LAST CHANCE! LIKE A BOSS? TELL US WHY
Every year, Inside Memphis Business
honors four CEOs who have proven to be exemplary in their fields, leading their companies to success on local, regional, national, and international stages.
Nominations for the 2020 CEO of the Year
awards are open. Memphis is graced with tremendously talented, inspiring executives in charge of their companies and organizations, and we want to hear from you about the best in the business. Email your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org
and include the CEO’s resume and a description of why he or she should get the award: vision, achievements, business philosophy, employee relations, management style, special qualities.
We give out four awards in categories according to the number of employees in the companies: 1-50, 50-200, 200-1,000, and 1,000 and up, so please include that information as well. The deadline for CEO of the Year is TODAY, November 22
. When the nominations are in, an impartial panel will consider the nominees and pick one for each category. Each will be notified and interviewed in the IMB
section of February's Memphis magazine. A breakfast early in the year will honor the four CEOs.
WHAT'S GOING ON
> Memphis now has its own Carvana Car Vending Machine
. It's the company's 23rd such device and is an all-glass tower standing 8 stories high and can hold up to 27 vehicles. Customers who use the machine can pick the day and time they want. They get an oversized Carvana coin to activate the vending process, then watch as their vehicle descends the all-glass tower. You may have seen it along I-40. It's at 7201 Appling Farms Parkway and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
> Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association
has been selected to receive a $5 million grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund
. It will go toward assisting homeless families. The one-time grant is effective over a five-year period.
> In a survey from Robert Half Technology
, 52% of employees said they plan to shop online from the office or using a corporate device. And 44% admitted that surfing for deals hinders their productivity. IT managers have some concerns: In a separate survey, 77% of technology leaders said their companies allow employees to shop online on a company device; and more than half (52%) prefer employees not shop online at all. Top reasons cited were security risks (59%) and loss of productivity (34%).
Additional findings: 50% of workers will spend 30 to 60 minutes per week this holiday season shopping online at work, and 43% of workers will shop on Cyber Monday (Dec. 2).