Richard W. Smith, son of FedEx’s founder and an up-and-coming executive in the company, has been tapped as the Greater Memphis Chamber’s next chairman. Chamber directors on Thursday unanimously elected Smith to a two-year term as chairman, starting Dec. 6. Smith, 40, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Trade Networks, will succeed Carolyn Chism Hardy, president and CEO of Chism Hardy Investments.
Master Plan Approved to Guide Port of Memphis, Help Recruit New IndustryThe Port of Memphis, Tenn., is getting a new blueprint for its growth for the next 20-plus years. The Economic Development Growth Engine of Memphis and Shelby County on Nov. 15 approved a $327,500 contract with Pickering to lead the effort. The board also approved a jobs PILOT for PeroxyChem, which will invest $9.6 million and create 15 jobs at a plant at 335 Stiles Drive.
City officials hope to meet a diversity spending goal of 30 to 50 percent on a planned $100 million renovation and expansion of Memphis Cook Convention Center. The city has set a 30 percent minimum and has a 50 percent “aspirational goal”, said Joann Massey, director of the city office of business diversity and compliance. Massey made the announcement to more than 75 people attending a briefing on the project for minority-owned, women-owned and small business enterprises.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".