Friday, September 24, 2010

Business Leaders Announce Support For The New Charter

Note to readers: I am still undecided.  I am FOR consolidation, still unsure about the Charter, and I am reading it. LWC.

September 23, 2010
Contact:  Dan Conaway
Business Leaders Announce Support For The New Charter
Memphis, TN – Prominent members of the local business community are voicing their support for the new charter which will be on the ballot November 2nd.   
“Shelby County business leaders have for years been supporters of a metro form of government, and now that they have had a chance to read the new charter, conversations have reached a crescendo and they’re looking for ways to get behind it and support its adoption,” said Gary Shorb, CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.
“I’m really pleased to see the level of enthusiasm for the new charter from such a diverse array of prominent business leaders.  This is a great community that can be made even better by streamlining government to make it more effective in growing jobs and advancing quality of life for citizens across the county,” added Bill Rhodes, Chairman & CEO, AutoZone.
Business leaders will host a news conference tomorrow to communicate their belief that a new government will improve Memphis and Shelby County.
Date:  Friday, September 24, 2010
Time: 2:30 pm
Place: Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital (new Women's and Children's Pavilion) 7691 Poplar Avenue
“This news conference came together really quickly, with a lot of momentum growing for getting the business voice out there. The number of supporters who just over the last two days have said they want to be a part of whatever this group is that’s forming is pretty inspiring,” said Luke Yancy, President of the Mid-South Minority Business Council, “and the number is continuing
to grow.”

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