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Small business owners take creative approaches to philanthropy

Not only is small business the lifeblood of our local economy, but many local business leaders and entrepreneurs show a tremendous commitment to supporting charitable causes and engaging their employees in making Memphis and the Mid-South a more vibrant place.

On Jan. 31, 2019, The Daily Memphian presented a panel discussion exploring both the landscape of small business giving and the power of philanthropy to shape a company culture, to involve the next generation in a family business, and to inspire giving and community involvement among employees.

The event featured Bob Fockler, president of Community Foundation of Greater Memphis; Martha Pitts and Laurie (Pitts) Yarbrough, Power & Tel; Cindy Brewer, co-founder and principal of LEO Events, and J.W. Gibson, chairman and CEO of Gibson Companies, Inc.

To read The Daily Memphian's coverage of the seminar. click here.


To see event photos, click here.

To watch the full seminar video, click here