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1. Shockey ‘Ideal Fit’ as Chamber Chair
- Saturday, February 22, 2014
Leigh Shockey had gone to Memphis International Airport in her role as an executive for the family business – Drexel Chemical Co.
2. Breaking Through
- Saturday, February 22, 2014
If it was just an abstraction or a mere theory, it wouldn’t have a definition in the dictionary or a website. It would simply be another urban myth.
But with a few keystrokes you can go right to www.glassceiling.com. And the dictionary definition of “glass ceiling” is tangible – “an unfair system or set of attitudes that prevents some people (such as women or people of a certain race) from getting the most powerful jobs.” In fact, you can almost see a woman stuck in middle management, briefcase in hand, staring up at that glass ceiling and wondering: Where do I find the ladder that gets me from here to there?
3. Seminar to Focus on Importance of Women in Business
- Friday, February 21, 2014
When Amy Howell delivers the keynote address at the Women & Business Seminar Feb. 27 at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, she will, rather appropriately, be speaking about the art of appreciating what women can bring to any business setting.
4. Judicial Campaign Season Emerges With Different Rules
- Thursday, January 23, 2014
Fundraisers and other campaign events for judicial candidates are difficult.
Sometimes there are more candidates for other offices at them than citizens with no direct political interest who are undecided on who to vote for. And more so than in any other field of candidates, judges are limited by ethics in what they can say when trying to persuade someone to vote for them.
5. ‘Flight’ Takes Center Stage at Chamber Luncheon
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Southwest Airlines provided everyone in the nearly 1,000-person crowd at the Greater Memphis Chamber’s annual chairman’s luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 10, with a voucher worth $100 to use on a flight.
“Taking flight” was a theme of the chamber’s confab this year, which the Southwest promotion helped underscore. The popular carrier’s presence also was timely, since it launched new flights in Memphis about a month ago.
6. Drexel's Shockey Named Chamber Chairwoman
- Friday, November 22, 2013
The Greater Memphis Chamber has named a new chairwoman, and it soon will have a replacement for its outgoing president and CEO – with the odds likely favoring a local hire.
The chamber's board has tapped Drexel Chemical Co. CEO Leigh Shockey to be the business organization's new chairwoman. Her pick will be followed in a few months by a replacement for John Moore, a former Northwest Airlines executive who is stepping down as president and CEO effective Jan. 3 after eight years with the chamber.
7. For Pool, Law Career Strikes Right Chord
- Thursday, July 11, 2013
Chances are good that you’ve seen attorney David Pool in action. Maybe not pacing the courtroom floor in front of a jury but in front of a raucous crowd at a late-night tavern. The in-house counsel for Drexel Chemical Co. came to the legal profession late, having been heavily involved in the local music scene with groups such as Pam and the Passions, and Carson & Pool.
8. Global Connections
- Monday, May 07, 2012
Although the Memphis in May International Festival is widely known for its Beale Street Music Festival and World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, the festival’s focus on developing international economic trade and fostering Memphis companies’ global business relationships remains central to its mission.
9. ‘Soul-ed’ Out
- Tuesday, April 03, 2012
On Saturday, March 31, as more than 800 guests entered The Peabody hotel’s Grand Ballroom for The MED fundraiser “A Soul Celebration,” the lyrics of “Imagine” hummed through the air. Attendees were soon treated to a video outlining the vision for “Tomorrow’s MED” and setting the theme for the evening.
10. Soul Celebration to Benefit MED Foundation
- Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Four Tops, The Temptations Review, Thelma Houston, and Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. will bring their legendary brand of soul to The Peabody hotel’s Grand Ballroom Saturday, March 31, during “Med Night: A Soul Celebration.”
11. MED Foundation Announces Gala Lineup
- Wednesday, February 01, 2012
The MED Foundation has announced the lineup for its upcoming gala, “Med Night, A Soul Celebration – Soul Food, Soulful Sounds and The Soul Train Scramble Board.”
Thelma Houston, The Temptations, The Four Tops and The 5th Dimension are slated to perform at the event, which will take place March 31 at The Peabody hotel.
12. Drexel Buys Presidents Is. Warehouse
- Friday, January 27, 2012
A longtime Memphis-based agricultural chemical provider has snatched up a warehouse on Presidents Island, where it already has a strong presence.
Drexel Chemical Co. purchased the 137,526-square-foot former manufacturing and distribution facility on 12 acres at 2070 and 2071 Channel Ave. on Presidents Island from HPD Properties LLC for $810,000, or $5.89 per square foot.
13. New Study Tells Students the Worth of Their Majors
- Wednesday, May 25, 2011
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The choice of undergraduate major in college is strongly tied to a student's future earnings, with the highest-paying majors providing salaries of about 300 percent more than the lowest-paying, according to a study released Tuesday.
14. ‘Door Opener’
- Friday, April 29, 2011
Friday night the first notes of Memphis In May’s weekend-long Beale Street Music Festival will sound in Tom Lee Park, but businesses near and far also hope to strike a chord.
15. Peabody Soul Gala Nets $250K for MED
- Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Heavy soul and deep grooves were in the air at The Peabody hotel’s Grand Ballroom Friday night as 14 soul legends took the stage to raise money for The Regional Medical Center at Memphis and to celebrate two-time Grammy Award winner Peabo Bryson’s 60th birthday.
16. Who’s Who of Soul to Perform for MED Foundation
- Thursday, March 31, 2011
More than a dozen legendary soul artists plan to bring down the house – in this case The Peabody hotel – during a one-night-only, blowout concert benefiting The MED Foundation, the fundraising arm of The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
17. Business Leaders Back Consolidation Charter
- Monday, September 27, 2010
Several dozen of the best known corporate leaders in the city turned out Friday afternoon to go public with their support of the consolidation charter.
The “Charter Means Business” campaign includes Gary Shorb, CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, philanthropist and AutoZone founder J.R. “Pitt” Hyde, Leigh Shockey, chairman and CEO of Drexel Chemical and Southern Heritage Classic founder Fred Jones as well as 65 others.
18. Archived Article: Lausanne (lead)
- Friday, August 18, 2000
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Lausanne gets large donation, makes plans for new buildings By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Students at Lausanne Collegiate School can look forward to a new science center, as construction is about to start on the campus $1.3 ...
19. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, June 11, 1999
Lifeblood, Mid-South Regional Blood Center and Hollywood Video are teaming up to promote blood donation in June Volunteers for the Mid-South Air Show '99 presented a check for $250,000 to the Madonna Learning Center. The center is a special educatio...