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Social Madness in Memphis champs linked by America's Aerotropolis

Monday, July 30, 2012

Marly Hazen McQuillen | ACCESS blog for Greater Memphis Chamber

Congratulations to the four Memphis-based companies (and Chamber members) representing supply chain social media in America's Aerotropolis!

Social Madness in Memphis champs linked by America's Aerotropolis

Madness In Memphis

Memphis Business Journal, in collaboration with other Business Journals across the country, hosted the Social Madness bracket-style tournament for local companies. Companies moved forward in open voting and three subsequent rounds based on online votes as well as by engaging followers on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Local businesses were grouped together based on company size: small (1-99 employees), medium (100-499 employees) or large (500+ employees).

The local champions are Ampro Industries Inc. (small companies), CTSI-Global (medium companies) and FedEx (large companies). AutoZone will also represent Memphis as a wild card in the national competition for large companies.

America's Aerotropolis links Memphis champions

What stands out about our Memphis winners? Each company represents a different link in the supply chain that distinguishes Memphis as a logistics leader, America's Aerotropolis.

  • Ampro Industries Inc. represents manufacturing with its line of Ampro Pro Styl hair gels and styling products.
  • FedEx represents transport with its delivery of air freight, trucking and parcel services.
  • CTSI-Global represents supply chain management with its global Transportation Management System and business intelligence solutions.
  • AutoZone represents retail with its distribution of automotive parts to storefronts across the country.

How To Vote

Online voting will help choose which companies advance in the national competition. To view competitors and to vote, visit http://www.socialmadness.com. The national winner for each round wins $10,000 donated to the charity of its choice.

-- Marly Hazen McQuillen

Guest blogger: Marly is a member of the Regional Logistics Council's Workforce Development Committee. She is Webmaster at CTSI-Global, which includes managing its supply chain social media and editing its multimedia logistics blog.