponsoring the morning’s continental breakfast. He then offered words of appreciation to Dr. Mary McDonald of MCD Partners Consulting and Maureen Yarborough of Signs Matter, Inc. for [...]

A Stunning Success2023-11-15T11:47:48-06:00

News from Nashville

News from Nashville TN Rep Kevin Vaughan Addresses Monthly Membership Meeting Collierville Chamber of Commerce welcomed Kevin Vaughan, TN House Rep, District 95, as their guest speaker at November’s Monthly Membership Meeting held at First Baptist Church of Collierville on November 8. Board Chairman Jimmy Turner gave a hearty thanks to Simply Done Catering’s fine Thanksgiving fare and welcomed elected officials and civic leaders in the audience, before relinquishing the podium to Chamber President and CEO Mark Heuberger. After a brief introduction of new Chamber members, Heuberger offered the stage to Patriot Bank’s Charles Brasfield and Collierville High School [...]

News from Nashville2023-11-15T11:31:17-06:00

A Conversation with Stefanie Tolbert

A Conversation with Stefanie Tolbert Stefanie Tolbert, a trailblazing entrepreneur with an illustrious 25-year career in the cosmetics and fashion industry, has recently embarked on her most exciting venture yet—a lifestyle boutique that perfectly encapsulates her keen eye for style, innovation, and a customer-centric approach. Stevie's Merle Norman Studio and Spa, located on the historic Collierville town square, is a testament to her passion and expertise. Stefanie's remarkable journey began in the early 1990s when she entered the world of cosmetics as a beauty consultant. Her passion for making people feel confident and beautiful soon [...]

A Conversation with Stefanie Tolbert2023-11-22T09:52:48-06:00

It’s a Sign of Faith

It's a Sign of Faith Sign Matters CEO Maureen Yarborough Opens Life and Heart to Women’s Leadership Network A packed room welcomed Maureen Yarborough, CEO of Sign Matters, to the October Women’s Leadership Network meeting at Ridgeway Country Club on Thursday, October 18. Patriot Bank Mortgage sponsored the event. Mark Heuberger, Chamber CEO and President welcomed everyone to the day’s event and offered his personal thanks to Town of Collierville Vice Mayor Maureen Frasier for her attendance. He then bestowed a thank you to Pansy Hall and Alexis Heinz of Patriot Bank Mortgage for personally spearheading the company’s support [...]

It’s a Sign of Faith2023-10-31T11:26:39-06:00

Love Worth Finding CEO Delivers Message Worth Hearing

Love Worth Finding CEO Delivers Message Worth Hearing Cary Vaughn Inspires with Five Levels of Leadership Collierville Chamber Board Chairman Jimmy Turner welcomed attendees at the October Monthly Membership meeting and recognized civic leaders in attendance. He then thanked the Chamber’s Premier partners for their ongoing support of the Chamber and Corporate Cuisine Catering for providing the day’s excellent lunch. As is customary, Chamber CEO and President Mark Heuberger took the podium to highlight and welcome several new members of the Chamber and recognized representatives of the companies who were in attendance, offering them a chance to say a [...]

Love Worth Finding CEO Delivers Message Worth Hearing2023-10-23T11:10:44-06:00

A Conversation with Maureen Yarborough

A Conversation with Maureen Yarborough Maureen Yarborough of Sign Matters, Inc. has come a long way since her college dreams of becoming a grade-school teacher. With her University of Missouri college degree and teaching certificate in hand, she taught for several years before accepting a new challenge in sales with a chemical manufacturing company. She eventually found herself in marketing and sales for a sign company and opened her own shop, Sign Matters, in 2005. Yarborough has found success since the early days of a one-person shop using her children’s little red wagon to deliver [...]

A Conversation with Maureen Yarborough2023-10-23T08:38:44-06:00

A Conversation with Karen Shelton

A Conversation with Karen Shelton Simply Done Catering’s Karen Shelton has learned the recipe for success. Actually, she may have written it. With a degree in English and journalism from the University of Tennessee Martin and several years of corporate and freelance writing experience, Karen Shelton understands the importance of communication. Stumbling into the catering business after responding to a friend’s request to help cater a party, she soon found herself in a new business. Since 2011, Shelton and her team have combined great food, customer service, hard work, and a very cool location to [...]

A Conversation with Karen Shelton2023-10-09T07:36:22-06:00

A Conversation with Nick Bolander

A Conversation with Nick Bolander Nick Bolander is the owner of Staks! Pancake Kitchen in Collierville, one of the first franchise locations of the breakfast + brunch spot in the country. Originally from Nebraska with a background in aviation, Nick’s always had a fascination with the ‘bustling atmosphere of restaurants.’ After much persuading of his wife, they dove head first into the Staks! Restaurant, which opened in April 2023. According to Nick, “Staks aspires to be the premier place in Collierville for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Beyond the great food and service, we also strive [...]

A Conversation with Nick Bolander2023-09-25T09:15:56-06:00

A Cornucopia of Information at the September Membership Meeting

A Cornucopia of Information at the September Membership Meeting Le Bonheur Children's Hospital's Dr. Trey Eubanks Offers News of Hope and Expanding Opportunities Turning the corner into autumn, the Collierville Chamber of Commerce’s September Monthly Membership Meeting and luncheon featured an inspiring presentation by Dr. Trey Eubanks, Interim President of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, on September 13 at First Baptist Church of Collierville. Chamber Board Chairman and CEO of Christian Brothers Automotive Collierville Jimmy Turner began the day’s event by thanking Simply Done Catering for the marvelous Mexican food they had prepared. He also recognized the Chamber’s Premier Partners, [...]

A Cornucopia of Information at the September Membership Meeting2023-09-20T14:04:34-06:00

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