Inside Memphis Business
The IMB Tip Sheet gives you quick hits of Biz901 news around town. Read on, stay informed, see who's going where, and plan ahead. 
by Jon W. Sparks and Samuel X. Cicci

JANUARY 10, 2020
CEO of the Year: Join us for breakfast
News from other sources: MATA funding shaky
Upcoming: This weekend
Hot Sheet: Who’s going where
Power Player: Andy Cates
Quotable: Amber Mills
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Join us as we honor the top bosses of 2020
Inside Memphis Business is celebrating its 2020 CEO of the Year honorees on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

The top leaders are Dr. James Downing of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the 1000+ employees category, George Hernandez of Campbell Clinic (200-1000 employees), William J. “Will” Chase, Jr. of Triumph Bank (50-200 employees), and Briggette Green of TopCat Masonry Contractors, LLC (up to 50 employees). 

Memphis is graced with tremendously talented, inspiring executives in charge of their companies and organizations and these exceptional leaders are setting standards of success in healthcare, banking, and construction. 

> Dr. Downing, president and CEO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, oversees an organization that blends clinical care with scientific research using a nonprofit operational model. He created a $7 billion, six-year strategy for accelerating cures for cancer and other childhood diseases.

> Mr. Hernandez is CEO of Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics and executive director of the Campbell Foundation. He is overseeing construction of a new 120,000 square-foot four-story medical facility, equipped with more physical therapy and imaging suites, eight new outpatient surgery rooms, and state-of-the-art medical technology while creating 185 new jobs over the next three years. 

> Mr. Chase is president, CEO and founding board member of Triumph Bank (founded 2005) and has 37 years of commercial and retail banking experience in the region, with a focus on building relationships within the community.

> Ms. Green of TopCat Masonry Contractors, a first generation, family owned and operated company, has co-founded TAP Apprenticeship Program with two other construction companies in order to bring awareness and help prospects earn a living wage while developing a life-long skill set.

Our awards breakfast will honor these four CEOs and will include remarks by Jack Soden of Elvis Presley Enterprises, one of the winners from last year. 
The presenting sponsor of CEO of the Year is eBiz Solutions. A breakfast honoring the leaders will be on February 20, 2020 at Hardin Hall at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Tickets are $25 per person and include breakfast. Tables of 10 are available for $200, a savings of 20 percent. Get tickets here.

> From January 12-18, Hollywood Feed will donate 5 percent of all same-day delivery sales to Streetdog Foundation. Delivery begins at 9 a.m. and orders placed by 5:30 p.m. will be delivered within an hour or less. Delivery is free for orders over $75. 


> A wheel tax as a source of funding for a new Shelby County contribution to MATA is off to a shaky start. Read Jackson Baker's story in the Memphis Flyer here.

> The initial 10 acres of Union Row’s apartments, hotels, offices, retail, and parking structures has been OK'd. Read Tom Bailey's story in the Daily Memphian here.

> Boyle is hoping to purchase four East Memphis office buildings from Highwoods. Read Jacob Steimer's story in the Memphis Business Journal here.

> St. Jude is building $13.4 million center for research labs. Read Max Garland's story in The Commercial Appeal here.


> Need to know what to do this weekend? Check out Memphis magazine's Five Things To Do This Weekend here.

Who's getting promoted? Who's closing big deals? Who's getting awards? Inside Memphis Business magazine's Hot Sheet has the latest on milestones in Memphis.

Phillip May (pictured) joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as Memphis president.

> Obsidian Public Relations promoted Carlee Smith to account specialist. The firm also hired
Brittany Mizell as account assistant.

 > Memphis 901 FC named Tim Howard as its new sporting director.

> UTHSC partnered with several Chinese universities (Harbin Medical University, Peking
University Cancer Hospital, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, First Hospital of Qiqihar City) to provide
scholarships and host exchange students from China.

Dorothy Gunther Pugh, who has led Ballet Memphis from its inception in 1986, will retire this year. More details here


Inside Memphis Business magazine publishes a list of local Power Players every year. These are the movers and shakers in more than 30 categories who get things done in their respective fields. IMB’s April issue has the complete list. We also publish individual categories in other issues throughout the year, and we feature individual Power Players in our weekly Tip Sheet.
This week’s Power Player is Andy Cates, CEO and President of Brokerage Services, Colliers International in Memphis. Recipient, Colliers Everest Award and numerous Memphis Area Association of Realtors Pinnacle Awards, including Commercial Broker of the Year, 2012. SIOR Memphis Chapter President, 2013; Memphis Chamber Board, 2015-2019; Chairman’s Circle Co-Chair, Greater Memphis Chamber, 2017-2019; Clean Memphis Board Vice Chair, 2018-2019.
For the complete list of Inside Memphis Business Power Players, go here.
"Pish posh."
— Shelby County Commissioner Amber Mills, dismissing a wheel tax that would benefit MATA as an additional burden upon the taxpayer. Read the Memphis Flyer story here.
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