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Power Players

Art Gilliam

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Contact NameChairman and President, Gilliam Communications, Inc.
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B.A., Yale University; M.B.A., Michigan. Founded WLOK, first black-owned radio station in Memphis, in 1977. Named many times #1 Gospel Station in nation by Religion & Media Quarterly. WLOK recognized as a Tennessee Historical Landmark. Inducted into Society of Entrepreneurs. Longtime sponsor of WLOK Stone Soul Picnic. Received 2011 Visionary Award from Downtown Memphis Commission.

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Issue: May 2012

Beyond the Bio

A Closer Look at MBQ's Power Players
Doug Carpenter on “Means, Courage and Commitment join Vision and Enthusiasm”

Doug Carpenter on “Means, Courage and Commitment join Vision and Enthusiasm”

In our weekly blog, "Beyond the Bio," we ask MBQ Power Players to write a post of their choosing about their industry.    A friend of mine was visiting my office on South Main after a Grizzlies playoff win last season; “Something is happening in this...

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2013.10.23 03:48 PM

The President of Financial Federal Bank on "Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing"

The President of Financial Federal Bank on "Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing"

In our weekly blog, "Beyond the Bio," we ask MBQ Power Players to write a post of their choosing about their industry.  Our nation's economy is gradually improving, and while far from perfect, it is certainly better than it has been. As a result, the demand for...

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2013.09.23 10:52 AM

Founder and CEO of Start Co., Eric Mathews on "Sacrifice Isn't A One-Time Payment"

Founder and CEO of Start Co., Eric Mathews on "Sacrifice Isn't A One-Time Payment"

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 fourth post from the August/September issue in the category of Entrepreneurship. Last week's post was from Kevin Boggs on how to listen...

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2013.08.28 11:28 AM

Assistant VP, Technology Transfer, & Interim Executive Director, FedEx Institute of Technology, University of Memphis on How To "Listen With All Your Heart"

Assistant VP, Technology Transfer, & Interim Executive Director, FedEx Institute of Technology, University of Memphis on How To "Listen With All Your Heart"

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 third post from the August/September issue in the category of Entrepreneurship. Last week's post was from Patrick Woods on good v. great...

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2013.08.21 01:20 PM

a>m ventures’ Patrick Woods on Good vs. Great Communication

a>m ventures’ Patrick Woods on Good vs. Great Communication

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 the August/September issue in the category of Entrepreneurship. Last week's post was from Matthew Heiter on being...

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2013.08.15 10:32 AM

We Must All Be Evangelists for the Growing Memphis Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

We Must All Be Evangelists for the Growing Memphis Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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 the August/September issue in the category of Entrepreneurship.  Startco, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, EmergeMemphis,...

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2013.08.07 09:55 AM

Office Managing Partner of Dixon Hughes Goodman on The Importance of Person-to-Person Relationships

Office Managing Partner of Dixon Hughes Goodman on The Importance of Person-to-Person Relationships

In our weekly blog, "Beyond the Bio," we ask MBQ Power Players to write a post of their choosing about their industry.  At Dixon Hughes Goodman, we take pride in our strong local relationships and being supported by a national network of professionals that can help...

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2013.07.17 11:06 AM

President of 1 Source on "Parallels – Running and Running a Business"

President of 1 Source on "Parallels – Running and Running a Business"

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 fifth post from our June/July issue which features the category of Office Design. Previously, Carol Johnson of Spaces Group posted on the new...

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2013.07.10 11:51 AM

Carol Johnson of Spaces Group on "The New Ergonomic Reality"

Carol Johnson of Spaces Group on "The New Ergonomic Reality"

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 forth post from our June/July issue which features the category of Office Design. Last week, Deborah Vaughn talked about changing times in the...

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2013.06.26 10:00 AM

Deborah Vaughn of Lonesource on "Changing Times in the Office Supply World"

Deborah Vaughn of Lonesource on "Changing Times in the Office Supply World"

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 third post from our June/July issue which features the category of Office Design. Last week, Chris Miller of Yuletide discussed his start in...

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2013.06.19 10:30 AM

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