Contemporary Media Inc., publisher of Memphis, The Memphis Flyer, and Memphis Parent, has announced that, beginning with the February/March 2015 issue, MBQ: Inside Memphis Business will carry a new, streamlined name — Inside Memphis Business.
The regional business-to-business publication, originally launched in 2006, has gone through an evolution over the past decade, beginning life as Memphis Business Quarterly before going to its current publication schedule of six times a year in 2012. “The new name evokes a new outlook,” says Richard Alley, editor of Inside Memphis Business. “We’re looking to be more engaged with the business community of Memphis and to bring its leaders and experts in on the discussion. Conversely, we’ll be taking a closer look at those industries and their leaders, getting inside to tell their stories, spotlight best practices, and learn what it is that makes them tick.”
The magazine will also work more closely with area nonprofits and the world of philanthropy. Along with the name change and redesign of the layout in the February/March issue, the magazine has unveiled its “Dig Deep for Memphis” campaign, working with local nonprofits and the companies that support them to raise awareness for both.
The newest issue of Inside Memphis Business features its annual CEO of the Year Awards, highlighting leadership in four categories based on employee numbers, as well as an in-depth story on the current state of Memphis International Airport and the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. New departments include snapshot views of various industries including sports, law, tourism, dining, and higher education. Columnists featured are David S. Waddell of Waddell & Associates, John Malmo of archer>malmo, and Douglas Scarboro with the Office of Talent and Human Capital for the city of Memphis.