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Meet Contemporary Media, Inc.

04/14/14

Meet Contemporary Media, Inc.

Get to know the faces behind our publications: Contemporary Media, Inc. is the parent publishing company of the Memphis Flyer, MBQ: Inside Memphis Business, Memphis Magazine and Memphis Parent. Meet Bruce VanWyngarden: Editor, Memphis Flyer 1. What does your position entail? Assigning and editing stories, working with reporters and other editors to plan future issues, writing a weekly column, deep thinking, occasional mild panic, putting my feet on my desk. 2. How did you get into this industry and what insight can you give someone interested in this industry? Go into journalism if you are intelligent, curious, fun-loving, and open-minded and want to work with other intelligent, curious, fun-loving, and open-minded people. Don't do it if you are driven by the...

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Meet Contemporary Media, Inc.

04/08/14

Meet Contemporary Media, Inc.

Get to know the faces behind our publication. Natalie LeDoux: Digital/Print Marketing Assistant, Contemporary Media, Inc. 1) What does your position entail? I am the new Marketing Assistant. I am in my third month at Contemporary Media, Inc. and I really love it. Thus far, I have been tasked with managing MBQ: Inside Memphis Business and Memphis Parent social media, entering and adjusting distribution returns for Memphis Flyer and Memphis Parent, assisting in event planning and most recently getting our mail sent out.  2) How did you get into this industry and what insight can you give someone interested in this industry that is Journalism, Marketing, Advertising and the like? I graduated from University of Memphis with a degree in Journalism, concentration PR...

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The 2014 CEO of the Year Award Winners

03/26/14

The 2014 CEO of the Year Award Winners

Leaders from across the city met at the Memphis Botanic Gardens this morning for the annual MBQ CEO of the Year Awards Breakfast, honoring award winners in our categories based on number of employees along with all 10 finalists. Each of these award winners and finalists has impacted the Memphis community through their leadership and dedication to excellence in their field, and MBQ is honored to recognize their efforts each year. Big thanks to our sponsors, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Financial Federal, and VACO for their continued support. If you would like to see pictures, please click here.  Winner:  1-50 Employees J.W. Gibson Gibson Companies, Inc. An entrepreneur at heart, Gibson founded his company in 1991, and today it contains three subsidiaries: The...

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MBQ Names CEO of the Year Finalists

03/21/14

MBQ Names CEO of the Year Finalists

The Finalists for the 3rd Annual MBQ: Inside Memphis Business CEO of the Year Awards have been announced. The awards honor Mid-South chief executives in four categories based on number of employees. The 2014 CEO of the Year Finalists are: Companies with 1-50 Employees Clark Butcher & Robert Taylor, Victory Bicycle Studio J.W. Gibson, Gibson Companies, Inc. Gregory Woods, Corporate IQ, Inc. Companies with 50-200 Employees Barbara Daush, St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School Bob Hamilton, XMC Inc. Stacy McCall, ServiceMaster by Stratos Companies with 200-1,000 Employees Troy Keeping, Southland Park Gaming & Racing Lauren McHugh, Huey’s Restaurants Dr. Richard Phillips, Southern College of...

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Recap of the Modern Day Woman's Conference

03/12/14

Recap of the Modern Day Woman's Conference

Female career women had a field day this past weekend thanks to events hosted by Young Women Philanthropists of Greater Memphis and Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM). Friday night was a mixer held at United Capital where guests mixed, mingled and had ice breakers to help along the process. Saturday was the annual Modern Day Woman's Conference, and it was a smashing success! The day-long event featured an Empowerment Breakfast with moderator Tonya Meeks and panelists Mary Singer, CEO of CRG Sustainable Solutions, and Marie Pizano, Founder and CEO of MVP3 Entertainment Group. After the breakfast, each participant had the opportunity to choose 3 of the 9 break out sessions ranging from topics like personal branding and philanthropy to financial fitness and the...

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Flight Wine Cellar Opens for Private Dining

02/19/14

Flight Wine Cellar Opens for Private Dining

Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar is known for its upscale dining experience, extensive wine pairings, elegant atmosphere, and prime location on South Main Downtown, but now, they're bringing more to the table. Last night, they held an open house complete with wine and a buffet of tasty treats like fried green tomatoes, crab legs, shrimp, stuffed mushrooms and more, to announce the grand opening of the Flight Wine Cellar. Located just steps away from the restaurant's entrance on Main and Monroe, the Wine Cellar is housed in what used to be the original safe from Brodnax Jewelry. George T. Brodnax constructed the building when he founded his jewelry company in 1897. Reserved for private dining only, this banquet location provides a unique atmosphere with a deep...

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Kathy Buckman Gibson Named President and COO for Buckman International

01/30/14

Kathy Buckman Gibson Named President and COO for Buckman International

As President and COO, Buckman Gibson will step away from her role as Chairman of the Board of Buckman, a position she has held since 2000. Assuming the Chairman’s role will be Buckman board member Otto Heissenberger, Jr. Heissenberger is the first non-Buckman-family member to chair the Board. He holds a graduate engineering degree in mechanical engineering from Technical College in Graz, Austria, and has completed the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development. In her new role, Buckman Gibson will focus will be on growing operational results, customer relationships and international reputation of Buckman as a global leader in the specialty chemical industry. Included in her area of focus is the implementation and execution of the global business’s...

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Belz Enterprises Expands to Establish Peabody Hotels & Resorts

01/22/14

Belz Enterprises Expands to Establish Peabody Hotels & Resorts

Belz Enterprises announced its establishment of Peabody Hotels & Resorts, a hotel and resort management venture that will strengthen the ongoing brand success of Peabody Hotels. With this strategic shift in focus, the Memphis-based company is moving into asset/brand management within the luxury hotel sector, ducks included. With the announcement came the promotion of Craig Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing for The Peabody Memphis, to Vice President of Brand Development for Peabody Hotels & Resorts. Smith is charged with aggressively pursuing and vetting hotel properties that meet the company’s requirements. “The Peabody Memphis will be the flagship property of Peabody Hotels & Resorts, one that all future hotels under our management will be modeled...

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Cardell Orrin Hired as Memphis City Director for Stand for Children Tennessee

01/21/14

Cardell Orrin Hired as Memphis City Director for Stand for Children Tennessee

Orrin, a native Memphian is a former chief information officer with LeMoyne-Owen College, a founding board member of Hattiloo Theatre, and a member of the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals. He graduated from the Leadership Academy Fellows Program, received the Top 40 Under 40 Award from the Memphis Business Journal, and was a member of the 2007 class of Leadership Memphis. He founded Linx Consulting, and serves as chair of the Board for Freedom Preparatory Academy.  Stand for Children Tennesse, a not-for-profit education advocacy group that works with parents and teachers, has a longtime presence in the Memphis and Nashville communities. In Memphis, Stand members have provided grassroots support for education funding, Pre-K programs, and candidates who support...

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Thomas & Betts Exec Recognized by National Association of Manufacturers

01/15/14

Thomas & Betts Exec Recognized by National Association of Manufacturers

Thomas & Betts (T&B), a member of the ABB Group, announced yesterday, January 14th, that National Sales Manager Liz OGrady is among the winners of The Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Awards. The Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Manufactures (NAM), will recognize OGrady with the “Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Award,” which honors women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory-floor to the C suite.    OGrady is known for her support on behalf of women in the electrical industry. Her achievements over the course of her 30-year career include pioneering the idea of the Women in...

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