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Beyond the Bio

A Closer Look at MBQ's Power Players
President and CEO of Yuletide on His Start in the Business and Advice to Newbies

06/12/13

President and CEO of Yuletide on His Start in the Business and Advice to Newbies

In our weekly blog, "Beyond the Bio," we ask MBQ Power Players to write a post of their choosing about their industry. This is the second post from our June/July issue which features the category of Office Design. Last week, Henrik Schmidt talked about celebrating a quarter of a century in the U.S. In 1973, I was 16 years old and my father, Paul Miller, Sr. gave me a choice: Either sack groceries or work for Yuletide Office Supplies. He had founded the small company to address the need he was having getting office supplies to support his already existing publishing business. In those days, office supplies were not as readily available as they are today. Dad could have cared less if the new company had a real future, because the profit margins were “penny...

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VP of Scan Interiors Celebrates a Quarter of a Century in the U.S.

06/05/13

VP of Scan Interiors Celebrates a Quarter of a Century in the U.S.

In our weekly blog, "Beyond the Bio," we ask MBQ Power Players to write a post of their choosing about their industry. This is the first post from our June/July issue which features the category of Office Design. This June at Scan Interiors we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary of serving Memphis and the Mid-South. And since I arrived from my home country of Denmark just a week before our store opened it is also my personal anniversary of living in the Bluff city. Hard to believe that all this time has passed but a lot has happened since we first opened in Germantown in 1988. We have moved locations twice and grown from what was an 8,000 square foot store to now an all-in-one 50,000 square foot business.   There have been plenty of...

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Sherry Misner on a "Unique Memphis Experience"

05/15/13

Sherry Misner on a "Unique Memphis Experience"

In our weekly blog, "Beyond the Bio," we ask MBQ Power Players to write a post of their choosing about their industry. Well, it’s that time of year again. Dogwoods and azaleas are in full bloom, there’s Memphis in May festivities all month, the Grizzlies are definitely making us proud, and our first concert at Live is right around the corner. I love Memphis! And I love that Live at the Garden has become such a part of Memphis summer tradition. In the beginning, no one knew if this big idea would work or not. We all kind of held our breath and hoped. We all knew this was the kind of evening out that we would love to go to. We all knew that this was something different from anything else in Memphis at the time. We all knew that the concept of...

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Edward Young of Baker Donelson on Enjoying Work Despite Industry Changes

05/09/13

Edward Young of Baker Donelson on Enjoying Work Despite Industry Changes

In our weekly blog, "Beyond the Bio," we ask MBQ Power Players to write a post of their choosing about their industry. When I began practicing labor law over forty years ago, my practice was limited to an occasional United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Investigation and dealing with the National Labor Relations Act for clients facing union organizing, contract negotiations or arbitrations. After the Memphis sanitation workers strike in 1968, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) organized other parts of city government, including what was then the John Gaston Hospital and long-term care facilities that were in Oakville and adjacent to the Shelby County Penal Farm. Shortly thereafter, an independent Hospital...

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Christine Richards of EdR on "The Truths of Generation Y"

05/02/13

Christine Richards of EdR on "The Truths of Generation Y"

In our weekly blog, "Beyond the Bio," we ask MBQ Power Players to write a post of their choosing about their industry. This post is from the January/February issue featuring the category of Chief Operations Officers. My business is providing housing for college students. My offices all are in college towns, adjacent to or very near college campuses. Staffing these offices are employees who can be classified by any of these labels: Generation Y, Millennials, Generation We, Global Generation, Generation Next or the Net Generation. Based on my profession and my locations, those in the 30-and-under generation constitute 90% of my workforce — 800 Gen Y employees in all — and 100% of my 40,000 customers. Suffice it to say I have some experience with...

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A conversation with Scott Bomar of Electraphonic Recording

04/30/13

A conversation with Scott Bomar of Electraphonic Recording

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A Conversation with  Robin Colwell of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

04/23/13

A Conversation with Robin Colwell of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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Robert Flynn of HF Law Group on What Lawyers Really Do

04/17/13

Robert Flynn of HF Law Group on What Lawyers Really Do

In our weekly blog, "Beyond the Bio," we ask MBQ Power Players to write a post of their choosing about their industry. This post is the seventh post from our March/April Power Player category of Personal Injury Lawyers. Last week, Tim Holton of Deal, Cooper & Holton discussed changes in the industry. The week before, Rebecca Adelman shared her take on "Work-Life Being."  William Bomar discussed tips of the system. Brett Hughes of Harris, Shelton, Hanover & Walsh discussed the value of preparation in litigation. Before that, Lang Wiseman of Wiseman Bray discussed the importance of law. Previously, Gary Smith of Apperson Crump on the importance of justice.   What do lawyers really...

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A Conversation with Bill Carkeet of Oden

04/16/13

A Conversation with Bill Carkeet of Oden

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Tim Holton of Deal, Cooper & Holton on The Changes in the Industry

04/10/13

Tim Holton of Deal, Cooper & Holton on The Changes in the Industry

In our weekly blog, "Beyond the Bio," we ask MBQ Power Players to write a post of their choosing about their industry. This post is the sixth post from our March/April Power Player category of Personal Injury Lawyers. Last week, Rebecca Adelman shared her take on "Work-Life Being." The week before, William Bomar discussed tips of the system. Brett Hughes of Harris, Shelton, Hanover & Walsh discussed the value of preparation in litigation. Before that, Lang Wiseman of Wiseman Bray discussed the importance of law. Previously, Gary Smith of Apperson Crump on the importance of justice.   When I began practicing law almost 30 years ago, there were IBM typewriters, (yes, those relics with the white correcting...

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